Through our insights and experience, our industry experts work in partnership with our clients to implement quality, compliance and business solutions. We empower our clients to achieve regulatory compliance while staying competitive and profitable. We provide a level of strategic thinking and tactical implementation across all aspects of quality management systems and compliance demands for our clients, that they can more easily achieve a level of critical thinking and process-driven management within a risk minimized environment that helps them excel naturally and within regulated compliance.
CEO & Founder
Leslie Norris is the Founder and CEO of ARCexperts, a global audit, risk and regulatory compliance firm that serves life science companies through all of their regulatory compliance and risk mitigation requirements. In addition, she serves as advisor to companies as an independent consultant in the areas of business planning, executive leadership training and mentoring, operational efficiency, strategic marketing and business development, investment assistance, global emergence and strategic channel and brand development. Leslie is also the Founder and CEO of Springboard5 Marketing, a global strategic PR firm that focuses on life science companies and select technologies. Leslie has been an angel investor for 25 years and currently is a member of Park City Angels.
Leslie has worked with Fortune 100, mid-cap, early stage and startups, all in a global capacity. She has built five strategic marketing firms and one regulatory compliance services agency over the course of her career. Each of them has achieved noteworthy success and national/international recognition for the results achieved for clients. Each company, excluding the current (Springboard5 PR & ARCexperts), were successfully sold or acquired by larger industry entities. As such, her entrepreneurial and operational knowledge are incorporated into every relationship. As CEO, she has headed not only her own companies, but served as interim CXO for a number of companies throughout her career. Most of those engagements were to either assist in launching a company or in leading it through acquisition. Leslie has received numerous national and international awards for her achievements as a professional, including several national women to watch awards from various business communities and industries. Although she brings a somewhat conservative business nature to each endeavor, she strongly believes in remaining agile and forward thinking, as obsoletion is something that professionals and companies alike must be vigilant to avoid.
Companies Engaged With
Armour/Dial (Henkel), Bank of America, Belkin, BioVation Labs, Brigham Young University, Compaq, Electronica (EU), EPI, Grant Thornton, Greyhound, Honeywell, HP, IBM, Intel, Joseph Woods Hospital Group, MasterControl, Medtronic, Microsoft, Motorola (17 divisions worldwide), Nelco, Omniture, Park Electrochemical, Parr Brown, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Proctor & Gamble, Productronica (EU), Raytheon, Rogers Semiconductor, Secuvant, Siemens, State of Utah, Underwriter Laboratories, University of Arizona, University of Utah, Utah Trade Commission, Utah Valley University, Wuxi, Zions Bank. Most consulting relationships evolved around global market emergence, executive leadership team training, operational efficiencies, effective market positioning, business development, channel relationships and strategic partnerships.
A result of her extensive company relationships and projects, Leslie has been able to assist dozens of companies through investment phases, M&A, IPOs and innovative exit or acquisition strategies.
“I brought Leslie into Belkin for our transition from wholesale to retail because I heard she was a woman that knows how to move walls.” – Chet Pipkin, Founder & CEO, Belkin
ARCexperts is an audit, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance consultancy for life science companies, such as pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology. Our team is comprised of very knowledgeable experts that aid in assessing an organizations regulatory compliance and managed risk health, as well as assist in the development of all SOPs and quality management systems (QMS) required to optimize quality and compliance. We work on a project basis for companies globally. Leslie serves as CEO and founder.
Springboard5 Public Relations
Springboard5 focuses on a unique methodology of driving very progressive and proactive strategic public relations programs for technology and life science-based companies. Within technology, we work with both technology developer/manufacturers and companies that deploy various technologies to better serve their customers. We believe Public Relations is the second best revenue generating business development resource, only behind sales itself. By elevating industry-wide thought leadership strength for our customers via heavy and diverse media relations, we drive immense coverage that leads to qualified leads and an additional revenue stream for every company we support. Throughout this process, the company’s brand strength, awareness and digital footprint expand significantly, which aids in capturing additional market share. Our methodology also serves companies through all levels of crisis planning and threat response. Our target customer base often finds this resource as valuable as the specific public relations and investor relations we provide. The key is being progressive, strategic and leveraging a very seasoned team of strategic professionals. Leslie serves as CEO and founder.
Boards & Officer Positions
Over the years Leslie has served on many trade association, industry association and company boards, including: Association for Corporate Growth, ASU – Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, BioUtah, Computer Electronics show (CES), Electronica, Mountain West Capital Network (MWCN), Mobile World Congress, Printed Circuit Executive council (PCEC), Productronica, Utah Technology Council (UTC), Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF), Utah Valley University – Center for Leadership, BYU MBA Mentor program. Specific details about the role Leslie served within each organization can be provided.
Leslie has received dozens of awards over 30+ years, including: Wells Fargo Utah Business 30 Women To Watch recipient; vSpring – v100 Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs; UVSC Leadership Award; 6 time MWCN Emerging Elite Award; 5 time UVEF Top 25 Business Leader recipient; 2 Public Relations Society of America National Golden Spike Awards, 2 American Advertising Federation ADDY awards, 12 time Utah Business Top Ranked PR Firms Award, Utah Genius Award.