Top private equity professionals to speak at ACG Utah Roundtable PR Newswire 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 12:00-1:30 p.m. 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 acgutah.org. 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 perspective. 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 Website: http://www.acgutah.org Contact: Regan Guth, 801-325-5080
Top private equity professionals to speak at ACG Utah Roundtable
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