Leadership

MEET OUR
LEADERSHIP TEAM

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MARK HEDDEN

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Mark has been in the construction industry for decades, as a general contractor and a roofing contractor, and is a noted regional expert. Mark is a Certified Economic Development Practitioner, certified by the Michigan Economic Development Association (MEDA).  He was also a founding director of National Homeowners Association.  Mark also started a carpeting franchise of mobile showrooms for the carpet industry in California. With his past in business development, and his frustration with the problems in the roofing industry, he put his mind to starting a cooperative to help his fellow roofing contractors.
Mark lives in RQR’s founding city, the beautiful mountain town of Park City Utah.

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MARK RAY

MEMBERSHIP ADVISOR

Mark graduated from the University of Houston and has enjoyed living, working and recreating in Utah ever since.  He has had many years of business development experience in Medical Device, Diagnostics, Mortgage and Finance as well as home remodeling, including sales of residential roofing services.
His experience in the medical industry working as a trusted vendor to eye care practitioners, many of whom used buying groups and co-operative associations, is valuable to the mission RQR is embarking upon. When not delivering the RQR message to  trusted roofing contractors, Mark will continue enjoying the Utah ski slopes, riding his bike or spending family time with his children and grand-children.

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NICOLE HEDDEN

VICE PRESIDENT INVESTMENTS

She is one of the founding members of the Women in Roofing Association and has primarily worked in business development, starting from the ground up in a variety of industries. Nicole attended the University of Utah and Nankai University in China.Nicole is a second generation roofer and has developed a number of businesses while completing her MBA. Throughout her undergraduate degree, she studied a total of 14 languages and worked in volunteer programs focusing on Economic Development. Nicole has a Master’s of Business Administration from Westminster College, where she focused on Business Development and Technology Commercialization.  Nicole oversees all operations and investments fo RQR and you are bound to meet her at any of the conferences and expositions that RQR attends.  Nicole lives in RQR’s founding city, Park City, Utah.

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BREANNE THORUP

MEMBERSHIP ADVISOR

Breanne, known as “Bre”, studied at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah. Bre has led sales forces into new states in the medical industry, including the sale, design and full scale construction of medical facilities.  She has overseen state-wide account management between a number of states. She has helped develop many companies and has been a key asset for her employers. In addition to her professional work in sales, Bre plays most instruments from flute to tuba, with an emphasis in Classic Piano, and has worked as a professional dueling pianist for pleasure. Breanne is our east coast membership advisor and resides in a coastal community in North Carolin

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ERIC DAHL

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Eric Dahl is a proven executive and entrepreneur with a background specializing in marketing and operational management inside of multiple industries. In 2008 Dahl co-founded Empower Group (DBA Property23), a real estate investing firm which bought and sold thousands of tax-deed investment properties nationwide. The company garnered various
awards while becoming one of the fastest growing companies in Utah, expanding from a team of 5 to over 200 employees within a two-year span. In 2014, Dahl co-founded EcoTec West, an EcoTec Lighting subsidiary (manufacturer of LED lighting products), which managed retrofitted lighting projects inside large-scale commercial spaces. There Dahl led operational, marketing, and business development efforts as the company’s COO. In 2015, EcoTec was purchased by an outside organization which enabled Dahl to turn his efforts to his true passion of marketing.Later in 2015, Eric was appointed as Vice President of Marketing at Navigator Business Solutions. At Navigator, he expanded the reach of the cloud-focused software firm by creating fresh vertical specific campaigns that spread across multiple channels and territories. The systematic mar-tech approach aided Navigator in receiving SAP Platinum Partner Award and SAP Cloud Partner of the Year Award in back to back years. In January of 2017, Eric was hired to lead all operational and marketing initiatives at ClearSource, a premium customer service company. At ClearSource, Eric balanced the demand of continuous operational performance while expanding the digital footprint of the brand. ClearSource would go on to garner honors as a 2017 Inc. 500 listed company, and 2017 Utah Fast 50 recipient. Eric now devotes his business passion to the building of Revmarka where he enjoys utilizing his eye for creative detail to bolster success rates and revenue of his hand-selected group of clients. For his work, Eric was recently recognized as a 2018 AdAge 40 Under 40 candidate. Eric is also a sought-after keynote speaker and has presented his message to thousands on various
stages. Beyond his work, Eric is passionate about his family, sports, fitness, reading, and his ever-
growing shoe collection.

Jon Beutler

JON BEUTLER

ADVISORY COUNSELOR

Creativity… meets function.  Jon Beutler is a serial entrepreneur specializing in early stage business development and company scaling and funded by Goldman Sachs.  He earned his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah and went on to complete a MBA from Westminster College.  Jon launched the first commercial internet company in the state of Utah (1988).  His claim to fame… “it was shut down twice by the FBI”.  He also created the world’s first web browser (ViewML) on a handheld device (Nokia 9100).  The iPhone was not released until 2007.   The very first company he worked for, Cericor, was sold to Hewlitt Packard.  He was the 17th employee of this company.  He left Cericor for another startup, CAECO, that was sold to Mentor Graphics.  Jon launched his first company in 1989 which he sold for a nice profit 18 months later.
With over 25 years of experience, Jon is currently the Alumni Manager for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and Director of the Park City Business Resource Center where he helps companies create and execute growth strategies.  Recently Jon wrote a small business startup class called “Everyday Entrepreneurs” for Salt Lake Community College which is being taught three times a year.
Jon enjoys skiing, mountain biking and most activities that require being outside.  He especially enjoys his daughter Ella’s national ascension in competitive USASA Slopestyle skiing.
Jon states the following: “Working with 150 companies every year ranging from pre-revenue to over $5M, I am exposed to various advisory and board positions. However, RQR’s business strategy and scaling potential is so exciting and I am thrilled to be a part of this venture.”