by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 149 views
Charles W. Sorenson, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Intermountain Healthcare. Under Dr. Sorenson's leadership, Intermountain has applied a disciplined and system-wide focus on implementation of best clinical practices aimed at producing measurably better outcomes for patients. Similar efforts are being applied to operational best practices, aimed at increasing efficiency and holding down healthcare costs.
Intermountain is an integrated, nonprofit health care system serving communities in Utah and southern Idaho. The mission of Intermountain is to provide the highest quality health care at the lowest possible cost. The mission includes a commitment to provide care to any individual with a medical need, regardless of ability to pay.
Dr. Sorenson, a graduate of the Cornell University Medical College, began his practice at LDS Hospital in 1982. Along with his administrative responsibilities, he continues to practice surgery with a focus on urologic oncology. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 169 views
Dan Nebeker is a Salt Lake native and the manager of Bluehouse Ski Company. Dan built out the company's manufacturing facility, designed several of its machines, and taught himself the art of ski building.
Dan is a highly resourceful individual and can solve any problem that stands in his way. Dan is a better skier than Adam and Jared.
Adam Hepworth is CEO and founder of Jamberry Nails as well as co-founder of Bluehouse Ski Company. Bluehouse is a Salt Lake based snow ski manufacturer currently in its 5th season where Adam has served as lead product engineer, winning awards for his designs.
His latest venture, Jamberry Nails, launched in Oct 2010 and has quickly become an industry leader in finger and toenail fashion. He majored in Portuguese at BYU and had aspirations of becoming a dentist before the entrepreneurial bug took over his career path.
Jared Richards is a SLC native, attorney, skier and entrepreneur striving to have a net positive effect on the community.
Whether hosting free legal clinics for business startups or building skis through locally sourced materials and labor - his end goals are value and sustainability.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 915 views
Dan Clark, the Master Motivator, has been named one of the Top Ten Speakers in the World. He has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Speakers Hall of Fame and was the youngest speaker ever to earn The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers. Dan is President/CEO of the international communications and high performance consulting firm, Clark Success Systems, a New York Times Best Selling author, Award Winning Athlete, University Professor, Adventurer, Journalist, Gold Record Songwriter/Recording Artist, Philanthropist, and one of the most sought after speakers on the platform today. Clark is leading an international movement to teach leaders and organizations how to transform themselves from successful to significant.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 167 views
From transforming an old soup kitchen into a boutique hotel to starting a vintage hamburger joint, the Abdo's have made business a family affair. Larry and his wife Caryl, have four children who all work for one Abdo enterprise or another and have since they were kids.
Larry started making money in the stock market by wagering the proceeds of his student loans. After graduating college he served in the Army, opened a one-man brokerage house, and then sold it to start an ice company. Larry and Caryl's portfolio includes companies involved in real estate, food services, and even include a block-ice company.
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Scott R. Watterson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, co-founded ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., in 1977. Together, Scott and co-founder Gary Stevenson have built ICON into the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of fitness equipment, with sales reaching over $1 billion. In his role as Chairman and CEO, Scott served as the leader in product development, manufacturing, importation, marketing, sales and distribution of consumer products.
The company, headquartered in Logan, Utah, manufactures and markets equipment under the following company-owned brand names: NordicTrack, ProForm, HealthRider, Weslo, Weider, Image, and iFIT. ICON also licenses the Reebok and Gold's Gym brands. ICON distributes products in nearly every possible retail channel including department stores, sporting goods stores, mass merchandisers, direct response, specialty catalogs and television shopping networks. ICON's branded fitness equipment can be found in leading retailers such as Sears, Wal-Mart, Target, The Sports Authority, Dick's Sporting Goods, Costco, and Home Shopping Network.
ICON recently expanded into the institutional fitness equipment market with its acquisition of FreeMotion Fitness, which designs, manufactures and markets strength and cardio equipment to health clubs, corporate wellness centers and training facilities. In fact, a complete circuit of the patented Free Motion strength training equipment is used by elite athletes at the training center for the United States Ski and Snowboard Team in Park City, the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and professional sports teams such as the Oakland Raiders, the Boston Red Sox and others.
ICON leads the fitness industry in innovation, and holds more than 200 patents and more than 500 trademarks. In early 2000, the company developed the first interactive Web site, iFIT.com, which enables fitness equipment to be controlled via patented iFIT technology and the Internet.
Among ICON's numerous outstanding achievement awards, the world's fitness leader was recently awarded 2000 Hardlines Vendor of the Year from Sears. ICON set the standard in the fitness industry when they were pronounced the first fitness company to be awarded the ISO 9001, an achievement they have re-earned every year for the last 11 years.
Scott graduated from Logan High School with a sports scholarship and later served as a full-time missionary in Taiwan for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon completion of his mission, he graduated from Utah State University, Cum Laude, in 1979 with a degree in business marketing and a minor in Chinese. He received multiple business awards, including the Skaggs Outstanding Business Student Award and the Kiwanis Business Student of the Year Award. Scott was the recipient of INC. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year for the Inter-Mountain Region in 1996. Scott served as Chairman of the Board for KUSU FM, Utah Public Radio. He has also served on the Board for Utah State University Foundation, the Board of Trustees for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah and the Utah Foundation and is currently serving on the Utah State University Board of Trustees.
Scott has been married for 31 years to Michele, and together they have five children, three daughter-in-laws and three granddaughters.
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Douglas Anderson is a professor and the first dean of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Prior to becoming dean, he was co-founder and managing partner of the Boston-based Center for Executive Development (CED), a company that for 20 years was at the forefront of its field, offering customized executive education and guidance with large-scale, strategic change initiatives in the world's most complex organizations. His company has served many Fortune 200 companies, including AT&T, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Lucent Technologies, Merrill Lynch, Florida Power & Light, PricewaterhouseCoopers, British Petroleum, Marsh, Random House, Reader's Digest, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, United Technologies and the United States Internal Revenue Service. He worked with Lee Iacocca when his company was hired by Chrysler. At the invitation of the senior partners of PriceWaterhouse-US and PriceWaterhouse-Europe, he served as outside chairman of the partnership's Task Force on Governance.
At USU Dr. Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in economics and political science, magna cum laude, in 1973 and a master's degree in economics in 1975. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1979, where he first taught in the Economics Department and then for 10 years was on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. He also earned an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1976.
From 1981 through 1983, Dr. Anderson interrupted his academic career. He first served in Washington D.C. as deputy counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, where he provided support for the Cabinet Council on Economic Affairs and the National Productivity Advisory Committee. From 1982 to 1983, he served as a director in corporate strategy development for Bendix Corporation in Southfield, Michigan, and as executive secretary of the Allied/Bendix Joint Merger Management Task Force.
A native of Logan, he has stayed actively involved with USU over the years, serving as a member and vice chair of the USU Board of Trustees, as a board member of the USU Research Foundation and as a member of the Old Main Society. He currently represents the university on the board of the Utah Foundation. As an undergraduate he was honored with the Robins Award for his work as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper.
Dr. Anderson and his wife, Katherine (Wirthlin Cannon), are the parents of seven children and twelve grandchildren.
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Grow America founder Alan E. Hall has a personal mission to create jobs and lift local economies. Grow America, a national company, aligns the partners, mentors and capital that entrepreneurs need to create and grow tomorrow's successful companies.
Alan Hall is also a founder and managing director of Mercato Partners, a top performing growth equity venture capital fund. Its focus is to invest in high growth technology companies that need additional funding and expertise in marketing and sales. Current portfolio companies include: Skullcandy, Fusion--?io, Control4, Cymphonix, Mediconnect, CradlePoint and Stance.
Mr. Hall is also the founder, chairman and former CEO of MarketStar Corporation, a global outsourced marketing and sales company with a focus on assisting high technology companies increase sales through the small to medium business sectors. The company employs several thousand employees and generates billions of dollars in sales for its marquee clientele, including Hewlett--?Packard, Cisco, Sony, Intel and Verizon. MarketStar is owned by Omnicom Group (OMC).
Alan Hall is the chairman of the Utah Technology Council, the chairman of Weber State University's board of trustees and the chairman of the university's capital campaign committee, a member of the advisory board of Wells Fargo Bank, and a trustee of the Intermountain Healthcare Foundation.
He is an Ernst and Young and Mountain West Capital Network Entrepreneur of the Year recipient.
Mr. Hall is a weekly columnist for Forbes.com. He is also an author, newspaper columnist and frequent public speaker.
He and his wife Jeanne are the chairman and president of the Hall Foundation. The mission of the foundation is that "there be no poor among us." Alan and Jeanne Hall Aare the parents of six married children and fifteen grandchildren.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 891 views
Jon Schmidt began songwriting at age 11. He now has over one million YouTube subscribers with nearly 200 million views from his project called The Piano Guys. He is currently working on this project with Steven Sharp Nelson, they because an internet sensation because of their original self-made music videos. Some popular videos include, "Cello Wars" and "Peponi (Paradise)".
Jon is a very talented pianist; his work is often described as New Age music with pop elements of hook and melody. He was born in Bountiful, Utah. He has released eight albums and seven piano books with original arrangements. He is noted for his treatment of harmony, counterpoint, and rhythm. His works were also featured on sample discs for the Iomega Hipzip Digital Audio Player with the pieces "Sacred Ground", "All of Me", and "Waterfall". Schmidt's influences include Mannheim Steamroller, Billy Joel, and Beethoven.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 591 views
Jana Francis is raising three kids, running a multi-million-dollar startup company, and charming everyone she meets. Jana's motivation to start her own company came on her drive back to her corporate job after maternity leave with her latest baby. Her love of online deal hunting and her quest for finding the most sought-after baby products at steep discounts were the catalysts for a new kind of website. After 18 months of planning she launched BabySteals.com in April of 2008. She left her 12-year career in the corporate world for good six months later.
She is passionate about fitness, gardening, cooking, and is also an outdoor recreational fanatic. She pours her whole self into everything she takes on and does it all with irresistible zest.
When Rett Clevenger hears the word "mogul," he envisions a backcountry ski run with powder so deep you need a snorkel. Rett is an accomplished mountaineer and will jump at the opportunity to go whitewater kayaking, wind surfing and nearly anything that gets adrenaline flowing. He doesn't wear a business suit and doesn't think of himself as a mogul.
After receiving his B.A. in Marketing from the University of Idaho, Rett found himself managing, building, and marketing web sites within multi-channel environments for Northwest River Supplies and Coldwater Creek. Eight years later, he was recruited by Backcountry.com and moved to Utah to be their online media manager. During his four years there, not only did he build his outdoor gear stash, his team increased revenue 534% from $9.1 million to $58 million — generating a combined total revenue of $88 million. Not bad for a ski junkie from a little town in North Idaho.
At a pinnacle where he could see the blizzard of opportunity, Rett co-founded Steal Network. His track record for creating innovation has grabbed the attention of Google and other mountainous companies. Rett is always up for a challenge and develops vertical growth with each project he tackles. As an adventurer, Rett faces opportunities with a tactical aggressiveness, yet he's humble enough to understand the value of collaboration and teamwork.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 1,209 views
In 1979, after working for 18 years with Data Processing companies, Norm Bodek started Productivity Inc. - Press by publishing a newsletter called PRODUCTIVITY. At the time, he said he knew virtually nothing about the subject and had spent very little time in manufacturing facilities. But, he quickly became fascinated with the subject and went to Japan to discover the processes that was making Japan the world leaders in quality improvement and productivity growth.
Even though on his first visit to Japan he didn't know a single person or speak Japanese, he has since, in the last 28 years, gone to Japan 72 times, visited more than 250 plants and published more than 100 Japanese management books in English. As a fortune cookie once told him: "You have the talent to discover the talent in others."
Mr. Bodek said his claim to fame is that he found amazing tools, techniques and new thoughts that have revolutionized the world of manufacturing. He has met Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Dr. Joseph Juran, Phil Crosby, Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, Dr. Joji Akao, Mr. Taiichi Ohno, Dr. Shigeo Shingo and many other great manufacturing masters and published many of their books in English.
Each person he met gave him a new perspective on continuous improvement. Mr. Bodek was one of the first to find and publish books, training materials and run conferences and seminars on TPS, SMED, CEDAC, quality control circles, 5 S, visual factory, TPM, VSM, Kaizen Blitz, cell design, poka-yoke, lean accounting, Andon, Hoshin Kanri, Kanban, and Quick and Easy Kaizen.
Mr. Bodek, who was once called "Mr. Productivity" by Industry Week Magazine and "Mr. Lean" by Quality Progress Magazine, said his most powerful discovery was the way Toyota and other Japanese companies opened the infinite creative potential often lying dormant inside every single worker.
When you unlock this hidden talent people become highly motivated and actually love to come to work," he said.
Most recently, he has been working with Gulfstream Corporation, a private jet company, where 1000 people went from 16 implemented ideas in February 2005 to close to 33,000 in 2008 and saved the company $2 million.
Mr. Bodek founded the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence at Utah State University with Dr. Vern Buehler and is one of the few to be personally awarded the Shingo Prize.
Mr. Bodek attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated with a bachelor's degree from New York University. He also attended New York University Graduate School of Business and the New York University College of Education. He spent two years active duty with the U. S. Army Audit Agency and four years in the reserves.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 854 views
William H. "Bill" Child serves as Chairman of the Board of R.C. Willey Home Furnishings. Under his management, the company has grown over the past 52 years from one employee to over 3,000 employees, from a 600-square-foot store to 14 large stores in Utah, Idaho, Nevada and California with an annual sales volume of over $800 million. In 1995, R.C. Willey was acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. The Berkshire group ranks No. 2 in home furnishings in the United States. R.C. Willey has won many awards, among which is the "National Home Furnishings Retailer of the Year."
A native of Syracuse, Utah, Mr. Child was married to Darline Willey, and they were the parents of four children. Following her death, he married Patricia Wright and together they have three daughters and one son. Following one year at Weber State University, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in 1954. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Weber State College in 1978. He has received several honorary doctorate degrees, in humanities from Weber State University in 1983, in business from the University of Utah in 2003, as well as from Westminster College in 1998 and an Honorary Doctorate of Humanitarian Letters from Salt Lake Community College in 2002. Mr. Child is a member of the David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame at the University of Utah and most recently received the prestigious honor of being inducted into the American Furniture Hall of Fame.
Mr. Child currently serves on many advisory boards including The David Eccles School of Business President's Club and the President's Leadership Council at Brigham Young University.
He enjoys golf, swimming, skiing and is very active in church and community. He and his wife are the proud grandparents of 30 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They enjoy the opportunity of supporting many charitable organizations and educational programs throughout the country and state of Utah.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 388 views
Eric attended Utah State University for one year, and then graduated from the University of Utah. He studied German, Business, and Geography. After graduating, Eric started his career in small business development. He has launched, developed and sold several companies. In 1989, he acquired a Great Harvest Bread franchise which he opened in Ogden, Utah. Over the years he has opened nine Great Harvest stores in Utah and Idaho. Eric has become one of the most successful franchisees in the Great Harvest system. More recently, Eric has started a real estate company. Today, he spends his time investing in and managing real estate, farming, and managing other business interests.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 438 views
David was CEO of the for-profit, socially and environmentally conscious Better World Books. He used second hand books to fight illiteracy around the world. He has also worked for 23 years in corporate finance, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. He has started several companies and been a CEO, CFO and COO of both privately held and publicly traded firms in the manufacturing, health care services and technology sectors. Additionally, David has served on both corporate and non-profit boards and was a key mentor and advisor to Better World Books through the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Notre Dame. David is also actively involved with several organizations in the social enterprise space.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 2,552 views
Becky started For Every Body in 1995 in her kitchen in Provo, Utah because she wanted to teach her daughters the value of hard work. With her background in chemistry, and the help of her daughters, she began producing all natural lotions and body washes. Over the years, Becky has added air fresheners, home décor items, and soy candles to her product line. Today, For Every Body is one of the largest manufacturers of soy candles in the United States. The company's products can be found in 88 retail chains and 6,400 independent stores around the world including Kohl's, Home Depot, Ross, Burlington Coat Factory, TJ Maxx, Lowe's, and Hallmark. In 2007, Becky launched For Every Home -- a home party company -- to give women an opportunity to start their own business. Becky has
been named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst and Young and one of the top 30 "Women to Watch" in Utah by Utah Business Magazine.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 316 views
Dr. Goble has over 30 years experience as an orthopedic surgeon, innovator and entrepreneur. He has co-founded five companies, of which three have been acquired. He has brought a number of innovations from concept to the standard of medical care, including numerous arthroscopic hip and knee repair procedures and minimally invasive total knee replacement. He is currently a consultant to IMDS (Innovative Medical Device Solutions), an Orthopedic Surgeon at Salt River Orthopedics, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Utah, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and a Member of: Association of Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American College of Sports Medicine, Utah Medical Association and the Utah Sports Authority. Dr. Goble holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Medical Biology from the University of Utah, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University, completed a surgical internship at the Barnes Hospital, completed residency in orthopedics at the University of Utah, and completed a fellowship at the Slocum Clinic. He has been published in over 20 publications and has given more than 80 medical conference presentations. He currently holds over 90 issued U.S. patents, with more patents pending.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 840 views
Justin Gold spoke to members of the Huntsman School community on February 22, 2012. Justin is a pioneer in the natural food industry. He started making homemade nut buttter with a food processor in his home kitchen in 2004. His unique blends of peanut butter and natural flavorings were a huge hit at the Farmers Market in Boulder Colorado. Today, Justin's products are sold across North America and internationally in fine retailers including Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Safeway, Cost Plus World Market, HEB, Super Target, and Jewel-Osco. Justin is committed to making the finest organic and all-natural nut butters and peanut butter cupson the planet. His products have won numerous awards including "Best in Show" two years in a row at the Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim, California.
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Gary Gigot spoke to the Huntsman School community on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Gary is a seasoned marketing executive and active private investor in the Puget Sound area. He was an investor in Visio Corporation and signed on as their chief marketing officer where he was instrumental in positioning the company as the leader in business drawing software. He has been involved in deal analysis, portfolio development, and funding strategy for FTV's Aprimo and Midstream.
His technology experience includes serving as vice president of marketing at Microsoft from 1990 to 1994, where he managed the advertising, PR, research, channel, events and direct marketing disciplines. He remains an active philanthropist, having founded the Gigot Center of Entrepreneurial Studies at Notre Dame University and the United Way of King County's "Out of the Rain" initiative to
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 376 views
Jacque Butler, Founder and CEO, MedQuest Solutions, is a visionary entrepreneur who has created six successful companies dedicated to improving the health and longevity of individuals and families around the world. She possesses a unique ability to develop creative solutions for market needs, often before anyone else has recognized that the need exists. A talented author and speaker, Jacque is regularly asked to share her leading-edge knowledge with physicians, medial associations, and others in her field. Her business acumen led to the development of MedQuest Solutions. The company specializes in bio identical hormone replacement therapy, and provides physicians and patients with pharmaceutical services, lab work, and supplement manufacturing. In 2010, Jacque was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" in health sciences by Ernst and Young.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 1,702 views
Eric received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University. He has started, acquired and sold multiple companies. He was the founder and CEO of TNT Sound which was sold in 1983; vice president of MECA Software which went public and was sold to H&R Block in 1994; and founder and President of Home Financial Network which was sold to Sybase in 2000. Early in his career, he was an investment banker with Smith Barney. As a cofounder of Dolphin Capital, Eric has been involved in the acquisition of numerous companies. He has served as CEO of Winder Farms, and sits on the boards of Ragnar Events and Dynamic Confections. He also chairs the board of the Park City Education Foundation.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 966 views
Clay Broadbent and Scott Huskinson present their history with iFrogz in this Lectures in Entrepreneurship video.
Clay received his bachelor's degree in Communications from Utah State University. He has broad work experience including sales, account development, and management. He has worked with Ford Motor Company in southern Texas, Corporate Express, an office supply and systems company, and most recently in the advertising specialty industry. Clay cofounded Reminderband, Inc. in 2004, and iFrogz in 2006 with his business partner Scott Huskinson. He has been intimately involved in all areas of both businesses with a major focus on management, vendor relations, quality control, and logistic solutions.
Scott Huskinson co-founded Reminderband Inc. -- ifrogz's parent company -- in November of 2004. In 2005, he designed the current three-part component system that makes up the unique ifrogz cases. Prior to founding Reminderband, He worked as a designer for Swank Inc., a New York-based men's accessories company, helping it brand and develop a line of retail products. He graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing. Throughout his professional career, he has served on numerous community boards. Mr. Huskinson and his wife, Jenae, are proud parents of seven children.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 453 views
Tanner received a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems Management from Brigham Young University. After graduating he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Tanner founded the Ragnar Relay Series in 2004 with childhood friend, Dan Hill. They had just $2,500, little event experience, but a lot of passion and tenacity. Today the Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back has become the largest running event in Utah and the largest overnight running relay in the world. The Ragnar Relay Series has expanded to 14 events nationwide with more than 60,000 participants in 2011. The series is the largest endurance event series in the world.
Ken Jacquin is one of the founding partners of Dolphin Capital Group, a Park City-based private equity firm. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Ken started his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand. He spent approximately 10 years in investment banking with Alex Brown, Banker’s Trust, and Deutsche Bank in Baltimore, London and Tokyo. During this period Ken closed over 60 advisory and capital markets transactions on behalf of clients with an aggregate value in excess of $15 billion. Ken moved to Park City and joined Dolphin Capital in 2004. As a Dolphin partner, he has served as the CEO of Ragnar Events and the CFO of Winder Farms.
Chris received his bachelor's degree from Eastern Connecticut State University. In his early career, he helped grow MECA Software into a market leading tax preparation software brand which was ultimately sold to H&R block in 1994. Chris joined Home Financial Network when it was founded and assisted in the growth and ultimate sale to Sybase Inc. He went on to become the General Manager of the newly formed Web and Wireless Division of Financial Fusion, a subsidiary of Sybase Inc. Before joining Ragnar, Chris spent the prior five years as President of Foundation Source Inc., where he helped grow the business from $100 million to $3.5 billion in Assets under Management.
by Jon M. Huntsman School of Business 405 views
Mark Holland is chairman and CEO of Intermountain Staffing Resources, and he also owns Ascend HR Solutions. Intermountain Staffing provides temporary staff for companies specializing in light industrial work, entry-level trade position and entry-level clerical positions. They have offices in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona, and they fill jobs throughout the West. Intermountain Staffing is among the largest staffing companies in the United States (top three percent of all staffing companies with respect to sales).
Ascend HR Solutions outsources business human resource functions from small-to medium-sized companies. They manage the payroll, workers compensation, benefits and employee-liability issues for their clients. They were named to Inc. Magazine's "500 List" for two consecutive years, the Utah "100 List" for the past four years and was the 22nd-fastest growing staffing company in 2005.
Mr. Holland has visited campus several times and taught in the Executive Leadership Class. He currently provides internship opportunities for our HR students. He has hosted dinner with students in conjunction with the Dine with Alumni event and he has also hosted dinner with the dean and alumni at his home in North Salt Lake, Utah.
He received the Professional Achievement Award in Spring 2005. He is networking chair and past president of Young President's Organization Utah Chapter and is also a member of the Salt Lake Rotary Club. He is active in his community and church and is an avid mountain biker and backpacker. He and his wife, Wendi, live in North Salt Lake with their four children. They support the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business National Advisory Board Scholarship.