Top private equity professionals to speak at ACG Utah Roundtable
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Atkin of GOAL ZERO, Len
Blackwell of Sorenson Capital and Ed Ekstrom of Quail Creek Capital, three of
the top private equity professionals in Utah, will speak at the Association
for Corporate Growth's Corporate Roundtable Series on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from
They will discuss their extensive experience in private equity and lessons
learned in the industry, as well as a variety of related topics, including
management structure, control and reporting obligations. The event will be
held at Diversified Insurance Group, 136 E. South Temple, Suite 2300, in Salt
Lake City. Lunch will be served prior to the presentation and a brief
discussion will follow.
ACG Utah's corporate roundtable series is open exclusively tocorporate
executives and business owners. To register, call 801-359-8613, or visit
ABOUT JOE ATKIN, PRESIDENT, GOAL ZERO
Joe Atkin has been with GOAL ZERO since 2009 and has also served as the COO,
CFO and Head of Sales. He is passionate about building businesses and
empowering people. GOAL ZERO is an innovator of portable solar power systems
that equips families and individuals seeking to improve the outdoor experience
with the most innovative portable power products on the market. Joe received
his BS in Economics and MBA from Brigham Young University.
ABOUT LEN BLACKWELL, OPERATING PARTNER, SORENSON CAPITAL
Prior to joining Sorenson, Len Blackwell served as a CEO, and worked in
operations, marketing, sales and general management of various organizations.
His specialty is creating rapid process transformations that improve a
company's profitability, cycle time, cost structure, working capital,
information systems and customer satisfaction. Having led multiple
organizations through extensive change programs, he brings a unique hands-on
ABOUT ED EKSTROM, FOUNDING PARTNER, QUAIL CREEK CAPITAL
Prior to joining Quail Creek, Ed Ekstrom was a founding Partner at vSpring
Capital and served as Vice President of the Intel Communications Products
Group. A technology pioneer, Ekstrom has also served on the boards of BDNA,
Celio Corporation, Penguin Computing, Sparxent, Cymphonix and Zagg. He is
currently a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of
Envision Utah and a former chairman of the Utah Technology Council.
ABOUT ACG UTAH
The Utah Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth is where Utah
executives, investors, lenders and other capital providers and professionals
come together to network and learn. Each year, hundreds of participants
benefit from ACG Utah's events, which include monthly breakfasts, large
conferences and educational meetings. ACG Utah and its members are the leading
authorities on corporate growth in the Intermountain Region providing
unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal making and professional
development for building corporate value through M&A, strategic partnerships,
organic growth and capital funding.
SOURCE ACG Utah
Contact: Regan Guth, 801-325-5080
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