Executive Focus: James C. Dreyfous, Managing general partner/Utah Venture Partners (offices in Salt Lake City; Portland, Ore.: and Laguna, Calif.)
VITAL STATISTICS Age: 43.
Where born: Salt Lake City.
Family: Wife and three children.
Education: Middlebury College.
Primary products: Venture capital.
Primary markets: Western United States.
Number of employees: 5.
Annual sales: $67 million in current Utah Ventures II Fund.
First "real" job: Bankers Trust, New York.
Management style: Open, driven, candid.
Strategy for success: Work very hard and surround yourself with very smart people.
A memorable failure: Hiring the wrong chief executive officer for a start-up company and not being willing to let him go soon enough.
Heroes: Thomas Edison, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gandhi
Leisure time and hobbies: Ornithology, fly fishing, hiking.
Favorite book and movie: Always the current one I'm reading.