Darci Piz, VLCM VP of Marketing, Named 2024 30 Women to Watch Honoree by Utah Business Magazine

Salt Lake City, UT – May 30, 2024 – VLCM is proud to announce that Darci Piz, Vice President of Marketing, has been recognized by Utah Business Magazine as a 30 Women to Watch 2024 honoree. This prestigious award, selected from over 400 applicants, highlights extraordinary women making significant contributions to their industries and communities.

Utah Business Magazine’s 30 Women to Watch awards celebrate women who are carving out legacies in Utah, furthering their companies' success and making a brighter future for the state.


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During her nearly decade-long tenure at VLCM, Utah’s largest IT solutions provider, Darci Piz has been pivotal in advancing the company's marketing efforts and enriching its corporate culture. Her strategic vision, innovative leadership, and exceptional relationship-building skills have consistently driven VLCM to exceed expectations. Beyond marketing, Darci has fostered a culture of trust, continuous learning, and high performance, making a lasting impact on the company's success and employee satisfaction.


"Darci’s impact on VLCM has been immeasurable. Anyone who has worked with her knows how amazing she is to work with,” says VLCM CEO, Mike Linton, “Our clients, vendor partners, and anyone associated with VLCM have witnessed and been blessed by her hard work, commitment, creativity, drive for excellence, and insights. She truly takes care of our clients and vendors. Congratulations, Darci, on being recognized by Utah Business. Words and awards can’t truly describe how grateful I am for you.”


“One of the things I appreciate most about Darci is her exceptional execution of our largest customer appreciation event each year: our annual golf tournament. Her commitment to continuous improvement is remarkable, especially considering Darci has been refining this tournament for 10 years. She embodies VLCM's culture of continuous learning and improvement, and we are better for having her as part of our team,” says Josh Linton, CTO/COO of VLCM.


Career Highlights:

  • Managed 30+ channel resellers at MarketStar for HPE, consistently exceeding quotas and key performance metrics.
  • Earned the Peak Performer award eight quarters in a row at MarketStar.
  • Successfully managed sales activities for over 10 inside sales reps and 300+ channel partners, while creating new SLED channel programs as an HP ESSN Inside Public Sector Channel Specialist Manager.
  • Transitioned to VLCM as Director of Vendor Relations before taking the helm as VP of Marketing.
  • Led a significant shift in VLCM's marketing strategies, driving consistently high results and transforming the company into a standout brand in the IT industry.
  • Played a key role in doubling VLCM’s sales team and driving consistent 15% year-over-year revenue growth.
  • As a multi-year member of the HPE Worldwide Marketing Advisory Board, contributed seasoned expertise to crafting global marketing strategies.
  • Actively involved with the VLCM Foundation, dedicated to supporting charitable organizations across Utah, with a strong focus on K-12 education foundations for several school districts and providing IT assistance and financial donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Beyond her professional achievements, Darci is an empathetic leader who champions personal growth and builds her leadership on empathy, integrity, and gratitude. Her approach has fostered a culture of trust, continuous learning, and high performance within VLCM. She is particularly committed to empowering women in the workplace, providing them with the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary for professional and personal success.




"Darci has been a fierce advocate for all women at VLCM,” comments Matt Shelley, Director of Sales Operations at VLCM, “She fosters a supportive and inclusive culture that empowers everyone within and beyond our company. Her creativity and constant stream of new ideas drive her team's success and innovation. Darci's dedication to her colleagues and the company's mission makes her a cornerstone of our team and a true inspiration to everyone at VLCM.”


VLCM’s Content Marketing Manager Jessica Caley says, “I've had the privilege of working with Darci for 9 years. She hired me right out of college and has been instrumental in shaping my career. Her unwavering support for my interests and professional growth has been invaluable. I think what makes Darci great is that she is both fun to work with and easy to work with. She is always innovating and thinking about how to make VLCM an enjoyable place to do business for our colleagues, clients, and vendors, and she pulls it off, year after year.”


Darci’s Advice to Young Women in Technology:

“Embrace your unique perspective. The technology industry, while evolving, can still feel like uncharted territory for many women. Your perspective brings diversity of thought, creativity, and innovation to the table. Be bold and assertive. Speak up in meetings, present your ideas confidently, and don’t be deterred by setbacks. Boldness isn’t about being aggressive; it’s about being clear, direct, and unapologetic for your ambitions and contributions. Remember, it’s not just about having a seat at the table — it’s about making sure your voice is heard when you’re there. Advocate for yourself and others. As you climb the ladder, don’t forget to extend your hand to those coming up behind you. Be a champion for diversity and inclusion within your organization. Finally, while a career is important, finding a balance that allows you to enjoy life outside of work is crucial. A well-rounded life fuels your professional energy and creativity.”


VLCM extends its heartfelt thanks to Darci for her outstanding contributions, innovative spirit, and unwavering dedication. Her impact on our marketing efforts and company culture has been transformative, and we look forward to her continued leadership and inspiration in the years to come.


Learn more about Utah Business Magazine’s 30 Women to Watch 2024.


About VLCM

At VLCM (pronounced val-com), we have over 40 years of experience Getting IT Right for our clients. We are an enterprise technology and data security solutions provider that offers a wide range of services, such as networking, cybersecurity, big data, cloud, communications, end-user computing, and more. Whether upgrading your infrastructure, protecting your data, or optimizing your operations, we can help you achieve your business goals with comprehensive IT solutions. Team up with VLCM and enjoy being more cyber secure, in control, and home in time for dinner. Visit us at www.vlcm.com to learn more.