As part of its continued growth plan for the BoomStartup accelerator, Assure is pleased to announce the appointment of Tara Spalding as Managing Director. Mrs. Spalding’s appointment is a strategic move to enhance the company’s robust suite of solutions offered to founders, companies, investors and deal organizers.
Tara Spalding has a rich and expansive background within the private equity and investment areas. Previously, she was the Founder and President of Hen House Ventures, a startup incubator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She began her high-tech career in Silicon Valley when she taught herself to code software, she became the first employee, and eventually VP of Marketing at SugarCRM. Her experience also includes roles as CMO at GroundWork Open Source, VP Marketing at Magnet Systems, and co-founder and CPO at BenchPick. Mrs. Spalding is on the board of directors for VentureCapital.org, frequently hosts startup workshops at the University of Utah Lassonde Institute and for the UVU Entrepreneur program. She was chosen as a 2020 Utah Business Top 30 Women to Watch. Mrs. Spalding is motivated to help companies who intend to better the world through technological innovations but need a path to fund and grow their business.
She says, “I am excited to bring my experience and background to BoomStartup and Assure, and I am especially looking forward to expanding the current accelerator services and cohort programs to extend the reach of BoomStartup. I’m especially pleased to announce the newest pitch competition, which will highlight the valuable services we provide.”
According to Assure co-founder and CRO Katie Neilson, “We are really excited about the knowledge, expertise, and energy that Tara is bringing to the BoomStartup community. Bringing her aboard is a win-win to bolster business funding options and opportunities, as well as providing accelerator services to a greater number of startups. Now, with increased investment and through Tara’s leadership, we look forward to successfully advancing the development of a new cadre of leading innovators and founders worldwide.”