Jeremy Shipley: Fall from 4th floor apartment after being locked out didn't kill him

Jeremy Shipley reportedly did something a lot of us do at one time or another -- got a little tipsy, then discovered he'd locked himself out of his apartment and tried to climb in a window. Problem is, said window was on the fourth floor. He soon fell and died afterward -- but from a surgical complication, not the impact, his father says.

Shipley's LinkedIn profile, on view in its entirety below, features an impressive list of accomplishments for someone so young. The CU-Boulder graduate turned YES! Communities financial analyst was just 24 on September 10 when he fell forty feet from the top of the Retreat at the Park Apartments, 1620 Fillmore Street.

According to a police report quoted by 7News in the report linked above, "The victim lost the keys to his residence and decided to climb up to his balcony in order to enter his residence" at around 1 a.m. Unfortunately, he was intoxicated at the time and lost his balance.

However, Shipley didn't pass away immediately. Indeed, the Denver coroner lists his official time of death as 4:30 a.m. on September 18, more than eight days later.

What happened? Shipley's father tells 7News that his son suffered several broken bones, necessitating what he portrays as fairly routine surgery. But Jeremy experienced an embolism; fatty tissue entered his bloodstream and blocked blood to his brain during the attempted insertion of a steel rod. After this complication, he never regained consciousness.

Here's Shipley's LinkedIn profile:

Jeremy Shipley

Financial Analyst at YES! Communities

Current: Financial Analyst at YES! Communities

Past: Operations and Finance Intern at Sohgave! (Formerly Random Dimensions Sales & Marketing), Student Liaison at Off Campus Student Services, International Sourcing Intern at QualMark Corporation

Education: University of Colorado at Boulder -- Leeds School of Business, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Jeremy Shipley's Summary


Financial modeling and valuation, financial analysis, forecasting and inventory management, bookkeeping, business development.

Jeremy Shipley's Experience

Financial Analyst

YES! Communities

Privately Held; Real Estate industry

August 2011 -- Present (2 months) Denver, CO

Operations and Finance Intern

Sohgave! (Formerly Random Dimensions Sales & Marketing)

Food Production industry

April 2010 -- January 2011 (10 months)

• Created company business plan, including financial forecasting and valuation model, pro forma financial statements, breakeven analysis and funding needs.

• Developed sales and production forecasts used for inventory ordering and financial projections. Implemented COGS and gross margin analysis to optimize suppliers and sales efforts.

• Designed and managed order processing and inventory management system and corresponding workbooks. Managed raw materials ordering, and inventory and production schedule to fulfill purchase orders.

• Analyzed market trends using SPINs data, Mintel Market Reports, and Google Analytics.

• Performed accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities in QuickBooks.

• Administered a summer long online marketing campaign and optimized the project based on ROI analysis.

Student Liaison

Off Campus Student Services

Educational Institution; Higher Education industry

October 2007 -- May 2010 (2 years 8 months)

• Assisted students' search for housing and educated students about city ordinances and off campus living.

• Helped maintain a positive relationship between students and city residents through liaison activities such as housing presentations and residential visits.

• Interacted with local property management companies and city organizations to help set up two annual housing fairs.

International Sourcing Intern

QualMark Corporation

Public Company; QMRKC; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

May 2009 -- July 2009 (3 months)

• Launched a research and business development project to help migrate a portion of the company's operations to Asia.

• Developed criteria for suitable suppliers in Asia and served as the point of contact with potential companies and trade organizations.

• Created and sent Request For Quotations, negotiated prices, and evaluated companies based on various aspects of their operations and business model.

• Presented two Asian suppliers to senior management that will save the company up to $100,000 annually.

Office Assistant

Shipley Financial & Tax Advisors, PLLC

Privately Held; Accounting industry

August 2006 -- August 2008 (2 years 1 month)

• Conducted data entry, word processing, and used Microsoft Excel and other computer applications such as QuickBooks, ACT!, and SalesForce to assist in everyday business operations.

• Created binders, documents, and brochures and presentations used during client visits, and worked on creating the company website.

• Became acquainted with an overview of the functions of an accounting and financial planning firm through various special projects.

Jeremy Shipley's Education

University of Colorado at Boulder - Leeds School of Business

BSBA in Business Administration, Finance, Entrepreneurship

2006 -- 2010

Relevant Coursework: Senior Seminar in Finance, Capital Investment Analysis, Investment and Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Business Plan Preparation, Corporate Financial Reporting, Advanced Business Law

Relevant Projects: Corporate Valuation Term Project (Fall 2010), Business Plan (Fall 2010, 1st place in Deming Center for Entrepreneurship Contest), Financial Projection and Valuation Project (Spring 2010), Feasibility Analysis (Spring 2009)

Activities and Societies: Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Alumni Chairman and Pledge Class Treasurer), CU Finance Club, CU Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization, Boulder Freeride, CU Kayak Club

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