Silicon Slopes—Workfront, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, announced that Heidi Melin has joined the company as chief marketing officer (CMO) and a member of the executive leadership team. As Workfront’s CMO, Melin will be responsible for telling the Workfront story, creating and executing an integrated marketing strategy, driving increased awareness, and building a customer marketing function to deepen Workfront’s customer relationships. Melin brings to Workfront over two decades of senior marketing leadership and her reputation for building award-winning marketing teams in the technology industry. She has a proven track record for driving measurable growth for some of the most respected enterprise SaaS technology brands and has been recognized for her industry expertise. Her knowledge in B2B marketing has enabled her to become a thought leader and a sought-out speaker at many industry events throughout the country. Prior to Workfront, Melin was the CMO of Plex Systems, Inc., where she was responsible for strategy and execution of all marketing efforts. She also previously served as CMO at Eloqua, Polycom, Taleo, Hyperion, and was the group vice president of marketing at PeopleSoft. In addition, Melin served as a public company board director for Accelrys.
Salt Lake City – A 13-year legal fight to change seat belt safety requirements was won in the U.S. Supreme Court by a legal team that included Utah attorney Richard D. Burbidge and three attorneys from California. Following a rare pro-consumer decision in the U. S. Supreme Court, the case, Williamson v. Mazda Motor Corp., was moved to U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City. Burbidge then took over as lead counsel and prepared the case for jury trial. Shortly before trial began, a confidential settlement was reached. Burbidge and team, whose members “significantly advanced the rights or safety of consumers by achieving a noteworthy result in a case,” were named “2017 Consumer Attorneys of the Year” by Consumer Attorneys of California. Additionally, the Utah Minority Bar Association named Richard D. Burbidge “2017 Distinguished Lawyer of the Year” for his “efforts to educate his peers of the danger of implicit bias; support, mentorship and guidance that embolden people of color to enter the legal profession; leadership that embodies and inspires recognition of the essential role that diversity plays in the legal profession; and his generous support of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center and of the Center’s commitment to ensure that citizens, lay people and lawyers alike, understand and value the judicial system.”
Provo—Provo attorney Thomas J. Scribner takes the helm of Scribner Fowlke Attorneys at Law, PC, following co-founding attorney Lorie D. Fowlke’s departure to work with Rep. John Curtis. Scribner Fowlke Attorneys at Law, PC, after 30 years, has a new name, Scribner Law. The firm is changing its name due to attorney Lorie D. Fowlkeaccepting a new position with Congressman John Curtis (R-Utah), former mayor of Provo. The ultimate goal of Scribner Law, however, remains the same: to help clients understand the legal aspects of their cases and help them make the best choices from the options available. Scribner Law, of which Scribner will be the sole attorney for now, focuses on real estate, small business and estate planning/probate. Scribner has been practicing law since 1986, and has been with the firm for 30 years.
Salt Lake City—MasterControl Inc., a leading global provider of software solutions that enable life science and other regulated companies to deliver life-improving products to more people sooner, announced it has expanded its executive team to include Sara Bresee as executive vice president of marketing and Dave Edwards as executive vice president of sales. Bresee is responsible for elevating MasterControl from a customer-loving enterprise software provider to a global customer-obsessed organization. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in integrated marketing, both in the client and agency sectors. In her last role as CMO for Morpho Detection, Bresee engineered the digital transformation and brand makeover for this world-class security manufacturer. Prior to that, she served as senior vice president and group managing director of MRM//McCann-West. Her agency capstone role was serving as the Global Account Director for Intel Corporation. During her service, the agency team won multiple industry awards including the prestigious Intel Innovation Award for breakthrough marketing work. At Franklin Covey, Sara repositioned and relaunched “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People” curriculum. She also worked for other elite brands including the Ford Motor Company. Bresee is a Michigan State University alumnus. Edwards comes to MasterControl with more than two decades of sales, manufacturing, customer service, and general business management experience. Prior to MasterControl, Edwards served as the chief operating officer at 3form, a leading manufacturer of translucent building materials in the architecture and design industry. In this role, he was responsible for growing the business, from finding new customers, to closing orders, to managing orders through shipment to the customer. During Edwards’ tenure at 3form, sales business more than doubled and gross margins significantly improved. Prior to 3form, he worked at Danaher Corp., a Fortune 500 manufacturing conglomerate, in their general management program, and TenFold Corporation, an enterprise-wide software company. Edwards holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah. MasterControl has made other changes to its executive team including the reassignment of Matt Lowe from executive vice president of sales and marketing to executive vice president of product.
Bountiful—Hess Travel is excited to announce that Fran Gallegos is now the Director of Sales and Account Management. Gallegos has been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. Her hospitality career started out as a lodging manager for the US Air Force – Hill Air Force Base. She spent eight years with Westin Hotels Technology Center assisting in implementing the Westin Hotel Front Office System, and then migrated over to Starwood Call Center as a supervisor. Her hotel experience includes Director of Business Travel and Director of Sales & Marketing with brands that included Hilton, Starwood, Marriott, and Holiday Inn. Her current position as Director of Sales & Account Development for Hess Travel. Her major duties at Hess Travel will include prospecting new clients, managing new and existing accounts and participating in tradeshows and events.
Salt Lake City—The Department of Workforce Services’ Utah State Office of Rehabilitation has selected Dan V. Mathis to oversee the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In this position, he will be responsible for the oversight and administration of programs serving Utah’s community of deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind individuals and their families. Prior to this new role, Mathis served as an American Sign Language (ASL) Specialist for the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf, as part of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. While there, he taught ASL and Deaf studies, and coordinated support programs for students. In addition, Mathis has more than 20 years’ experience of educational-based work in ASL, Deaf studies, and interpreter training at Sorenson Communications, Davis Applied Technology College and Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Mathis is fluent in both English and ASL, and has served as a past member of the Utah Interpreter Program Certification Board and Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind Advisory Council. He earned bachelor’s degrees in ASL and Deaf studies, and a master’s degree in sign language education from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Mathis will be based at the Sanderson Community Center in Taylorsville and will assume his duties starting March 5.
Salt Lake City—International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP continues to expand its intellectual property (IP) team with the addition in Salt Lake City of four partners plus a team of six attorneys, two paralegals and three legal secretaries. The 15 new lawyers and legal professionals join Dorsey from the Salt Lake City office of Holland & Hart. Dorsey has made a concerted effort to grow strategic practices in its Salt Lake City office, recruiting seven other lawyers to join the firm in 2017 and 2018. With the newest additions to its IP group, Dorsey’s ranks will have grown to more than 50 lawyers in Salt Lake City. Grant Foster combines over 25 years of patent prosecution experience with extensive intellectual property litigation and trial experience. He manages significant IP portfolios for major clients relating to medical devices, outdoor products and technologies, food processing technologies, and many others. Grant Foster is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is an AAA mediator and serves as a neutral panel member of Utah ADR Services. Brett Foster is a nationally regarded authority in complicated and high-stakes intellectual property proceedings. His practice focuses on strategic counseling and litigation, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, unfair competition and other IP matters. He has obtained a number of multimillion-dollar jury verdicts in IP cases, including patent infringement cases, with enhanced damages and permanent injunctions that have been affirmed by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Brett Foster has enjoyed appellate success in cases before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, and the appellate courts in Utah and Arizona. Mark Miller has extensive experience in patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation in federal courts nationwide, and substantial experience with appeals of trademark and patent cases in federal circuit courts. Miller has also litigated patent infringement actions before the U.S. International Trade Commission and handled inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. As a registered patent attorney, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts in Utah, Colorado and Texas, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Tenth Circuit. Bryan Pratt focuses his practice on strategic patent portfolio creation and management in the United States and abroad within the mechanical, materials, and electromechanical arts. He advises clients on protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights which includes companies and brands across multiple technologies including, clean energy, manufacturing, outdoor sports, food and beverages industries. In addition to his patent work, Pratt is also skilled in trademark prosecution. He is registered to practice before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, Of Counsel Bradley Jensen; Associates Rick Galati, Elliot Hales, John Sadlik, Tamara Kapaloski, and Tiffany Shimada; Paralegals Samnang Marshall and Sherri Stucki and Legal Secretaries Trudi Rouse, Kathy Case, and Nicole McKean are part of this superb team.