Amy Rees Anderson is the Managing Partner and Founder of REES Capital, an angel firm that provides entrepreneurs and business executives' support and guidance.
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 the founder and CEO of MediConnect Global, Inc., one of the largest cloud-based health information exchanges. Amy led all aspects of MediConnect's business, including a worldwide workforce of nearly 2,000 employees. Under her direction, the company achieved over 1500 percent growth. In March 2012, Amy successfully led MediConnect to being acquired by Verisk Analytics (VRSK) for over $377 million.
Upon selling her company, Amy founded the IPOP Foundation (In Pursuit of Perfection), a charity focused on helping promote, educate and perpetuate entrepreneurship as a pathway to self-reliance.
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, a respected mentor, and she lectures 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 being named a CEO of the Year by Utah Business Magazine as well as being a recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Amy is also the first woman ever to be named BYU's Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2015, Amy received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters.
Amy currently serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including: Governor Herbert's Advisory Team, Huntsman Cancer Foundation Executive Council; the NACD Board Utah Chapter; University of Utah National Advisory board for David Eccles School of Business, Center for Medical Innovation, and Technology Commercialization Boards; UVU National Advisory Council; Brigham Young University Founder's Board; BYU Wheatley Ethics Advisory Council; USU Clark Entrepreneur Founders Board; Sundance Institute's Advisory Board; Chair of the Utah State Motion Picture Advisory Committee; Sandy City Chamber of Commerce; and The Hale Center Theater Board.