Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Founder and Director of Operations

Avid Industries
- Leads a team of individuals that are working on developing proprietary information surrounding longboarding in preparation for a business launch. - Founded Avid Industries to help make longboarding a more accessible form of transportation and recreation, by working with a team to invent new ways to manufacture, and package the products. - Gained an firm understanding of the raw manufacturing industry by consult with over 50 manufacturers nationwide.
Nov 2008 - Present

Financial Analyst

Zions First National Bank
Financial Analyst - Long-term Financial Analyst to over $2 billion in bank assets. - Successfully producing clear and accurate analysis of the bancorporation's portfolio standing in relationship to underlying ratings, projected cash flows, current fair value, FASB pronouncements and other static traits. - Reporting to government regulation agencies, internal audit, and 3rd party audit on a quarterly basis. Primary responsibilities include - Documentation of the entire valuation process - Project management of model and process control testing. - Analysis spreadsheet production - Maintaining a clear understanding of market conditions and events
Apr 2008 - Nov 2008

Sales Representative

Pinnacle Security
Leadership and High Sales Volume - Hard-Worker (70-80 hours per week) - Among top performing reps in the East Coast Region - Brought in over $150,000 of contractual revenue in only 4 months - Team Leader - Considered a team motivator by management Customer Service and Sales Retention - 92% account retention - saved over $50,000 in account revenue by solving customer's problems
Jul 2003 - Oct 2008

Manager and Waiter

Pizza Factory
Mangement and Administration - Supervised employees work and cash deposits - Managed and recorded daily sales revenue, and labor costs Service and Sales - Worked with over 100 customers daily averaging up-sales of 10-20% - Often requested waiter due to an ability to create a desirable experience for the customer
May 2005 - May 2008

Zone Coordinator

Missionary Training Center
Training, Managment and Performance Review - Management of Operations of the Teaching Evaluation Center - Assisted in the training and supervision of 50+ new teachers every 4 months - Organized and planned large weekly training meetings - Trained 12-15 teachers weekly on a one-on-one basis - Conducted and documented ongoing performance reviews Office Administration - Maintained a schedule of over 50 appointments for 9 people each day - Basic Office Administration including: Meeting Scheduling, Presentations, Phone and Written Correspondence, Calendaring, Policy and Procedure Development and Implementation and other Clerical Responsibilities
2004 - 2006


LDS Church
2001 - 2004

Account Manager

Granite Insurance Group, LLC



Regulation and SOX Control Testing

While at Zions I have been the project manager for the Sarbanes-Oxley controls surrounding the valuation of the bank's Collateralized Debt Obligations.  It involves the tracking of over 30 controls, and overseeing the work of a team of about 10 people.   The bank uses a reporting system that has allowed me to communicate the error free completion of the controls as well as any issues that may have arisen throughout the process.   Due to my ability to quickly learn and understand the valuation and regulation process, management has been able to trust me quickly to successfully manage the controls without substantial oversight.

Financial Projections and Valuation

While at Zions I have been the project manager for the regulation and documentation of the portfolio valuation.  I confirm the calculations of the regressions, present value operations, and risk factor adjustments.

Outsourcing Project Management

Multiple experiences with overseas outsourcing. Experienced with both private and commerical use of outsourcing sites like Odesk, Elance, and DoMyStuff

Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Processing

Extremely proficient in Excel. Skills used to perform detailed and elaborate analysis of massive amounts of data. Also experienced in Word, and PowerPoint.

Graphic Design

Skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver.


Over the last few years, Joshua has focused on becoming educated and experienced in the beginnings, growth and management of numerous types of business organizations. Joshua is currently a student of Economics at Brigham Young University and a member of Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. While focusing on these things, Joshua has maintained a well rounded lifestyle, spending time with his wife, serving in his church responsibilities and staying athletically active. Joshua played on the National Champion Brigham Young Lacrosse team and has run multiple marathons. Prior to and concurrent with his position at Zions Bank as a Financial Analyst, Joshua has worked with teams of students to create products and business models centered on adding value to the world. Joshua is a pioneer and builder and clearly recognizes how to produce results by assembling great teams and helping them to focus on simple yet measurable, transparent goals. Joshua is interested in entrepreneurship within information distribution, structured finance, and or web/software design industries. His professional experience includes general management, relationship management, investment valuation services, business analysis, and sales. Joshua's goals include: - Starting and operating multiple businesses that contribute to local communities. - Leading organizations that empower the employees, and add to their quality of life.


Brigham Young Lacrosse Team

    2006-2008, Midfielder/Defensive-Midfielder

    2007 National Champions


Boy Scouts of America

    Eagle Scout, January 2001