Roger is a great source for advice. I consider Roger a trusted advisor, and I highly value him as a friend as well as a mentor. Josh Case - CEO @ Energy Capital Group, LLC
Roger is one of the industry’s best when it comes to launching and accelerating startup’s growth. A few minutes of his time could provide a lifetime of valuable advice. David Przybyla, Marketing Professor at Utah Valley University
Roger is my hero for all the reasons that you also value. He keeps a very low-key profile and has a wicked-bright mind. Roger has launched, advised or invested in literally hundreds of startups. What makes Roger a role model for me is his humility and goodness. He has always extended a helping hand and advice whenever I have reached out to him. Roger is an honored member of the community and represents the values that build solid communities. Rajeev (Raj) Rawat - Author, Speaker, Consultant at Reverse the Chase Project
For almost three decades I've helped thousands of business owners and founders secure the content, capital, and connections they need to accelerate profitably.
I began my career as a credit analyst for one of the largest SBA lenders in the country at the time. However, in recent years, I've been coaching CEOs while growing business accelerators and incubators; more specifically helping companies to accelerate revenue growth and optimize their business models.
This passion for helping others has led to the founding of TechX - Mentored Acceleration, a cutting-edge program designed to help companies scale. So far, the TechX program has helped more than 100 companies increase combined revenues exceed $150+ million. Participants report more than $145 million in liquidity events of exits and follow-on capital infusions, with one company selling for 30X revenues. On average companies have experienced a valuation increased more than 17x. Participants strongly credit the program with helping them succeed. On a scale of 1-to-10, they rate the impact of the TechX program on their success as 8.3+.
Through the years, I've led several national commercial lending institutions, including franchise financing divisions. In 1996 I founded Commerce Capital Corporation; a venture lending company which provided funding for companies all over North America. Locally I've been actively involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem; serving in a number of organizations and Boards including the Technology Center @ Novell, the Business Development Corporation of Provo, Utah Valley University's Business Resource Center, Provo Labs Incubator, Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum, UtahAngels, Utah Angels 2, Boomstartup, and founding utahTechX.com.