People On The Move
People on the Move is your weekly roundup of any hiring and personnel news throughout the state of Utah.
Sandy– Bank of Utah is pleased to welcome Lori Bourassa and Tarlok Verma to serve as senior mortgage loan officers in northeastern Utah and Sandy. Ms. Bourassa brings more than 20 years of experience to her new senior mortgage loan officer position at Bank of Utah. Ms. Bourassa previously worked for four years in the same position for First Utah Bank. With clients primarily from Utah and all 50 states, Mr. Bourassa values lifetime clients and making sure that they’re confident and satisfied throughout their entire home-buying experience. Mr. Bourassa will have an office in the bank’s new Heber City branch and will service a Wasatch Front and northeastern Utah territory. Tarlok Verma, who attended Panjab University in India, has assisted homebuyers with their loans for close to 20 years. Prior to joining the Bank of Utah team as a senior mortgage loan officer, Mr. Verma worked for 12 years for First Utah Bank in the same position. When it comes to taking care of clients, Mr. Verma believes in honest and straight forward customer service, which his customers have proven to appreciate. Mr. Verma will work in Bank of Utah’s Sandy mortgage office.
Salt Lake City — GearLaunch, the leading E2E commerce platform, today announced that Dave King, former CTO at leading fintech company Nav, is joining the team as Vice President of Engineering. In this role, Mr. King will be instrumental in building out the company’s new technology hub in Salt Lake City, UT, hiring local talent to expand GearLaunch’s engineering team.In addition to strengthening GearLaunch’s technology team and process, Mr. King will oversee the expansion of the GearLaunch ecommerce platform product portfolio, quadrupling the number of SKUs available for custom design and creation. Prior to joining GearLaunch, Mr. King was founding CTO of fintech solutions provider Nav, where he built a team of more than 30 web, mobile and QA engineers and oversaw development of the company’s unique product which attracted more than 270,000 customers, and allowed Nav to raise almost $60M in less than five years. Before Nav, Mr. King held software and web development leadership roles with companies like Proofpoint, Lingotek and Panasonic. He holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Westminster College.
Salt Lake City — Girl Scouts of Utah announced today that longtime senior executive Lisa Hardin-Reynolds has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the organization, which serves over 6,200 girls and 2,000 adult volunteers. A Salt Lake City native and mother of two Girl Scouts, Ms. Hardin-Reynolds has been with GSU for 29 years, most recently as the Vice President of Program. In her tenure with the council, she served as Chief Operations Officer as well as Interim CEO, and has provided oversight and leadership in the areas of program, membership, volunteer support, information technology, finance, property, outdoor program, and product sales. Nationally, she was appointed by the Girl Scouts of the USA to serve on the safety activity task group, property and outdoor conference committee, and was a host council lead for the 2014 GSUSA National Convention in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City — Kyle Hansen, the administrator of Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital, has been named the new administrator of Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, succeeding Kevin Brooks who left Intermountain last month. Mr.Hansen will begin transitioning to his new role in the next few weeks and a search for his replacement at Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital will begin immediately. As a champion of continuous improvement, Mr. Hansen led improved quality of care at the hospital and helped his team implement more than 8,000 ideas that resulted in $3 million in cost savings for the facility and its patients. During Mr. Hansen’s tenure, Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital has been recognized with the IBM Watson Top 100 Hospitals award and has received an A grade in safety from the Leapfrog Group. During his time in Logan, Mr. Hansen has also been active in the community serving on the boards of the Family Place and the Cache Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his role at Logan, Mr. Hansen served as an operations officer at Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. Before joining Intermountain Healthcare in 2011, he worked as an assistant administrator at Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in the Oakland, Calif. Area. Hansen completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah and earned an MHA degree at the University of Minnesota.
Salt Lake City — TRK Connection (TRK), a leading provider of mortgage quality control (QC) and origination management solutions, announced today it has hired Chris Bruner, CMB, AMP, as Senior Vice President of National Sales. In this role, Mr. Bruner will lead TRK’s sales division, advising mortgage operations centers across the U.S. on how to leverage TRK’s Insight Risk & Defect Management (RDM) mortgage quality control (QC) audit platform to improve quality control cost centers Prior to joining TRK Connection, Mr. Bruner was a managing principal at Fiserv, Inc., in Wisconsin for two years. While at Fiserv, he helped to streamline loan processing, reduce costs and support regulatory compliance with an automated life-of-loan solution. Mr. Bruner also spent three years with Florida-based ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), where he served as a National Sales Director. Having spent nearly 20 years in the mortgage industry, Mr. Bruner gained the majority of his experience working for AppIntelligence and Interthinx, which merged in 2007. From 2003 through 2007, Bruner worked in business development at AppIntelligence, and after the merger, he worked as a sales director in Interthinx’s Compliance Department until 2013. Bruner started in the industry at Wave Technologies in Missouri, spending two years as a sales representative.
Lehi — RainFocus, the leading Events Marketing Platform, announces the hiring of Kevin O’Rourke as the executive vice president of global sales. Mr. O’Rourke, who brings with him an established background in the events industry, will drive the sales strategy behind the company’s go-to-market plan as well as expansion into new markets. Mr. O’Rourke’s career, which spans 18 years of sales leadership started with 10 years at Dell EMC taking on positions of increasing responsibility in North America. He later joined his customer, Active Network, as vice president of sales, integrating the sales assets of Starcite’s meetings management business and the event management software practice. After the acquisition of Active Network and merger with Lanyon, Mr. O’Rourke assumed the role of senior vice president, global sales at Lanyon. Following Lanyon, Mr. O’Rourke spent 3 years as EVP of global sales for a leading global hospitality software firm, SiteMinder. Throughout his career, Mr. O’Rourke has mastered the skills of constructing high performance sales organizations and leading enterprise-level sales teams. That skillset, paired with an ambition to reform the events industry, led Mr. O’Rourke to join the RainFocus leadership team following a $40 million growth investment from JMI Equity. As the executive vice president of global sales, Mr. O’Rourke will draw upon his experience to establish and grow a world-class sales organization for RainFocus. Mr. O’Rourke holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Along with earning his degree, Kevin spent 5 years as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. O’Rourke is a father of two and resides with his wife and sons in Southlake, TX.