Utah businesses make Technology Fast 500 list

A number of Utah companies ranked well on the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Domo debuted at 71 on the list, the highest of any Utah company.

“This recognition is a testament to our team’s continuous focus on delivering tremendous value to our customers,” said Josh James, Domo founder and CEO, in a press release.

Simplus in Sandy made the 78th rank, PrinterLogic in St. George came in at 99, and OnsiteMedia in Park City ranked at 122. Local companies with Utah County ties also followed suit, with Sorenson Media earning the No. 229 rank, Pluralsight the No. 254 spot, TravelPass Group at 262, Instructure at 280, Jive Communications at 374, Flexpoint Sensor Systems at 382 and Workfront coming in at 460.

“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world-class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting. “These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business. We extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners for achieving remarkable growth while delivering new services and experiences for their customers.”

Purple Innovation names Mark Watkins as new CFO

Purple Innovation, a comfort technology company based in Alpine, recently named Mark Watkins as chief financial officer, effective immediately. This follows Purple’s announcement Nov. 2 of a definitive merger agreement with Global Partner Acquisition Corp.

“We are beyond excited to welcome Mark to the Purple team and look forward to his contribution in reaching our goal to help 1 million people around the world sleep, sit and stand more comfortably,” said Purple CEO Sam Bernards. “Mark’s strategic financial experience at both private and public companies will be invaluable as we continue in our journey to combine with GPAC and become a publicly listed company.”

Watkins most recently served as the CFO of Traeger Pellet Grills, a post he held from March 2015. Previously, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Nu Skin Enterprises.

TaskEasy lawn care services firm expanding in Utah

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, or GOED, announced that Utah-based TaskEasy will expand in the state, adding up to 191 jobs, $5.3 million in new state revenue and an estimated $6.5 million in capital investment.

“TaskEasy is experiencing massive growth and is expanding into new strategic markets across all 50 states,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “We are pleased that they’ve chosen to stay in Utah. We are excited about the jobs this expansion will create and the company’s contribution in making Utah a premier destination for business.”

TaskEasy delivers lawn care services direct to customers through their mobile app and website. As the first company to apply the services-on-demand model nationwide for lawn maintenance and multi-site property management, TaskEasy’s proprietary platform establishes a fair market price and supports guaranteed, quality service for homeowners, property managers, and landscape contractors, and is now in more than 10,000 cities and in all 50 states.

The company is working closely with the local community to determine the best location for its expansion. Exact location will be announced at a future date.

Karissa Neely reports on Business and North County events, and can be reached at 801-344-2537 or kneely@heraldextra.com. Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely

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