About Us

Our Mission:
Enable Businesses to Measure, Build, and Maintain Trust with their Customers. 

CEO Zack Oates grew up in the restaurant and retail industry and was frustrated with the lack of tools to find out how customers are feeling. Online reviews are easy for the customer but tough on the businesses. Long surveys are great for the business and difficult for the customer. The world needed a better way–Ovation was created to do just that.

Meet the Team

Zack Oates

Zack Oates

Founder & CEO

Grew up in restaurant/retail. Went on over 1,000 dates before he met his wife. He learned about relationships from both. Award-winning entrepreneur, rung the NASDAQ, author, and relationship guru. Book Zack to speak/write here.

Seth Weinert

Seth Weinert

Co-Founder & Head of Sales & Marketing

There isn’t a mountain Seth wouldn’t climb and not a stranger that wouldn’t become his friend. Loves the outdoors, his family, and driving value for Ovation customers.

Derek Morgan

Derek Morgan

Co-Founder & Head of Customer Success

Read the Ovation reviews, and most will mention Derek. He has 1 goal: make others successful…and he’s really really good at it. Not to mention he is a mean beatboxer.

Kelly MacPherson

Kelly MacPherson

Lead Advisor

Former CIO of Burger King, Tim Hortons, Popeyes, Abercrombie & Fitch, Planet Hollywood, and Hard Rock Cafe, Kelly has spent almost 30 years in restaurant/retail

Chris Horton

Chris Horton

Sr Account Executive

From diapers he saw his dad in, worked in, and now sells for tech in restaurants. Annoyingly likable and refreshingly open, he is all about relationships over revenue. 

Glen Anderson

Glen Anderson

Lead Investor

27 years experience: Google 11 years (7 networking, 4 in machine learning), 16 years in chip design and software. He’s more than a fun guy, he is a brainiac!

Steve Young

Steve Young

Team Coach & Investor

15-year pro-football QB, NFL 3x MVP, philanthropist, President of HGGC, and loves to give Zack a hard time about hurting his shoulder playing tennis.

Mark Fister

Mark Fister

Technical Advisor

Former Director of Software Architecture at PayPal and eBay, Mark’s passion is supporting neuro-diversity and to end joblessness for those on the autism spectrum.

Scott Weinert

Scott Weinert

Technical Advisor

Built and sold 2 companies and wrote the original code for Ovation. Can give anyone on skis, mountain bike, or computer a run for their money.

John wells

John wells

Sr Engineer

Obsessed with building valuable products that solve interesting problems. Expert integration specialist and overall problem solver.

ROCKSTAR Team!

ROCKSTAR Team!

All Kinds!

From incredible interns, amazing customer support staff, tireless coders, on-the-ball operations specialists, and creative marketers–the team makes the company! We love the Ovation Nation!

 We choose extraordinary–for ordinary will always be waiting. 

Come Join a team that cares about our values: 

– Be a Partner –

– Build Value –

– Celebrate! –

– Default to How –

– Keep Focus –

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you — and WE ARE HIRING!

Text us a question (844) 223-0914 

75 W University Pkwy Orem, UT

 

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