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.

Elizabeth Converse
Director of Strategic Communications and Partnerships

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.

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.

Heather Lynes
Director of Events and Programs

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.

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

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.

Lindsey Kvasnicka
Office Assistant

Lindsey has over 12 years of experience in the fitness and real estate world. Doing everything from marketing, management, sales, and training. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, traveling, football and more.

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.