Staff

Lennart T. Erickson

Director

In addition to his role as the director of the St. George Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Len Erickson is an adjunct professor of business and entrepreneurship at Dixie State College. Erickson brings a broad range of professional experience to both his clients and his students, offering the real world knowledge and expertise that is necessary for today’s competitive business market.

Erickson has held a number of positions for Andrus Transportation Services including; chief financial officer, vice president and board member. During his tenure with Andrus Transportation Services, Erickson also directed all financial and administrative activities for the company – producing 52 million dollars in sales and oversight of 450 employees.

As executive vice president and chief financial officer for Great Dane Inc., Erickson director over 50 employees and produced an annual sales of $55 million. Erickson has also served as vice president of finance and vice president of Marketing for Colorado Silica Sand, where he gained significant international business experience working with Russia, England and countries in the Middle East. Erickson has also worked in various management, finance and accounting departments for two Fortune 500 companies (CF&I Corporation and Great Western United).

Erickson has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and Accounting, and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Utah.

Lennart Erickson is certified in:

Accredited Business Planning Advisor
Certified Business Analyst
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
FastTrac

Utah SBDC Counselor Certification 

  • Secret to Success:
    “Stay passionate about what you do and produce a quality product that the public wants.”
  • Secret to Success:
    "The experience that I bring to my profession along with a great location and good marketing tactics is my secret to success.”
  • Secret to Success:
    “Try to ignore all the negative people, trust yourself, and just focus on doing it instead."