Amy Rees Anderson is the Managing Partner and Founder of REES Capital, which she created to provide entrepreneurs and business executives' critical guidance and support to help their companies grow. In addition to seeking out opportunities for potential equity investments, Amy provides expert mentoring and consulting services across a broad range of business functions including: leadership training; product and market assessment; marketing, sales and public relations strategy; financial modeling; organizational structuring; strategic planning; acquisition and exit strategy; and other key areas.
Prior to founding REES Capital, Amy Rees Anderson was formerly the founder and CEO of MediConnect Global, Inc., a worldwide leader in medical record retrieval, digitization, and one of the largest cloud-based health information exchanges. Amy led all aspects of MediConnect's business, including a worldwide workforce of over 1,000 employees. Under her direction, the company achieved over 1500 percent growth. In March 2012, Amy successfully led MediConnect to being acquired for over $377 million.
Amy is an active Angel Investor and she recently founded the IPOP Foundation, a charity focused on helping educate and mentor entrepreneurs.
Prior to joining MediConnect, Amy founded and managed several successful healthcare technology ventures. She began her first business in 1996 with only $23,000 in seed funding. Across her many entrepreneurial ventures, Amy has raised more than $70 million in investment capital.
Amy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc. magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, Bloomberg Businessweek and many other national publications as a result of her many accomplishments. She is an in-demand public speaker and respected mentor, and she does entrepreneurship lectures at a number of universities. In 2007, Amy garnered the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Amy currently serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including: Governor Herbert's Advisory Team; Huntsman Cancer Foundation Executive Council; the NACD Board Utah Chapter; University of Utah National Advisory board for David Eccles School of Business, Center for Medical Innovation, and Technology Commercialization Boards; UVU National Advisory Council; Brigham Young University Founder's Board; BYU Wheatley Ethics Advisory Council; USU Clark Entrepreneur Founders Board; Chair of the Utah State Motion Picture Advisory Committee; Sandy City Chamber of Commerce; and The Hale Center Theater Board.
Dave Chidester has more than 15 years experience overseeing the overall financial standing of multiple fast-growing companies. He is currently a partner in REES Capital who provides angel investing and advisory services. Prior to REES Capital, he was the CFO MediConnect Global, which was sold in 2012 to Verisk Analytics for $377.8 million. Prior to MediConnect, Dave held various roles including CFO at Overstock.com, and he was involved in taking Overstock public and in raising more than $400 million of capital through stock and debt offerings. Annual gross revenues grew from just ~$2 million to ~$1 billion during his tenure.
Dave is a licensed CPA and has a BA in accounting and an MBA from the University of Utah. He also currently serves on the board of Neuroworx and as an advisory board member for the University of Utah School of Accounting. He was also a board member and advisor of Henry Walker Homes in their 2014 sale to Oakwood Homes for ~$75 million.