VITAL STATISTICS Age: 43.

Where born: Salt Lake City.

Family: Wife and three children.

Education: Middlebury College.

Primary products: Venture capital.

Primary markets: Western United States.

Number of employees: 5.

Annual sales: $67 million in current Utah Ventures II Fund.

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: Bankers Trust, New York.

Management style: Open, driven, candid.

Strategy for success: Work very hard and surround yourself with very smart people.

A memorable failure: Hiring the wrong chief executive officer for a start-up company and not being willing to let him go soon enough.

Heroes: Thomas Edison, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gandhi

Leisure time and hobbies: Ornithology, fly fishing, hiking.

Favorite book and movie: Always the current one I'm reading.