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Forty Under 40

Celebrating Utah’s Rising Stars

By Utah Business editors | Photos by Eric Delphenich

February 18, 2014

“I love challenges and opportunities to promote and implement change, especially when those two attributes are related to helping someone else improve their situation,” he says.

Rogers is also a certified public accountant and an active volunteer in the community. He recently organized a 5K run to benefit a local food pantry with his family.

Brian Slagle | Chief Financial Officer, Lifetime Products, Inc.

For an accountant, Brian Slagle has lived an adventurous life. He is currently a major in the U.S. Army Reserves and is a veteran who served in Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and Egypt, working as a finance commands projects officer.

His civilian jobs have included internal audit at Deseret Management Corporation and public audit and tax work for Deloitte. Slagle joined Lifetime Products about eight years ago, progressing from corporate assistant controller to finance director and, most recently, to chief financial officer.

His work at Lifetime Products sent him back overseas—to China, where he lived for seven months while reorganizing the overseas accounting and finance functions for the company. While there, he personally negotiated with China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange for better cash flows between the Lifetime China and Lifetime Hong Kong operations.

Most of all, Slagle says he enjoys the people he works with and “the products we make and sell. It’s great to be in the community and see our products being used by my friends and neighbors.”

Leslie Snavely | Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Sales, CHG Healthcare Services

As a member of the executive team at CHG Healthcare Services, Leslie Snavely oversees marketing and brand strategy, creative development, corporate communication and corporate sales. She joined CHG nearly four years ago and since that time has spearheaded a focus on marketing technology. The company upped its investment in targeted, digital advertisement and created internal public relations and interactive marketing teams.

With these new teams, Snavely has been able to cultivate talent from within the company, providing team members with responsibilities that deepen their skill sets.

“I truly believe people can accomplish anything they put their mind to,” she says. “The challenge is figuring out how to help people bring out the best in themselves. I love putting the pieces together to help people do their best every day. This applies to my work team, my kids and, most importantly, myself.”

Prior to joining CHG, Snavely held leadership roles at Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, Pepsi and Procter & Gamble.

Chad W. Tingey, MD | Physician of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Ogden Clinic

Dr. Chad Tingey is a leading dermatologist in Utah and one of the state’s only Mohs surgery providers, which is the most exact and precise method of skin cancer removal. Today, Tingey treats nearly 100 skin cancer patients each month using the Mohs technique.

Whether he’s working with patients or mentoring a staff member, Tingey is devoted to the people around him. In the past two years, he has grown the Ogden Clinic staff from two to 18 and often works one-on-one with other physicians, teaching them the Mohs technique. His colleagues describe him as an empathic and highly respected physician who strives to improve the lives of everyone around him. Jay Frazier, practice administrator at the clinic, says Tingey has even paid for patient services out of his own pocket. “I am aware of at least three adolescent patients who needed Accutane to clear up their severe acne. They couldn’t afford the treatment, so Dr. Tingey paid for it out of his own pocket so that they would not continue to feel bullied at school.”

Jacob Tippetts | Executive Director/Founder, CoLegacy, LLC

Jacob Tippetts was leading Las Vegas-based Freedom Investment Groups, a firm that specializes in the purchase and sale of residential properties, when the Great Recession hit. “Working through the craziness of the real estate bubble that rocked the nation, and especially Las Vegas, was by far the most challenging time of my career,” he says. Though he lost nearly everything, Tippetts worked through the hard times and has since created a highly successful private equity firm, CoLegacy, which invests in startups and small businesses. 

“My private equity firm invests in other entrepreneurially minded people and companies,” Tippetts says. “Ultimately our goal is to grow our fund aggressively but safely by keeping a strong focus on active participation in our projects.”

Since its 2009 founding, CoLegacy has grown exponentially year over year. “That really gives us the opportunity to change people’s lives,” Tippetts says. “Our investors couldn’t be any more thrilled.”

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