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Vance Checketts


Vance is the chief operating officer for, having formerly served as senior executive for Dell EMC in Utah. Under his leadership, Dell EMC’s local operations exceeded expectations for growth and delivery of real value for both the company — including approximately 1,300 Utah employees — and its customers. Construction was recently completed on a new building in Draper City’s transit-oriented Vista Station business park. All of this was achieved with Vance’s direct oversight. Vance’s responsibilities also included a 500,000 sqft data center and other operations in North Carolina, as well as close coordination with other “Centers of Excellence” around the globe. Vance had been with EMC since 2007, when EMC acquired Mozy. As the COO of Mozy, Vance helped drive triple-digit revenue growth and a significant transformation of their cloud operations, security and customer service functions. Prior to Mozy Vance worked at several other high-tech firms, including 10 years at Oracle in Silicon Valley, WordPerfect, Novell and several start-ups.

In addition to technology, Vance is passionate about his family, the outdoors and helping improve the world through healthcare and education.

Vance currently serves on boards for several local organizations, including the Utah Technology Council, Women Tech Council, Intermountain Healthcare, Utah Valley University, and University of Utah. Vance was appointed by Governor Herbert to serve on his Economic Development Coordinating Council and the Technology Initiative Advisory Board. Vance has served on several other boards, including holding an elected position on the Provo School District Board of Education. Vance has an MBA from Brigham Young University.

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