Board of Directors

Stephen P. Weisz

Marriott Vacations
Worldwide Corp.

Mr. Weisz is president and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. Steve began his career in vacation ownership in 1997 as president of Marriott Vacation Club International. He served as president of Marriott Vacation Club International until the latter part of 2011, when Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation was established as a separate, publicly traded entity from Marriott International, Inc. As president of Marriott Vacation Club International, he led the vacation ownership division and oversaw three brands under the Marriott Vacation Club International umbrella, including Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.

Prior to this position, he worked for Marriott International and served as EVP Lodging Brands, SVP Sales/Marketing and RVP Mid-Atlantic Region in addition to other leadership positions. His career with Marriott spans 39 years, having joined the company in 1972. In 2001 he received an honorary doctoral degree in business administration in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales University. He is a past member of the advisory board of directors of the UCF Rosen School of Hospitality Management, a past board member of the Maryland Hotel/Motel Association, a member of the board of directors and a trustee of the American Resort Development Association, a member of the board of directors of Mindshare Technologies, Inc. and is a past chairman of the board of governors of Children’s Miracle Network and is presently serving on its board of trustees.

John R. Sperry

Mindshare Technologies

Mr. Sperry founded Mindshare in 2002 and has since guided the company to financial success, seeing it become a member of the Inc. 500. In 2010, Mr. Sperry was named a member of the V100 as one of the top entrepreneurs to lead a new venture to success. He was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young Utah Region for 2010. Since the early 1990s, Mr. Sperry has guided and directed the product and technology development for three companies.

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Glen D. Mella


Glen Mella is CEO and co-founder of Cypher. He is an experienced leader and high tech marketing professional with a solid record of rapid business growth and global expansion. His experience includes productmanagement, consumer retail and online channels, international distribution, global marketing communications, and building high-impact leadership teams in fast-growing organizations.

Glen recently served as President and COO of Control4, the leader in affordable home automation and entertainment systems. Control4's award-winning products are sold in over 70 countries and are widely recognized for their innovation, elegance and affordability. During his 7-year tenure with Control4, Glen helped establish strong business partnerships with leading manufacturers and retailers, and built a worldwide distribution channel of over 2,000 resellers.

Prior to Control4, Glen served as SVP of marketing and sales for Triton PCS, an $850 million leading wireless carrier in the Southeast. There he led the marketing and sales efforts of over 700 professionals in 140 company-owned retail stores, and over 500 authorized retail outlets.

Before Triton, Glen served as CEO of Found, Inc., a software provider to the retail industry that was acquired by CRS Retail Systems. He also held marketing management positions at leading technology and consumer products companies such as Novell, WordPerfect, and Frito-Lay/PepsiCo.

Glen has helped raise $200M in venture capital for several successful tech companies from leading VCs in Silicon Valley, Seattle and Salt Lake City. He has alsorecruited top executives to Utah and other regions from leading firms such as HP, DIRECTV, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, Sony and others.

Glen is also on the Boards of Imagine Learning, ContentWatch, and SHOUT TV. He holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School and a BS degree from Brigham Young University. He has also served as a Trustee for the UtahTechnology Council and as Chair of the UTC's CEO peer-to-peer forum.

Kurtis G. Williams

Mindshare Technologies

Mr. Williams is the chief technology officer of Mindshare Technologies. Mr. Williams, the 2010 recipient of the CTO of the Year Award from the Utah Technology Council, is a software design innovator with over ten years experience in architecting solutions for technology startups. With extensive experience in enterprise-level software development, information architecture, and user experience design, Kurt specializes in crafting solutions to complex business problems.

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Richard D. Hanks

Mindshare Technologies

Mr. Hanks has served on the board of Mindshare Technologies for 11 years, and was the President for 8 years before retiring. The company has achieved many milestones, being named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies, one of the 50 most Engaged Workplaces in the United States, and one of the Best Utah Companies to Work For. Rich has been honored multiple times as one of Utah’s top entrepreneurs, and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young Utah Region for 2010.

Rich has been a senior executive of several Fortune 500 companies as well as several start-up ventures. He was an EVP and corporate officer at Marriott, where he led the marketing strategy, sales, and revenue management efforts for Marriott’s 13 lodging brands and $18 billion in system-wide sales. Most notably, Rich was named “The Leading Sales Innovator in the Lodging Industry,” and Marriott’s sales team was rated one of the top 25 in the U.S. for four years under his leadership. Rich also led Marriott onto the Internet, prompting Bill Gates to refer to him as an “Important Internet Champion” in his book Business @ the Speed of Thought. Earlier in his career, Rich was called “The Leader of Hotel Revenue Management and Strategy” for his leadership in hotel pricing and yield management.

Rich previously spent several years at PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division in Strategic Planning, and with Price Waterhouse as a CPA and management consultant. He was also CEO of BlueStep prior to it being acquired in 2002. He is an author and frequent teacher/speaker at trade, academic and professional gatherings. He is widely quoted in top business journals and trade publications. Stephen R. Covey called Richard’s book, Delivering and Measuring Customer Service, (2nd ed.), “the finest book on customer service I’ve ever read.” An active participant on various boards of corporations, universities, and foundations, Hanks was an adjunct professor at Cornell University for 10 years and on the Board of the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his MBA from Northwestern University. He serves as a lay leader in his church.

Fraser Bullock

Sorenson Capital

Mr. Bullock is a co-founder of Sorenson Capital and a managing director. Mr. Bullock was the president & CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002. He joined the Organizing Committee in May of 1999 and acted as its chief operating officer until his appointment as president & CEO in April 2002. As COO, Mr. Bullock directed games operations, and as CFO, he played a key role in balancing the budget of $1.31 billion for staging the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, ultimately generating a $100 million profit. The Salt Lake Games are widely recognized as one of the most successful and best operated in history.

Mr. Bullock was an original partner of Bain Capital from 1984 to 1986. Prior to his experience at Bain Capital, Mr. Bullock was employed by Bain & Company, initially as a consultant and later as a manager.

In 1996 Mr. Bullock founded Alpine Consolidated, LLC, a company specializing in effecting business consolidations, and served as a managing director until 2002. In this capacity, Mr. Bullock sourced companies for consolidation, raised the requisite money and negotiated terms.

Mr. Bullock received a master of business administration and a BA in economics from Brigham Young University.

Ron Mika

Sorenson Capital

Mr. Mika is a co-founder of Sorenson Capital and a managing director. Prior to Sorenson Capital, he was at Bain Capital for 13 years.

Mr. Mika joined Bain Capital in 1989 and was a managing director of the firm from 1996 through the founding of Sorenson Capital. Mr. Mika fulfilled key responsibilities across a variety of investments. These responsibilities incorporated all aspects of executing and harvesting private equity deals including sourcing deals, negotiating documents, structuring, managing and performing due diligence, financing the acquisitions, assisting portfolio businesses in developing market strategies, executing operational improvements and closing add-on acquisitions, board of directors involvement, and exiting investments.

Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Mika was a top-rated associate consultant/consultant at Bain & Company.

Mr. Mika received a master of business administration degree with honors from the Harvard Business School and a BS in chemical engineering, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University.