JD’s business card should simply read "Entrepreneur - Inventor – Philosopher." From his first business venture at the age of six to Vice President at a $2B international IT company, JD has been "takin' care of business" for a half century. As the co-founder of KeyLabs, Altiris, LAC and other tech companies, JD built the IT industry’s largest independent testing facility, pioneered the concept of behavioral testing, and was the first commercial adopter of P2P computing on the Internet.
In addition to his business success, with his broad-based experience JD works his magic in all areas of real estate, from agricultural and recreational property development to commercial real estate sales and leasing, tenant representation, and property management. JD has been a key player in building design, construction and renovation. His efforts are currently focused on the development of the tallest Class A office and mixed use building between Salt Lake and Vegas.
JD has been the featured executive in Utah Business Magazine and nominated as entrepreneur of the year. He was a founding member of two Advisory Boards at Westminster College. He enjoys using his gray hair and battle scars to mentor small businesses, and he volunteers his leadership with non-profit organizations like the Boy Scouts and the Police. He helped develop the Volunteers in Police Service program and has consulted nationally about the program. Folks welcome his laconic, down-to-earth demeanor and common sense approach.
On a personal note, JD believes the work done within the walls of his own home far overshadows any of his business successes. Working is the best way he knows to relax. He is an avid sportsman who loves "brisk" mountain air, extreme motorsports, collecting classic cars, the ping of a two-stroke engine and the smell of freshly torched gunpowder.