vSpring Capital Releases Its List of the 2007 Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs
v|100 fosters collaborative partnering and mentoring among top regional
SALT LAKE CITY, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- vSpring Capital announced today the 2007 class of the vSpring Capital Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs, also known as the v|100. The v|100 was created in 2004 by vSpring Capital as a tool to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who have ties to the state of Utah. Members of the v|100 become part of a community of entrepreneurs that fosters collaboration and provides advantages in building and growing companies. Each year, vSpring asks members of the Utah business community to nominate individuals who are most likely to lead a successful startup venture in the next five to seven years in the IT (information technology) or biotech industries in a chief executive or chief technical officer role. Those nominees who garner the most votes from their peers in this second step of the annual voting process are then elected into the v|100. "The v|100 community of entrepreneurs continues to be an indication of the abundance of one of the most important factors of production in our region; human capital," said Ed Ekstrom, managing director of vSpring Capital. "This year's results are especially interesting with the creation of an audit committee consisting of David Jolley at Ernst & Young, Mark Bonham at Wilson Sonsini and Professor Scott Schaefer at the University of Utah. Their oversight of the nomination and voting process brings a level of credibility which highly validates this v|100 class for their accomplishments." "The v|100 process is unique in that members are selected not by a committee or a panel of judges, but by their peers," said Professor Scott Schaefer from the University of Utah and member of the audit committee who oversees the selection process. "This gives the results a unique and compelling validity." This year's list of winners consists of several multi-successful entrepreneurs including Kevin Rollins, former CEO of Dell, Inc. Mr. Rollins will address the v|100 community at an exclusive member's luncheon on June 14, 2007. Facts about the v|100 Class of 2007 The 2007 class of the v|100 is the result of a community-nominated, peer- selected group of the top technology and biotech entrepreneurs in the state which includes a unique combination of experienced leaders and dynamic young entrepreneurs. The 2007 class of the v|100 employ over 100,000 individuals and have raised a collective $3.5 billion in financing over the course of their careers. A complete list of members in the 2007 v|100 is enclosed below. Be advised that positions/companies noted were current as of the date of the compilation of the 2007 v|100 list of members. For additional information about the v|100 or vSpring Capital, please contact vSpring's Dennis Wood at 801-942-8999(wk) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Name Company Title Website Shawn Adamson XO Communications VP & General Manager www.xo.com Jayson Ahlstrom ClassTop President www.classtop.com Bill Aho ClearPlay www.clearplay.com Rick Alden SkullCandy Chief Executive Officer www.skullcandy.com Curt Allen Agilix Labs President & CEO www.agilix.com Paul Allen World Vital Records Chief Executive Officer www.worldvitalrecords.com Jared Allgood ClassTop Chief Executive Officer www.classtop.com Bill Allred Allegiance Corporate Sales Director www.allegiance.com Brandt Andersen NBA D League Chief Executive Officer www.nba.com/dleague Dallin Anderson Serial Capital Managing Director Jeremy Andrus Skullcandy Chief Operating Officer www.skullcandy.com Matt Asay Alfresco VP, Business Development www.alfresco.com Terry Bagley Centershift President & CEO www.centershift.com Kirt Bailey Celio Corp President & CEO www.celiocorp.com Brad Baldwin Rocky Mountain Voices Cofounder & Executive Producer www.rockymountainvoices.com Bob Barnes Zonder Chief Executive Officer www.zonder.com Coleman Barney Cogito President & CEO www.cogitoinc.com Jeff Barson Surface Medical Spas/Nimble Chief Executive Officer www.surface-med.com Grant Beckmann WiLife Chief Operating Officer www.wilife.com Brian Beutler Alianza Chief Executive Officer www.alianza.com Dr. Ragula Bhaskar FatPipe Networks President & CEO www.fatpipeinc.com Brent L Bishop ContentWatch Chairman www.contentwatch.com Brett Blake Rahster.com Chief Executive Officer www.rahster.com Jon Bresee Backcountry.com Chief Executive Officer www.backcountry.com Dr. Jack Brittain University of Utah Vice President www.business.utah.edu/tvd/tvd.php Phil Burns TagJungle Chief Executive Officer www.tagjungle.com Greg Butterfield Altiris President & CEO www.altiris.com Dr. Patrick M. Byrne Overstock.com Chairman & President www.overstock.com David Carter S5 Wireless President & CEO www.s5w.com Don Cash Omniture VP of Mid Market Sales www.omniture.com Dr. Edwin Catmull Pixar Animation Studios President & Cofounder www.pixar.com David Clark Prolexys Pharmaceuticals President & CEO www.prolexys.com Rob Clyde Symantec VP Technology, Office of CTO www.symantec.com Josh Coates Berkelely Data Systems (Mozy) Founder & CEO www.berkeleydata.com Michael Colemere Colemere Consulting Michael Dodd Jr. Omniture SVP Corporate Development www.omniture.com William Donahoo Cogito VP Product Mgmt & Marketing www.cogitoinc.com Ed Donakey LDS Church Manager, Strategic Relations www.familysearch.org John Dunn Banyan Ventures Director www.banyanventures.com Michael Dutton Winder Farms President www.winderfarms.com Adam Edmunds Allegiance President & CEO www.allegiance.com James Endicott Exact Wave President & CEO www.exactwave.com Brett Error Omniture CTO & EVP Products www.omniture.com Bjorn Espenes Infopia Chief Executive Officer www.infopia.com Christian Faulconer Public Engines Chief Operating Officer www.publicengines.com Ildar Fazulyanov S5 Wireless Chief Financial Officer www.s5w.com JD Gardner Monarch Partners General Partner www.monarchvc.com Lee Gibbons Podango.com Cofounder & CEO www.podango.com Terry Haas Solera Networks President & CEO www.soleranetworks.com Mike Hall Senforce Technologies President & CEO www.senforce.com Jeremy Hanks Doba CEO & Cofounder www.doba.com Greg Heaps Allegiance Chief Operating Officer www.allegiance.com Tim Hunt Lingotek Chief Executive Officer www.lingotek.com Josh James Omniture Chief Executive Officer www.omniture.com Kimberley Jones Verite Chief Executive Officer www.verite.com Jeff Kearl Logoworks Chief Strategy Officer www.logoworks.com Chris Knudsen Podango.com VP of Business Development www.podango.com Bruce Law Sprout Marketing Founder & President www.sproutmarketing.com Christopher Lee Heritage Makers Chief Executive Officer www.heritagemakers.com Darren Lee NextPage CEO & President www.nextpage.com Scott C. Lemon mediaFORGE Chief Technical Officer www.humanxtensions.com Shawn Lindquist Omniture Chief Legal Officer & SVP www.omniture.com Kyle Love Direct Controls Chief Executive Officer www.directcontrols.net Morgan Lynch Logoworks Chief Executive Officer www.logoworks.com Drew Major Move Networks Chairman www.movenetworks.com Ty D. Mattingly Independant Consultant/Investor David B. McGinn Agilix Labs Chief Operating Officer www.agilix.com Glen Mella Control4 President & COO www.control4.com Larry Miller Larry Miller Group Chief Executive Officer www.lhm.com Craig Miller LDS Church Director Member Needs www.lds.org Clarke Miyasaki Logoworks VP Business Development www.logoworks.com Ryan Money HireVue CEO & Founder www.hirevue.com Shawn Nelson LoveSac Alternative Furniture Founder, Chairman,ChiefSac www.lovesac.com Dr. Tom Ngo NextPage Chief Technical Officer www.nextpage.com John Pestana Omniture Cofounder & EVP www.omniture.com Scott Petersen Best Vinyl Chief Executive Officer www.bestvinyl.com Ben Peterson MingleMatch CEO & Founder www.sparknetworks.com Martin Plaehn Bungee Labs Chief Executive Officer www.bungeelabs.com Michael Proper DirectPointe President & CEO www.directpointe.com Dr. Dallan Quass Foundation for On-Line President Genealogy www.folg.org Amy Rees Lewis MediConnect Global Chief Executive Officer www.mediconnect.net Professor Gary Rhoads Brigham Young Director,Entrepreneurship Center University www.learnearnreturn.com Professor John Richards BYU Center for Associate Director Entrepreneurship www.marriottschool.byu.edu/cfe Larry Rigby ZARS pharma Vice Chairman www.zars.com Kevin Rollins Dell Corporation Chief Executive Officer www.dell.com Rich Running LDS Church www.lds.org Kevin Santiago Cymphonix Chief Executive Officer www.cymphonix.com Eric Smith Control4 Chief Technical Officer www.control4.com Timothy Stay Know More Media Chief Innovation Officer www.knowmoremedia.com Joshua Steimle MWI Founder & CEO www.mwi.com Tom Stockham Jr. 3point5.com www.myfamily.com Jack W. Sunderlage ContentWatch President & CEO www.contentwatch.com Benoy Tamang HookSell President www.hooksell.com Cydni Tetro NextPage VP Marketing & Products www.nextpage.com Kent Thomas CFO Solutions Founder & Managing Member www.utahcfo.com Will West Control4 Chief Executive Officer www.control4.com Greg Whisenant Public Engines Chief Executive Officer www.publicengines.com Dr. Phillip Windley Windley.com Managing Partner www.windley.com Ralph Yarro ThinkAtomic President & CEO www.thinkatomic.com Richard Zinn BallardZinn Engineering President www.ballardzinn.com About vSpring Capital vSpring Capital (http://www.vspring.com) is an early-stage venture capital firm with $260 million under management. With offices in Utah and New Mexico, vSpring invests in information technology and life science companies that have the potential to transform their markets and create lasting value. MEDIA CONTACTS: Dennis Wood, vSpring Capital 801-942-8999(wk), email@example.com
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