Advisors

Advisors


Advisement through the Junto Partners program

Martin Senn - Launch Lead AdvisorAlan Hall
Managing Director – Mercato Partners

” As the founder of Marketstar Corporation and managing director of Mercato Partners, I understand how targeted lists, lead qualification, and appointment setting are essential to sales growth. For emerging businesses, outsourcing these sales functions can really help accelerate growth. Launch Sales and Marketing is the right sales partner to accomplish these mission critical activities and it would be wise to utilize their services. ”

A prominent civic leader, Hall is a member of the Board of Trustees for Weber State University, Chairman of UITA (Utah Information Technology Association), a trustee of the Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, a member of Wells Fargo Bank’s Northern Utah Advisory Board of Directors, a trustee of World Trade Center Utah, and the past Chairman of the Board of the Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Hall is the Chairman of the Hall Foundation, Utah Co-Chair for Mitt Romney for President, Founder and Chairman of Grow Utah Ventures, and was awarded the 2008 Entreprenuer of the Year award by the Mountain West Capital Network.

 

Greg Warnock - Launch Lead AdvisorGreg Warnock
Managing Director – Mercato Partners

” As an active technology investor, I see a consistent need for lead qualification and appointment setting for business to business technology providers. I believe Launch Sales and Marketing is well positioned to provide the service efficiently. “

Greg is a master entrepreneur and venture capitalist, was a founding managing director at vSpring Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm with over $300M under management. He has conceived, founded, operated and sold several companies of his own and was the founder of Precision Data Link, which he sold to Profit Recovery Group (PRGX) in 1998. Greg was principal in more than 20 M&A transactions prior to his work in venture capital. He is one of the region’s most active Angel investors and a committed mentor of entrepreneurs. Greg recently completed work on his Ph.D. in Venture Finance and Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. In June of 2006, Greg was honored with the Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award at the Ernst & Young Special 20th Anniversary Gala Event.


Advisory Panel to Launch Sales and Marketing, LLC

 

Alex Lawrence - Launch Lead AdvisorAlexander C. Lawrence
Partner & Chief Evangelist – Funding Universe

Alex has an proven track record of starting, growing and selling large scale, high growth businesses. Prior to joining FundingUniverse, Mr. Lawrence was the Founder and Managing Partner of LC Management, a multi-industry holding company founded in 1998. LCM was invested in a variety of startup, growing and mature businesses from several industries, including (but not limited to) international franchisor, venture capital firm, consumer technology, internet software, commercial real estate development, franchise restaurant chain, and other minority equity ownership interests in LLP’s and LLC’s. Alexander also has successfully exited three previous ventures (technology, franchise and multi-state chain) and is a current Board Member at his Alma Mater and three privately held companies. Alexander has been included by Utah Business Magazine as one of their “top 40 businesspeople under the age of 40”. Mr. Lawrence teaches a class on Entrepreneurship at his Alma Mater and also writes a column on entrepreneurship for one of the largest newspapers in the State. He maintains a healthy blog following at www.TheEntrepreneursBlog.com and on Twitter @AlexanderLaw. In the past, Alex has served on the board of several local and national entrepreneurial organizations. Alex has a BS in Business Management as well as a Masters Degree (MBA).

 

Billy Nerenberg - Launch Lead AdvisorBilly Nerenberg
SVP, General Manager Justice – Digital Bridge

Billy is responsible for all DigitalBridge sales and marketing activities, which include product marketing, demand creation, branding, and corporate communications. Mr. Nerenberg is also responsible for coordinating the sales and sales management activities across the company’s subsidiaries and for developing the expertise, discipline, and bench strength necessary to support these activities. He is a seasoned veteran of the high-tech industry, having previously held positions with Microsoft, Intel, and Symantec. Mr. Nerenberg earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon. He has extensive executive training from both Intel and Microsoft’s leadership programs including coursework at the Oregon Institute of Technology and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

 

Craig Earnshaw - Launch Lead AdvisorCraig Earnshaw
Founder – LifeLink Corporation

Craig is a partner at Utah Angels, and an angel investor at Park City Angels. Craig is a 1977 graduate of BYU in Computer Science. Received his CLU (1981) and ChFC (1983) professional designations. In 1978 founded LifeLink Corporation to provide advanced sales life insurance proposal systems to financial professionals. Sold the company 2004 and currently works as an investment consultant. Also served as a mission president to the Porto Alegre South Mission.

 

Jeff Brunken - Launch Lead AdvisorJeff Brunken
President – The MGIS Companies, Inc.

Jeff joined the insurance industry in 1984. After working for St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company as an underwriter for healthcare professional liability, he joined MGIS in 1989. While at MGIS, he has expanded the company’s abilities to provide professional liability products and services. With a clear corporate vision, Jeff ensures that The MGIS Companies, Inc. works strategically to provide value to clients and distribution and insurer partners. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brigham Young University and holds the designations of Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

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