Troy D'Ambrosio is Executive Director Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Center where he has been mentoring students in entrepreneurial activities since 2001. He is the co-founder of multiple start-up companies which have attracted over $500 million in capital. Some of his earliest successes include founding Transworld Telecommunications which was sold to Sprint in 1998 and Convergence Communications which was sold to Lockheed Martin in 2005. He was co-owner and President of D’Ambrosio Chrysler Jeep (sold 2007). He served as the VP of Investor Relations and Corporate Communication for American Stores Company and the Director of Mutual Fund Operations for Wasatch Advisors. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1982 and was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000, a v100 Technology leader in 2008 and Best in State Educational Program Administrator in 2009.