UTC is the collective force behind Utah’s technology ecosystem, giving technology companies a powerful, unified voice as it fosters support from business, government, education and community leaders. Technology CEOs and senior business leaders join UTC to impact the growth and vitality of their companies, strengthen the skills of their workers, gain valuable access to key resources, and positively impact the region in which they operate. Government organizations join UTC to stay tuned into the current needs of their powerful business constituents. Education leaders join UTC to stay up on requirements of the tech industry and design programs and curricula to prepare the rising workforce. Investors and financial institutions join UTC to ensure Utah’s business climate stays conducive to the success of their portfolio tech companies. Service providers join UTC to gain exposure to technology companies and help contribute to their success. By combining our voice as an industry, UTC is able help businesses grow faster in a vibrant, healthy technology ecosystem, which improves the likelihood of their success in Utah and attract talent to the state for high tech jobs.
John Knotwell
President and CEO

John is a technology industry veteran, with most recent roles as Chief Revenue Officer at RizePoint where he was responsible for leading worldwide sales, alliances, services, and customer success. Previously, he was Vice President of Sales at Workfront and Vice President of Sales at inContact.

Jonathan Jackson
Chief Operations Officer

A recent transplant from Washington, DC, where he served on the Bush Administration, and at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A recovering globetrotter who has enjoyed advising leaders at the highest level of business, government, and military on energy and tech issues. He’s an avid runner and musician.

Paul Rogers
Government Relations

Paul has served on the Utah House of Representatives, and then he later served in the Utah State Senate. Paul was also twice appointed to the State Board of Regents. He formed Paul Rogers & Associates, a highly sought after public relations and government consultancy.

Jeff Rogers
Government Relations

Jeff has been actively engaged in various business, trade, tax, and technology legislative issues. He has been instrumental in issues relating to STEM education, internet services and taxation, including multiple expansions of the “Engineering Initiative”.

Graden Nelson
Director of Member Services

Graden joined UTC in September of 2015. He previously worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs. He graduated from BYU in 2013 with a degree in Business Management. He enjoys running/biking with his wife.

Lindsay Shields
Event Manager

Lindsay recently relocated back to Utah from San Francisco. While there, she managed complex events for major Silicon Valley tech companies after graduating Magna Cum Laude from UVU. As a film and music enthusiast, she enjoys going to movies and concerts when not at UTC events.

Amanda Jackson
Executive Assistant

Amanda is not only new to UTC, but new to Utah--originally from NYC! In her role as EA to the CEO and COO she wears many hats and enjoys the forever expanding world of tech. She has a passion for dogs, the great outdoors, volunteering, and hopes to one day live in a tiny house in the mountains.

Dana Taylor
Finance Manager

Dana joined UTC in May, returning to Utah after a 10 year hiatus out of state. She has 25 years office management and bookkeeping experience. Dana enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Mark Jaggi

Mark brings a wide range of experience in his nearly 20 years of financial management and over 10 years as a CFO. He is a culture builder having evolved high-achievement, high-accountability teams leveraging goal alignment, incentive plans, benefits, training, and more.

Matt Appel

Matt has an accounting focused MBA, with over a decade of experience managing accounting functions at all levels of an organization. With experience in the hospitality, software, network security, marketing, and manufacturing industries, he has a very well rounded base of experience to draw from.

Jason Steed

Jason's experience comprises conceptualization and development of relationship marketing tools.
He has taught Online Marketing and E-commerce at the University of Utah, and is involved in the community by serving on several leadership boards.

Henry Gardner
Corporate Relations

Prior to joining UTC, Henry was Vice President of Corporate Development at Zions Bank. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Utah Digital Health Service Commission

Amy Nelson
Communications Specialist

Amy runs UTC’s social media channels. She holds a B.S. degree in Public Relations from Utah State University.

Haili Campbell

Haili is a student at the University of Utah finishing a B.A. degree in Physics and French. Prior to joining UTC, Haili worked with technology development at the University of Utah. On her off time, she enjoys traveling and discovering new cultures, food, and art.

Natalie Fullmer

Natalie has been an intern at UTC since September 2016. She is currently a student at the University of Utah working to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in History and English. She enjoys playing and listening to music.

President, Sprout Marketing

In nearly 20 years of involvement with UTC, I have seen time after time an organization that is able to bring together Utah’s best and brightest to solve some of the state’s toughest challenges.