Marc Bingham - Founder

Marc Bingham co-founded Blue Diamond Capital in 2007 after selling the majority interest in his  previous company, Phone Directories Company. Blue Diamond Capital manages assets across the United States and western Canada. The portfolio includes assets in public securities, private equity and real estate. Blue Diamond Capital real estate investments currently include assets in hospitality, retail, raw land, residential construction, multifamily, and office. Blue Diamond has had successful exit experience in storage and industrial real estate assets. 

Prior to launching Blue Diamond Capital, Mr. Bingham founded Phone Directories Company in 1971 and was involved in the management of the company until its sale in 2007. The company grew to over 700 employees with annual revenues in excess of $75 million. PDC operated in 18 states and throughout Canada. PDC was named in Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies three straight years. PDC was also listed in the Utah Top 100 Private Companies from 2002 through 2007. Mr. Bingham was recognized as a finalist for the Utah Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2009.

Mr. Bingham graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Resources. After graduating, Mr. Bingham worked for several different state and federal wildlife departments including the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and as a Conservation Officer for the State of Idaho. 

In addition to his business endeavors, Mr. Bingham has shown great support for education, medical research and wildlife preservation. He has made significant donations to Utah State University to build the Bingham Entrepreneurship and Energy and Research Center on Unitah Basin Campus in Vernal, a new science building at Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, College of Easter Utah, and University of Colorado.

He and his wife, Debbie, are parents to 4 sons and 2 daughters.

 


 

Deborah Bingham- Co Founder

Deborah Bingham co-founded Blue Diamond Capital in 2007. Mrs. Bingham is the President and Chair  of the charitable foundation (Marc C and Deborah H Bingham Foundation) that is funded through the  efforts of Phone Directories Company (PDC) past success and Blue Diamond Capital current and  future endeavors.

In addition to her work at the Foundation, Mrs. Bingham served on the Board of Trustees at Utah Valley University. Mrs. Bingham also served on the Utah Valley University Foundation board for nine  years and served the last four as the Chair. During her tenure, Mrs. Bingham implemented enormous  but critical change which resulted in significant progress during her four years of leadership. She led the foundation through significant fundraising efforts, including those for the state of the art science building which opened in 2012 and the Wee Care Center which was the first Utah Valley University building to be funded entirely through philanthropy.

Mrs. Bingham left a legacy of remarkable progress during her time as board chair; annual dollars raised more than doubled. The Presidents scholarship ball grew dramatically in both attendance and dollars raised, donors recognized in the president’s circle of lifetime giving of $25,000 or more increased over twenty percent, the board developed a more robust and sophisticated investment policy, and implemented improved policies for gift acceptance, ethics and conflicts of interests.

Mrs. Bingham was the Vice President of Sales and Business Development for PDC. She helped develop a robust sales force with over 400 sales people located throughout Canada and the Unites States. Under her direction sales increased with the new programs and the strategic opening of new phone directories from 20 million in sales to over 75 million in sales. Mrs. Bingham provided support for the sale of the company’s Canadian division in 2005 and for the sale of the majority of the company in 2007.

Prior to PDC Mrs. Bingham was employed at First Security Bank, a locally owned and operated bank, for about twenty years where she managed local branches and trained new Assistant Managers.

Mrs. Bingham is a lifetime resident of Utah. She attended The University of Utah and The American Institute of Banking. Deborah loves the outdoors; she is an avid hunter and conservationist. She is the first woman in Utah to achieve the Grand Slam of Big Horn sheep and 42nd in the world which is a test in physical and mental ability.

 


 

Michael Bingham – Co Founder, Chief Investment Officer 

Michael Bingham co-founded Blue Diamond Capital in 2007. Mr. Bingham serves on the board of several for profit entities including Visionary Homes, Rimrock Construction, Desert Color, and PEG Development. Mr. Bingham is a  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over twenty years of investment management, merger and  acquisition, financing, operations management, investor relations, real estate  development and corporate governance experience.

At Blue Diamond Capital, Mr. Bingham is intimately involved in managing multiple aspects of the portfolio companies including the acquisition, financing, equity raising, corporate strategy development  and disposition. The portfolio includes assets in publicly traded securities, private equity  and real estate investments.

Mr. Bingham brings vast experience to Blue Diamond Capital and has helped the company navigate and thrive through the tough economic environment during which Blue Diamond Capital was started. During Mr. Bingham’s tenure, the equity of the company was tripled through profitability of the company’s assets. Under Mr. Bingham’s leadership Blue Diamond experienced a ten year streak of increasing annual sales with sales increasing over 9,500% during that period. In addition to the sales growth profitability increased every year during that streak.

Prior to Blue Diamond Capital, Mr. Bingham was the Chief Financial Officer for Phone Directories Company (PDC). Mr. Bingham joined PDC in December 2003. During Mr. Bingham’s tenure, PDC acquired several directory companies and more than doubled the company’s revenues. In 2005, Mr. Bingham was responsible for the sale of the company’s Canadian division and in 2007, he was responsible for the sale of the majority interest in the company.

Prior to PDC Mr. Bingham was part of the management team for Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc and managed the financing and private equity relationships that made up the capital structure. Mr. Bingham was also an auditor with Ernst Young.

Mr. Bingham earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management.

In addition to his involvement at Blue Diamond Capital, Mr. Bingham serves on the board of Utah State University Foundation Board. He was involved in Utah State University’s fundraising campaign which raised over $500 million for the University.

Mr. Bingham enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys fishing in Alaska, traveling, wake boarding, and March Madness.

 


 

Brandon Ball - Chief Financial Officer

Brandon Ball joined Blue Diamond Capital in August of 2013. At Blue Diamond he has been responsible for improving the financial reporting framework, consolidated budgets and forecasts, and loan covenant reporting.

Prior to joining Blue Diamond Capital, Mr. Ball worked at Backcountry.com in Park City, Utah. While there he was part of the acquisition team for two acquisitions and was responsible for the consolidated financial reporting to parent company Liberty Media.

Mr. Ball started his career at KPMG in the Salt Lake City, Utah office. His primary clients included health care, banking, and government industries.

Mr. Ball earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Utah.

Mr. Ball and his wife, Rachel, have four children: Cannon, Brooklyn, and twin boys Drew and Cash.

 


 

Michael McKay - Controller

Michael McKay joined Blue Diamond Capital in April 2016. He prepares financial statements and leads the tax planning and compliance projects.

Prior to joining Blue Diamond Capital, Mr. McKay was North America Tax Manager of Orient Overseas  Container Line (OOCL), one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation,logistics, and terminal companies. He handled all tax accounting, compliance, and transfer pricing matters for multiple entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Prior to joining OOCL, Mr. McKay was Manager at Van Komen Consulting, a local business advisory  firm focused primarily on sales and use tax savings.

Prior to joining Van Komen Consulting, Mr. McKay was Corporate Tax Manager of First Solar, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. He specialized in accounting for income taxes and the related SEC financial statement disclosures, as well as federal and state income tax compliance.

Mr. McKay began his career as an associate with Ernst & Young in the firm’s Phoenix office. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management and a Master’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Arizona.

Mr. McKay and his wife, Melanie, are parents of four children and together they enjoy the Utah outdoors.

 


 

Aimee Cooper 

Aimee Cooper joined Blue Diamond Capital in May 2019. She is responsible for office management and daily operations. She also supports executives with optimizing schedules, acting as liaison with investment partners, expense and travel management, respectfully handling confidential and non-routine information while optimizing the business.

Prior to Blue Diamond Capital, Aimee was the executive assistant to the COO of Vivint Smart Home. Aimee graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in science, majoring in community health. She’s applied this knowledge to the overall health and function of the business as well her surroundings.

Aimee is a dedicated mother to her boys Jameson, Caleb, and Colston and loves spending time with them. She appreciates the outdoors, photography, traveling, and good humor.

 


 

Nancy Eakins

Nancy Eakins joined Blue Diamond Capital in November of 2016. Nancy is a recent graduate from the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University where she received her Bachelors in Accounting and a Minor in Business Management.

Prior to Blue Diamond Nancy worked for a small Accounting Firm and KenCraft Candy as a staff accountant. She has been working in the field of Accounting for 10+years and loves every minute of it.

Nancy is a devoted mother of 3 children and loves spending time with them. When she is not on the “go” she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with extended family, and learning new things. Nancy’s favorite saying is “look for the rainbow” because no matter what happens in life there is always something good after the storm!

 


 

Jessica Bourgeois - President/Managing Partner Bs Convenience Stores

Jessica Bourgeois President/Managing Partner Bs Convenience Stores

Jessica Bourgeois joined Blue Diamond Capital in August of 2012.

At Blue Diamond Capital Mrs. Bourgeois is the President and managing partner of the B’s
convenience stores. She is involved in all aspects from research, development, construction
management, budgets and financials.

She oversees the District manager and store managers in the day to day operations.

2011-2012 Prior to joining Blue Diamond Capital Mrs. Bourgeois worked in the dental industry for an Orthodontist. Her responsibilities included all the marketing including budgets for the two orthodontic offices.

2009-2011 Mrs. Bourgeois during these years worked at a Chamber of Commerce managing the office and all the marketing and community functions that the chamber either sponsored or was involved in.

1998-2009 Mrs. Bourgeois was a District Sales manager for PDC working in a wide area of the US and Canada. Responsibilities included managing a sales team, marketing, and budgets for her districts.

Mrs. Bourgeois earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the College of Public Programs and a minor in Business Management and Marketing from Arizona State University She was invited to be a member of the ASU Honor Society chapter Phi Betta Kappa.

Mrs. Bourgeois and her husband Danny are blessed with one daughter Brooke that they adore. Mrs. Bourgeois interests included horses- Barrel racing, Pole Bending, hunting, fishing, hiking, travel and baking.