Dynamic Screening Solutions

Team Members

The DSS team is a dynamic (hence, our name), diverse group of problem solvers. Each one is creative and talented. Many of our team members work and interact across the U.S. which we view as an asset that contributes to our success. Several of these team members have roots close to home in Logan, Utah and Utah State University.

Adrienne Akers, Founder & President

In 2007, Adrienne Akers left a 34 year career as a senior researcher at the Early Intervention Research Institute at Utah State University to start up Dynamic Screening Solutions, Inc. Adrienne spearheaded the development and testing of The ONE Application from the outset. She served as the project director of the original federal grant that provided funding to create, pilot and deploy the initial prototype of The ONE Application in Utah. Adrienne pursued and achieved a 2006 Innovation Award from the Council of State Governments for the core technology associated with The ONE Application. Adrienne holds a masters degree from Utah State University. Adrienne provides senior direction and management of the company with a focus on marketing, sales and strategic development. Currently Adrienne sits as the co-chair of the Cache Entrepreneurial Council.

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Steven G. Caplin, CEO

Steve is a Certified Public Accountant and CEO of Dynamic Screening Solutions, Inc.  Prior to joining DSS, Steve was the founder, CEO and Chairman of Steton Technology. Utilized in over 100 countries by thousands of users in more than 40 languages, Steton is a global pioneer in mobile/cloud business applications that lead organizations to improved profitability, operational excellence, brand integrity, quality, and compliance. As founder and CEO of Steton, Steve was ultimately responsible for all aspects of the business, including finance, treasury, accounting, product design and development, marketing and sales, deployment and support. Steve has a strong background in sales channel development, strategic partnerships, and private equity transactions. Caplin led the company from start up to approximately $10mm annual revenue run rate, with 50% year over year growth in SaaS.

Prior to forming Steton, Steve was successful in sales and management at IBM where he won national awards for achievements in software, professional services, and hardware sales. Before joining IBM, Steve focused on accounting, quarterly and annual reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and information systems at Southland Financial Corporation, a publicly traded financial and real estate development corporation in Dallas, TX. Prior to his work at Southland, Steve performed financial reporting, corporate, fiduciary, and individual tax work, and auditing at a regional public accounting firm.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, from Southern Utah University. He also holds an MBA from the University of Texas, where he focused on high technology entrepreneurship and competitive corporate strategy.

Steve is involved in educational and healthcare leadership as well as community economic development. As the past Chair, Vice Chair, and Audit Committee Chair of Dixie State University’s Board of Trustees, Steve was actively involved in leading the institution’s transition to University status. He also chaired the Santa Clara Economic Development Commission. Steve currently serves as Chairman of the Governing Board of Intermountain Healthcare’s Dixie Regional Medical Center, and is a member of the Zion’s Bank regional advisory board.

Steve is married to Toni Brooks and they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Both Steve and Toni are active in community service with a special focus on education and employment opportunities for the deaf.

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James England, Chief Technology Officer

While finishing up my B.S. in Computer Science at Utah State University, I began working an internship at Dynamic Screening Solutions. The internship turned into a permanent position with DSS and eventually led to the development of our HR onboarding software, 321Forms. As CTO, I love to create elegant, adaptable solutions to problems, and 321Forms has been the perfect assignment to illustrate this for the HR community.

As a personal project, I’ve taken this same approach with my enthusiasm for college football and math, and developed a rating system that calculates the performance of the teams. The similarity of its statistical modeling to that of the computers used to determine the official ratings for the BCS (Bowl Championship Series), led to being a part of the Kenneth Massey team for rating college football.

In 2014, I identified an opportunity at a local elementary Charter School where I get to make a difference in the community while having a positive impact on the future. As a dedicated mentor and tutor, I get to be a part of developing and shaping our students and future leaders, witnessing their exceptional abilities and how they might change the world. I get a sneak-peek at the future as it evolves and develops in our children.

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