Mr. Alan E. Hall


Alan E. Hall was appointed to the Weber State University Board of Trustees in 2007. He is currently chair of the board and has served on the Business Committee, the Honorary Degree Committee and the Community Partnerships and Economic Development Committee.

As the founder of Grow America, Hall has a personal mission to create jobs and lift local economies. Grow America, a national company, aligns the partners, mentors and capital that entrepreneurs need to create and grow tomorrow’s successful companies.

Hall also founded and serves as managing director of Mercato Partners, a top performing growth equity venture capital fund. Its focus is to invest in high-growth technology companies that need additional funding and expertise in marketing and sales. Portfolio companies include Skullcandy, Fusion-io, Control4, Cymphonix, Mediconnect, CradlePoint and Stance.

Hall is also the founder, chairman and former CEO of MarketStar Corporation, a global outsourced marketing and sales company focused upon enabling high-technology businesses to increase sales. The company employs several thousand employees and generates billions of dollars in sales for its marquee clientele, including Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Sony, Intel and Verizon. MarketStar is owned by Omnicom Group.

In addition to chairing WSU's board of trustees, Hall is the chairman of the university’s Dream 125 comprehensive campaign committee, a trustee of the Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, chairman of Ogden Pioneer Heritage Foundation and chairman of Prosperity 2020, a business-led movement committed to enhancing Utah’s educational system through investment and innovation.

He is an Ernst & Young and Mountain West Capital Network Entrepreneur of the Year recipient. He is also an author, newspaper columnist and frequent public speaker.

Hall and his wife Jeanne are the chairman and president of the Hall Foundation. The mission of the foundation is that “there be no poor among us.” The Halls are the parents of six married children and sixteen grandchildren.