Amy Rees Anderson is the Managing Partner and Founder of REES Capital, which she created to provide entrepreneurs and business executives' critical guidance and support to help their companies grow. In addition to seeking out opportunities for potential equity investments, Amy provides expert mentoring and consulting services across a broad range of business functions, including leadership training; product and market assessment; marketing, sales and public relations strategy; financial modeling; organizational structuring; strategic planning; acquisition and exit strategy; and other key areas.
Amy is also an author and serves as a weekly contributor to Forbes and the Huffington Post.
Prior to founding REES Capital, Amy Rees Anderson was formerly CEO of MediConnect Global, Inc., a worldwide leader in medical record retrieval, digitization, and one of the largest cloud-based health information exchanges. Amy led all aspects of MediConnectís business, including a worldwide workforce of over 1,000 employees. Under her direction, the company has achieved over 1500 percent growth since 2004. In March 2012, Amy successfully led MediConnect to being acquired by Verisk Analytics (VRSK) for over $377 million.
Amy is an active Angel Investor and she recently founded the IPOP Foundation, a charity focused on helping educate and mentor entrepreneurs.
Prior to joining MediConnect, Amy founded and managed several successful healthcare technology ventures. She began her first business back in 1996 with only $23,000 in seed funding. Across her many entrepreneurial ventures, Amy has raised more than $70 million in investment capital.
Amy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc. magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, Bloomberg Businessweek and many other national publications as a result of her many accomplishments. She is an in-demand public speaker and respected mentor, and she teaches courses on entrepreneurship at a number of universities.
Amy has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards honoring her sharp business acumen and her company's growth and success, which include receiving the BYU 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year award, being named a 2012 CEO of the Year by Utah Business Magazine, as well as being a recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Amy currently serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Board of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development; Chair of the Utah State Motion Picture Advisory Committee; Sundance Institute's Advisory Board; Utah Technology Council's Board of Trustees (UTC); the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors; the NACD Board Utah Chapter; The Leonardo Board of Directors; the Hale Centre Theatre Legacy Committee; Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Board of Trustees; the Huntsman Cancer Foundation Executive Council; the South Davis Community Hospital Board of Directors; two University of Utah boards—the Commercialization Advisory Board and the National Advisory Board for the David Eccles School of Business; and the Brigham Young University Founder's Board.