Luck Named One of NFL’s Most Important Figures

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Indianapolis Colts


Steve Shillingford is an advisor for the venture capital firm Signal Peak Ventures. Before joining Signal Peak, he spent much of his career in the cybersecurity field, serving as advisor, board member, and CEO with various security-related companies. Outside of his professional life, Steve Shillingford is a fan of the Indianapolis Colts.

A recent ranking by USA Today puts Colts quarterback Andrew Luck near the top of the list of the most important figures in the NFL.

In its recent rundown of the NFL’s 100 most influential names, USA Today ranked Luck at No. 14 on the list. Moreover, he was the third highest ranking player on the list behind Cam Newton at No. 3 and Tom Brady at No. 10.

Luck’s 2015 campaign was marked with underwhelming play and injuries. The Colts have a tremendous amount of faith in Luck’s long term potential, however. So much so, that the team recently signed him to a 6 year deal worth $140 million, making him the highest paid player in the NFL.


Utah Technology Council Sponsors 18th Annual Hall of Fame Celebration

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Utah Technology Council

With more than two decades of experience spearheading technology companies, Steve Shillingford works as an advisor for Signal Peak Ventures. In addition to his work with Signal Peak, Steve Shillingford maintains membership with professional groups such as the Utah Technology Council.

The state’s premier professional organization for technology and life science companies, the Utah Technology Council includes more than 5,000 companies and represents almost 10 percent of the state’s total payroll. Established in 1991, the council helps businesses by offering networking connections, addressing talent shortage faced by member companies, and assisting them with gaining access to funding.

One of the events sponsored by the Utah Technology Council is its Hall of Fame Celebration, with the 2016 event occurring on September 30. This annual event honors individuals with ties to Utah who have contributed globally to information technology and life sciences industries by utilizing innovation, leadership, and new technology. The chief operating officer of Apple, Tim Cook, will serve as the keynote speaker for this 18th annual celebration. The 2015 event featured LinkedIn’s chief executive officer Jeff Weiner as its keynote speaker.