40 under 40: Ryan Poelman

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Ryan Poelman

Ryan Poelman

Nudge, Lindon

AGE: 39
BORN: Provo
TITLE: Founder

Ryan Poelman has always been on the move — whether as a 17-year-old gumball machine-painting entrepreneur or as the present-day founder of Nudge, a real estate services company that has been a regular of the Inc. 500. Speaking of Nudge, it is the only winner of our “Triple Crown” award in the UV50 — a company that has won in all three categories: Startups to Watch, Fastest-Growing Companies and Economic Engines.

The RED Talking “I like clear communication. I’m happy. I lead by example.”

Favorite Accomplishment “Leaving for vacation, coming back, and everyone is still there.”

First Job “Painting gum ball machines.”

Dream Job “Professional race car driver.”

Favorite Personality To Work With “RED folk. Cause they’re hot!”

Decision-Making Style “Think, dream and test.”

Handling Disagreements “I shake my head, communicate clearly needed changes, and move on.”

Celebration Station “How do we celebrate successes? Clap and scream, ice cream, food, trips, bonus checks.”

Meet the rest of the “40 under 40” here.

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