Alan E. Hall is an expert on business and leadership skills. Above all, he is a consummate businessman and entrepreneur. His acknowledgments include Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997 and MountainWest Capital Network Entrepreneur of the year in 2009. He has invested in scores of companies and directly launched and led organizations ranging from home businesses to the multinational sales outsourcing organization MarketStar, which he sold to Omnicom in 1999 and continues to serve as Chairman of the Board.

To help budding or established entrepreneurs throughout America, Alan E. Hall has launched the following initiatives:

For Start Up and Growth Companies:

Grow America- Grow America is a national company emerging from Utah with a mission to create jobs and lift local economies. Grow America aligns the partners, mentors and capital that entrepreneurs need to create and grow tomorrow's successful companies.

Grow Utah Ventures- A privately funded not-for-profit organization dedicated to stimulating, unlocking and developing the entrepreneurial talent and early stage business opportunities for value creation across Utah.


For Investment, Angel Investment and Venture Capital:

Island Park Investments- Invests in early stage Utah technology companies who demonstrate the ability to develop growing and sustainable revenues and profits. The firm seeks to support organizations with national markets, compelling products, and a teachable management team. Its vision is to dramatically increase the number of successful technology start up companies in Utah, which in turn will hire multiple employees with market rate wages and benefits.

Mercato Partners- A multimillion growth equity firm that focuses on the marketing and sales growth of U.S. technology firms.


For Community and Philanthropic Endeavors:

The Hall Foundation- Alan and Jeanne Hall's private foundation funds not-for-profit organizations supporting the needy.  Its theme is that there be no poor among us.



Alan Hall is a champion of entrepreneurs and
entrepreneurial ventures at every level,
ranging from individuals with a start-up idea to
multi-national corporations.
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