UV50 Economic Engines: No. 3 Vivint

City Provo Founded 1999 Employees 11,000 employees (4,000 in Utah) Industry Technology Website Vivint.com Founder Todd Pedersen, 48 The Company A provider of smart home automation and security. BLOWING US ALL AWAY: LET US COUNT THE WAYS 1. Vivint did $757 million in revenue in 2016. 2. In 2017, Fast Company named Vivint one of the 50 most innovative companies in America. 3. […]

Secrets to networking, productivity + inspiring a team

PSST! Can you keep a secret? (We can’t.) Local pros gave us the secret scoop on networking, productivity + inspiring a team. Lucky for you, BusinessQ is a tell-it-all kind of gal. To networking “Friendly advice. It might sound a little outdated (like Jane Austen outdated), but I’ve always had the most success with introductions. […]

4 Utah Valley companies promoting + supporting women in the workplace

She works hard for the money. (So hard for the money.) To be frank, the stats regarding women in the Utah workplace are less than fun. At the Women Tech Council’s Talent Innovation Summit, Cydni Tetro, co-founder and executive director of WTC, outlined the tough trends. Compared to similarly employed men, women earn 70 cents […]

UV50: 10 Economic Engines 2016

At a glance: Like a #boss, these 10 companies are driving our local economy and influencing the world with their strength, smarts and stamina. Read on and meet the makers. NO.1 doTERRA 2-TIME UV50 WINNER City Pleasant Grove Founded 2008 Employees 2,000 Industry Health and wellness/direct sales Website doTERRA.com Founder David Stirling, 53 The Company A producer and distributor […]

40 under 40: Jeff Lyman

Vivint Smart Home, Provo AGE: 39 BORN: Portland, Ore. TITLE: Chief marketing officer Jeff Lyman just does it. After a decade at Nike, Inc., leading the digital and marketplace communications for NIKEiD, he jogged on over to our neck of the woods to head up marketing for Vivint, a company that did a pretty $625 […]

VIDEO: Utah Valley business leaders try their odds in childhood games

  Tables were flipping, towers were tumbling and someone split their hand to earn a double blackjack. Going along with the theme, “Game Changers,” Utah Valley BusinessQ shared four videos of local business leaders going head-to-head in a few friendly games at its 8th Annual UV50 Gala Wednesday night. The event, held at the Utah Valley Convention […]

UV50: 10 Economic Engines 2015

At a glance With robust revenues and employees by the hundreds and thousands, these 10 companies are dominating their fields and anchoring Utah Valley’s economy. Get a breakdown of the category below, and then dive into BusinessQ’s ranking of these 10 stalwarts. NO. 1 Vivint Founded 1999 City Provo Employees 8,000 Industry Technology/home automation/security Website vivint.com Founder Todd Pedersen, 46 The Company A provider of smart […]

A class of their own: 4 college drop-outs talk their degree-defying decisions

  They aren’t your textbook success stories. But these phenomenally successful entrepreneurs need to be studied. Go inside their choice to not give it the old college try. Gee Whiz  Garrett Gee’s college experience is driven by goals. The BYU soccer player turned entrepreneur has created one revolving educational door. “I honestly love school, but […]

UVU takes market research to the SMART level

Watch out market research labs — a new lab is in town and it is smarter than all of you. Utah Valley University opened the Sales and Marketing Applied Research Test (SMARTLab), a new, cutting-edge market research lab with technology to improve advertising productivity, in November. “Nobody else in Utah is doing this. And we […]

Top 10 Revenue Companies

The money mavens — 10 companies Utah Valley banks on. NO. 1 NU SKIN 2013 Revenue $3,177,000,000 Founded 1984 City Provo Employees 1,500 Industry Personal care/nutrition Website www.nuskin.com CFO Ritch Wood, 48 Past UV50 Top Revenue Rankings 2009-2013: #1 The Company A direct sales company that operates in 53 markets and distributes more than 200 […]

10 Coolest Entrepreneurs

We’re hanging out with the cool kids — 10 Utah Valley powerhouses who are too hip to be square.