IPOP Foundation Team


 

Rollin Anderson

Executive Director

Rollin is the co-founder and co-executive director of the IPOP Foundation. Rollin specializes in working with adolescents and young adults, with an emphasis on at-risk youth. Previously, Rollin worked as a youth counselor for the Anasazi Foundation working with youth struggling with lack of motivation, defiance, mild mood disorders, drug and alcohol experimentation, internet addiction, entitlement issues, and other self-defeating behaviors. Rollin supervised youth on six-week wilderness-based, residential treatment programs which were rooted in the belief that all young people possess an inherent “seed of greatness.” Using an evidence-based therapeutic approach which addressed the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of each child’s life, Rollin was able to influence the lives of numerous young people. Prior to Anasazi, Rollin started his own custom furniture company and was able to use his talents in woodworking to support himself while he obtained his bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in organizational behavior from Boise State University.

 

Amy Rees Anderson

Director

Amy is the co-founder and co-executive director of the IPOP Foundation. Amy provides expert mentoring and perpetuates entrepreneurship by mentoring, consulting, networking, and investing. She regularly participates in speaking engagements to educate entrepreneurs and specifically focuses on specialized groups such as: at-risk youth, high school and university students, girls and women in business, and single parents to name a few. Amy is also the founder and managing partner of REES Capital. Prior to starting REES Capital, Amy founded several successful healthcare technology ventures, including MediConnect Global, which she successfully sold for over $377 million in 2012. Amy has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, ACG’s Dealmaker of the Year Award, Brigham Young University’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and Utah Business CEO of the Year, among others. In 2015, Amy received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, Bloomberg Businessweek and many other national publications have featured Amy as a result of her many accomplishments. Amy serves on the board of numerous organizations including: Governor's Advisory Team as a Special Advisor, Sundance Institute’s Advisory Board; Chair of the Utah State Motion Picture Advisory Committee; Utah Capital Investment Corporation Board; Huntsman Cancer Foundation Executive Council; the NACD Board Utah Chapter; the Hale Centre Theatre Board; the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Board; University of Utah National Advisory board for David Eccles School of Business, Center for Medical Innovation, and Technology Commercialization Board; UVU National Advisory Council; Brigham Young University Founder’s Board; and the BYU Wheatley Ethics Advisory Council. She is an author and weekly contributor to Forbes and the Huffington Post.

 

Dalton Anderson

Ambassador/Spokesperson

As an ambassador for the IPOP Foundation, Dalton is focusing on working with University students to both promote the Foundation’s University Entrepreneurship Programs. Dalton previously served a full-time two year volunteer mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and has a long history of holding leadership positions, having served as the Sr. Student Senator for Alta High School as well as holding numerous leadership positions within his church. Dalton is also an Eagle Scout. He is currently attending Brigham Young University where he is just completing his Bachelor’s Degree.

 

Ashley Lewis

Ambassador/Spokesperson

Ashley is currently serving as a full-time volunteer missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ashley will complete her mission in July of 2016 and will return to the IPOP Foundation to resume her duties as an ambassador working with high school students to both grow and promote the Foundation’s High School Student Entrepreneurship Education Program. Ashley has served in numerous leadership positions for her church youth groups including serving as the Class President for the 16 and 17 year old young women. Ashley is a member of the National Honor Society and has been recognized repeatedly for her academic excellence.

 

Elisabeth "Bizzy" Phillips

Ambassador/Spokesperson

As an ambassador for the IPOP Foundation, Bizzy is focusing on working with high school students to both grow and promote the Foundation’s High School Student Entrepreneurship Education Program. Along with Bizzy’s work at the Foundation she takes an active role in the community serving on Alta High School’s Peer Leadership Team, which focuses on teaching children to avoid drugs, alcohol, and violence. She is also a very accomplished and skilled soccer athlete earning the highest honors on state and national levels. Among those honors, Bizzy was named 5A MVP for Utah as a junior by both major Utah news publications, the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune. She has been invited to play on the Utah Olympic Development Program Team throughout all her years of high school and tapped for both regional and national pools. During her junior year, Bizzy was named a High School All American and the Utah Gatorade player of the year. As a sophomore, she earned 1st team All-State and committed to play soccer for Brigham Young University in the same year.

 

Shani Allsop

Mentor/Educator

Shani Allsop is a mentor and educator for the IPOP Foundation; her focus lies in sharing her wealth of knowledge in organizational guidance and recruiting. In addition to her work at the IPOP Foundation Shani is a Partner at REES Capital. Most recently, Shani served as the Chief Operating Officer of MediConnect Global Inc. As COO, Shani was responsible for overseeing the entire day-to-day operations of the company as well as guiding the strategic development and execution of the company’s corporate and product plans. After joining MediConnect Global in 2004, Shani served in management roles of increasing influence and responsibility — including as Director of Operations, Vice President of Account Management and Vice President of Global Operations Support — as the company expanded to 1,600 people operating on multiple continents.

 

Dave Chidester

Mentor/Educator

As a mentor and educator for the IPOP Foundation Dave Chidester shares his knowledge in areas such as: financial modeling, internal reporting, strategic planning, acquisition and exit strategy, capital management, and other key functions. In addition to his work at the IPOP Foundation, Dave is a Partner at REES Capital. Dave offers REES Capital’s portfolio of companies unique expertise related to all areas of business finance – a critical piece to the success of any growing company. Before joining REES Capital, Dave was Senior Vice President of finance at MediConnect Global, where he was responsible for guiding the company’s financial strategy and operations, including financial reporting, planning and forecasting, treasury, and capital management. Dave also played an integral role in the $377.8 million sale of MediConnect to Verisk Analytics in March 2012. Prior to MediConnect, Dave spent more than 10 years at Overstock.com – including five years as CFO – where he helped direct the company’s financial operations as the company grew its annual revenues from just $2 million to almost $900 million. He was also involved in taking Overstock.com public and in raising more than $400 million of capital through stock and debt offerings.