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Severin Sorensen

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Salt Lake City Area, US

Serial Entrepreneur. Headhunter. Executive Coach. Vistage Chair. President & CEO, ePraxis LLC.

Serial Entrepreneur. Headhunter. Executive Coach. Vistage Chair. President & CEO, ePraxis LLC.

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17 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Data Science
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Advisor

HenriksenButler
Silex Technology
Christensen Arms
Tabitop.com
IntegraCore
LifeVantage
screenrant.com
Americom Technology
Redmond
ATL Technology
Strategic Staffing/BBSI
Utah Technology Finance Corporation
Hennessy Group, Inc.
Bullfrog Spas
Intellibed
Azomite Mineral Products, Inc.
ACT Aerospace
GameRant.com
OnlineImage
International Paperbox
Epic Engineering
Lee's Marketplace
MetroGroup Recycling
Blue Diamond Capital
CardonOutreach

Positions

CEO ePraxis November 2011 - present
CEO Coach / Vistage Chair / Vistage Speaker Vistage International July 2010 - present
CEO Sikyur March 2007 - October 2011
VP, Business & Application Director Westec Intelligent Surveillance July 2005 - March 2007
President & CEO Sparta Consulting Corporation January 1994 - July 2005
Special Assistant to the President The White House March 1992 - January 1993

Education

Cambridge University Economics 2006 - 2007
University of Utah Economics and Political Science Degrees 1980 - 1986

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Real Estate
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Performance management • Entrepreneur • Business Development • Coaching • Executive coaching • Management consulting • Strategy • headhunting • Talent Recruting

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Pat RICHTER
They're my friends  •  President/CEO, Americom Technology, Inc. and Serial Entrepreneur, PBR Enterprises LC.
Severin is my Vistage coach. He is very resourceful in helping me find solution to the challenges that I face in my business. He is intere ... sted in my personal and professional success. Severin's economic background give him a broad back ground to understand how business can success and how they can fail. He understands the struggles a start up business has to finance there operations while making sure that focus is on a specific set of goals and agenda.
Bob Urban
We worked together  •  Chief Operating Officer, LifeVantage. Previously President, COO, CEO, WorkWell Systems, Inc.
Severin is a brilliant seasoned and organized entrepreneur with the right attitude and a strong inner drive towards business and the determi ... nation and perseverance to take risks and achieve success!
Patrick Phillips
We worked together  •  Chief Information Officer, Disaster Kleenup International. Previously Chief Technology Officer, Utah Disaster Kleenup.
He's an extremely intelligent person. His business knowledge and ability to capitalize on ideas through his network and his experience is o ... utstanding. He can find the resources and capital needed in almost any situation.
Steven Oplinger
We worked together  •  Systems Designer, Integrated Fire and Security Solutions, Inc. Previously Chair - Physical Security Council, ASIS International.
Severin is an extremely Focused individual and is a winner at everything he sets out to do. Additionally he is one of the most astute and i ... ntelligent people I have been in contact with throughout my career. I consider it an honor and a privilege to not only call him a colleague but a friend as well, and am happy to vouch for him and his entrepreneurial ventures
Will Doutre
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Space Dynamics Lab. Previously Computer Scientist, United States Air Force. Brown grad. Brigham Young grad.
Severin has already showed that he can be a great innovator and entrepreneur. We worked at a company he founded that changed the way remote ... video monitoring was being done, and did it for profit. He is very well researched in new technology and an excellent analyst and adept at identifying new growth opportunities and markets to exploit. He is tenacious and tireless in the pursuit of innovation,and extremely driven. He lives entrepreneurship.
Robert Hennessy
We worked together  •  Global Head, Pharma & Life Sciences Practice, AIMS International and CEO, Hennessy Group, Inc..
Severin is a true entrepreneur and in fact a very successful business leader. He has built and sold companies and I personally know he's he ... lp others to realize increased valuation of their business before achieving a successful sale. He also serves as a good coach to a lot of business people.
Rebecca Jensen
We worked together  •  Board Member, Broker Public Portal, LLC. and Board Member, Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).
I have known Severin for many years and he has helped me throughout my career with many different business in which I've been involved. I h ... ave also referred him to numerous people who needed business advice. He is very resourceful. He is also an expert in being "care-frontational" I know that he will be honest with me, even if the message may sting a little. As a CEO, this has been invaluable on MANY occasions. Severin has a breadth of knowledge in all aspects of business. I have a learned a lot from him. I highly value his advice and expertise.
David Smith
They're my friends  •  COO, Silex Technology, Inc and President, Silex Technology America.
Severin is a serial entrepreneur having engaged in a variety of opportunities. He is realistic and is able to discuss his failures as well ... as his successes. I am confident Severin will be a driven, engaging and contributing member of the group. His experiences and drive to grow his business are his motivations to contribute and he is sure to benefit others from his participation.
Matt Dent
They're my friends  •  Senior Banker / Sr. Relationship Manager, KeyBank. Previously Vice President / Relationship Manager, Zions Bank.
Highest compliments possible for Severin's drive and leadership. He is a successful CEO and business coach. His success as an entrepreneur ... is a natural ability to monetize ideas and focus on growth.
Spencer Angerbauer
We worked together  •  Board Member, CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer and Board of Directors, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah. University of Utah grad.
I've known Sev for many years and have found that not only is he an incredibly talented executive coach, but truly understands the core prin ... ciples of entrepreneurship with his rich understanding of cultivating hustle combined with pragmatic strategic growth. Sev truly embodies what it means to be an entrepreneur through his rich history of successful growth and start-ups of his own to helping dozens of companies become 10x valuations.
Vic Holtreman
We worked together  •  CEO, GameRant.com. Previously CEO, ScreenRant.com.
Severin has been a successful entrepreneur multiple times already and serves as an adviser to tother entrepreneurs.
John Hayes
We worked together  •  Partner, Hayes Galleries and Owner, Hayes-Hayes, PA. Purdue grad.
Severin has started several businesses and been an advisor to others starting businesses.
Joe Dorsey
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Government Solutions Group, Unity Technologies Corporation. Previously EVP Government Solutions & CTO, Safe Ports.
Severin is a great entrepreneur. He has successfully started operated and exited several ventures.
Steve Lindsey, CPP
They're my friends  •  Senior Principal Consultant, Lindsey Retail Security. Previously Sr. Director, Global Security Services, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Severin is well informed of many issues and keeps current on all
Richard Mikesell
They're my advisor  •  President, Webgate Marketing Systems. Brigham Young grad.
He is a smart, driven and creative doer.
Teresa Schlegel
We worked together  •  Global Vice President, Human Resources, Packsize LLC. Previously VP of People Services (HR), School Improvement Network.
Severin is inspiring, persistent, fair, detailed (does his homework), communicative and loves adventure. He excels at making the right thing ... s happen - within a reasonable timeframe. He challenges status quo and focuses on long-term goals. He does not sweat the small stuff. He is a great advisor and has helped me with thnk through my options as a professional. He is highly trusted.
Paige Wright
We worked together  •  Principal, Henriksen/Butler and SVP Sales, Henriksen/Butler. Brigham Young grad.
Severin has an exceptional breadth and depth of entrepreneurial experience. He's a highly creative thinker, full of ideas and vision. The c ... ombination of this, his leadership, drive for results and passion for helping others, makes him a great partner, adviser, coach or collaborator.

Will Doutre
Software Engineer, Space Dynamics Lab. Previously Computer Scientist, United States Air Force. Brown grad. Brigham Young grad.
Will Doutre is one of the smartest and focused software developers that I have known. At an early age he was doing wide area remote systems ... design. He was integral to the productivity improvements in our software development. Absolutely creative. Fun to work with. And wicked smart, but not wicked -- and that's the key. I would love to work with Will again; he's definitely one of the best programmers I have ever had an opportunity to work with.

Robert Hennessy
Global Head, Pharma & Life Sciences Practice, AIMS International and CEO, Hennessy Group, Inc..
Robert Hennessy is the quintessential international Headhunter of top talent for the Bio-pharma / Life Sciences / and medical device communi ... ty. Bob heads the international search group for AIMS in Bio-pharma / Life Sciences / and medical device and he is without equal in his space, and indeed the #1 search professional in his field. Bob is a lifetime learner, collaborator, and all around good guy. I coach Bob as his Chair in our Vistage group.

Patrick Phillips
They're my advisor  •  Chief Information Officer, Disaster Kleenup International. Previously Chief Technology Officer, Utah Disaster Kleenup.
I first met Patrick through one of my executive searches where he was deemed #1 of 114 plus candidates. Patrick is strong on LEAN Managemen ... t theory and practice. Patrick is also strong in IT Management and mindshare mapping. His use of new technology tools to simplify, teach, and automate is unparalleled. Without qualification I recommend Patrick.

Bob Urban
They're my advisor  •  Chief Operating Officer, LifeVantage. Previously President, COO, CEO, WorkWell Systems, Inc.
Bob is one of the most resourceful, organized, get-it-done, and emotionally intelligent business leaders that I know. His thinking, proacti ... vity, and processes are unmatched by others. If I had the opportunity to work with Bob in a future career, I would absolutely want to work with him. He is one of the best executives that I have ever worked with, and he is a great friend. Without qualification, I recommend Bob Urban as a quintessential highly skilled, emotionally intelligent, and visionary leader who has the ability to draft a plan and execute it. Bob is a winner.

Pat RICHTER
We worked together  •  President/CEO, Americom Technology, Inc. and Serial Entrepreneur, PBR Enterprises LC.
I have worked with Patrick for nearly six years as his mentor and coach. Pat is in my Vistage CE Group and he is a regular contributor. Pa ... t is analytical, balanced, fair, smart, caring, and looks for opportunities to grow both his company and people. He has been involved in his own core business and start ups. Pat is a high integrity individual where his word is his bond. I highly recommend Pat Richter,

Steven Oplinger
We worked together  •  Systems Designer, Integrated Fire and Security Solutions, Inc. Previously Chair - Physical Security Council, ASIS International.
I know Steve professionally through ASIS International where Steve is the current ASIS International Chairman of the Physical Security Counc ... il; ASIS is a 40,000 member organization of security managers worldwide. Steve is one of the nation's leading technical specifiers and construction industry pros working on US border and court house security systems involving integrated components, programming, and hardware to secure important spaces. Steve is practical, sensible, and a get-it-done professional. Beyond work, Steve is a wonderful person, good friend, and loyal to causes and his friends.

Rebecca Jensen
Board Member, Broker Public Portal, LLC. and Board Member, Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).
Rebecca Jensen is one of the finest executives I have ever had the pleasure to work with in my years as a CEO, executive coach, and headhunt ... er. Rebecca has 'endless' energy and drive that has led her to run simultaneously three different corporations when I worked with her in Utah. She is a thought leader, industry leader, and highly talented executive who knows how to create and executive a vision. Anyone lucky enough to work with Rebecca will know that they want to be on her team, not compete with her in the industry, because she is relentless in her drive, passion, and zeal to be the best at what she does. Rebecca is a lifetime learner, and early adopter of technology, and a visionary in her field -- and certainly one to watch. I have had the good fortune of assisting Rebecca identify top talent for her several businesses over the years, and she always amazes me with her next steps. I know of no heights that Rebecca cannot achieve in her career. All this, and she is a fantastic mom to her kids. How she does all this I don't know excepting to say, she rises early, focuses on her objectives, and manages to get it all in the day. Bravo to Rebecca. My vote for one of the Women to Watch in Real Estate Technology and business. Without qualification or reserve I recommend Rebecca Jensen as a quintessential CEO.

David Smith
They're my advisor  •  COO, Silex Technology, Inc and President, Silex Technology America.
David is a CEO with grasp of international operations, as he manages executive counsel affairs in Japan, and Silex Technology operations Chi ... na, Europe, and the USA. David has extraordinary grasp of the Balanced Scorecard, KPIs, and manufacturing processes. David is a complete executive with broad skill sets, and a good golf game to go with it. David's strength is his ability to cross cultures, meet client expectations, and drive results. He has a grasp how to manage technical sales, engineering, and automated marketing processes. He is indeed, a quintessential CEO that I highly recommend.

Spencer Angerbauer
They're my current cofounder  •  Board Member, CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer and Board of Directors, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah. University of Utah grad.
Spencer is a high energy, hyper focused, and expect epic results kind of entrepreneur. Spencer was the CEO / founder of INC 500 #75, Equinox ... (Transportation SaaS solutions), that grew to $82.5 million with over 4,235% growth. I have coached Spencer and also partnered with him in ventures. There are few that have Spencer's drive, analytical ability, technical skills in IT, and vision. He is a big thinker.... and a successful serial entrepreneur.

Matt Dent
We worked together  •  Senior Banker / Sr. Relationship Manager, KeyBank. Previously Vice President / Relationship Manager, Zions Bank.
Matt Dent is a highly successful middle markets banker. I have known Matt for several years and have found him to be of highest integrity, s ... mart, and always looking for creative ways to help entrepreneurs fund their companies. I have personally directed a dozen or more referrals to Matt for commercial banking, and my clients speak with great appreciation of his ability to get done, what most cannot think of, or do. Matt has my highest recommendation as a caliber banker or integrity.

Vic Holtreman
They're my advisor  •  CEO, GameRant.com. Previously CEO, ScreenRant.com.
Vic is the enterprising founder of ScreenRant.com, one of the largest privately held movie and tv news and review sites; after a successful ... company build, Vic sold this site in February 2015. Vic has another site in development, GameRant.com that he is now working toward repeat success. Prior to being an entrepreneur, Vic worked for Top 10 Lists, and today he is one of the best SEO talents that I have found in the industry. I have had the opportunity to work with and coach Vic for over five years, and I have found him to be one of the most genuine, hardworking, analytical, and fun to be with CEOs. I look for continued great things from Vic.

John Hayes
We worked together  •  Partner, Hayes Galleries and Owner, Hayes-Hayes, PA. Purdue grad.
John is a wonderful human being who is at one-time smart, curious, analytical, and caring -- a hard combination for most to pull together. ... John has a Ph.D. in Sociology and has always been interested in bringing market based solutions to solve social problems. Many years ago, John and I collaborated on a anti-crime initiative designed to create inner city jobs as a social benefit, and way out of the ghetto for many inner city youth. John has carried on this mission of service working in public housing, boys and girls clubs, and many civic organizations. John has the resourcefulness to be a great entrepreneur, and the heart to keep clients happy and satisfied for a life of friendship. I strongly endorse John.

Joe Dorsey
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Government Solutions Group, Unity Technologies Corporation. Previously EVP Government Solutions & CTO, Safe Ports.
Joe is one of the most gifted technical minds that I have ever worked with. His work ethic is unparralled by others. He was my CTO for Spar ... ta Consulting Corp, and he engineered a breakthrough technology road map that helped us leapfrog our competition. Joe is a high character and integrity guy. I would gladly work with Joe again on anything that made sense; he is excellent.

Teresa Schlegel
We worked together  •  Global Vice President, Human Resources, Packsize LLC. Previously VP of People Services (HR), School Improvement Network.
Teresa is the quintessential VP of Talent; full of vision, drive, initiative, accountability, excellent communications, and a mission of ser ... vice to help. In sum, she is outstanding. This is why I first met her, when she was found through one of our executive searches, as the #1 candidate of 114 sourced for the position. After her placement, I have kept up with Teresa and we have become friends and colleagues in business. I cannot say enough good things about Teresa; simply put, she is a difference maker!

Steve Lindsey, CPP
We worked together  •  Senior Principal Consultant, Lindsey Retail Security. Previously Sr. Director, Global Security Services, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
I have known Steve for many years. I first met Steve when he was the Security Director for Walmart and responsible for systems integration ... of all security practices and electronic surveillance throughout the global operation. Steve is methodical, intelligent, analytical, with a good sense of people. Steve has high integrity and seeks to balance the needs of people, urgency, and budget. He is the quintessential physical security executive and I expect to hear great things from Steve in his career.

Richard Mikesell
We worked together  •  President, Webgate Marketing Systems. Brigham Young grad.
Richard is a world class SEO strategist and technician. He is smart, knowledgable, and resourceful. He is a lifetime learner and seems to b ... e able to adapt quickly to changing technology in his field.