chairman of the WSU Board of Trustees
Alan is a proven operator and investor with deep expertise around channel sales, marketing strategy and sales execution. Prior to founding Mercato Partners, Alan Hall was founder and CEO of MarketStar Corporation, an outsourced global marketing and sales organization which helps the world’s largest high technology companies generate billions of dollars in revenue. After selling MarketStar to Omnicom (NYSE:OMC), Alan assisted Omnicom management in acquiring channel sales businesses nationwide. Alan is the founder of Grow Utah, a non profit organization which fosters entrepreneurship and is a founding board member of the World Trade Center Utah. He has been honored as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Mountainwest Capital Network Entrepreneur of the Year. Alan is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Weber State University and is a contributor to Forbes.com., an author, newspaper columnist and frequent public speaker. Alan received a B.S. from Weber State University and an MBA from Brigham Young University’s Marriot School of Management. Alan frequently plays tennis and enjoys challenging his children on the golf course. Our entrepreneurship center was established thanks to Chairman Hall's generous donation and vision. Learn more about the Alan & Jeanne Hall Foundation.