Board of Directors
Clint Johnson, Board Chairman
Clint Johnson is a managing partner at Novum Partners, a technology firm focused on delivering “Big Data” and analytic solutions to the financial services industry. Before co-founding Novum in 2013, Clint consulted to technology start-ups in Silicon Valley. Prior to his consulting work, he filled senior leadership roles in finance and technology for commercial banks in Colorado and Utah. Clint earned his B.A. in Mathematics from Adams State College and his M.S. in Operations Research from the Colorado School Mines. He holds an advanced project management certification from Stanford University. Clint and his wife Megan life in Herriman with their six children.
Susan Bond, Board Member
Susan Bond is a nationally acclaimed educator, coach, speaker, and best-selling author featured on countless media outlets, including currently hosting MACC Casts at KSL/NBC Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah. As CEO & Founder of B.O.N.D. Strategies, LLC, her mission is to teach people how to think bigger and make the connections they need to take their business and life to the next level.
Working with top specialists and mentors in the world, Susan provides a wealth of knowledge and creates incredible opportunities that she shares with her students, clients, and audiences.
Susan is a proud mother and entrepreneur, running her own business and enjoying the benefits and freedom to be both an active parent, as well as a successful professional.
Mark DaBell, Board Member
Mark DaBell is a Software Engineer with over 17 years of experience creating solutions for embedded communication technologies, desktop applications, web servers, and modern front-end applications at L3 Technologies where he has worked as an Engineer and in Management. He has also worked as a private tutor in math and sciences and has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America.
He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah and a Masters in Business Administration from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He currently resides in South Jordan with his wife and three children.
Chétan Davé, Board Member
Chétan Davé has ten years of experience in the corporate finance sector. He has worked as a Financial Analyst for the technology and healthcare industries. He is currently the Senior Managed Care Analyst for the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. Chétan is also a co-founder of Naleeni Leatherworks, a handmade leather accessories company.
Chétan received a Bachelor of Science in Finance with an emphasis in Computer Science from the University of Utah. He currently resides with his wife, Alice, and two children in South Jordan.
Rodayne Esmay, Board Member
L. Rodayne Esmay holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University. He is currently a professor of Digital Media at Utah Valley University. Before stepping into the classroom, Mr. Esmay spent twenty years in the industry and has been able to draw from that experience as a classroom instructor. He has been presented numerous awards for his teaching, including the NISOD Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas, Distinguished Faculty Lecturer from Salt Lake Community College, and in 2015 Utah Valley University’s Presidential Teaching Excellence Award – one of the highest honors that can be bestowed by that institution.
For years, Professor Esmay has worked with industry partners to help make classroom curriculum more relevant and is a strong advocate of experiential learning. He states, “If we are really serious about preparing our youth for the future, community and industry partnerships need to be a significant part of the formula. Learning to find answers to real-world issues through creativity and persistence are of paramount importance.”
Julie Edwards, Board Member
Julie Goldklang has more than 17 years of experience driving IT consulting business success at Accenture, EMC, and Datalink. She is currently on the leadership team to create a multi-million dollar consulting business in an established hardware reseller company with primary responsibilities in strategic planning, driving recruiting efforts, management coaching, organizational design, performance management, onboarding, resource management, and business analysis. Julie was also the vice president of the founding board of Early Light Academy, a highly-successful charter school founded in 2008 in South Jordan that serves 1,000 students in grades K-9.
Julie received a business degree from the University of Washington and graduated cum laude.