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Mark ponder, president & ceo

Mark has been in retirement business for many years as an early innovator in the 401k business in the early 1980's.  He provides networking and marketing for Alta Trust as we reach out to expand the company's reach and influence in the investment community. He enjoys interacting with grandchildren and watching them grow through different activities.  He and his wife Cherie enjoy travel to many countries, particularly Japan and China, where they have taught and lived.

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Adam ponder, Executive vp

Adam brings great knowledge and skill to Alta Trust as he manages all of the professional staff at Alta Trust.  He is recognized in the industry as a leader in bringing new ideas and better methods to the investment community.  He regularly prepares white papers and videos to help advisors with tools to increase their businesses.  A graduate of BYU in International Trade with a minor in Spanish, Adam is active in the Boy Scouts and hiking the mountains of Colorado with his wife Nicole and their four children.


Nathan crisenberry, COO

As the Chief Operations Officer Nathan oversees a staff of fund accounts, programmers, cashiers and service reps who care for the health and accuracy of each fund at Alta Trust every day.  His steady hand and attention to detail are valued by our clients who appreciate his constant advice.  Nathan graduated from BYU in financial management and received a LUTC and CLU, having worked in the insurance industry previously.  He finds time to manage the activities of his four young boys with his wife Mimi.

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Stephen Ponder, CCO

Stephen brings a valuable set of skills to his job as the Chief Compliance Officer of Alta Trust.  He and his staff regularly review the investment funds to assure that managers are adhering to their investment policy statements.  He sets up the investment universes for each fund, approves new securities and tracks benchmarks.  He also oversees quarterly and annual audits of each fund.  Stephen graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Economics with a minor in Japanese, which he speaks fluently.  He enjoys rock climbing and playing for local soccer, basketball and volleyball teams.