Mr. Hall is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, community advocate, adjunct professor and philanthropist. He is the founder, former chairman and former CEO of MarketStar Corporation, a global out sourced marketing and sales company with a focus on assisting high technology companies increase sales through the small to medium business sectors. He is the former co-founder and former managing director of Mercato Partners, a top decile growth equity venture capital fund. Mr. Hall is also the founder and former chairman of Grow Utah, a not-for-profit entity with a mission of stimulating economic development through entrepreneurship.
Mr. Hall is a prolific Angel investor and has numerous personal investments in growing Utah companies. Alan is the past chairman of the Utah Technology Council, Prosperity 2020 and the immediate past chairman of Weber State University’s board of trustees. A major contributor to the University, the Alan and Jeanne Hall Foundation has endowed the Hall Sales Center of Excellence, the Hall Global Entrepreneurship program and most recently he and his wife were the lead contributors of the new Tracy Hall Science Center.
Additionally, he is an Ernst and Young and Mountain West Capital Network Entrepreneur of Year award recipient. He is a frequent speaker, author of three e-books on entrepreneurship, and a columnist for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. He is a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Weber State University and currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Goddard College of Business at Weber State where he teaches professional sales classes to MBA students and entrepreneurship to undergraduate students in the business college.
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