We’re not just talking about getting more business. We’re talking about working smarter and faster, elevating internal communication, having the capacity to expand, leveling up leadership, optimizing your offerings, and more. Our team of C-suite leaders have done all of it successfully.
We care about where you’re headed and we have the tools, training, and expertise to take you there.
Actions speak louder than words. We’ve earned our clients' trust because we consistently do the right thing–even if no one’s watching.
We make it our job to set the pace for business transformation and development in our state—and we don’t settle for 2nd place.
Progress is exciting. We thoroughly enjoy challenging ourselves and working toward big goals with you. We believe work should be meaningful and fun.
Every day comes with new problems to solve. Without curiosity the best solutions to those problems would never be discovered. We’re always looking for new information and strategies that will help you succeed.
We take ownership of our decisions, behaviors, and actions so that we optimize performance and maximize growth. We stay accountable with our 3x guarantee that promises performance in return for your investment with us.
Building a 5-star business can be brutal. We know the obstacles in your business are real because we’ve experienced them. We will always strive to see your business through your eyes, so we can work beside you to achieve landmark growth.
Winthrop Jeanfreau is a visionary founder and CEO who has launched 13 companies and sold 8, resulting in up to 8-figure exits. Through his entrepreneurial successes, Win has become an exemplary leader, a master of business operations, and the business competitor you want on your team.
As iMpact Utah’s Executive Director, Win cares deeply about helping Utah manufacturers find real world solutions to their real world problems.
Win’s leadership portfolio is diverse. Throughout his career, he has achieved success in the computer, engineering, security, and overnight delivery industries, among others. One of his many career accomplishments was founding Aperion Audio where he became a pioneer of online, direct-to-consumer commerce, and a leader in the audiophile and home theater markets.
This range of experience gives Win the knowledge necessary to meet with any business team and quickly identify core business performance needs. He excels at simplifying complex problems, and distilling them into actionable, prioritized outcomes.
Prior to his position at iMpact Utah, Win was the Director of the Business Resource Center (BRC), the University Business Incubator, the Director of Executive Education, and served as the Associate Vice President of Academic Outreach and Economic Development at Utah Valley University (UVU). Under his leadership, the business incubator achieved record investment: 11.5 times more capital than the previous two reporting periods combined.
Win lives a life of adventure scuba diving, hunting, flying small planes, mountain biking, and riding motorcycles. He’s also an avid reader and lifelong learner who loves nothing more than spending time with family.
Win earned a Bachelor of Science in organizational communications with a minor in business from the University of Utah, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon.
Shane Barber has amassed over 30 years of manufacturing experience and facilitated transformations for over 200 companies. He carries a record of improving performance by 20+% on metrics of safety, quality, cost, output, and morale, in addition to helping companies achieve 2x growth in revenues.
Shane is a giant of innovation. Before his role at iMpact, he founded Carbon Dwell Homes—a family-run business dedicated to creating custom, alternative dwellings by “upcycling” shipping containers.
Shane has a degree in production operations management along with training in organizational development and design from Columbia University. Shane has held roles in HR, org development, executive coaching, and performance consulting.
Sumer has over 25 years of direct MEP management experience and manufacturing consulting.
Sumer is a nerd about efficient systems and passionate about building processes that push businesses to reach their full potential. She has run a medical manufacturing company and knows what it means to be on the client's side of improvement. Sumer also participated in the 2018 Colorado Governor's Fellowship program and has volunteered with a number of state programs and boards.
She has served as Director of Business Development, Chief of Programs and Operations, COO, and CEO. Her degree is in business with emphasis in information systems.
Sumer is as precise as she is personable. A team member once said, “Sumer keeps the tension at 0 and the relationship at a 10!”
Rick Papworth has over 25 years of experience as a senior finance executive and a robust background in strategy execution, mergers, and acquisitions. He is passionate about not leaving money or opportunities on the table and gets satisfaction out of seeing businesses achieve their highest potential.
Prior to iMpact Utah, Rick was Senior Vice President and CFO of Prime-Line Products where he helped the $90M hardware manufacturer sustain their growth through a difficult time. He brought top talent to the finance function, rewrote the company capital structure, and significantly improved inventory costing and margin analysis.
Rick's other leadership roles include Treasurer at Taylor Morrison Homes, Senior VP and CFO at Meritage Homes Phoenix.
He holds a Master's in Accountancy and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Brigham Young University and is certified in leadership development. When he’s not performing miracles in the manufacturing world, Rick enjoys cycling, classical guitar, and quality time with family and friends.
Eric Burton is a seasoned lean manufacturing expert with over 15 years of experience and a no-nonsense approach to process improvement. He provides tailored training and workshops for Utah manufacturers, helping them execute strategic plans, boost profits, and enhance team morale.
Eric learned lean manufacturing as a “blue-collar guy on the shop floor.” That experience has let him connect with team members that may be skeptical about the value of lean implementation. He understands that the best way to motivate employees and reduce turnover is to empower them with the ability to find solutions to their work problems. As part of iMpact Utah’s commitment to delivering real results, he is fearless about telling clients what they need to hear to increase employee satisfaction and profits.
Eric is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has an Associate of Applied Science from Utah Valley University (UVU).
Acquiring new knowledge is Eric’s primary hobby—though he admits this may sound “nerdy,” researching operation principles and looking for identifiable patterns of success is one of his favorite past-times. He also enjoys woodturning, hiking, rock tumbling, and playing the bagpipes. Burton serves as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.
Stacy Ungricht’s diverse professional experience includes management in quality assurance, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, operations management, employee relations, marketing events, corporate training, project management, and compliance auditing.
Stacy enjoys seeing iMpact Utah’s clients thrive through the power of knowledge.
“Our values as a company help us cultivate healthy working relationships that improve the lives and businesses we serve.”
Prior to iMpact Utah, Stacy was the bookstore manager of Mountainland Technical College (MTech) for eight years, overseeing four campus locations, the printing center, and a portion of the MTech marketing department. She also worked as a project manager assistant at Novell for over nine years. Her other professional experiences include work as a cofounder of RidingLife, a branch office manager for Cambridge Financial, and a quality assurance manager for Security Metrics.
Stacy’s early career was in nursing where she worked for over 10 years. She earned her associate degree from Utah Valley University and her nursing degree from the Excelsior College Nursing Program.
Stacy and her two children are self-proclaimed “outdoor junkies.” Having grown up exploring the mountains of Utah with family, she looks forward to any time she can spend on kayaks, on boards, or hiking.
Catherine Bennett is a Master of Professional Communication, StoryBrand Certified Guide (Google it), and certified word nerd. She uses her writing and marketing expertise to connect Utah manufacturers with the resources that help them succeed. She also uses are her broad marketing skillset, knowledge, and experience to help iMpact clients hone their brand and marketing strategies to achieve short-term and long-term objectives.
Her bread and butter is building brands with sharp, clear messaging and applying that messaging through sales funnels, creative work, content marketing, and beyond.
Before her role at iMpact, Catherine founded Backpack Marketing, a Utah-based, fractional marketing agency that provides big-agency marketing to small businesses. She has also worked with more than 20 international marketing teams, coordinating global marketing communications.
She has helped multiple business owners double and triple leads through brand and marketing strategy. She has also built or rebuilt 50+ brands over the course of her career.
When Catherine is away from her desk, she chases her three kids around and enjoys reading non-fiction books, hiking, exploring, and writing creative copy for ecommerce brands.
Karely is a brand alchemist with a track record for crafting stunning and unforgettable visual identities for numerous Utah-based businesses.
Over the past few years, Karely has grown her own marketing business and dedicated herself to empowering female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses throughout the state. Her company has not only provided work and opportunities for women but has also served as an educational platform, enlightening countless entrepreneurs about the complexities of brand strategy.
Karely holds a BFA in Visual Communications and has pursued additional education in Brand Strategy. The harmonious blend of art and science within marketing fascinates her. Her passion lies in comprehending how to effectively engage with the right audience, master evolving marketing trends, and create opportunities that foster genuine connections between a company and their customer. She believes that building lasting relationships is the end goal of all marketing efforts.
When she isn't deep in the flow of creative thought work, Karely enjoys watching comedy, attending concerts, dancing in the car, and participating in women in business events.
Tyler Wandry helps Utah manufacturers protect their companies and secure government contracts by implementing required cybersecurity models.
He is a marketing technologist with a strong background in data analytics, software development, and information technology. Wandry spends his time providing vital operational support for iMpact Utah and assists in cybersecurity implementation for our clients. With his combined skills, Wandry empowers manufacturers through cybersecurity consultation and training so they can achieve regulatory compliance and stay competitive in today’s market.
Prior to working at iMpact Utah, Wandry was a technology & data analyst for Brigham Young University (BYU) within their career services department. He is skilled in multiple languages including Python, React, C#, C++, and SQL. Wandry holds a Bachelor's of Information Systems from BYU and is originally from Colorado.
When he's not being the tech-whisperer, you’ll most likely find him climbing, skiing, or slacklining.
Nate NeVille has over 14 years supporting companies looking to achieve ISO certifications. His business-friendly approach has enabled him to work with companies of all sizes serving a slew of industries.
Nate prides himself on helping companies build systems that will set them up for future success not only in achieving ISO certification but also in how to maintain the certification forward. His work includes gap analysis, document preparation, process improvement to address findings, and internal auditor training.
Erik is an engineer and business consultant who has a deep knowledge of manufacturing automation and excels in deploying new technology systems in small to large businesses.
He has elevated dozens of businesses’ operations processes and prepared them for organizational change. Erik also offers a wealth of information to clients around selecting and implementing the latest technology. He’s quick to understand new technology and solve pivotal problems, which he has demonstrated in his roles with i-Automation, Minarik, and more.
Erik has an MBA from Southern Connecticut University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah.
Bryant Vásquez is a cybersecurity specialist with over 10 years of experience in his field. As the official cybersecurity representative of the NIST MEP National Network in Utah and a CMMC-AB registered practitioner, Vásquez is a proven expert in performing cybersecurity gap analyses, training clients in cybersecurity best practices, and helping manufacturers respond to cyber threats.
“At iMpact Utah, we customize our service to the manufacturer. When it comes to cybersecurity, we come in and understand their needs, their network, their technology, and we become their personalized cybersecurity advisor.”
Before iMpact Utah, Vásquez worked at the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center (UUMEP) where he developed and led the Utah NIST MEP information security program. Vásquez also worked at Broadcom, Equinox, and Symantec.
Vásquez has a Master’s of Science in Information Systems and Cybersecurity from the University of Utah. Vásquez has also earned numerous certifications in his field.
Vásquez enjoys hiking, biking, and playing soccer, as well as spending time with his kids. Originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Vásquez started an initiative he calls “Empowering Through Education” in which he organizes and coordinates funding to help disadvantaged children in his home country receive an education.
Forrest Fackrell brings 35 years of dynamic project management experience in several industries and across the globe. Forrest has consistently helped companies implement and maintain continuous advancement strategies.
“I’ve spent many late nights and early mornings to ensure that our service delivery to the client ends up being a great experience for them."
Forrest’s career began with aerospace where he worked as a design and proposal engineer for Thiokol (now Northrop Grumman). Following that, he worked in the automotive industry as part of Autoliv, which included managing relationships with BMW and Porsche, where he served as program manager for Autoliv’s European facilities. Additionally, Fackrell spent time in Japan, training and learning directly from Toyota.
Eventually, Forrest returned to the aerospace industry as an executive manager at the Space Dynamics Lab out of Utah State University.
Forrest has an MBA in business from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Utah State University.
Outside of work, Forrest’s focus is spending time with his family and doing projects around the house. He and his wife founded the Cache Valley Fun Park, a family entertainment center that is in its 25th year.
Bill Lee is an experienced leader and economic development specialist. Whether developing professional training courses, connecting manufacturers to supportive resources, or helping workers earn certifications, Lee is dedicated to helping Utah manufacturers excel.
“Impact Utah is one of the best-kept secrets in the state of Utah when it comes to manufacturing companies. Manufacturers should be looking to partner with iMpact Utah regularly to identify and correct gaps in their business.”
Prior to his work at iMpact Utah, Bill served as Utah County Commissioner for eight years. During that time, Bill gained invaluable experience managing policies, budgets, and economic development. From 2010 to 2014, Bill also served as the Deputy State Director and Central Utah Director. Bill’s work and experience as an elected official demonstrate his commitment to economic vitality in Utah.
Bill majored in political science at Brigham Young University. Additionally, Bill is a Master Tradesman in HVAC, owning multiple companies.
Outside of work, Bill is an amateur stained-glass artist who likes to spend time outdoors. He enjoys hiking, camping, hunting, small boat sailing, gardening, and canning with his wife.
Brian Anderson specializes in helping manufacturers identify sustainable solutions to their problems. Brian brings to iMpact Utah over 20 years of experience in public relations, sales, and helping companies achieve excellence. Serving mid-Utah, from South Salt Lake to Vernal, Brian is committed to reaching as many companies as he can so that Utah manufacturers can prosper.
Brian believes in putting his clients first. Making sure they get what they need to overcome their obstacles is what drives him in his work.
“There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a company transform from where they were and really thrive.”
Before iMpact Utah, Brian was the Regional Sales Director for First Data, one of the largest merchant services companies nationally. He was also the personal public relations (PR) coordinator for the owner of Domo and was the press handler for the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.
Brian earned a bachelor’s in communication from Southern Utah University and is a devoted father. He spends much of his free time supporting his four daughters and going on trips with his family.
Steve Silvester has been involved in the manufacturing industry for over 35 years. He has loved helping customers solve problems across a wide range of industries including flooring, store fixtures, solar, transportation, rolling doors, data centers, and pool covers.
Steve has proven success in B2B manufacturing sales and service, growing brands, and capturing market share in direct sales and distribution channels.
He loves watching clients review heatmap assessments and helping them build an optimization plan!
Steve has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from American Public University. When he’s not at work, he’s most likely with his family, serving in his church, at a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) function, or spending as much time outdoors as he can doing yard work, gardening, tending chickens, or fishing.
Jared Nielson is a specialist in relationship management with 20 years of experience. Jared helps clients create sustainable jobs, retain and develop sales, address their financing needs, and save on costs. Jared’s strong command of relationship management and network development has helped iMpact Utah create a strong presence in Utah’s rural areas with manufacturers and local resource providers.
“I view iMpact Utah as a hub of knowledge and connection for Utah manufacturers. Clients can come to us and be connected to the resources they need to add measurable value to their companies.”
Before his time at iMpact Utah, Jared worked for 10 years in the commercial banking industry for Regional and Community banks. His extensive experience in commercial banking honed his skill set in building and maintaining relationships with businesses while helping them maximize their profits.
Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Brigham Young University. When he’s not at work, you will most likely find him coaching youth sports, completing home-improvement projects, gardening, hiking, fishing, golfing, or spending time with family.
Kendrey Shaw is an invaluable member of iMpact Utah’s team of experts. Kendrey coordinates events and tracks the measurable success of customer relationships, ensuring that clients continue to receive first-class service.
“Impact Utah is known for bringing hope to people who need help with their business. They truly want to improve lives by sharing knowledge and resources.”
Before iMpact Utah, Kendrey worked at doTERRA, assisting customers, compiling data, and collaborating with team members to accomplish goals and reach initiatives. She has also spent time volunteering at Ellis Island on behalf of her church, which enabled her to develop her interpersonal skills while meeting people from around the world and experiencing different cultures.
Kendrey is in the process of earning her degree at Utah Valley University.
Outside work, you’ll likely find Kendrey playing sports, hanging out with family and friends, or catching a movie with her spouse.
There aren’t many problems Rachel can’t solve with an Excel spreadsheet. She is a Master of Accountancy with a focus on corporate accounting and has served as an accountant in multiple industries, including dental, transportation, death care, and now, consulting.
She earned her Master of Accountancy degree from Utah Valley University after earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting from BYU-Hawaii. She is extremely organized, which translates at work and at home. She said her love for Excel developed because the program matches the way her brain naturally synthesizes information. Spreadsheets are her “creative outlet.”
In Rachel’s free time, she enjoys trying new places to eat and ranking them in her thorough restaurant review spreadsheets. She can tell you exactly where and what you should eat in Utah and Salt Lake Counties—from sushi to food trucks—by looking at her 1 to 5-star ranking system. Rachel also enjoys gaming and reading.
Lisa has the ability to coordinate any team, process, or project with precision. She is a master scheduler and simultaneously keeps all of iMpact’s engagements on paths to success. Additionally, she’s an expert in inventory management and quality assurance.
Lisa has filled multiple administrative roles, most recently working with ThermoWorks for almost 15 years. In this position, she was integral to keeping the warehouse’s inbound operations running seamlessly. She is translating that experience to the iMpact team by making sure all events and commitments are a positive experience for all.
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her seven children, hiking, paddleboarding, traveling, and going to concerts.