People On The Move

People on the Move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout the state of Utah.

Salt Lake City — Everee, an intelligent payroll platform for small and medium-sized businesses, announced today it has appointed Brett Barlow as chief executive officer. Barlow has over 25 years of business experience and most recently served as a chief brand officer at Utah tech company Pluralsight. He also held senior leadership roles at Skullcandy and Hewlett-Packard. As CEO, Barlow will focus on the overall business vision and performance, go-to-market planning, growth strategies, product development, partnerships, and company culture.  Barlow joins Everee co-founder Ron Ross, who serves as president and chief operating officer and has more than a decade of experience working in financial and accounting roles. Ross created Everee after realizing a two-week pay cycle meant his daughter couldn’t cover her expenses when they were due, even though she was making enough money.  Everee also announced today that Greg Woodward has joined its board of directors. Woodward has more than 20 years of financial leadership and merger and acquisition experience. He was most recently chief financial officer at Sorenson Media and Pluralsight. Woodward was formerly a senior vice president for HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm based in the Bay Area. 

Orem — Avetta (, one of the world leaders in providing cloud-based supply chain risk management solutions, announced today that Indy Chakrabarti is now the Chief Marketing Officer and Aaron Wattam will serve as the company’s Chief Human Resource Officer.  Chakrabarti will lead the marketing and strategy efforts at Avetta. He has more than 15 years of experience working in the financial, technology and energy industries. Chakrabarti has a master’s degree in Engineering Logistics from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. As Chief Human Resources Officer, Wattam is responsible for all people-related strategies for Avetta’s global employees. He has more than 25 years of HR experience and has led people strategy and global human resources teams in technology, oil and gas, distribution and logistics, and manufacturing organizations. He holds both SHRM-SCP (US) and GPHR (Global) professional designations and is a graduate of the Business Administration program from Sheridan College. Avetta’s global solution combines adaptive technology with industry-leading professional services and local expertise. The new Connect platform allows clients to customize their goals and operations. The Avetta Marketplace is now giving suppliers and contractors deep discounts on insurance and safety-related products and services. The company now has 450+ clients, 90,000 suppliers with more than 350,000 connections in more than 100 countries.

Salt Lake City— Tanner LLC, a certified public accounting firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jonathan Dudley to Partner in Tanner’s Audit and Assurance Services practice. Dudley specializes in serving companies in manufacturing/distribution, real estate, consumer products, funds, non-profits, and technology-based industries.  He brings an unusual combination of skills in serving both privately held as well as public entities and has a background in private equity, IPOs, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC compliance reporting and annual audits, including employee benefit plans.  Dudley has worked with organizations of all sizes with GAAP accounting standards and other financial accounting needs.  His passion is creating winning relationships, being responsive to clients, and helping serve their needs. Dudley joined Tanner in 2008 and has been in public accounting for over 15 years. Prior to joining Tanner, Dudley spent four years with a Big 4 accounting firm in Salt Lake City.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Utah, an M.B.A. from Weber State University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. Tanner LLC is Utah’s largest locally owned CPA firm, serving medium to large private and publicly held companies, providing tax, audit, due diligence, technology, strategic planning and leadership development services. Tanner is located in the City Creek Center, 36 South State Street, Suite 600 in Salt Lake City. For more information visit:

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