About Lasting Impressions
Kerry Hill, CEO
Chief designer at Lasting Impressions and pioneer in the paper crafting industry, Kerry is an active pundit and a sought after speaker whose vision and passion for creating lasting memories drives her company. Kerry began her career managing a multi-million dollar real estate development firm in San Francisco, where she learned the value of teamwork and motivation. In 1990, she left the real estate market and began her foray into paper crafting by selling her first embossing designs at a local craft fair. With that event, Kerry launched a new segment of the card making industry-hand embossing. Today, with Kerry's vision, Lasting Impressions is the industry leader in embossing and has expanded into full lines of cards, scrapbooking papers, software products, and accessories. Kerry studied computer science at Utah State and Brigham Young University. She is an active CEO and mother of 2 children.
Lane Hill, COO
Lane studied business at University of California at Hayward. At age 24, he organized a buyout of a Silicon Valley manufacturing firm, which he continues to own and operate today. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of an international organization of manufacturers. In 2004, Lane joined Lasting Impressions full time to head operations.
Chad Gardner, VP Sales
Chad has over 15 years of sales and sales management experience in the software industry and recently joined Lasting Impressions from SunGard Data Systems where he served as a Senior Vice President of Sales. Over the last 10 years, Chad has a proven track record of successfully setting up sales organizations, opening new markets and exceeding sales targets. He received his MBA from the University of Utah.
Bruce Law, CMO
With 20 years experience, Bruce is a recognized expert in creating corporate brands, building industry momentum, and capturing market leadership for high-tech and consumer-branded companies. Bruce has delivered tangible results for household names like Intel and Lever Brothers, as well as up-and-comers like NextPage and Control4. Bruce has served as a VP of Marketing at the Network Professional Association, Knowlix and NextPage.
Kent Thomas, CFO
A 20-year veteran in the finance industry, Kent brings a wealth of experience that helps direct Lasting Impressions' strategy. Kent has served as chief executive or chief financial officer/controller of seven companies since 1980, including a $55 million, publicly traded corporation, Marathon Office Supply, and most recently as the Vice President and CFO of InsurQuote Systems, Inc. Kent started his career in the Salt Lake City office of Ernst & Whinney in 1979.