Silicon Slopes—ZRG Partners, a fast-growing global leader in executive search and talent management has added Mark Cusick to head up a new division, called Orca Talent. As Division President, Cusick will lead this growing Sales Optimization business, which is addressing the global problem of sales force hiring and productivity. Cusick brings a unique skill set to the role, having worked with global companies, as well as entrepreneurial start up organizations in both the public and private markets. Cusick brings over 25 years of sector experience working with thousands of leading business executives with over 150 global companies. In addition to being one of the founding partners of ZRG Partners in 1999, Cusick has founded several successful companies in commercial finance, real estate and the healthcare fields. Cusick has a passion for disrupting technologies and processes that lead to innovative tools for business.
Salt Lake City—InMoment, the leading customer experience (CX) intelligence platform, announced that its board of directors has appointed Andrew Joiner as the company’s new chief executive officer. John Sperry, InMoment founder and CEO, will continue his work with the company as chairman of InMoment’s board of directors. Joiner brings extensive expertise in building global, market-leading, high-growth SaaS organizations. Prior to joining InMoment, Joiner served as worldwide head of the HP Software’s customer experience business, an ~$250 million independent software business of Hewlett Packard. Before that, he led the high-growth business unit within HP Autonomy, an ~$1.1 billion market leader in providing unstructured data applications and solutions, focused on customer experience and marketing technology. Joiner was acquired into Autonomy via ZANTAZ in 2006, having served as founder and CEO of Singlecast Technologies, a pioneer in unstructured data classification.
Midvale—Veritas Funding is pleased to announce Steve Roberts has been promoted to the role of President, effective immediately. Roberts will oversee all aspects of sales and fulfillment at the company. Roberts has been part of the Veritas Executive Team since 2013, serving most recently as the company’s VP of Sales. During his tenure, Roberts has exemplified strong “servant” leadership, effective communication, and skilled problem-solving.
Provo—On Friday, Revere Health CEO Scott Barlow was officially welcomed as the chair of the Utah Valley Chamber Board of Directors. Mayor Richard Brunst of Orem presented Barlow as the new chair at its forum breakfast held at Zion’s Bank in Provo. Barlow was sworn in along with President Rona Rahlf and the 2017 general board.
Ogden—Capstone Nutrition, one of the largest non-branded contract manufacturers of health and dietary supplements in the United States, announced the appointment of Kevin Elsberry as Chief Operating Officer. Elsberry brings 19 years of manufacturing management experience to Capstone, including having led four “Lean Transformations” in the areas of nutraceuticals, food, events and high-tech. Notably, Elsberry led the nutraceutical operations turnaround at Schiff Nutrition International as VP of Manufacturing Operations from 2011 to 2013, and the Shingo Prize winning Lean Transformation at EFI Electronics, as VP of Operations & Engineering from 2006 to 2010. Elsberry’s appointment follows a successful restructuring, leadership change, and the implementation of a cultural initiative, which together have enabled Capstone to make significant strides in regaining its industry leading position.
Salt Lake City—Robert W. Allen, FACHE, has been appointed Intermountain Healthcare’s senior vice president and chief operating officer. He is currently vice president of clinical and outreach services at Intermountain. He will report to Intermountain Healthcare President and CEO Marc Harrison, MD, and will serve on Intermountain’s Management Committee. Beginning April 1, Allen will lead a team of regional vice presidents and key leaders focused on healthcare delivery across Intermountain. He succeeds Laura S. Kaiser, FACHE, who is leaving Intermountain to take the position of president and CEO of SSM Health in St. Louis, Missouri. A native of Wyoming, Allen received his bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from Brigham Young University and his MBA from Utah State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Allen has served on multiple state hospital association boards, including two terms as chair of the Wyoming Hospital Association, and he has served on the boards of several chambers of commerce, foundations, and other organizations.
Salt Lake City—ZAGG Inc, a global leader in accessories and technologies that empower mobile lifestyles, announced the appointment of Chris Ahern as president of mophie, the No. 1 selling mobile battery case brand in the U.S. In his new role, Ahern will be responsible for executing on the ZAGG Inc corporate objectives of Creative Product Solutions, being the Preferred Brand, Targeted Global Distribution and Operational Excellence for the mophie business unit globally. He will report to Randy Hales, CEO of ZAGG Inc. Ahern joined ZAGG Inc as managing director for the international business unit in 2014, and was promoted to president of the international business unit in June 2016. During his tenure with the company, Ahern has built a high-performing international team and consistently out-performed the market by achieving record sales growth and profitability. Ahern successfully led the integration of the ZAGG and mophie international teams after the 2016 mophie acquisition and leveraged the combined brands to rapidly expand distribution and drive sales internationally. Ahern has more than 19 years of experience in sales leadership, sales operations and supply chain management in multinational environments. Prior to joining ZAGG Inc, Ahern served as sales operations director for Dell Products Europe where he managed a team responsible for Emerging Markets channel revenue. During his tenure at Dell Europe, Ahern proved himself as an innovative problem solver with strong leadership skills and a drive for exceptional results. Ahern will relocate to southern California with his wife and three children. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business studies from University College Dublin, and an electronic engineering diploma from the Limerick Institute of Technology.
Salt Lake City—Dana Baird has been elected to serve on the Ivory Boyer Real Estate Center Board. Baird, who is the executive director of the Cushman & Wakefield Commerce office division in Salt Lake City, joins a board comprised of the major players in the Utah commercial real estate industry. The Ivory Boyer Real Estate Center is run through the David Eccles School of Business and the University of Utah. The Center prepares the next generation of leaders in real estate through three major initiatives the state-wide Utah Real Estate Challenge, education, and research. Baird will serve two-year term, which began January 1, 2017, on the Ivory Boyer Real Estate Board, which is currently chaired by Flynn Dawson.
Salt Lake City—FFKR Architects, Utah’s largest architectural firm, announced that intern architect Pierre Fagerlund has succeeded in passing the rigorous Architect Registration Exams (ARE). A native of Michigan, Fagerlund holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Utah, where he was an Honors Award recipient for his graduate thesis. Fagerlund met his wife, Lyndsey, a photographer, while studying at the University and they are proud parents of Max, eight, and Elsa, five years old. He began working at FFKR in 2011 and hopes to be licensed by June, once paperwork requirements are satisfied. Fagerlund has architectural design experience in multifamily housing, healthcare, K-12 education, and graphic design.