People On The Move

People on the Move is a weekly roundup of all the promotional and hiring news happening throughout the state of Utah.

Salt Lake City– Instructure, Inc. (NYSE: INST), the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work, today announced that Marta DeBellis has been named its Chief Marketing Officer. Ms.DeBellis will lead Instructure’s worldwide marketing organization, overseeing marketing strategy, demand generation, digital marketing, product marketing, branding, and communication. Ms. DeBellis has spent more than 25 years working in strategic marketing and business development across technology, content, campaign and partner marketing. She has served in senior marketing roles in the United StatesEurope, and Asia Pacific region for industry-leading organizations including Adobe, MRM/McCann, and Intel Corporation. Ms. DeBellis holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a 2018 Marketing Academy Fellow and sits on the board of non-profit, Youthlinc.

Salt Lake City—Tanner LLC, a certified public accounting firm, continues to strengthen and expand its ability to serve a growing number of clients.  The firm is pleased to announce the promotion of Grady Johnson to Partner in Tanner’s Audit and Assurance Services practice. Mr. Johnson joined Tanner in 2015 and has been in public accounting for over 14 years. Prior to joining Tanner, Mr. Johnson spent 10 years with a Big 4 accounting firm in Salt Lake City. He provides auditing, financial reporting and consulting services to a variety of clients in SaaS, technology, manufacturing, distribution, and consumer products sectors, as well as companies that have initiated debt and equity transactions and initial public offerings (IPOs). He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Utah and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Park City– The Utah Section PGA, experts in the game and business of golf in Utah, recently announced its annual awards. Ryan Kartchner, Promontory’s Director of Golf won the prestigious Professional of the Year category. Winners of the annual awards are nominated by Utah Section PGA Professionals. Award winners are dedicated to their profession by working to improve the quality of golf in Utah, including growing and teaching the game. Mr. Kartchner has been with Promontory since 2017 where he has overseen the luxury vacation home community’s two signature golf courses – the Jack Nicklaus Painted Valley Golf Course and the Pete Dye Canyon Course. Mr. Kartchner is very active in the Utah golf scene, serving on numerous boards and committees related to the sport. He has also served as the President of the Utah Section PGA and works closely with the national office and leadership of the PGA of America. Ryan works with all of the Allied Associations in the State to help grow the game, especially Junior Golf and has scheduled PGA events for Juniors in Utah. In addition to making a visible impact on the Utah Section PGA, Mr. Kartchner has enhanced the Promontory experience by focusing on the enjoyment of the game for the members he enthusiastically serves. Under Mr. Kartchner’s leadership, Promontory continues to introduce new golf programs and events for members in an effort to maintain its status as one of the leading private communities for golf in the U.S.

Ogden- Bank of Utah’s board of directors has elected eight bank employees to receive new officer titles.

Colby J. Dustin has advanced from vice president to senior vice president, enterprise risk.

Brian S. Stevens’ title has been elevated from vice president to senior vice president, information technology.

Colleen Schulthies has progressed from vice president to senior vice president, general counsel.

Jon W. Croasmun has advanced from vice president to senior vice president, corporate trust manager.

Douglas J. Reichman was named vice president, foreign exchange manager.

John T. Gonzales was named vice president, mortgage team leader mortgage.

Brian J. Young has advanced to vice president, mortgage area manager.

Timothy D. Roberts has advanced to assistant vice president, mortgage loan officer.

Lehi–RainFocus, the leading Events Marketing Platform, announced the hiring of Michael Olson as Chief Financial Officer following a $40 million investment from JMI Equity. As RainFocus’ CFO, Mr.Olson will oversee accounting, finance, financial planning and analysis, as well as partner with sales and marketing teams to drive go-to-market execution. Having invested over 20 years in leading young companies, Mr. Olson specializes in aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategies. Prior to joining RainFocus, Mr. Olson served as CFO for two other Utah-based B2B SaaS companies, DigiCert and WorkFront, driving each towards success and earning the prestigious Utah Business magazine CFO of the Year award in 2010. Mr. Olson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance as well as a master’s degree in accounting from Utah State University. He is a passionate Utah Jazz fan, a father of three and a Utah resident of over 40 years.