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.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
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.

Elizabeth Converse
Director of Strategic Communication

Coming all the way from the state capitol to UTC, Elizabeth has worked in state and local communication and outreach positions for over a decade.

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
CFO

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
Controller

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.

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

Haili Campbell
Community Outreach and Events Assistant

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
Finance and Events Assistant

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.

BRUCE LAW
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.