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Salt Lake City–BlytzPay, a financial technology payment company, today named Darrell Gamble as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to joining BlytzPay, Gamble served as the Senior Vice President of Sales at MX, the leader in actionable financial data. Mr. Gamble brings 25 years of experience in building and empowering SaaS sales teams that execute and achieve high growth.  His commitment to relentless excellence and service has earned him a solid reputation within Silicon Slopes. In his role as CRO with BlytzPay, Gamble will leverage his vast experience to drive growth and increase market share. His experience with multiple sales channels gives him unique insight on BlytzPay’s many competitive advantages.

Salt Lake City–Holland & Hart is pleased to announce three of its Utah lawyers, Mark K. Buchi, Cecilia M. Romero, and Matthew G. Wells were named a Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice area in Salt Lake City. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated market is honored with this recognition. Additionally, 42 of the firm’s Salt Lake City attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Firm-wide, a total of 18 lawyers were named a 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” and 175 attorneys were included in the 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list. More details can be read in the firm’s 2019 Best Lawyers press release. Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in good standing and currently practicing.

Park City–Park City Realtor® Mark Sletten, of Engel & Völkers, marks twenty-five years providing clients with exceptional real estate services and support. Mr. Sletten, an advisor and Associate Broker at Engel & Völkers Park City and founder of the Mark Sletten Group, is celebrating his twenty-fifth year as a Park City, Utah real estate professional. Sletten’s office is located at the Park City Mountain Resort, right on the edge of Park City’s Historic Old Town. Mr. Sletten is also involved locally, serving on Park City’s Planning Commission and the City’s Blue-Ribbon Housing Commission. In addition, he supports several local nonprofits, including the Park City Ski Education Foundation and the Mountain Trails Foundation.


Salt Lake City–Blue Lemon’s founding chef, “Chef Todd” Leonard, was named U.S.A. Chef of the Year™ by The American Culinary Federation (ACF) on July 19, 2018 after emerging as this year’s winner of the ACF’s prestigious national cooking competition. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 2018 competition invited chefs from around the country to create, cook, and display four plates in 60 minutes using regional ingredients. Leonard was assisted by two apprentices, both culinary arts students at Utah Valley University (UVU) where Leonard is the director of the Culinary Arts Institute.

Salt Lake City–NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, has announced that Michael Ongkiko has joined its team as a Vice President for HR Services. In his new role, Mr. Ongkiko will be responsible for overseeing HR services in the West region and promoting these capabilities throughout the rapidly growing market. Mr. Ongkiko will drive integrated selling by delivering strategic HR consulting for both current and prospective clients. Mr. Ongkiko brings with him over 20 years of human resource experience in the public and private sector. Prior to NFP, he served as the Director of Human Resources for Salt Lake County. With the County, he successfully led a team that provided operational HR support to over 7,000 employees. In addition to Mr. Ongkiko’s leadership experience, he has also spent over five years navigating the public sector by advising and working closely with elected leaders. He has his Masters of in Labor and Employee Relations from the University of Cincinnati, OH.

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