Silicon Slopes—Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, announced the appointment of James Budge as chief financial officer. With more than 20 years of finance and operations experience in technology, cloud and enterprise software, Budge will leverage his extensive background to lead Pluralsight’s accounting, FP&A, tax, legal, data and information technology teams. He most recently served as CFO of Anaplan. Prior to Anaplan, Budge held the position of CFO and COO at Genesys where he oversaw a series of acquisitions that led to the tremendous growth in Genesys’ cloud-based business. Under his leadership, the company’s revenue grew from $500 million to $900 million, ultimately leading to the increase of its enterprise value from $800 million to $2.5 billion. Before that, Budge served as CFO and COO at TiVo (fka Rovi and Macrovision), guiding the company through acquisitions and divestitures and leading operational efficiency programs that transformed the company. His financial and operational expertise increased the company’s revenue from $250 million to more than $800 million and profits from $50 million to more than $350 million, driving enterprise value from $500 million to $7 billion.
Provo—CircusTrix, the largest developer and operator of extreme recreation parks in the world, has hired Steve Chesnut, former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Overstock.com, as its first CFO. The move comes during a time of considerable growth for CircusTrix—the company most recently announced its acquisition of Rockin’ Jump, a leading trampoline park franchise. In January 2017, CircusTrix announced a private equity deal with Palladium Partners, the first of its kind within the indoor extreme recreation industry. As the newest C-level executive, Chesnut brings decades of finance and operations experience to his new role. Chesnut’s career spans decades and several notable organizations, including The Home Depot, Target Stores, and Overstock.com, overseeing multiple evolutions of retailer customer experiences, preferences and marketplace dynamics.
Salt Lake City—TSA Architects is pleased to announce the addition of Rebecca Weidler to its team as its new Healthcare Planner. Weidler is a recent transplant from Philadelphia with a decade of experience in architecture for health. Originally from Long Island, New York, she obtained her Master of Architecture from the Pratt Institute and her Bachelor of Arts from Southern Virginial University. She will be overseeing planning for the new Brigham city Hospital OR Expansion, and joining the University Hospital Infill Project team. Outside of work, she enjoys all kinds of creative pursuits including fashion design, drawing, sewing, and experimenting in the kitchen.
Salt Lake City—Intermountain Healthcare recently added three new members to its executive leadership team, bringing the total number to nine. It’s a trend that began shortly after Marc Harrison, MD—a specialist in Pediatric Critical Care—took the helm and became president and CEO of the organization in October of last year. The expansion is designed to bring key roles to the table early, when leaders are formulating strategies to address the challenges of cost pressures and legislative uncertainty, the growing consumer demand for accessibility and personalized care, rapidly evolving technologies, and the need to increase the focus on holistic care across the entire continuum of life. For much of its 42 year history, four executives made up Intermountain’s top management team: A chief executive officer, a chief operating officer, a chief financial officer, and a senior vice president of strategy. In 2015, a chief physician executive (now also president of Intermountain’s Medical Group) was added to the team, and earlier this year Dr. Harrison also added Intermountain’s chief people officer. On April 6, he announced the addition of three more members: The CEO of SelectHealth (Intermountain’s insurance arm), as well as a chief nursing executive and a senior vice president of Community Health. In addition to Chief Executive Officer Dr. Marc Harrison, Intermountain’s Executive Leadership Team is now comprised of (in alphabetical order): Rob Allen, senior vice president and chief operating officer; Mark Briesacher, MD, senior vice president and chief physician executive and president, Intermountain Medical Group; Joe Fournier, senior vice president and chief people officer; Kim Henrichsen, senior vice president, Clinical Operations and chief nursing executive; Mikelle Moore, senior vice president, Community Health; Greg Poulsen, senior vice president and chief strategy officer; Patricia Richards, president and chief executive officer, SelectHealth; Bert Zimmerli, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Salt Lake City—Method Studio, Utah’s foremost innovative and collaborative design firm, has promoted Rob Beishline, AIA, LEED AP, and Todd Kelsey, AIA, LEED AP to Associate Principals. Shawn Benjamin, AIA, and Matt Wallace, NCARB, have been named Vice Presidents at the firm. The promotions recognize these individuals’ value and contributions to the firm’s success.
Salt Lake City—Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors (CBC Advisors) is pleased to announce that Frank Matheson is joining the newly expanded downtown Salt Lake City office at 111 Main as senior vice president. With over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, Matheson is a top producer and was formerly executive director of Cushman Wakefield/Commerce. He has negotiated numerous transactions including some of the most significant office headquarters in the Intermountain West including Zions Bank, Questar, Ancestry.com, StorageCraft,1-800 Contacts and Key Bank. CBC Advisors has long been considered one of the most recognized and trusted brands in commercial real estate, holding the designation of the top performing Coldwell Banker Commercial operation globally for 14 consecutive years. Since 2013, CBC Advisors has expanded operations from 4 offices in the Intermountain region to 30 offices in major markets across the United States.