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Advisory Panel to Launch Sales and Marketing, LLC

Billy Nerenberg
Billy Nerenberg
SVP, General Manager Justice – Digital Bridge

Billy is responsible for all DigitalBridge sales and marketing activities, which include product marketing, demand creation, branding, and corporate communications. Mr. Nerenberg is also responsible for coordinating the sales and sales management activities across the company’s subsidiaries and for developing the expertise, discipline, and bench strength necessary to support these activities. He is a seasoned veteran of the high-tech industry, having previously held positions with Microsoft, Intel, and Symantec. Mr. Nerenberg earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon. He has extensive executive training from both Intel and Microsoft’s leadership programs including coursework at the Oregon Institute of Technology and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Craig Earnshaw
Craig Earnshaw
Founder – LifeLink Corporation

Craig is a partner at Utah Angels, and an angel investor at Park City Angels. Craig is a 1977 graduate of BYU in Computer Science. Received his CLU (1981) and ChFC (1983) professional designations. In 1978 founded LifeLink Corporation to provide advanced sales life insurance proposal systems to financial professionals. Sold the company 2004 and currently works as an investment consultant. Also served as a mission president to the Porto Alegre South Mission.


Jeff Brunken
Jeff Brunken
President – The MGIS Companies, Inc.

Jeff joined the insurance industry in 1984. After working for St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company as an underwriter for healthcare professional liability, he joined MGIS in 1989. While at MGIS, he has expanded the company’s abilities to provide professional liability products and services. With a clear corporate vision, Jeff ensures that The MGIS Companies, Inc. works strategically to provide value to clients and distribution and insurer partners. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brigham Young University and holds the designations of Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).


Jim Brinton
Jim Brinton
Executive Director, Business Development – Certification Management Services

Jim Brinton has spent his career coaching, teaching, and selling in the industries of higher education, IT training, personal development, and testing and assessments (i.e., knowledge based examinations). His lifelong passion is building cooperative organizations, including business units and teams that are success and achievement driven. In athletic, academic, and business settings, Jim passionately shares his knowledge and excitement for team success, and preparing them for great performances and results. Jim has Bachelor of Science (Athletic Training) and Master of Science (Analysis of Human Motion) degrees from Brigham Young University. He has coached competitive volleyball on the collegiate (NCAA Division 1 and 2, and NIRSA) and high school levels, and coached a collegiate men’s volleyball team to a national championship. As he has for the last 30 years, Jim continues to compete as a volleyball player at national and local levels for the past 30 years.


Paul L. Yates
Paul L. Yates
Vice President, Controller – Bonneville International Corporation

Paul currently is VP & Controller at Bonneville International Corporation. Before coming to Bonneville, he worked at public accounting firms PriceWaterhouse, Houston, TX, and Arthur Andersen, Salt Lake City, UT. He has a Master of Accountancy degree from BYU and is a CPA.

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Alan Hall
Alan Hall
Managing Director – Mercato Partners

A prominent civic leader, Hall is a member of the Board of Trustees for Weber State University, Chairman of UITA (Utah Information Technology Association), a trustee of the Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, a member of Wells Fargo Bank’s Northern Utah Advisory Board of Directors, a trustee of World Trade Center Utah, and the past Chairman of the Board of the Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Hall is the Chairman of the Hall Foundation, Utah Co-Chair for Mitt Romney for President, Founder and Chairman of Grow Utah Ventures, and was awarded the 2008 Entreprenuer of the Year award by the Mountain West Capital Network.


Greg Warnock
Greg Warnock
Managing Director – Mercato Partners

Greg is a master entrepreneur and venture capitalist, was a founding managing director at vSpring Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm with over $300M under management. He has conceived, founded, operated and sold several companies of his own and was the founder of Precision Data Link, which he sold to Profit Recovery Group (PRGX) in 1998. Greg was principal in more than 20 M&A transactions prior to his work in venture capital. He is one of the region’s most active Angel investors and a committed mentor of entrepreneurs. Greg recently completed work on his Ph.D. in Venture Finance and Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. In June of 2006, Greg was honored with the Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award at the Ernst & Young Special 20th Anniversary Gala Event.


21 Reasons to outsource all or part of your sales process.

    1. Reduce costs and risks of hiring and employing.
    2. Save time recruiting and managing sales personnel; such as holding them accountable, motivating, worrying about commission payouts, etc.
    3. Scalable sales force on an as needed basis.
    4. Exisiting sales force is missing key opportunities or is understaffed.
    5. Reduced turnover costs and turnover management.
    6. More flexibility with your sales team.
    7. Sell to underserved territories or across the nation.
    8. Ability to focus on your core business needs: products and services.
    9. Launch new products without a long term commitment.
    10. Speed-to-market. Be the first to market before your competition.
    11. Lowered cost per client acquisition.
    12. Higher dollar amount per sale average.
    13. The ability to reach all lead flow. Following up on older and cold leads.
    14. Higher activity per sales person.
    15. Higher closing ratio per sales professional.
    16. Shorter sales cycle.
    17. Sales professionals are in the most optimized sales environment.
    18. Greater relationships with prospects and clients.
    19. More effective lead generation and prospecting.
    20. More detailed reporting and analytics.
    21. Acheive fast results and revenue growth, with less risk of your time and money.

    Let Launch take your sales to the next level of growth and higher revenue.

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About Launch Sales and Marketing LLC:

Launch Sales and Marketing LLC provides high quality, scalable, and expert outsourced sales and marketing for businesses. The primary focus is B2B inside sales for technology products and services companies. Launch was started with the passion to bring high quality sales solutions to businesses across the country. Launch helps businesses test markets, have speed-to-market, and to scale nationally.

Located in beautiful Salt Lake City, UT, Launch has positioned itself with excellent talent, partners, and advisory panel to ensure its success. Launch was started during the economic downturn and has succeeded to grow itself as well as its clients revenue all while surrounded by turmoil and uncertainty in the marketplace.

Launch Sales and Marketing LLC is your business-to-business inside sales solution. Whether you are an established firm or a start-up that wants to grow faster, unveil a new product/service, add sales revenue, or scale nationally: Launch is the answer.

Salt Lake City, UT is a playground for the outdoor enthusiast, surrounded by world-class ski resorts (2002 Winter Olympics) and moutnain/road biking, camping, hiking, boating opportunities during the rest of the year. Utah’s lower cost of living and strong communities make it a family friendly place to live. Utah boasts its successful economy and low unemployement rate to it’s thriving entrepreneurial environment.

Launch Sales and Marketing LLC is a product of Junto Partners, founded by Alan Hall and Greg Warnock (Managing Partners of Mercato Partners) who said,”Entrepreneurship can solve problems, create value, unlock human potential, improve lives and foster independence and confidence.” The Junto Partners program leads entrepreneurs in a journey of self discovery regarding their true aptitude in becoming successful entrepreneurs.

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At Launch Sales and Marketing, we have a business process to ensure the best results are delivered to each company.

1. We interview and research each company to see if they are a good fit for our model and if we fit theirs.

2. We send an account executive/consultant to work closely with the companies sales and marketing teams for 1-3 months to become an expert on their product/service, industry, potential clients, marketing processes, etc.

3. Also, during that time period, the consultant will be building a pipeline with the leads that are given him.

4. At the end of the paid consulting time period, Launch is then capable of finding, recruiting, hiring, training, and managing the best fit sales people for that organization.

5. The sales people hired work for Launch Sales and Marketing LLC and represent our clients product or service. The amount of sales people hired will be determined on the quantity and quality of leads that are being provided by that company.

6. Launch increases sales, closing ratios, revenue, and growth for the company.

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