Salt Lake City is known for the Silicon Slopes, the area in Utah encompassing Salt Lake City, Provo and Park City where dozens of tech startups have centralized. A majority of organizations focus on information technology, software development, hardware manufacturing, and research firms. Major companies include Sandisk, Intel, EA Sports, Quickbase, Atomic Financial, Ancestry.com, Health Catalyst, and Pluralsight (among them our clients). Some startups include Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Divvy, Podium, iFit, WeLink, Weave, SimpleNexus and Lendio. For HR executive search firms Salt Lake City’s tech companies seek People/HR executives who can help grow companies quickly, building a successful HR strategy and culture.
A huge drawing point for businesses is the Silicon Slopes’ extremely diverse and highly-educated talent pool, as hundreds of young and ambitious graduates from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University have made their homes here. Furthermore, Salt Lake City offers the lifestyle many businesses and their employees are struggling to find in major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York — an urban environment with beautiful natural surroundings, outdoor recreation, amazing restaurants, unique art and progressive living.
The greater Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which also encompasses Provo and Ogden, has historically wrestled with nearby Denver, Durango, Las Vegas, and Boise for talent. However, the Great Basin’s abundance of challenging outdoor adventures and pace-of-life have drawn a flood of entrepreneurs from near and far, ready to tackle their next challenge—both personally and professionally.
Frederickson Partners is one of the top-rated HR Executive Search firms, with expertise in placing Chief People Officers (CPOs), Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs), Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs), Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) and other HR leaders. We have access to the broadest network of People and HR executives in the world, and a 25-year reputation as a human resources talent search firm and HR Advisory provider.