Our Executive Team Meet the team behind SkyCentral
David S. Turner CEO and Co-Founder
As President, CEO and co-founder of SkyCentral Mr. Turner brings thirty years experience in software design, development and implementation.
SkyCentral is one of four companies in which David is the entrepreneurial founder.
He also is the President and CEO of GroupLink. While directing GroupLink to its current position (Mr. Turner joined GroupLink full-time in 2000), he has focused the company on the ITIL Service Support / Help Desk market, and the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) market. He has also directed other areas of the business growth toward ITIL and CRM related components, including eReporting, e-business workflow, and integration with third-party partners. Mr. Turner has introduced and managed account relationships with key GroupLink customers, including Lincoln National Corporation, Merita International Bank, New York City, Shell Oil, and Walt Disney World. Prior to joining GroupLink full-time, Mr. Turner started product marketing and sales for successful industrial software products at AutoSimulations, Inc. and Eyring Corporation. That experience included large scale industrial design, automation and integration projects with such customers as General Motors, Michelin Tire, Northrop Grumman, Proctor and Gamble and others. He has also served on the faculty of Brigham Young University.
Mr. Turner has received credentials from the National CRM Association as a CRM Certified Professional. He has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Utah and an MBA from Brigham Young University.
Dean L. Jolley Co-Founder
With over 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Mr. Jolley brings his knowledge gained over forming and founding several successful technology ventures.
In 1985, Mr. Jolley founded Auto-Soft Corporation, at the time the only independent supplier of distribution and automation software in the world. At one time, all computer and memory chips throughout the world were made under the material tracking control of an Auto-Soft product. Software products for distribution were also developed, and Warehouse RX became the standard corporate worldwide real-time distribution software for Intel, Motorola Communications, Duty Free Shops, etc.
Mr. Jolley formed Eskay Corporation in 1989, the North American sales arm for an automation equipment supplier from Japan, Daifuku Ltd., which grew to $65M in sales by 2000. Mr. Jolley subsequently sold his interest in this company and, in 1997, also sold Auto-Soft Corporation. Currently, Mr. Jolley is involved in the startup or growth of several companies where his involvement ranges from majority ownership, minority ownership, sitting board member, and/or technical or business management roles.
Lon Price VP of Business Development
With over 25 years of management experience in technology companies through all phases of growth, Mr. Price ensures that SkyCentral’s business strategies and day-to-day activities are aligned for optimized product-launch and adoption-growth.
In past positions, Lon learned vital lessons and skills from co-workers and leaders at industry leading technology companies that served as a firm foundation for his progression into executive positions. Lon continues to learn from trusted sources to increase his abilities to do what he does best: take care of great people (customers) by inspiring great people (co-workers and partners) to create and deliver the best solutions for the greatest problems by leveraging the most appropriate technology.
Lon graduated with a degree in computer sciences from Brigham Young University.
Kyle Love Board Advisor
As the Board Advisor, Mr. Love brings over 19 years of high technology experience with extensive entrepreneurial expertise in computer based systems.
Co-founder of the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum, Love is also an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Center for Entrepreneurship, a Lecture Series speaker, and a frequent instructor. He has over 19 years experience in the high tech industry helping to build a startup company, WICAT Systems, and founded NACT, a telecommunications company specializing in digital switching systems for phone companies. Later, he founded Applied Educational Research and served as president of this company developing educational software.
In 2008, Kyle co-founded Pro Motion Action LLC. The company was created to develop computer based products for sports training. ProMotion Action will provide a family of products that interact with athletes to teach proper techniques and procedures directly from the professionals. Unlike computer based games like the Nintendo Wii or other training programs on the market today, ProMotion Action combines years of studying the techniques of professional athletes and incorporating that knowledge into a computer based hands on system for guiding an athlete through correct motion.
Kyle is currently serving as a board member for MultiLing, ShopSite, Alianza, and Grouplink.
Dwain Kinghorn Executive Product Manager
With a long history of managing technology companies through all phases of growth, Mr. Kinghorn ensures that SkyCentral’s architecture and products are on the cutting edge.
Dwain is currently a partner at SageCreek Partners. At SageCreek Dwain identifies and launches new product lines and growth strategies. Dwain actively helps various SageCreek accounts complete strategic technology licensing, channel sales agreements, and find and train C-level executives.
In past positions, Dwain was Vice President at Symantec Corporation and was in charge of the collaboration architecture to ensure multiple Symantec products worked together. He was instrumental in Symantec’s successful adoption of the Altiris platform, where Dwain served as CTO for seven years and oversaw a development team that grew to over 500 people and an engineering budget in excess of $50M. His leadership of Altris’s product teams led to a large number of industry awards for the company.
Earlier in his career, Dwain successfully started the company Computing Edge, which experienced greater than 40% growth each year for six years. The startup became a recognized leader in solutions that extended Microsoft’s management platform. Prior to Computing Edge, Dwain worked at Microsoft in the Operating System division. Dwain graduated summa cum laude with a degree in electrical and computer engineering from Brigham Young University.