BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Jared Ruga

JD, MBA, MFA (VP­­, Film & Television, Sentry Financial Corporation) specializes in merging creative and business considerations to the benefit of both. In his role at Sentry, Jared manages the development, production, and sale/distribution of both narrative and documentary projects—guided by the Film & TV Department’s ethos to support timely, compelling, authentic, and socially conscious stories from underrepresented perspectives. Hailing from an extensive academic background (with baccalaureate degrees in Philosophy/Communication and International Business from the Honors Program at the University of San Diego, and advanced degrees in law, business, and film from the University of Utah), he is committed to continuous learning in a collaborative atmosphere, for which independent content creation is the perfect environment.

 

Jonathan ruga

Esq., MBA, CPA (CEO, Sentry Financial Corporation) is primarily responsible for establishing Sentry’s strategic direction and co-leading the Equipment Financing Division (in addition to overseeing the five other divisions: Real Estate, Environmental Opportunities, Media & Entertainment, Restaurants, and Private Equity). Prior to co-founding Sentry in 1986, Jonathan was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a regional equipment finance company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon graduating from the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1982, where he was a member of the Utah Law Review, Jonathan worked with the law firm of Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless from 1982 to 1985, where he specialized in the areas of financing and leasing, federal taxation, and real estate and business law.

 

Scott Young

Esq., (COO, Sentry Financial Corporation) co-leads Sentry’s Equipment Financing Division, including establishing and maintaining Sentry’s equipment finance programs and its relationships with participating financial institutions, managing Sentry’s Remarketing Department, and managing the day-to-day operations of the Division. Prior to re-joining Sentry in 1998 after co-founding it in 1986, Scott was a partner with the law firm of Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless, where his practice emphasized commercial litigation and the areas of equipment financing and general business and corporate law.  Scott graduated from the University of Utah School of Business with an undergraduate degree in finance, and obtained a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law, where he was a member of the Utah Law Review.