David R. Bradford, Carl R. Kjeldsberg and John M. Matsen to Be Inducted into UTC Hall of Fame
The Utah Technology Council (UTC) (http://www.utahtech.org)
today announced David R. Bradford, Carl R. Kjeldsberg and John M. Matsen
as its 2013 inductees into the UTC Hall of Fame. The technology industry
will gather on October 11 to celebrate their more than 100 years of
combined success at the UTC’s Hall of Fame Celebration at the Grand
America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe Systems, Inc., will keynote
the Hall of Fame Celebration – the industry’s premier gathering of
technology and life science executives.
“Our 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees have achieved remarkable success in
their careers,” said
Richard R. Nelson, president and CEO of the UTC. “They have built
great companies that are known throughout the nation and the world. They
represent Utah very well. They deserve the distinction of being named to
the UTC Hall of Fame.”
R. Bradford – Software Industry Leader, Connector, Advisor
David R. Bradford is a proven business leader with over 30 years of
experience in the computer industry. Known for accelerating the growth
and performance of game-changing organizations, Mr. Bradford is
Executive Chairman of HireVue. In this role, Mr. Bradford leads the
board and guides the future of HireVue as it pioneers the digital
interviewing market to bring faster, convenient, standardized interviews
to businesses around the world.
Until February 2013, Mr. Bradford served as CEO of HireVue. During his
tenure as CEO, company sales increased over 200%, the company raised
over $22 million in capital, and was awarded the prestigious HR product
of the Year becoming the de facto standard in digital interviewing.
Prior to his work at HireVue, Mr. Bradford served as CEO and Chairman of
Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), a pioneer of a new storage memory platform,
significantly improving performance in the world's data centers. In this
role, he sourced and brought together an S-1 ready management team,
helped raise over $100 million in growth equity, sourced and recruited
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, to become the company’s Chief
Scientist, helped secure key strategic partnerships with IBM, HP and
Samsung, drove a massive increase in sales and saw the company named
America's Most Promising I.T. Company by the Wall Street Journal and
America’s “most innovative” company by Businessweek.
From 1985-2000, Mr. Bradford served as Senior Vice President and General
Counsel of Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL), where he helped lead the
networking start-up through a series of acquisitions, public offerings
and business development activities.
A “people connector” and an expert in social media, Bradford has a book
forthcoming about building real relationships with people in a world of
He is the recipient of numerous honors and distinctions, including the
2010 Utah Technology Council Executive of the Year award and the BYU Law
School Alumnus of the Year award. He not only earned his law degree from
Brigham Young University but his bachelor’s degree in Political Science
as well. His MBA degree is from Pepperdine University.
John M. Matsen, III - Clinician, Laboratorian and Administrator
Born in Salt Lake City, John M. Matsen attended Brigham Young University
and UCLA Medical School. Following his internship and residency at UCLA
and Harbor General Hospital, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where
he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in infectious diseases in the
Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota School of
Medicine. Dr. Matsen then served as director of the Clinical
Microbiology Laboratories and remained at the University of Minnesota
for an additional six years, rising to the rank of professor of
Laboratory Medicine, of Pediatrics, and of Microbiology.
Returning to Salt Lake City in 1974 as a professor of Pathology and
Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Matsen
served as director of the Clinical Laboratories for University Hospital
until 1978 and as director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories
from 1974 to 1993. He had a long and illustrious career at the
University of Utah; his past titles include associate dean for Academic
Affairs, 12 years as chair of the Department of Pathology, dean of the
School of Medicine, university senior vice president for Health
Sciences, and emeritus professor of Pathology and Pediatrics.
Dr. Matsen was one of the founders of ARUP Laboratories, a nonprofit,
academic enterprise of the University of Utah Department of Pathology.
He was ARUP’s founding CEO and president from 1984 to 1993 and served as
chair of ARUP’s board of directors from 1993 to 1999.
His many national responsibilities, recognitions, and awards include a
two-year term as the president of the (national) Association of
Pathology Chairs, the Becton Dickinson Award, Gerald T. Evans Award,
Sonnenwirth Award, Utah Medical Association Distinguished Service Award,
Distinguished Alumni Award (BYU), and Ward Burdick Award for
Distinguished Service. In 2001, Dr. Matsen received the Honorary Member
Award from the American Society for Microbiology, given annually to only
three of the society’s 40,000-plus members. He is also the recipient of
the 2002 Laboratory Public Service National Leadership Award for
Lifetime Achievement and is a 2006 recipient of an honorary Doctor of
Science degree from the University of Utah. Dr. Matsen has authored 216
published scientific articles/chapters and 122 published abstracts.
Since March 2000, he has served in a volunteer capacity on several
health-related missionary health committees for the LDS church.
R. Kjeldsberg – Scientist, Teacher, Entrepreneur
Born in Trondheim, Norway, Carl R. Kjeldsberg attended the University of
Edinburgh in Scotland, where he received his medical degree in 1966. He
completed a rotating internship and a pathology residency at General
Rose Memorial Hospital in Denver, Colorado, before transferring to the
University of Utah School of Medicine, where he directed the Department
of Pathology hematology section from 1971 to 1974. In 1974, Dr.
Kjeldsberg was appointed director of the Clinical Laboratories at the
University of Utah Hospital and chief of the Department of Pathology at
the Salt Lake VA Hospital.
Dr. Kjeldsberg’s work has focused on improving the delivery of clinical
laboratory medicine to patients in the United States. Currently a
professor of pathology and medicine at the University of Utah School of
Medicine, he was one of the founders of ARUP Laboratories, where he
served as president and CEO (1993–2009) and as chairman of the board
(2003–2011). He also served as chair of the Department of Pathology at
the University of Utah from 1993 to 2004.
While at ARUP, Dr. Kjeldsberg was passionate about his focus on employee
work-life balance. Under his leadership, ARUP won several awards and
honors, including Fortune Magazine 100 Best Companies to
Work For, Utah's Top 10 Family-Friendly Companies Award, and American
Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. Dr.
Kjeldsberg started ARUP’s Wellness Center and its on-site Childcare
Center, which is still subsidized by ARUP. He also initiated The
Institute for Learning and the Institute for Clinical and Experimental
Dr. Kjeldsberg has served on the University of Utah Hospital Foundation
board of directors; the medical board and Clinical Sciences Council at
the University of Utah’s School of Medicine; the Gina Bachauer
International Piano Foundation board of directors; and the Utah Museum
of Natural History board of directors.
Dr. Kjeldsberg has published more than 50 books and book chapters and
over 150 scientific articles in the fields of pathology and
hematopathology, and has presented these research findings at numerous
national and international conferences.
From 1972 until 1988, Dr. Kjeldsberg worked as a racing coach for the
Snowbird and Solitude ski teams. As part of Salt Lake’s Rowland Hall-St.
Mark’s School, he founded the Rowmark Ski Academy in 1982, serving as
its chairman from 1984 to 1985. An active skier and bicyclist, Dr.
Kjeldsberg is as passionate about life as he is about medicine.
About The UTC Hall of Fame
The annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties who have
made global contributions to the information technology, life science
and clean tech industries through new technology, innovation and
leadership. The gala also headlines keynotes from the world’s great
technology companies. Past keynote speakers include: Jeff Bezos of
Amazon.com; John Chambers of Cisco; Eric Schmidt of Google; Jerry Yang
of Yahoo!; Steve Ballmer of Microsoft; Mark Hurd of Oracle; Paul
Otellini of Intel and Kevin Rollins of Dell.
The Hall of Fame celebration is the year’s largest gathering of Utah
technology executives. UTC invites members of Utah's technology
industries, as well as business and community leaders, to join in
honoring this year's inductees.
For more information or to register for the Hall of Fame, visit www.utahtech.org
or call (801) 568-3500. To be an event sponsor, please email email@example.com.
About the Utah Technology Council
The UTAH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL is the state’s premier professional
association for over 4,700 high tech, clean tech and life science
companies. At its core, UTC exists to help Utah technology businesses
become more relevant and competitive by creating VALUABLE CONNECTIONS
with members and others who offer peer experience and advice, by
addressing the serious TALENT SHORTAGE faced by member companies
and by assisting members to gain ACCESS TO FUNDING. Members join
UTC to share insights with industry peers, counsel with government and
academic leaders and receive help from professional service providers
and funding resources.
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