Monthly Archives: February 2022

Finding Exponential Engagement through your “Why”

Rana DeBoer chats with Nick Ovenden, President, GreatLife Golf & Fitness about taking his “why” to the next level in life, leadership, and business.

About Nick:

Nick Ovenden was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota by his parents and as a middle child of two brothers. He has a competitive edge which he channeled onto the football field. He started at a young age and eventually led to playing for the Vikings at Augustana College (SD) where he studied Exercise Science. With that passion for fitness and healthy lifestyles, he eventually moved to Minneapolis to work at Lifetime fitness while his wife, Alison, attended law school. After a few years of living life in the city as a lead fitness professional with his wife and dog he received a call to take his talents back to Sioux Falls to be the director of Fitness and Nutrition with a new company called GreatLIFE. The concept of Fitness and Golf coming together intrigued him, but more importantly, the opportunity to make a positive impact in his hometown. Two weeks after the call, he and Alison moved back to their college town and started a new adventure. Since 2014, Nick has been with GreatLIFE and became president in 2019. He enjoys spending time at the lake cabin with his daughters, volunteering at any local charity, hunting with his golden lab, or hanging with friends around the fire. Anyone who meets Nick will see his infectious smile and know he is a man after God’s heart and will go out of his way to make sure that you know that you are valued. He is also a Patriots fan, but don’t hold that against him.

Learn more about GreatLife here

Get in touch with Nick here

Your leadership journey starts early.

Jaime Taets and Jen Lindahl talk with Nate Randle about his journey, and the leadership skills he learned early on in life that formed who he is today.

About Nate:

Nate Randle is an optimist; a brand storyteller; a people-first kind of leader. Now as CEO of Gabb Wireless, Nate brings more than 20 years of experience and expertise to the nation’s leading kid-safe tech company. 

Above all, Nate Randle is a husband and father of four. He places the highest priorities on people and family. His values directly reflect his leadership at Gabb, where protecting kids and encouraging a stronger connection between families is of the utmost importance. 

Nate graduated in Finance from the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. In his early career along the west coast, he held management and director positions at major companies like Callaway Golf and Nike. Finally returning to Utah, Nate managed divisions at Vivint, the Utah Jazz, and Qualtrics before joining Gabb in November 2021.

A few career highlights:

  • As CMO of Vivint, he exceeded $1B in revenue with Vivint C-suite team
  • Launched Utah Jazz #TakeNote campaign as Senior VP of Marketing (used by team 5+ years running)
  • Was an Exec leader on the Nike Golf team that generated YOY double-digit growth with $500M+ in annual revenue
  • Was awarded employee of the year at Callaway Golf for brand management leadership