Directors

SPENCER H. HESS

Mr. Hess is the CFO of Rockworth Companies. He is responsible for the full scope of financial management for Rockworth including financial planning and operations. Prior to joining Rockworth Companies, Mr. Hess worked as CFO for Wentworth Senior Living Services, a property management company specializing in management of senior retirement properties. Mr. Hess has also worked for Ernst & Young, LLP and Jensen and Keddington, a public accounting firm in Salt Lake City. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Mr. Hess received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in accounting from Brigham Young University.

J. BLAIR JENKINS

Mr. Jenkins is the CEO for Rockworth Companies. He is also a partner at Cherokee & Walker, a private equity firm, since 1999 and has been involved in over $750 million of private equity and real estate related transactions in various asset classes over the past decade. He has also been instrumental in the formation and continued success of Rockworth. Mr. Jenkins received his Bachelors degree from the University of Utah and a Masters of Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

MARK HAMPTON

Mark Hampton, a founder and partner at Rockworth Companies, brings over 25 years of construction experience and vast expertise to our development projects. In addition to Rockworth, Mr. Hampton has founded many companies including Rimrock Construction. He attended Utah State University and is currently licensed in seven states as a General Contractor.

RICHARD L. WHITE

Richard L. White, a founder and partner at Rockworth Companies, brings over 30 years of construction experience and vast expertise to Rockworth development projects. Mr. White is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Rockworth Companies. In addition to Rockworth, Mr. White partnered and founded Rimrock Construction. He attended Utah State University and is currently licensed in seven states as a General Contractor.

SHANE R. PEERY

Mr. Peery is a founder and partner at Rockworth Companies. He is also a partner at Cherokee and Walker, a private equity firm since 1999 and has been involved in over $750 million of private equity and real estate related transactions in various asset classes over the past decade. He has also been instrumental in the formation and continued success of Rockworth. Previously, Mr. Peery worked for Ernst & Young in Salt Lake City. He is a member of the Utah Association of Public Accountants, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Peery received both a Bacherlors and Masters Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

JAMES W. JENKINS, PH.D., CFA – CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER

Dr. Jenkins serves as the Chairman of the Board of Rockworth Companies as well as the founder and Chairman of Cherokee & Walker, a Utah-based private investment company. He was also the founder of Sterling Wentworth Corporation, a software development firm in Salt Lake City, purchased by SunGard Data Systems in 1999. Dr. Jenkins has taught finance and real estate courses as a professor at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management as well as at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business. He has also published several financial and real estate publications. Dr. Jenkins received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Economics from Brigham Young University and later received Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Finance from Purdue.