Provo—Qualtrics, the leader in experience management, announced the appointment of veteran financial leader David Faugno as Chief Financial Officer. Faugno served as CFO for over 10 years at Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions. While there he helped take the company from 100 to 1,500 employees and approximately $20M to nearly $400M in annual billings. In addition, Faugno successfully led the acquisition of 11 companies while at Barracuda. In 2013, Faugno helped lead the company to a successful initial public offering. In addition to his experience at Barracuda Networks, Faugno served as Senior Director of Corporate Finance – M&A at Cisco Systems, was CFO for Actona Technologies and spent 8 years at AT&T, including as CFO of the EMEA region. In 2013, he was awarded Silicon Valley Business Journal’s CFO of the Year. Faugno will be based at the company’s Provo headquarters. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and has an MBA from Duke University.
Salt Lake City—HireVue, the leading provider of video intelligence solutions that help top global companies identify the best talent, faster, announced the appointment of Kimberly Simms as senior vice president, customer success. Leading HireVue’s global customer success team, Simms is already at work ensuring that the company’s growing roster of more than 600 companies worldwide — from Unilever and Vodafone to Dr. Pepper and Goldman Sachs — are leveraging HireVue’s video intelligence solutions to their fullest potential. Simms brings a wealth of customer experience to HireVue, most recently serving as Vice President at Anaplan, where she led a large team spearheading company-wide customer success initiatives. Prior, she was with IBM, where she supported and led the delivery of IBM’s analytics solutions, while driving product adoption and delivery success amongst new customers. Simms has been recognized for executing outstanding client satisfaction by both her clients and her peers in the industry. She launched her career with Accenture and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science with an emphasis in Mathematics from the University of Kansas.
Salt Lake City—Kelly Esselman has joined Mercer’s Salt Lake City office effective October 1, 2017 to assume responsibilities as the Health Office Business Leader. In her time at Mercer, Esselman has worked in a variety of leadership capacities including Senior Health Consultant, Enterprise Segment Leader, Denver Team Leader and most recently the Mountain States Sales Leader including the Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix and Boise markets. Her diverse leadership experience, spanning both consulting and sales, includes assisting current and prospective clients with forward thinking human resources strategies in the realm of health, wealth and careers covering the entire HR continuum. Esselman is a leader in the benefits community and is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker. She currently sits on the board for The Delores Project, is the co-founder of HRunlocked and a volunteer/foster for PawsCo.
Salt Lake City—After an extensive search, SelectHealth is pleased to announce that David Lemperle has been named as the Vice President of Sales and Agent Relations. In this role, Lamperle will be responsible for sales strategy and cultivating agent relationships. He will also serve as a member of the SelectHealth Executive Team. Lamperle has over 20 years of experience in business development and sales. Most recently he served as Vice President of Sales at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield. Previously, Lamperle was the Chief Operating Officer for DriverTech, a provider of mobile communications solutions for the transportation industry. He also has served in senior leadership positions at Qualcomm, a global wireless telecommunications company, where he led customer service initiatives. Lamperle has an MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Brigham Young University. He and wife, Sherice, have six children. He begins his new role on November 13 and will work from the SelectHealth Murray offices.
Salt Lake City—Zevin Spears has joined the Event Management Department at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. Spears is one of six Event Managers at the SMG-managed and Salt Lake County-owned facility. After graduating from high school in a small east Texas rural community, Spears received two undergraduate degrees from one of the oldest public state universities in Texas, Stephen F. Austin State University, in both Global Media & Communications, and also in Hospitality Administration. After college, Spears moved to Washington, DC, to plan events at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center. During his tenure as an event planner and project manager in DC, Spears worked with many US and international government agencies, corporations, and national and international non-profits and associations. Events Spears has planned have been featured in media outlets such as: CNN, Lifetime Movie Network, The Washington Post, Washingtonian Bride & Groom , and The Knot Weddings and Events. Spears was nominated by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” young professionals to watch in 2012, and was nominated by DC’s Metro Weekly Magazine as the November 2016 Cover Man of the Month for being an advocate and influencer in Washington’s LGBTQA community. While managing the DC office for Elite Global Events—a third party event planning firm based in New York City—Spears gained a great wealth of experience in planning programs around the Country. Most recently, Spears operated his own consulting firm in DC, and offered his services to both new and former clients, as well as past employers. Spears moved to Salt Lake City in August 2017 and is excited about his new role working with SMG at the Salt Palace. Spears looks forward to the slower, more relaxed, pace of life here in SLC. Spears is also an avid outdoor lover, and can’t wait to become a local hiking expert. Spears plans on taking advantage of the many opportunities in Salt Lake City to get involved with local organizations that promote the growth, economic development, and diversity of the community.