Pelion Venture Partners, a Salt Lake City-based early-stage venture capital firm, has added Jeff Kearl as managing director. Kearl co-founded Stance in 2009 and was its CEO from inception until joining Pelion. Kearl still serves as Stance's chairman of the board and also serves on the board of directors of Domo, Scopely and Just Water. Prior to Stance, Kearl was the chairman of the board of directors for Skullcandy for over a decade and was executive vice president and served on the board of directors at Logoworks, which was acquired by HP in 2007. Following the acquisition, he ran strategy and new ventures for the Internet group at HP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pelion-venture-partners-adds-jeff-kearl-as-managing-director-300937796.html">HP. Kearl also has been involved in angel and venture investing in consumer tech and software, investing in more than 40 companies.