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  • MasterControl: The Key to Efficient Product Operation Management

    Product quality management is one of the most difficult and time-consuming undertakings in the workplace today. In this podcast Jon Beckstrand, CEO of MasterControl, details how his company’s offerings expedite and improve the efficiency of the quality management process. MasterControl’s GXP comp...

  • Pattern: The Key to Navigating Global Ecommerce

    Pattern Co-Founder and CEO, Dave Wright, describes how Pattern navigates the global ecommerce ecosystem using data, logistics, and innovative technology, all while keeping their costs low. Dave details how he and his wife created the company, their data driven strategy, and how they are able to d...

  • Surgeons Really Won’t Believe Their Eyes With Novarad’s VisAR

    What does it take to invent a world-changing medical system? In this interview, Silicon Slopes’ David Politis visits with Dr. Wendell Gibby about the Novarad VisAR, a new augmented reality system recently given the thumbs-up by the FDA for use in spine surgeries.

  • Giddy: The Model T of DeFi

    In this episode Giddy co-founders, Ethan and Erick Parker, tell their founding story and the motivation behind the creation of Giddy. As one of the first ever companies to offer customer service on a decentralized finance app, Giddy makes it easy for consumers to hold and trade crypto. Listen as ...

  • James Clarke, of Clarke Capital Partners, Discusses Unique Business Approach

    Listen as James Clarke, founder and CEO of Utah-based Clarke Capital Partners, discusses his operators first, investors second approach to business. Having served as chair or director on the boards of various private and public companies in the U.S. and abroad, James has developed a unique perspe...

  • With $52 Million Funding Round Closed, Clozd Is Moving Forward

    After years of being in stealth mode, Lehi, Utah-based Clozd is in stealth mode no longer after closing a $52 million round of Series B funding with plans to rapidly expand and help sales teams understand why they’re winning and losing deals.

  • Maddix Capital: Moving From Private Equity Venture Capital

    In this conversation, we are joined by Jesse Silva, Founder and General Partner at Maddix Capital. Jesse started out his career by founding a towing company and becoming an asset manager. Jesse is now an investor, asset manager, and venture capitalist, creating a unique private equity company tha...

  • New Crewe Foundation Leads The Way For Major Donations By High-Wealth Families

    By using the structure and flexibility of Donor Advice Funds, Crewe Foundation has launched as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designed to help high-wealth families, individuals, and companies wade through the challenges/opportunities tied to creating and managing a nonprofit fund to help facilitate making...

  • Vasion: Helping You Digitize Everything

    Join Clint and Ryan Wedig as they discuss how the continued growth of St. George is influencing Vasion - a company that delivers a simple digital experience to automate business processes for all users and customers. As CEO, Ryan feels Vasion is a “bigger fish in a small pond” with access to lots...

  • Trula: Helping Students Thrive in All Situations

    Tasha McNamee is the Program Director at Trula - a program that offers free coaching services to students with the option to pick a coach that meets their personal preferences and needs. Trula helps individuals who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses or those who need any level of mental as...

  • How The Chamber of Commerce is Adapting to the Growth in St. George

    In this episode, listen to Clint Betts chat with Brad Buhanan, President of the St. George Chamber of Commerce. This Chamber of Commerce represents over 1000 businesses and nonprofits that are impacted by the local St. George economy. Listen to Clint and Brad discuss the chamber model that has pe...

  • Peterson Ventures Announces $140 Million Fund IV, It’s Largest Fund Ever

    Larger than the total of its three previous funds, Peterson Ventures new Fund IV will allow the firm to dedicate $115 million to invest in pre-Series A companies, with the balance of $25 million available to invest in follow-on funding rounds.

  • Re-Designing the Aerospace Industry

    Brian McCann grew up in the aerospace industry, and realized that innovation in that space has been very limited. Brian is now the CEO of Intergalactic, and his team is solving this issue by designing pumps, heaters, valves, and other items to create airplanes that are properly certified with mod...

  • Corso: After You Place Your Order, Now What?

    Paul Bartholomew is the co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of Corso. Corso is a software that e-commerce brands use to make the post-purchase experience more positive for customers. Corso provides shipping protection and effective customer service to help customers interact with a brand in a pos...

  • Utah Tech University: A Name Change Reflecting The Goals of the Future

    In the next 14 years, Richard Williams, President of Utah Tech University, predicts that St. George will grow to the size of Pittsburgh. Utah Tech University was previously Dixie State University, and this university name change captures the mission of the college and what this area is passionate...

  • The Quarles Conversation: Inflation, Cryptocurrency, Cyberattacks, and More

    In an unexpectedly wide-ranging discussion, our David Politis sat down recently with Randal Quarles, former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and the co-founder and chair of Salt Lake City-based Cynosure Group. During their conversation, Quarles shared insights on everything from inflatio...

  • RSL's Goal: Always Listen to the Community

    In this Silicon Slopes Conversation, John Kimball, President of Real Salt Lake, discusses the newest business developments with the RSL team. John and his team take great pride in listening to the community, fan clubs, and companies sponsoring RSL to create the best experience possible. Listen to...

  • With $45 Million In New Funding, Strider Helps Level The Infosec Playing Field

    By sourcing and interpreting over 30,000 sources of “digital exhaust” today, Strider Technologies is helping provide its clients with timely, relevant, and actionable information so they can make the best decisions for dealing with bad actors on a global basis, whether corporate or governmental.

  • The “Best Company” for Trusted Reviews and Information

    Best Company provides verified reviews and trusted company rankings from customers for customers. Landon Taylor, CEO, and his team are focused on providing value to their clients through using a platform that is transparent and trusted. Listen to this conversation and hear about Best Company’s mo...

  • Letting the Light In, One Home at a Time

    100 million homes in the United States would save money from installing solar panels, and yet, only 4 million homes currently use solar panels. Ben Peterson, CEO, and his team at Blue Raven Solar are passionate about helping customers make the switch to solar. Listen to hear about how Ben and his...

  • Utah-Based Sorenson and Its New Owners Go All-In On Serving Diverse Communities

    With the recent sale of a majority interest of Sorenson to Chicago-based Ariel Alternatives that values the company at $1.3 billion, Sorenson is expanding its efforts to lead by example in supporting and advancing diverse and underserved communities on a global basis—and not just deaf and hard-of...

  • Zonos: The 12-Year-Old St. George Tech Firm Remaking International Shipping

    Frustrated by frontline experiences about how broken and disconnected international shipping systems were, Zonos CEO and Founder, Clint Reid, set out to create the
    ultimate SaaS platform for business-to-business clients involved in cross-border shipments. And now, fresh off of a $69 million roun...

  • Mixhers: Made By Women, For Women

    After having children, Jess Toolson began having painful menstrual cycles and unpredictable mood swings. Cody Sanders, Jess’ personal trainer, gave Jess an herbal concoction that inspired her to found Mixhers - a company that provides all-natural products to help women with difficult menstrual cy...

  • Powering the Future: The Lion Energy and American Battery Factory Combo

    The ability to store and deliver power on demand, particularly in portable settings, is a
    challenge two interrelated American Fork, Utah companies are addressing: One a 10-
    year-old and highly successful firm, and the other a nascent manufacturing firm focused
    on a vision as vast as the Rocky M...