Meet the Mountain West finalists

Congratulations to our region’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 finalists, who were selected by a panel of independent judges based  on their demonstration of long- term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Regional award winners will be announced June 17.

[ Watch the replay of the event ]Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Florida finalists. We recognized the achievements of these unstoppable entrepreneurs during a virtual awards celebration on Thursday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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  • Aria Irani | Airport Van Rental | Sandy, Utah

    Aria Irani is the CEO of Airport Van Rental.

    AVR Van Rental is a rental car company that specializes in vans, offering a unique service that caters specifically to customers' transportation needs. With 11 flagship locations and a footprint of 22 locations through our affiliate network, we are one of the largest van rental companies in the nation. Our company specializes in passenger vans, mini vans, SUVs, etc. We serve a range of customers, including families on vacation, small businesses, and organizations in need of transportation for events or outings.

    At our core, we are committed to making travel affordable because we believe everyone deserves to create unforgettable experiences. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that our customers have a hassle-free experience when renting one of our vans, and we strive to make the rental process as easy and convenient as possible.

    The past year we’ve developed a contactless rental application and have scaled quickly. Technology innovation is our future. AVR is committed to adapting our business practices to give our customer a streamline experience. We use technology to create efficiencies to pass down savings to the renter.

    Our focus on quality and customer satisfaction sets us apart in the rental car industry.

  • Doug Clements | American Eagle Ready Mix | Magna, Utah

    Doug Clements is the CEO of American Eagle Ready Mix.

    Established as a privately-owned family business in 2016 by Doug Clements, American Eagle Ready Mix Utah, LLC (American Eagle) is a manufacturer and provider of customized concrete products, primarily in the form of wet Ready-Mix concrete manufactured in multiple 100%-owned Utah batch plants. The concrete supplied is used in the construction of bridges, highways, office buildings, parking structures, residential structures, and infrastructure foundation structures, etc. Concrete is the second-most and widely used construction material in the world after water. Its worldwide usage, ton for ton, is twice that of steel, wood, plastics, and aluminum combined. Globally, the ready-mix concrete industry, the largest segment of the concrete market, is projected to exceed $600 billion in revenue by 2025.

  • Cheryl Lee Eberting, M.D. | AZOVA | Alpine, Utah

    Cheryl Lee Eberting, M.D. is the Founder and CEO of Azova.

    Our healthcare system to too broken to fix, so we built a new one.

    AZOVA is the most comprehensive tech enabled healthcare delivery platform. By connecting the full healthcare ecosystem and making it available to employers, payers and consumers through a single application, we are delivering healthcare the way consumers want it--accessible, affordable, convenient, integrated and effective.

  • Hunter Sebresos | Bacon Inc | Provo, Utah

    Hunter Sebresos is the CEO of Bacon Inc.

    The Bacon workforce marketplace helps businesses find qualified workers to fill shifts on demand. Bacon makes temp work professional and reliable by allowing businesses to view worker ratings, reviews, and skills to select workers that best fit their shift requirements. Using Bacon, workers have more flexibility and choice of where and when to work while leveling up and earning rewards.

    Now operating in 20 markets across the U.S., Bacon serves the warehouse, manufacturing, events, and catering industries. Workers can find a variety of opportunities on the platform from serving concessions at an NBA game to filling orders in a warehouse or helping on a manufacturing line.  

    Bacon uses technology to make the staffing process easy for companies and even allows them to offer gig workers full-time employment, without any fees or requirements. Bacon also provides a worker impact program to help individuals gain skills and greater opportunities as they work on the platform. 

  • Marcus Gerhardt and Florian Solzbacher, PhD | Blackrock Neurotech | Salt Lake City, Utah

    Marcus Gerhardt is the Co-Founder and CEO, Florian Solzbacher, PhD is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Blackrock Neurotech.

    Blackrock Neurotech is dedicated to the clinical translation of brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, brain implants that restore function in people with paralysis by connecting their thoughts directly to digital devices, like computers and mobile phones. The company is responsible for the most-studied brain implant in the world, with nearly three dozen human patients (known as BCI Pioneers) implanted with Blackrock technology since 2004. Blackrock's technology is at the core of many worldwide innovations in BCI, enabling dozens of Pioneers to move, see, hear, and more. Blackrock is now pursuing release of MoveAgain, an implantable BCI that will be the first-ever commercially available BCI device for patients with paralysis. 

  • Tom Lally | Bloom Healthcare | Wheat Ridge, Colorado

    Tom Lally is the Founder and CEO of Bloom Healthcare.

    Bloom is a comprehensive solution for chronically ill patients. Bloom serves patients and families by delivering integrated primary care, behavioral health, care management and hospice in the home. Individualized care is delivered by an employed team of highly trained providers, caregivers and support staff.

  • Cydni Tetro | Brandless | Lindon, Utah

    Cydni Tetro is the CEO of Brandless.

    Brandless is an omnichannel commerce platform that makes it easier for people to take care of themselves, their families and their planet through curated, better-for-you products. By giving people all of the good and none of the bad in products for everything on your body, in your body and around your home, we let people brand less and live more. Beyond our own products, we’re expanding our wellness platform by uniting with other mission-based brands to accelerate impact towards our combined missions and create CPG3—the future of consumer goods companies. This growth is also fueled by our Influence-as-a-Service platform,, our proprietary technology platform that empowers people everywhere to be a force for good. Through this family of brands, collaboration and innovation, we’re leading a movement that’s democratizing access to accessible and exceptional wellness products.

  • Jeff Gardner and Ryan Gardner | Bucked Up | Orem, Utah

    Jeff Gardner is the Co-founder and CXO and Ryan Gardner is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bucked Up.

    Bucked Up is a sports nutrition and lifestyle brand focused on helping all athletes and individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. Offering over 500 different products ranging from supplements and energy drinks to apparel and accessories, Bucked Up is committed to providing customers with the best products available. Dedicated to using high-quality ingredients and non-proprietary blends, Bucked Up’s pre-workout is the #1 best-selling product in its class. The brand’s products are now offered in over 25,000 stores worldwide.

  • Erika Peterson and JJ Peterson | Clean Simple Eats | South Jordan, Utah

    Erika Peterson is the Chief Executive Officer and JJ Peterson is the Chief Innovation Officer of Clean Simple Eats.

    Frustrated by bland and boring diets, we started experimenting with recipes, substituting more healthful ingredients and before we knew it, Clean Simple Eats® was born! But we didn’t stop there; we created seasonal 7-week macro-balanced Meal Plans filled with hundreds of delicious, family-friendly recipes with just the right amount of protein, fat and carbs to keep your body fueled and satisfied. That’s right, no more counting macros! Aside from our recipes, we’ve also created our own line of clean and tasty protein powders, supplements, and mixed nut butters (aka OffBeat Butters, so yummy you’ll want to eat them #bythespoonful). Our goal was (and is still) to create the best-tasting, highest quality products on the market, and we believe we did just that! Each small-batch flavor combo is unique, crave-worthy, and sure to leave you asking for more!

    We believe that healthy habits + consistency over time yield the very best results, which means a sustainable diet is key. We also believe in the importance of a community that supports you. Here at CSE, we have a strong community called the CSE Squad! Our #CSESquad are strong and loyal rock stars who are willing to embrace a challenge—the #CSEChallenge.

  • Molly Angelo and Brian Cook | Cook Solutions Group | Portland, Oregon

    Molly Angelo is the CFO and Brian Cook is the CEO of Cook Solutions Group.

    Cook Solutions Group (CSG), founded in 2002, is the industry leader in video surveillance products and services. We provide a range of proprietary security products and enterprise security solutions to various industries, financial services, healthcare, educational, arenas, etc., ensuring our clients rest easy knowing their people, property & digital spaces are secure. It’s our highest priority.

    We specialize in innovation and conversion, with customer service as our backbone, living the motto "We Make it Happen". We operate by the golden rule, with a focus on solving real-world problems in ways that simplify & increase efficiencies. We listen, innovate, and implement tailored solutions based on our customers' actual needs. 

  • Jason McGowan | Crumbl Cookies | Lindon, Utah

    Jason McGowan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Crumbl Cookies.

    Crumbl Cookies is the nation's largest cookie company and fastest-growing restaurant franchise, known for its weekly-rotating menu and high-quality cookie experience. The franchise-model business started in 2017 after two cousins, Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley, opened their first location in Logan, Utah, while Sawyer was attending Utah State University. The pair tested their way to the perfect chocolate chip cookie using customer feedback, and soon after, everyone started flocking to the bakery to try them. As flavors were added, the weekly-rotating menu became a staple for the company, now offering more than 200 flavors of gourmet cookies.

    After just five years, Crumbl Cookie’s growth has been exponential as they now have more than 700 stores across the United States and are on track to take the world’s best box of cookies internationally; opening our first international location in a few months. People-first technology allows Crumbl to communicate effectively with franchise partners, gather and analyze customer feedback, and operate efficiently, making it a one-of-a-kind tech-bakery. The family-owned-and-operated company has the mission statement to "bring friends and family together over a box of the best cookies in the world.

  • Charlie Beecherl | Cureton Midstream | Denver, Colorado

    Charlie Beecherl is the Founder and CEO of Cureton Midstream.

    Founded in 2016 as a growth-oriented midstream company, Cureton has excelled in developing and operating infrastructure to gather and process natural gas and natural gas products from oil and gas wells in Colorado and transport them to local and national markets.

    With a focus on operating in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner, Cureton’s commitment to the well-being of our customers, communities, and people drives our mission to solve America’s energy infrastructure problems of tomorrow through experience and innovation.

  • John Spencer | DCI | Newberg, Oregon

    John Spencer is the CEO and Founder of DCI.

    DCI is a multigenerational family-run dental parts and equipment manufacturer based in Newberg, Oregon.  

    John and Janelle Spencer have personal experience in the dental industry. John was a top representative for a major dental supplier, and Janelle, a dental hygienist. They started DCI Inc. forty years ago to provide dentists with quality dental parts and accessories. 

    What began with a small home loan, an idea for an improved syringe, and a makeshift office in their living room, has evolved into DCI becoming the world’s largest and most trusted dental parts manufacturer. With the dental parts business as a strong foundation, DCI launched their dental equipment line, DCI Edge in 2016. Today, DCI remains a family run business with strong growth, based on five simple words: making our customer’s life easier. This focus has made DCI Edge the fastest growing dental equipment brand in North America. Our passion is designing and building the best dental equipment in the industry. Our promise is to manufacture with an unwavering focus on reliability and optimal value.

  • Kevin Koch, Ph.D. | Edgewise Therapeutics | Boulder, Colorado

    Kevin Koch, Ph.D. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Edgewise Therapeutics.

    We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments for severe, rare muscle disorders for which there is significant unmet medical need. Guided by our holistic drug discovery approach to targeting the muscle as an organ, we have combined our foundational expertise in muscle biology and small molecule engineering to build our proprietary, muscle focused drug discovery platform. Our platform utilizes custom-built high throughput and translatable systems that measure integrated muscle function in whole organ extracts to identify small molecule precision medicines regulating key proteins in muscle tissue, initially focused on addressing rare neuromuscular and cardiac diseases. Our lead product candidate, EDG-5506, is an orally administered allosteric, selective, fast myofiber (type II) myosin small molecule inhibitor designed to address the root cause of dystrophinopathies including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD).

  • Lena Phoenix and Steven Sashen | Feel The World, Inc. dba Xero Shoes | Broomfield, Colorado

    Lena Phoenix is the President and Co-Founder,  Steven Sashen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Feel The World, Inc. dba Xero Shoes.

    Xero Shoes was founded in 2009 by husband and wife co-founders Steven Sashen and Lena Phoenix in a spare bedroom in their house. The company started with a simple “DIY sandal kit”, assembled by Sashen and Phoenix, but today has evolved into a complete line of more than 39 casual and performance shoes, boots, and sandals. The co-founders appeared on ABC's hit reality-business show, Shark Tank in 2013, where they turned down a $400,000 offer. Xero Shoes designs barefoot-inspired footwear that lets your feet function the way nature intended while giving you the protection and style you’re looking for. The mission is to help people experience the comfort and benefits of natural movement footwear so they can “Live Life Feet First”. Xero Shoes expanded to Europe in November 2021, and has customers ages 2-92 in 97 countries who wear their shoes for every occasion and activity. 

  • Jimmy Eberhard | Fluid Truck | Denver, Colorado

    Jimmy Eberhard is the CEO and Founder of Fluid Truck.

    Fluid Truck helps businesses and individuals rent commercial vehicles at the tap of a button. Fluid Truck offers a wide array of trucks, vans, electric vehicles, and more through its mobile app and website 24/7, 365 days a year. Launched in 2016, Fluid Truck is used nationally by businesses of all sizes to flexibly and affordably build their fleet, manage employee scheduling on-the-go, and activate zero-emission last-mile delivery services, free from the hassles of ownership. Fluid Truck serves more than 100k users, supporting customers ranging from local florists and moving companies to national retailers. It operates in 400 cities across the U.S. from Seattle to Miami with customers.

  • Alan Turanski | GloryBee | Eugene, Oregon

    Alan Turanski is the President and Beekeeper of GloryBee.

    GloryBee is a honey packer and natural ingredients company founded in 1975 by beekeepers. Based in the Pacific Northwest, GloryBee has production facilities on the West Coast and in the Mid-West providing nation-wide access to premium products. We supply high quality, ethically sourced ingredients that nourish people and the planet, and we believe in using business as a force for good.

  • Monte Deere, Jr. | HandsFree Labs, Inc. (Kizik) | Lindon, Utah

    Monte Deere, Jr. is the CEO of HandsFree Labs, Inc. (Kizik).

    No one likes the hassle of putting on their shoes. Bending, tying, heel-crushing, and finger-smashing have been the name of the put-on-your-shoes game since shoes were invented. Kizik is out to inspire greater joy for life by making the everyday easier. We've changed the way people put on their shoes—and the way they take them off (all it takes is a nudge). And that can make all the difference, whether Kiziks serve as a life hack or actually facilitate someone who struggles finally being able to put on their shoes with ease. Kizik has built a relatable brand, and customers think of their Kiziks as an everyday, go-to shoe. Our parent company, HandsFree Labs®, created a whole new category with its original hands-free technology. It’s revolutionizing the footwear industry.

  • Samir Bodas | Icertis | Bellevue, Washington

    Samir Bodas is the Co-Founder and CEO of Icertis.

    With unmatched technology and category-defining innovation, Icertis pushes the boundaries of what's possible with contract lifecycle management (CLM). The AI-powered, analyst-validated Contract Intelligence (ICI) platform turns contracts from static documents into strategic advantage by structuring and connecting the critical contract information that defines how an organization runs. Today, the world's most iconic brands and disruptive innovators trust Icertis to govern the rights and commitments in their 10 million+ contracts worth more than $1 trillion in 40+ languages and 90+ countries.

  • Scott Roth | Legitscript | Portland, Oregon

    Scott Roth is the Chief Executive Officer of Legitscript.

    LegitScript is trusted by the world’s largest search engines, e-commerce platforms, payment companies, and regulatory agencies in 80 countries and more than 15 languages around the world. We help companies of all sizes keep their services legal and safe for consumers. To do this, we combine technology, big data, and the world’s leading team of experts skilled in highly regulated and complex sectors, including transaction laundering detection, pharmaceuticals, online gambling, and more. Our multidimensional view across the entire compliance ecosystem provides unique insights from all industries and angles, empowering businesses and governments to stay at the forefront of emerging high-risk trends.

  • Alex Porter | Location3 | Denver, Colorado

    Alex Porter is the CEO of Location3.

    Location3 Media run two divisions, Location3 digital transformation, data and analytics, performance media planning and execution agency. LOCALACT is a smb marketing SWAS platform that drives customers to local businesses, with a focus on franchises. 

  • Greg Bullington | Magnolia Medical Technologies | Seattle, Washington

    Greg Bullington is the Co-Founder and CEO of Magnolia Medical Technologies.

    Magnolia Medical Technologies develops, manufactures and markets innovative blood collection and diagnostic technologies.

    Magnolia’s mission is to eliminate the misdiagnosis of sepsis. Sepsis is the #1 leading cause of death, costs and readmissions in hospitals nationwide.

    Diagnosis of sepsis is plagued by false-positive results. On average, 20% to over 50% of positive tests are wrong. This preventable error puts over 2 million Americans at risk and burdens the US healthcare system with $10+ billion in fully avoidable costs each year.

    Magnolia’s flagship product, Steripath®, is the only FDA-cleared device on the market indicated to significantly reduce false-positive sepsis test results. Clinically proven in over 20 large-scale studies, Steripath has reduced false-positive sepsis test results by 75% to 100% delivering rates as low as 0.0% across large patient populations (n >10,000).

    Clinically adopted by nearly 400 hospitals nationwide to date, Steripath has successfully reduced the risk of false-positive results across nearly 4 million patient sepsis tests.

    Magnolia's novel platform is protected by a broad intellectual property portfolio consisting of more than 140 issued patents and 50+ pending patents.

  • Trevor Farnes | MTN OPS | Fruit Heights, Utah

    Trevor Farnes is the CEO and Co-Founder of MTN OPS.

    MTN OPS is a premier provider of the highest quality energy and nutrition products for the outdoor lifestyle. In everything we do, we improve the lives of individuals and families by inspiring them to achieve their ultimate level of performance through the highest quality energy and nutritional products. Our process is backed by science with a community that unites and educates you to conquer more daily. At MTN OPS, we transform lives.

  • Clark T. Bell | Nano-Yield | Sandy, Utah

    Clark T. Bell is the CEO and Co-Founder of Nano-Yield.

    Nano Yield's purpose is to serve the growers of the world with our nano-liquid technology. Our goal is to improve crop performance by reducing the amount of fertilizer and chemicals that need to go on in crops. Our Technology is superior due to its yield enhancement and waste reduction. The Company headquartered in Sandy, Utah and has operations in nine countries, and has 43 employees. The company is committed to feeding the global population with less agricultural inputs (fertilizers, pesticides etc.) and yearly save farmers millions of gallons of water. The benefits of the technology include improving the bottom line for the farmer, caring for and increasing soil health for the earth, providing first-of-its-kind agricultural technology to feed an ever-growing worldwide population, and creating a meaningful business model for generations to come.

  • Nicole Mouskondis | Nicholas and Company, Inc. | Salt Lake City, Utah

    Nicole Mouskondis is the Co-CEO of Nicholas and Company, Inc.

    Nicholas and Company is a 3rd generation family owned and operated foodservice distribution company serving the Intermountain West since 1939. Customer segments include restaurants, schools, healthcare, and hotels. Nicholas and Company employs more than 700 team members and operates with a purpose-driven mission centered around the Greek word - "Philotimo", which, loosely translated means "the love of honor; a joyful hospitality that inspires the duty and obligation to one another to make things better..."

  • Hemanshu Parwani "HP" | Olson Kundig Inc. | Seattle, Washington

    Hemanshu Parwani "HP" is the CEO and Owner of Olson Kundig Inc.

    Now in its sixth decade of practice, Olson Kundig is a collaborative design practice whose work includes private and multi-family residential, commercial and mixed-use design (including wineries and sports facilities), cultural and museum projects, exhibition design, hospitality projects, places of worship, interior design, product design and landscape design. With offices in Seattle and New York City, the firm and its team of over 250 work with clients around the world.

  • Doug Pitassi | Pacific Office Automation | Beaverton, Oregon

    Doug Pitassi is the President and CEO of Pacific Office Automation.

    Since 1976 Pacific Office Automation has maintained year over year growth every year since inception, making us the largest independent solution provider in our industry today. As such, we operate with full service, sales, and technical support. Our equipment and software solutions come additionally backed with outstanding support from the most successful brands in the business. We supply only the best in document imaging, office technology, and software solutions. We’ve partnered with best-in-class manufacturers of technology offerings in every aspect and created a single source solution to make technology work for our customers. We’re a relationship-based company. We build our business on lasting strategic partnerships; choosing POA means you’re partnering with a company that’s dedicated to making your business more efficient and less complicated. We offer our customers the best products, technical service for: managed print services, multifunction printers, production print services, mail & send/ facilities equipment & services. Unified communications, cyber security, IT services, video security, EV car charging stations—all with our guarantee.

  • Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez | PLACE | Bellingham, Washington

    Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez are the Co-Founders of PLACE.

    PLACE makes running a profitable real estate business easier by helping top real estate teams accelerate their growth and profit. We are the industry’s only real estate platform providing a full stack of  technology and business services to real estate teams and agents, regardless of brokerage. PLACE technology and tools fuel agent productivity, and PLACE recruiting and retention systems match high performing, high potential talent to the right teams. Our business services, including accounting, human resources, legal, marketing, and design, take the guesswork out of day-to-day business management, allowing our real estate professionals to focus on growing their business and delighting their clients. 

  • Mark Hancock and Jason Murray | Providence Group Inc. | Farmington, Utah

    Mark Hancock is the CFO and Co-Founder and Jason Murray is the CEO and Co-Founder and of Providence Group Inc.

    Providence Group Inc.’s independent operating subsidiaries and affiliates provide skilled nursing, health care, and rehabilitation services at more than 175 facilities in California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, and Ohio. PACS, a subsidiary of Providence Group Inc., provides a wide array of back-office support services to skilled nursing facilities, reducing administrative burdens on facilities so that their local leadership and care teams can focus more of their efforts on the care, well-being, and quality of life of their patients and residents. The PACS team provides accounting, finance, human resources, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, legal, risk management, information technology and other business advice and support from its headquarters in Farmington, UT, and satellite offices across the United States. PACS provides back office administrative support to more than 175 independently operated skilled nursing facilities in nine states.

  • Michael Rucker | Scout Clean Energy | Boulder, Colorado

    Michael Rucker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Scout Clean Energy.

    Scout Clean Energy is a renewable energy developer and owner-operator with 1.2 GW of wind, solar and battery storage projects owned, under construction, or under management, 22 GW of under development, in 26 US states. Scout became an independent portfolio company of the Brookfield Global Transition Fund in December 2022.

    Scout’s 130 employees manage projects from concept to operation through their full lifecycle applying skills in development, engineering, power marketing, finance, construction, and operations. Scout is capitalized to own utility scale projects and support them with comprehensive asset management, onsite O&M, and remote operations center capability. Scout differentiates itself by developing for ownership taking a long-term view that is reflected in high quality assets with efficient operations and performance. Scout has developed relationships with leading lenders and tax equity investors to finance construction with investor partnerships continuing through operations. The company specializes in complex project markets and is willing to take on intricate permitting, construction, and financing challenges in the most promising US renewable power markets.

  • Jake Bolling | Skupos Inc. | Denver, Colorado

    Jake Bolling is the CEO and Founder of Skupos Inc.

    Skupos drives revenue growth across all segments of the convenience retail industry through technology that connects both retailers and brands to their shoppers. 

    With a focus on independent stores and small chains which make up nearly 80% of the market, the Skupos platform enables both retailers and brands to compete through better understanding and serving their customers. 

    Founded in 2016, a growing network of 15,000+ customers across all 50 states rely on Skupos to boost sales volume and increase their customer base.

  • Courtney Dyer Anderson | Spa Trouve | Draper, Utah

    Courtney Dyer Anderson is the Founder and CEO of Spa Trouve.

    Spa Trouve is a full-service medical spa offering services such as laser hair removal, CoolSculpting, Botox and fillers, sexual wellness, and advanced medical grade skincare treatments and products. We currently have 5 locations in Utah, with a sixth location coming April 1st, 2023. 

  • Scott Gustafson, Marti Wymer, and Steven Wymer | Spoonful of Comfort LLC | Salt Lake City, Utah

    Scott Gustafson is the President and Co-Founder, Marti Wymer is the CEO and Founder, and Steven Wymer the COO and Co-Founder of Spoonful of Comfort LLC.

    Spoonful of Comfort nourishes personal and professional relationships with comforting foods and a delightful way to receive them. We help customers build custom packages from sensational soups, cookie classics, and occasion-specific accessories. We also offer limited-edition holiday and seasonal packages. All are delivered with a packaging presentation that’s an experience in itself.

  • Kate Harris | Stanley Consultants, Inc. | Broomfield, Colorado

    Kate Harris is the President, CEO, and Chair of Stanley Consultants, Inc.

    Stanley Consultants is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm known for providing innovative solutions to complex problems ranging from energy and transportation to water and industry. Founded in 1913, the multi-disciplinary firm has provided planning, design, engineering, construction oversight, program management and advisory services to clients in all 50 states and more than 120 countries.

    Ranked among the largest engineering firms in the world, Stanley Consultants has nearly 900 employees in more than two dozen offices worldwide. The firm is admired for its customer service excellence, thought leadership, technical acumen, and practical solving skills.

    Our commitment to improving lives, putting people first and employee-ownership has been the foundation of the company’s efforts to create a connected, sustainable, and enriched world for over 100 years. We connect with our clients and communities in economically, environmentally, and socially responsible ways. Through our relationships, programs, operations and charitable foundation, our employees hold themselves personally responsible for client success, community outreach and the progress and performance of the firm.

  • Kerry Siggins | StoneAge | Durango, Colorado

    Kerry Siggins is the CEO of StoneAge.

    StoneAge was born for two reasons: to help solve challenging industrial cleaning problems and create engaging and rewarding jobs for its employees. StoneAge’s first product was intended for use in the mining industry – it was a water jet drill used to drill holes for explosives in uranium mining applications. When the Three Mile Accident happened in the late ’70s, nuclear power generation halted, and there was no longer a market for the tool. The founders pivoted when they met an industrial cleaning contractor who said, “If you can drill holes in the rock, you can drill out the fouling in the heat exchanger!” That’s how we moved from mining to industrial cleaning. We are now the world’s leading manufacturer of water blasting tooling and automated equipment for industrial cleaning applications. Think high-tech squirt guns on steroids. We are also a 100% employee-owned company which means that our employees share in the company's success through an ESOP benefit. We’ve created a culture where people feel valued and a part of something bigger than themselves -where we all feel purpose in our work.

    Our mission is to inspire our employees and customers to say, "Why would I choose anyone but StoneAge?"

  • Greg Levesque | Strider Technologies | South Jordan, Utah

    Greg Levesque is the CEO and Co-Founder of Strider Technologies.

    Strider is revolutionizing the way companies, government agencies, and research institutions protect their innovation and compete in a new era of global strategic competition. Our strategic intelligence and trailblazing technology solutions enable clients to proactively identify, manage, and respond to state-sponsored IP theft and supply chain vulnerabilities.

  • Andy Heily | The Krusteaz Company | Tukwila, Washington

    Andy Heily is the President and CEO of The Krusteaz Company.

    A 90-Year Old Company with the Spirit of a Startup.

    What started 90 years ago in Seattle by an entrepreneurial woman named Rose Charters is today one of the most beloved baking mix brands in America, Krusteaz®. Family-owned and operated, we believe in prioritizing people, dreaming big, and always doing the right thing – for our customers and our team members. These are the values that have helped us earn a reputation as a people-first community of makers and innovators, known for integrity, purpose, and a 90-year history of inspiring joyful connections.

    The Krusteaz Company headquarters is located in Tukwila, WA, just outside of Seattle, and products are sold through retail, foodservice, and club store channels throughout the United States.

    The Krusteaz Company employs 800+ employees, and is committed to addressing food insecurity in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America through the “Feeding Great Futures” initiative, as well as work with Food Lifeline, Feeding America and other local non-profit organizations. 

  • Jason Wojahn | Thirdera | Broomfield, Colorado

    Jason Wojahn is the Co-Founder and CEO of Thirdera.

    Thirdera is an Elite-level ServiceNow partner, enabling customers to leverage the power of the ServiceNow platform through workflow-enabled services and solutions. Founded in 2021, Thirdera has quickly become an industry leader, evident by its recognition as a Major Contender in the Everest Group ServiceNow Services PEAK Matrix Assessment 2022 and distinction as the 2022 ServiceNow Global Emerging Industry Solutions Partner of the Year. As the largest global pure-play ServiceNow partner, Thirdera offers unmatched industry expertise and world-class innovation to help businesses accelerate growth and productivity via transformation, digitization, and automation.

  • Megan E. Gluth-Bohan | TRInternational, Inc. | Edmonds, Washington

    Megan E. Gluth-Bohan is the Owner and CEO of TRInternational, Inc.

    Founded in 1994 with headquarters in the Pacific Northwest, TRInternational is a supplier of raw materials in all sectors — pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, cosmetics, food additives and more — and works closely with manufacturers across the globe. With more than 20 satellite offices around the world, TRI is known for its exceptional, hands-on customer service, commitment to supply chain diversification through creative sourcing solutions and its expertise in importing and exporting, regulatory management and custom manufacturing. TRI cares deeply not only for its customers, but for its staff and the greater community, fostering a work culture dedicated to good character, resiliency and social good. TRI is the largest LGBTQ-owned company by revenue in the Puget Sound region, as reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

  • Steve Nelligan | US Transport, Inc. | Denver, Colorado

    Steve Nelligan is the Owner and CEO of US Transport, Inc.

    US Transport, Inc. is the leading provider of dry and liquid bulk transportation and logistics services across the western US, offering a full suite of transportation, storage, rail transloading, on-site facility and inventory management services under long-term, exclusive contracts. UST’s highly experienced management team, depth and breadth of service capabilities, comprehensive regional footprint and strategic terminal and rail transload locations differentiate UST from its competitors and create high barriers to entry. UST has long-term relationships with its customers, cultivated through high levels of service and an industry-leading safety program. UST handles a broad range of over 40 commodities, such as cement, lime, fly ash, pumice and liquid chemicals, for a diverse customer base and set of end markets that includes international cement producers, mining companies, public utilities, government infrastructure, highway construction and power plant recycling. UST has executed and integrated 15+ strategic acquisitions over and represents an established platform that is primed for future growth through continued consolidation and integration of a highly fragmented market as well as greenfield geographic expansion. 

  • Seth Anderson | Weifield Group Contracting, Inc. | Centennial, Colorado

    Seth Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer of Weifield Group Contracting, Inc.

    Weifield Group Contracting is a national leader in cutting-edge electrical construction, with more than 90% of the top General Contractors in Colorado, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming relying on our expert services to provide quality projects on-time and in budget. Weifield has performed over $260M of design-assist and design-build projects, to date.  Our commitment is to provide highest quality services through our four main divisions: 1) Service & Maintenance, 2) Special Projects, 3) Construction, and 4) Industrial, Infrastructure & Water & Waste Water. We harness cutting-edge technology to achieve excellence on our projects, including VDC 3D dynamic building modeling software, Trimble Systems Robotic Stations, and more.

    Weifield creates an environment where our greatest gift, our people, can continually develop and improve. We ensure this through: building the leaders of tomorrow and attracting the best talent of today, taking proactive courses of action while documenting best practices so we can challenge ourselves to improve, every day, and diversifying our construction vertical markets, businesses, and geographic locations. We continue to grow our relationships, people and processes to impact our community and industry. 

  • Sean F. D. Collins and Dave Rutter | Win Enterprises | Lehi, Utah

    Sean F. D. Collins and Dave Rutter are the Co-CEOs of Win Enterprises.

    From an idea sketched out on a napkin in 1999, FatCats has grown to become a leading entertainment brand, while Costa Vida has become a thriving restaurant franchise built on authenticity and quality, with locations across multiple states in the US and Canada.

    Under their leadership, Win Enterprises has become a leader in the industry, with FatCats operating six premier locations, with two more slated for 2023, and even more down the road. Costa Vida has grown to 94 operating locations, with six more to open in 2023, and more on the horizon.

  • Brandon Newman | Xevant | Lehi, Utah

    Brandon Newman is the Founder and CEO of Xevant.

    Xevant is the first end-to-end SaaS solution at the epicenter of pharmacy analytics and a complete technology partner to PBMs and their end customers. Xevant’s solutions provide automated access to real-time data and insights from dozens of sources that empower healthcare stakeholders to solve the access, quality, and cost issues plaguing the US healthcare system to positively impact over 50 million lives. Xevant is disrupting an antiquated market through its novel approach to transparency and automation, allowing Xevant to become the chassis and engine under the entire Pharmacy Data Analytics market:

    • Rather than a fragmented offering, Xevant offers a full spectrum of pharmacy optimization and management
    • Xevant is at the forefront of industry change for PBMs, as customers that bear the cost of the drugs are seeking partners that deliver real cost savings
    • Xevant partners with some of the largest PBMs, consultants, and brokers, and has successfully penetrated the hospital market, as the only approved inpatient hospital solution