People On The Move

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

Orem—Tony R. Smith has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of MITY Inc., the global market leader of professionally designed, highly durable banquet, meeting, event and dining furniture. Mr. Smith has more than 25 years of experience leading high performing teams in sales, marketing, product development and manufacturing. He served as CEO and president for International Bedding Company, COO for Sealy Canada, and president of sales for Serta Simmons Bedding Corporation. As the new CEO, Mr. Smith will strive to deliver innovative products that have style and value and continue to grow MITY’s presence in all the markets the company serves.

Salt Lake City—Valley Fair has named Dewey Richardson as their new general manager. He will oversee the transformation of the lifestyle center as it undergoes a revitalization, infusing retail, dining, entertainment, arts and culture, and a full calendar of community-driven events Mr. Richardson has been involved in the management of shopping and lifestyle centers his entire career. He began his career with shopping centers in 1988 in Pocatello, Idaho while attending Idaho State University. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from ISU, he signed on as operations manager position at Pine Ridge Mall. He comes to Valley Fair with a wealth of experience. His career highlights include managing every aspect of lifestyle and shopping centers in Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Michigan and Oregon. Most recently, he worked in Logan, Utah as Senior General Manager / National Operations West at Cache Valley Mall. He worked for years with Rouse Properties, working with a national operations teams and was responsible for negotiating and managing contracts with housekeeping, security and construction vendors.

Lehi— NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, has announced that Brandi Wentz has joined its team as a Plan Advisor for Retirement Services. In her new role, Ms. Wentz will work directly with retirement plan committees and administrators on delivering NFP’s suite of retirement plan advisory, and other investment services. Brandi will focus on strengthening client relationships by conducting proactive and consultative investment reviews and assisting clients with the overall strategy of their retirement plan offerings. Ms. Wentz brings with her more than twenty years’ experience in the brokerage and retirement industry. She formerly served as a Retirement and High Net Worth Representative at Fidelity Investments. Brandi earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Utah and has recently completed her MBA at Westminster College. She holds her 7 and 63 Licenses.

Silicon Slopes—, the only AI Sales Platform powered by Collective Intelligence, has added a new Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Customer Officer, Vice President of Operations & Go-to-Market Strategy and Vice President of Analytics & Execution to its leadership team. The growth of the leadership team will position the company to better serve its expanding global customer base, increase market awareness in the enterprise space and provide industry-leading solutions which scale revenue through improved sales intelligence. Matt Langie joins at a time of strong market momentum and growth. As Chief Marketing Officer, he will be responsible for elevating the brand and increasing market awareness. Mr. Langie has over 20 years experience in B2B software and technology marketing. He previously led the global product marketing team which grew Omniture from $120 million in annual recurring revenue to a $1.3 billion business through its acquisition by Adobe during his tenure. He has also led marketing for high-growth, VC-funded startups as well as business development for the software technology research lab at Intel Corporation. Steve Dixon brings more than 25 years of experience to the Chief Customer Officer role. Previously, he served as SVP of Customer Experience and Operations for Vivint SmartHome. During Mr. Dixon’s tenure with Vivint, customer growth increased by nearly 250 percent and customer retention improved by 20 percent. At he will lead the customer success team responsible for customer onboarding, solution architecture, relationship management, and customer support. Rob Stanger, appointed Vice President of Operations & Go-to-Market Strategy, has led company growth and go-to-market strategies for some of the most respected organizations in the world. Most recently, Stanger was Sales Operations Director at Qualtrics, where he led teams to sales success through years of intense hypergrowth. At, he will oversee the sales operations organization to drive continued enterprise growth. Josh Wyatt joins to oversee the company’s analytics and data strategy as Vice President of Analytics and Execution. Prior to, Mr.Wyatt led the analytics & business operations at Domo, Inc. where he ran an internal development team that created metrics and web applications for fueling best-in-class enterprise retention rates, culminating in the company’s initial public offering.

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