CLEARPATH STRATEGIES

Founder & Managing Partner

Randy Hunt brings 40 years’ experience in several functional areas of business. He has held management and ownership positions in both public and private companies, with emphasis in business development, business acceleration, and C-level relationship and account management. Randy received his BS degree with honors from Utah State University. He has served in executive management and/or ownership positions with three airlines, two large travel companies, meeting and incentive companies, a leadership and management development firm, an insurance company, a resort and hospitality group, a strategic planning and M&A firm, a risk assessment and solutions group, a recognition products company, several business advisory firms, and a publicly traded human resource firm.

 

Randy is a co-founder and former co-owner, with David Neeleman, of the successful airline Morris Air, which was sold to Southwest Airlines. It was Morris Air that introduced “e-ticketing” to the entire airline industry. As a former owner and executive officer overseeing corporate and incentive clients, he also assisted Utah-based Morris Travel and Morris Meetings & Incentives in growing from USD $13MM to over USD $160MM in sales. Morris was also successfully sold. The combined revenues of both Morris companies exceeded USD $350MM.

 

Brief recap of notable business achievements:

  • Co-founded and developed business for successful start-up airline – Morris Air

  • Developed and managed a successful merger of five large travel companies into Morris Travel

  • Created Morris Meetings & Incentives, one of the nation’s most successful incentive and event management companies, and currently a division of Morris-Murdock Travel

  • Recommended and managed scores of successful incentive travel fulfillment programs

  • 35+ years’ experience in travel and incentive management and has visited 34 countries

  • Deep dive strategic plan and early-stage funding for successful on-line retailer – Overstock.com

  • Deep dive strategic plans for Maverik Country Stores, Red Mountain Spa, Balboa Travel, and others

  • Tripled the size of Columbus Groups + Incentives, a division of Columbus Travel

  • Developed and managed successful joint venture with New York-based McVeigh Associates, a Top 15 meeting and event management company

  • Co-founder and co-owner of business improvement and risk optimization company: RiskPoint Zone – www.riskpoint.zone

  • Founder and managing partner of business advisory group: ClearPath Strategies - www.clearpath-strat.com

  • Co-founder – Destination Express, a marketing and management company for airline and travel products

  • Authorized distributor for high end incentive/recognition companies such as Maui Jim, Movado & Tumi

  • Area manager for a $6B public company with local budget of $55M and a seasoned staff of 25

  • Key advisor in building a North American  alliance of best in class meeting & incentive companies in partnership with Utah-based Morris Meetings & Incentives and Florida-based A Plus Meetings & Incentives

 

Randy’s “M.O.” is that of an “intrapreneur” – throughout his career he has a proven track record of coming into a variety of organizations and making them better.

Hunt has traveled on business and pleasure to 34 countries, has been to Hawaii more than 50 times, and to Mexico more than 35 times.

During his 35+ year career, Randy has been active on several civic and charity boards, with much of his time spent in youth organizations such as Salt Lake Boys & Girls Clubs, Junior Achievement, Prevention of Child Abuse, and the Boys Scouts of America. He served a 6-year term on the board of directors for Make-A-Wish of Utah where he was Board Chair. Earlier in his life, Randy also served as a full-time volunteer missionary for two years in the Philippines.

Hunt is a 38-year resident of Farmington, Utah, where he and his wife of 42 years – Bonnie, have raised five awesome children. Randy enjoys spending time with his family, meeting unique people around the world, golfing, fly-fishing, photography, movies, and riding his ATV in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains near his home.