Jay CarlsonPresident and CEO
Where born: Salt Lake City
Family: Wife, Carol; children: Steve, Liz and Dave.
Education: Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University; master's of business administration from Utah State University.
Primary products: Storage networking solutions.
Number of employees: 25
First "real" job: Lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
Management style: Participative - empowering - customer-centric.
Keys to success: Enthusiasm is inspiring, but intensity is contagious!
One lesson I've learned in my work: It is better to be customer-ready than customer-driven.
What I like about my line of work: Watching empowered people exceed expected performance.
My heroes: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln and my dad.
Leisure time and hobbies: Time with children doing science projects. Hobbies include music composition, writing and classic car restoration - currently doing '54 Buick sports coupe.
Favorite book: "Competitive Advantage" by Porter.
Favorite movie: "Spartacus" or "Ben Hur."