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Salt Lake City– Crewe Capital, LLC, a premier investment banking and advisory firm, announced today that Eugene E. Urcan has joined the firm as President and Head of Investment Banking. Mr. Urcan brings a career of management and transaction investment banking experience to Crewe Capital with industry leading expertise across a broad range of industries. Transactions executed and advised upon by Mr. Urcan total over $10B in aggregate value.  Additionally, Mr. Urcan has performed over 1,000 valuation mandates throughout his career. Crewe Capital is one of the fastest growing investment banking firms in the country. Recently known for their involvement in financings for companies such as Apio, Dollar Shave Club, Ripple, Four Foods Group, Northwest Lodging Group and Honk.

Salt Lake City – Samuel Alba, a shareholder at Snow Christensen & Martineau, was recently appointed as Chairperson of our Board of Directors. Mr. Alba’s practice focuses on the defense of complex commercial and white-collar criminal cases in both state and federal courts. He offers clients a unique skill level gained as a judge, a prosecutor, a public defender and a lawyer in private practice. Because of this broad experience, he can readily assess a case from all perspectives. Mr. Alba works proactively with prosecutorial and investigative agencies to prevent criminal charges from being filed against clients – shielding them from significant damage to their bottom line and reputation. Richard A. Van Wagoner, a shareholder at Snow Christensen & Martineau, was recently appointed Head of the firm’s Criminal Defense Practice Group. He replaces Mr. Alba, who has served as Head of the practice group since 2013. Mr. Van Wagoner’s practice focuses on criminal defense – primarily white collar and some street crime – commercial litigation and First Amendment law. Much of his practice involves representing clients who are either under criminal investigation or who have been charged with crimes

Salt Lake City– Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that attorneys Katherine R. Nichols and Rachael Motzkus have joined the Salt Lake City office. Ms. Nichols is a commercial litigator who represents clients in a wide variety of disputes, including professional malpractice litigation, contract disputes, eminent domain proceedings, consumer arbitrations and partnership disputes. Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Ms. Nichols practiced in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP, where she represented corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation and government investigations before the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Ms. Nichols is currently on the board for the Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from Wheaton College and her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Motzkus’ practice is centered in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Ms.Motzkus was a student honors intern with the United States Securities Exchange Commission. She was also an intern for Chief Judge R. Kimball Mosier at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah. Ms. Motzkus received her B.B.A from The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and her J.D. from The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Salt Lake City– Ivanti®, the company that unifies IT to better manage and secure the digital workplace, today announced that it has expanded its executive leadership team, adding Scott Sorensen to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Sorensen joins the company’s management team, reporting to Ivanti Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Daly as the company prepares for continued global growth. Mr. Daly will additionally assume the role of Chairman of the Board. As President and COO, Mr. Sorensen will provide leadership and guidance for Ivanti’s internal operations including G&A, information technology, and customer success teams. As CEO and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Daly will focus directly on Ivanti’s business strategy, innovation, product direction and potential acquisition opportunities.