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Ogden—Alan Hall, Chairman and CEO of Tempus Global Data, announced Monday the addition of James Olson to the Tempus team. Olson has recently been part of the Intelligence and Earth observation unit with Raytheon Company. In that role, he helped to set strategy and direction for a number of government and commercial programs, and he now brings that background and expertise to Tempus. He joins Tempus as Executive Vice President of Strategic Data Solutions. Prior to joining Raytheon, Olson served as director of Business Development, Civil and Operations (COS) Space with Ball Aerospace, where he was responsible for strategic market planning and analysis, as well as directing strategy and customer relationships. Olson previously served for 24 years in the United States Navy, retiring in 2006 as Captain in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. In this role, he provided overall guidance on information systems in meteorology and oceanography operations, ensuring architectures were consistent with interoperability policies and national requirements. Olson holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from North Texas State University and a dual master's degree in meteorology and physical oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Salt Lake City—Sorenson Capital announced Monday that it has hired Rob Rueckert, formerly a managing director at Intel Capital, to further expand its existing technology practice within the firm. During Rueckert’s tenure at Intel Capital, he invested in more than 50 companies across multiple technology sectors and geographies. As the managing director for the new devices and wearables group at Intel Capital, Rueckert was responsible for identifying potential investments, with a focus on hiring management teams and assisting in the growth of those companies. In addition, at Intel Capital, Rueckert managed and oversaw more than 20 exits from its portfolio, including Accentify Inc., which was acquired by American Express, and Perceptive Pixel, which was acquired by Microsoft and is now one of its divisions specializing in research, development and production of multi-touch interfaces. Prior to joining Intel Capital, Rueckert worked as a technology consultant for Arthur Andersen and has worked for several companies in executive roles. Rueckert has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Brigham Young University.
Farmington—Horizon Credit Union announced Tuesday the new hire of Brandi Kirksey as Vice President of Marketing, effective immediately. Kirksey comes to Horizon from PARC, a subsidiary of Davis School District, where she served as the Board and Marketing Relations Manager. She brings more than 12 years of experience in marketing, product and service promotion. Horizon Credit Union is committed to our members and the communities we serve. With an ever expanding choice of financial partners, Horizon seeks to focus on innovative products and exceptional service. Kirksey will be based at the Farmington location.
Salt Lake City—International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Peggy Hunt, a partner in the Firm’s Salt Lake City office, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Utah Bar Foundation. “She is a tremendous attorney and leader who can truly aid the Utah Bar Foundation in achieving its goals as she serves on its Board.”
Hunt has been working in the area of bankruptcy and receivership law for more than 25 years and is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She serves as a Panel Chapter 7 trustee for the District of Utah, and has represented distressed companies, creditors, equity holders and Chapter 11 and 7 trustees in all aspects of the workout, restructuring and liquidating process, including in related litigation. Hunt also serves as lead counsel to trustees and equity receivers appointed in some of the largest Ponzi and securities fraud cases in Utah.