Business and technology leader Nate Hatch was named the new president of Deseret Digital Media on Thursday. (Deseret Digital Media)
SALT LAKE CITY – Longtime business and technology leader Nate Hatch has been named president of Deseret Digital Media, according to an announcement by CEO of Deseret Management Corp. Keith McMullin Thursday.
Hatch succeeds Greg Peterson, who will move on to the new Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives at Deseret Management, where he previously served as Director of Revenue. Deseret Management Corp. is the parent company of Deseret Digital Media.
Hatch takes the chair of the president of Deseret Digital Media after a stint as the company’s chief technology officer. Deseret Digital Media brands include KSL.com and KSL Classifieds. The company also provides technical expertise for the websites of sister companies Deseret.com, Church News and other digital assets owned by Deseret Management Corp.
“Nathan Hatch brings to Deseret Digital Media an impressive combination of entrepreneurial, digital and leadership talents that will expand its news and market offerings to an even wider range of consumers in Utah, the Intermountain West and beyond, ”McMullin said. “Building on the foundation so skillfully laid by his predecessors, Nathan will further improve KSL.com’s services, services considered indispensable by millions of satisfied consumers every year.
“Businesses go through stages, and DMC is fortunate to have talented people who provide leadership that meets the needs of its businesses. As President, Greg Peterson has provided valuable leadership in defining Deseret Digital Media’s respective businesses and aligning the talents of its employees with those business interests. His unique capabilities are now being applied to other growth opportunities within the DMC family of companies. “
Kirby Brown, CFO of Deseret Management Corp., said Hatch’s extensive and diverse technology experience fits well with Deseret Digital Media’s plans to grow and expand the reach.
“Nate brings a wealth of experience in both technology and entrepreneurial business development,” said Brown. “His skills are well aligned with plans to continue to generate opportunities for the Deseret Digital Media brands.”
Hatch has spent decades in leadership roles in technology and business. Prior to joining Deseret Digital Media, he headed the Information Technology Office at Brigham Young University as Assistant Vice President. Hatch has also held executive positions at several companies including C7 Data Centers, Times Mirror, Novell, and WordPerfect.
Hatch said he was looking forward to the challenges of his new role and said he was joining a “very, very talented” Deseret Digital Media team.
“I think there are a lot of really unique opportunities at Deseret Digital Media… and I’m excited about the possibilities we can take in the future,” Hatch said. “I believe that every successful product or service has to ultimately bring people together in one way or another. And the DDM team is well positioned to do just that.
Hatch said his experience with innovative companies, including legendary Utah tech startups like Novell and WordPerfect that have continued to build global businesses, has underscored the importance of solving market challenges and developing products. unique.
McMullin said Deseret Digital Media, launched in 2009, has grown into one of the fastest growing companies in the Deseret Management portfolio.
“Deseret Digital Media is one of the jewels of the DMC family of companies,” said McMullin. “It meets a variety of consumer needs on a daily basis and KSL.com keeps people up to date with vital news in real time, significantly contributing to an informed population.
“KSL Marketplace provides great help for people to find what they want to buy, locate where they want to work and sell what they want to sell. These brands are essential for many in everyday life.”
Deseret Management Corp. is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which oversees life insurance, hospitality and media businesses, including Deseret Digital Media, Deseret News, KSL Television & Radio and Deseret Book.