Behind The Moon Announces Change to CERTUS Professional Network


October 15, 2012 – Although a lot has changed in nine years of business, Behind the Moon has continually remained one of Denver’s best ways for small business professionals in the area to connect with each other and share business opportunities.

“I did not ever think Behind the Moon would be what it is today, but had a vision to connect professionals and bring them together to share resources and help grow each other’s business,” says Behind the Moon Founder & CEO, Sabrina Risley.  “This vision has resonated strongly with the small business community in Denver, and helped a lot of us through some tough economic times.  However, with our growth the last couple of years, it’s become clear that Behind the Moon has outgrown its name.”

As Behind the Moon prepared to celebrate its 9th Anniversary, Risley decided that it was the perfect time to implement the changes necessary to Behind the Moon, and begin to move her company in a new direction.

“Although we don’t want to change our original intent, Behind the Moon is in fact outgrowing itself,” says Risley.  “Over the past 9 years, we have welcomed at least 10,000 professionals to our events.  Our members and non-members all attend events with the purpose of connecting, learning more about each other, and helping others succeed.  It has grown so far beyond the original imaginings that I knew it was time for the next evolution of the brand itself.”

The new name was revealed at the 9th Anniversary event, and Behind the Moon is now officially CERTUS Professional Network.

“The name CERTUS was inspired by the Latin word that has several meanings, among them certain, undoubted and sure,” says Risley.  “We felt the name CERTUS Professional Network really embodied the spirit that we are trying to achieve with our networking, as well as allows us the opportunity to continue to expand beyond Colorado and into other markets across the nation.”

The new name and brand is slowly being unveiled, however, Risley is keeping the original vision of her company much the same, just stronger and looking toward the future.

“Although we are headed in a new direction, I want to be sure that our members know  that we will still provide networking events with the same great philosophies and principles that have helped so many find success, including us,” says Risley.  “We want to continue to help Denver’s small business owners find their own version of success, and support them in their journey toward finding that success.”

To schedule an interview regarding Sabrina Risley and Behind the Moon, please contact Niki Lopez at 303-949-1876 or email her at


About Sabrina Risley & Behind The Moon:

Sabrina Risley is the owner and Founder of Behind the Moon, Denver’s premier host of networking events for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Risley has been a member of Denver’s business community since 1997, and has built Behind the Moon around networking in the spirit of giving rather than getting.  Risley is committed to helping professionals connect on an authentic and genuine level, and building lasting relationships that have a real impact on their eventual success.


In her spare time, Risley enjoys fitness and health activities, and spending time with her family.  For more information about Risley and her team please visit Click Here 

Sabrina Risley

Sabrina Risley is a master connector. She’s been hosting live networking events since 2004 and has welcomed 20,000+ professionals to those events. She shares her observations, insights and tips of how the top 2% of effective and magnetic networkers build their businesses. She also shares what NOT to do when networking. Get her complimentary e-book: Strategic Networking for Success.
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