OUR MISSION

TO BE TRUSTED VOICES OF LIGHT AND TRUTH INFLUENCING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

OUR VALUES

ALIGN

ACTIONS

I honor principles espoused by our owner in the products and services I provide.

PURSUE

EXCELLENCE

I am passionate about innovation and about delivering extraordinary results.

CHAMPION

VIRTUES

I promote integrity, civility, morality, and respect for all people.

IMPROVE

LIVES

I seek to lift, inspire, and help others find enduring happiness

WORK

TOGETHER

I look for opportunities to productively collaborate with my fellow DMC employees.

INVEST

PERSONALLY

I seek to instill light and knowledge in my work.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

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Nate Hatch is the President of Deseret Digital Media. He moved into this role after a stint as DDM’s Chief Technology Officer. Nate has decades of executive-level technology and business experience.

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HATCH

Prior to joining DDM, Nate led Brigham Young University’s Office of Information Technology as Assistant Vice President. He has also held leadership positions at several companies including C7 Data Centers, Times Mirror, Novell and WordPerfect Corporations. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business and organizational management.

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Ryan Jonson is the Chief Financial Officer of Deseret Digital Media with responsibility for all financial and business planning activities. He is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting, with broad experience in startups and large multinational companies. Ryan has worked in senior positions with various high-growth technology companies, including iBAHN Corporation, Center 7 and Franklin Covey. Ryan has an MBA and is a licensed CPA.

RYAN

JONSON

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TOM YATES

Tom Yates is the Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Deseret Digital Media.  He joined DDM in 2014 to lead the sales efforts for KSL Cars. Tom has 20+ years of experience in the auto industry. He started his career on the retail side of the auto industry selling cars, and later was promoted to Internet Manager, Floor Manager and eventually General Sales Manager. He left the retail side of the auto industry in 2004 to join Autotrader.com where he was an Account Executive and later promoted to District Sales Manager...

EMERY

SMITH 

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Emery Smith is the Director of Talent and Organizational Development at Deseret Digital Media. She has more than 20 years of human resources and people management experience with a focus on talent acquisition, talent management and organizational behavior.

Emery earned both her bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication and Executive MBA from the University of Utah. This intersection of communication and business lends itself perfectly to her career in HR, which has ranged from...

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Brett Atkinson is the Vice President of Data Analytics and is responsible for Deseret Digital Media's data strategy to organize, operationalize and evangelize information to accelerate performance. Brett has 15+ years of experience in eCommerce and digital media industries and currently leads the data analysis, data engineering and machine learning teams.

BRETT ATKINSON

Brett developed an analytical, evidence-based mentality as a collegiate speech and debate competitor and still carries a competitive disposition. Outside of his profession, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. In his free time, he can be found attending soccer games, playing board games and listening to tunes.

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Steve Fidel leads the news division of KSL.com as General Manager. He took on this role after teaching journalism and directing the Daily Universe news lab for nine years in the School of Communications at his alma mater, Brigham Young University. Steve's time in academia followed a 30-year career as a reporter and editor for Deseret News and KSL, where his mentors included Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Bob Mullins and John Hughes. Steve has worked on assignments in Europe, Asia and Africa, and earned national awards for his investigative reporting and coverage of the Gulf War.

STEVE FIDEL

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As the Head of Product at Deseret Digital Media, Samantha Pero drives the strategic vision for DDM’s portfolio of mildly addictive products. She leads a team of talented product managers who are focused on driving innovation, creating delightful experiences and generating significant revenue. Sam has 15 years of experience in e-commerce and SaaS. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree at Weber State University.

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PERO

Sam’s favorite activities involve her family and friends. She’s been in a bowling...

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Brady Mortensen is the Chief Technology Officer at Deseret Digital Media and is responsible for the software engineering and infrastructure teams that power DDM’s market-dominating products. 

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MORTENSEN

A University of Utah graduate, Brady has built a resume that includes years spent in the news, software engineering, IT and product disciplines. He has more than 30 years of combined experience in the media and technology industries.

Brady enjoys spending lots of time with his wife, daughters and huge dogs... 

Brian Hoopes is the Head of Cyber Security and Fraud Prevention for Deseret Digital Media. He has worked in a variety of technical roles across Deseret Management Corporation companies throughout his many years with the company.

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HOOPES

When not working, Brian enjoys spending time with his family. He can also be found wandering around the great outdoors or tinkering with something that caught his eye.

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