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President and Chief Accelerator
Michael C. Neklason, MBA
Mike Neklason is a sales and marketing executive with over 20 years of experience leading, managing and developing diverse teams. He holds an MBA from Westminster College of Salt Lake City and has been a member of the local community for over 20 years. Mike is now focused on contributing to the success and unlocking the potential of his clients through his award-winning operation.
Dan Bigelow is Vice President at Sandler Training Utah. Dan brings with him a unique passion and drive for success, which he strives to pass along to his clients every day. He is an expert in sales processes and management, leveraging his extensive sales experience with invaluable training and knowledge to provide clients with the real-world results.
With over 17 years of sales experience, Dan has a diverse background in a variety of sales practices and industries. Prior to working with Sandler, Dan spent three years as a top-performing sales representative for Paychex, Inc. He also gained vital experience working as a sales representative in business, door-to-door and phone sales industries for over 6 years while consistently reaching and exceeding goals and quotas. Dan received his B.S. in Public Relations and a certificate in Leadership Development at Utah Valley University in 2009.
He currently leads Sandler Sales Training’s business development efforts, while also serving as a certified Sandler Sales Trainer to a wide range of clients throughout the Wasatch Front.
Director of Leadership Programs
David Pettit is Sandler Training of Utah's Director of Leadership Programs.
David’s life has always been one of taking on new challenges, creating and developing new companies, and in inspiring others to take their businesses to new heights.
He has started three companies. A 3rd Party Logistics Company, a Small Parcel Consolidation Company, an Export Trading Company. All of which have been successfully sold.
He worked his way through college, obtaining a degree in finance from the University of Utah as well as an MBA from BYU. He has a strong passion as a lifelong learner, an entrepreneur, a risk taker, an opportunist and has an innate ability to lead and inspire greatness in others.
Over the last several years David has served as a Vistage Chair and a certified implementer of the EOS Entrepreneurial Business System. David has deep experience working with both business owners and executive teams helping them get what they want from their businesses.
He desires not to retire, but rather use his experience, work ethic and maturity to have meaning and impact in helping others obtain Organizational Excellence.
Director Of Business Development
Mark Archibald is the Director of Business Development at Sandler Training of Utah. For the past 20 years he has managed and trained sales teams specializing in helping Professional Service Providers implement a sales process and methodology that generates consistent, predictable growth.
Mark has lived in England, Hawaii and for the last 20 years along the Wasatch front. When he is not working you will most likely find him enjoying the mountains and deserts of Utah.