Progrexion’s Jon Pexton Honored as One of Utah’s Top CFOs

Salt Lake City – July 23, 2015 – Jon Pexton, Chief Financial Officer of , was one of five CFOs celebrated at Utah Business Magazine’s CXO of the Year. Pexton was honored Thursday, June 25 at an awards luncheon held at The Grand America Hotel for the annual CXO of the Year celebration.

Pexton is a University of Utah graduate and a finance expert with more than 20 years of progressive and wide-ranging finance and accounting experience. At Progrexion, Pexton has helped the company more than triple in size and enhance the corporate culture. Pexton is focused on driving and improving the business through sound data analysis and understanding of where the company is going despite rapid growth and organizational complexity. The company now employs about 3,000 people in eight locations in three states. His experience includes eight years with Ernst and Young, a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm, and more than 10 years in executive level positions. In his experience, Pexton performed financial due diligence on more than 35 transactions. He also set-up and ran an investor relations program over the course of four years, participated in an IPO which raised $80 million and implemented financial systems.

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Progrexion Employees Walked, Ran and Donated $5,300

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, July 14, 2015 – More than 30 Progrexion employees raised $5,300 for the American Cancer Society at its Idaho Falls Relay for Life held Friday, July 10, 2015. Employees and their family members participated in the event by running or walking 368 laps at Bonneville High School’s Thunder Stadium throughout the night.

Progrexion – one of the nation’s fastest growing companies – encourages its employees to participate in corporate giving programs through blood drives, food drives and cash donations. Friday’s event marked Progrexion’s fourth Relay for Life, where the Progrexion team ran and/or walked 92 miles.

“It is an honor to support the American Cancer Society and participate in Relay for Life,” said Dana Rae Bennett, manager of talent acquisition and sourcing for Progrexion. “I am so proud of all our employees that participate in our corporate giving projects. I’m especially grateful for those that came to this event and spent some part of the night walking and running laps in support of cancer patients and survivors.”

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Progrexion Unveils New Corporate Headquarters

Progrexion Corporate Office Salt Lake City, UtahSALT LAKE CITY, June 4, 2015Progrexion – one of Utah’s fastest growing companies – unveiled its new corporate office at 257 Tower. The company will occupy suites 900, 1000, and 1200 of the building at 257 East 200 South, Salt Lake City. Nearly 200 company employees stood by as Progrexion executives and community dignitaries participated in a ribbon cutting for the new headquarters. To celebrate the ribbon cutting, Progrexion presented a check for $15,000 to No Bully Utah – a Utah non-profit dedicated to bringing school innovation and sustainable solutions to bullying harassment and violence.

Progrexion has grown from 50 employees in 2000 to approximately 2,000 employees in eight locations across Utah, Arizona and Idaho. The company has been featured as one of Utah’s fastest growing companies by Utah Business Magazine. The new 48,000-square-foot administrative office centralizes the IT, HR, legal, finance and marketing departments across three floors and accommodates Progrexion’s future growth. The offices are located in Nearon Enterprises, Inc.’s 257 Tower and the property is managed by CBRE, Inc.

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Progrexion Arizona Employees Presented $16,000 Donation

PHOENIX, May 26, 2015 – Progrexion – one of the nation’s fastest growing companies – donated $16,000 to the local Arizona chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The company celebrated the donation by participating in the nonprofit’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake that day. The BBBS program creates meaningful, monitored matches between adult community members (“Bigs”) and children ages six through 17 (“Littles”).

Progrexion employees are encouraged to participate in many corporate giving programs throughout the year including blood drives, food drives and Relays for Life. Saturday was no different; the company gave back to the local Arizona chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters through individual employee donations as well as solicited donations from friends and family.

“It is an honor to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and the mentorship it provides for hundreds of children in our communities,” said Progrexion President and COO Michael DeVico. “We are also overjoyed at the support and the determination that our employees have shown for BBBS. They remarkably raised $16,000 through their own efforts.”

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Progrexion Utah Employees Presented $28,532 Donation

SALT LAKE CITY, May 26, 2015 – Progrexion – one of the nation’s fastest growing companies – donated $25,000 to the local Utah chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The company celebrated the donation by participating in the nonprofit’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake that day. The BBBS program creates meaningful, monitored matches between adult community members (“Bigs”) and children ages six through 17 (“Littles”).

Progrexion employees are encouraged to participate in many corporate giving programs throughout the year including blood drives, food drives and Relays for Life. Saturday was no different; the company gave back to the local Utah chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters through individual employee donations as well as solicited donations from friends and family.

“It is an honor to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and the mentorship it provides for hundreds of children in our communities,” said Progrexion President and COO Michael DeVico. “We are also overjoyed at the support and the determination that our employees have shown for BBBS. They remarkably raised $25,000 through their own efforts.”

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Progrexion Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

SALT LAKE CITY – May 12, 2015 – Progrexion – one of the nation’s fastest growing companies – announced the recent promotion of Josh Aston as the Vice President of Marketing. His new responsibilities include developing and driving marketing strategy for the company.

Josh is an experienced marketing professional with nearly 15 years of experience in online acquisition, lead generation, online marketing and digital marketing. He began his career with 1-800 Contacts in Draper, Utah while pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in business management with an emphasis in finance. Josh moved to Progrexion in May of 2004 and has worked as a director of lead generation, digital marketing and online marketing. In his time at Progrexion, Utah Business Magazine awarded Josh a SAMY award, recognizing him as a top sales and marketing talent.

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Progrexion Facilities Spotlight

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The Progrexion facilities team is responsible for keeping each of our seven Progrexion locations humming so that every aspect of the growing business can operate. With the explosive growth Progrexion will continue to see, meet the team who is constantly looking ahead to create the work space needed to maintain our growth.

How does your team interact with the marketing department?

We work closely with all of our clients to provide a safe, comfortable, clean, and productive work environment.

How does the facilities group support the company?

We help support the growth strategy for the company to make sure we have sufficient space and seats to meet our needs.

We also work side by side the I.T. department to maintain all mission critical equipment so the company doesn’t experience any unexpected outages or down time. Read More

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Progrexion’s President tells of the benefits of search engine marketing

Progrexion is currently hiring marketing, corporate and call center employees

SALT LAKE CITY, March 19, 2015 — Michael A. DeVico, President/COO of Progrexion, recently participated in a panel discussion of C-level business leaders about how to better run your business through online marketing. The executive roundtable held at the Leonardo in Salt Lake City, was sponsored by SLC/SEM and Google, and also featured Google Performance Marketing Account Executive Daniel Wahlen, CEO of ApplicantPro Sara Jones, CMO of Boostability Kelly Shelton, CEO of Digicert Nicholas Hales and CMO of Clearlink Ted Roxbury.

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Does Credit Matter? An Industry Perspective from Ken Garff Nissan

What does credit mean to you?

Credit to me is an opportunity for a lender or financial institution to lend someone money to purchase something.

What did you think about the credit system before you worked at Ken Garff?

I didn’t really understand what credit was, or how important it is before I started doing it. No one taught me how important it was.

When was the first time you remember credit impacting your life?

The first time for me was when I got married and got the opportunity to purchase my first car with my wife. We went in to talk to some people; they gave us guidelines behind what you have to do to buy this car and how that’s going to build my credit. I don’t think a lot of people understand how important that is. Read More

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Does Credit Matter? An Executive Perspective

When I hear the term credit, I think of three things. One is complexity. The credit system in general is very complex from a consumer perspective. There are different loan types; there are different types of organizations that support the credit process; and it’s difficult for consumers to really understand and navigate the system.

The second is that the credit system is first and foremost about the economy. The credit system enables the economy to grow and provides regulators and the government a way of balancing the economy over time. And making sure when there is a need for stimulus, that the credit system can support that and when there is a need to pull back, it can support that. The third piece of it is people. It’s about helping people secure funds so that they can purchase things that ultimately can change their lives: purchasing a new car, purchasing a home and a number of other things. It really has a significant impact on the quality of an individual’s life.  Read More

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