BRANDON STODDARD
INSTRUCTOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DIRECTOR, HALL GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER

Brandon Stoddard


CONTACT


PHONE: 801.626.7205

EMAIL: brandonstoddard@weber.edu

OFFICE: WB 205G


ABOUT


Brandon Stoddard joined the Weber State University faculty in March 2017 and currently serves as the director of the Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center in the Goddard School of Business & Economics. He also maintains a seat on the Board of Trustees for the UtahCDC and is a partner in multiple new ventures. 

Prior to joining the Goddard School, Stoddard was employed with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Weber State University. He has held various roles in both the private and public sectors assisting entrepreneurs and helping organizations grow including VentureCapital.org (formerly Wayne Brown Institute), Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR), Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and Department of Radiology at University of Utah Healthcare. 

Stoddard holds an MS in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University and a BS in Mass Communications and Business from the University of Utah. He is happily married with a very energetic son.


EDUCATION


MS, Positive Organizational Development and Change - Case Western Reserve University, 2011 

BS, Mass Communication and Business - University of Utah, 2007


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Director (2017 - Present)

  • Supervise Weber Entrepreneurs Association and Bill Child’s Startup Center
  • Student advising and management of Center staff
  • Strategic oversight of Center’s growth

Cero, Ogden, UT

Partner / Chief Marketing Officer (2016 - Present)

  • Organizational leadership and strategic oversight
  • Oversee all strategic and tactical marketing efforts of new venture

Small Business Development Center, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Director (2013 - 2017)

  • Provided personalized management and business consultation to over 400 entrepreneurs and small businesses
  • Led growth efforts that resulted in consistent goal achievement for County
  • Raised funds and managed creation of Leadership Development Training program for
  • entrepreneurs
  • Introduced and led 1 Million Cups Ogden program for Northern Utah region

MarketStar, Ogden, UT

Training Content Manager (2013 – 2013)

  • Developed global in-person and web-based training content for Blackberry

University of Utah Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

Marketing & Physician Outreach (2010 – 2013)

  • Oversaw and managed all marketing and business development efforts
  • Created and advanced successful business development plan, significantly improving departmental revenue and profit
  • Led internal change effort to increase patient referrals, improve customer service and advance ease of use for referring providers

School Improvement Network, Midvale, UT

Marketing & Communications (2009 – 2010)

  • Managed marketing and branding efforts that reached over 500,000 current and potential customers

Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, Salt Lake City, UT

Business Analyst (2007 – 2009)

  • Evaluated, guided and assisted over 40 technology-based start-up companies
  • Developed entrepreneurial evaluation criteria and provided staff trainings on business and entrepreneurial processes
  • Initially oversaw organization’s marketing strategy

The Wayne Brown Institute (now VentureCapital.org), Midvale, UT

Director of Special Projects (2005 – 2007)

  • Guided 70 technology start-up companies and assisted in their fundraising efforts
  • Responsible for managing 70 mentor teams of attorneys, venture capitalists, angel investors and business executives
  • Managed three major national venture capital conferences and over 25 entrepreneurial seminars and workshops

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Salt Lake City, UT

Marketing Assistant (2005 – 2006)

  • Promoted economic development initiatives and oversaw development of customerrelationship management system