Founders of Springville based company Namify, Bryan and Jenny Welton will embark on a 3-year leadership assignment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to work alongside some 200 young emissaries in the Ecuador Quito Mission.
The invitation to serve was one of 134 such appointments announced by the Church’s newsroom organization on Friday, Jan 6th, and additional information about the Weltons was posted last Friday.
The Weltons’ assigned area of service in Ecuador is roughly 1100 miles from where Bryan originally served as a missionary in his early adult life (in Peru). It was there and then that he gained a deep appreciation for humanity, various cultures, and the collective stewardship we all share. Both he and his wife are beyond excited to connect with and help the great people of the Andes Mountains once again.
“Every person on Earth has challenges, and everyone is entitled to divine love as well as opportunities to strengthen themselves spiritually, in order to overcome those challenges,” Bryan explained. “In our professional lives, we’ve honestly tried to help individuals grow and achieve deeper happiness by embracing correct principles. Those same Christ-centered values will continue to guide our work in Ecuador. It’s a new geographic location, but the emphasis on people … their self-worth and sense of belonging … remains the same. ”
Although the Weltons won’t officially begin their service until July, they have already made arrangements to ensure continuity for their Utah-based branding company. Bryan and Jenny started Namify in 2001 as a newlywed couple with a dream of facilitating more inclusion and individual recognition in the workplace. Their two-person team quickly morphed into one of the fastest-growing small businesses in America, as featured by Inc Magazine for six consecutive years between 2007-2012. To date, Namify has manufactured approximately 250 million personalized items for over 87,000 businesses, including over half of the Fortune 500 companies and several of the largest employers in the world. Their primary finishing plant and headquarters is located in Springville, UT, where they now have over 200 team members and operate four different DBAs (business names). Their most recent venture, AXOMO, is a brand engagement software that helps corporations eliminate promotional waste while exciting their talent with self-selected (on-demand) company merchandise.
Namify will continue to operate under the leadership of CEO Chris Jensen. Jordan Tittelfitz and Michael Marshall will continue as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technology Officer, respectively. The Weltons feel that the company’s well-balanced leadership team, including VPs and Directors, will continue to carry the vision forward.
“Our team understands the value of each customer and we’re always going to prioritize our work around individual experiences,” VP of Marketing Brad Gasaway said. “It’s the Namify way, and we’re tremendously grateful to Bryan and Jenny for their passion and sacrifice.”
Bryan and Jenny have many personal and business connections to Utah, but have enjoyed raising their six children in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Submitted By Brad Gasaway