40 Under 40: Andrea Ibanez

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Company: Streemly
Title: CEO + Co-founder
Age: 28
City: Lehi

CAREER ANTHEM “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

LINER NOTES Andrea Ibanez is a total standout. She was born in Bolivia and immigrated to Utah as a child, and her two homes have inspired her passion, determination and success. Ibanez jumped right into a tech career at 21 and quickly rose in the executive ranks at companies like InsideSales.com and Canopy. At 27, she co-founded Streemly, a venture-backed startup. What’s more, she co-founded with her mother the nonprofit El Chasqui Foundation, which empowers self sustainability for people in her home country of Bolivia.

FAVORITE MUSIC GENRE Rap + Hip Hop + Country

FAVORITE LYRIC “I’m just like my country, I’m young, scrappy and hungry and I’m not throwing away my shot.” — “Hamilton” musical

CAREER HIGH NOTE “Starting Streemly with my insanely talented co-founder, Megan Burtenshaw.”

CAREER LOW NOTE “Being told early in my career that girls like me don’t really excel in tech.”

MUSIC TO YOUR EARS “See a problem and solve it.”

PITCHY ADVICE “People say it’s tacky to ask for a promotion or raise. WRONG! Be tactful, but ask for what you want. Don’t wait for good things to happen. Make them happen.”

BEATING TO MY OWN DRUM “I don’t conform to what the majority of the tech industry looks like. I’ve shown up to investor meetings in a hot pink dress and I’ve walked out of meetings I’ve felt disrespected in. Why fit in when you’re born to stand out, ya know?”

MY FORTE “People, vision and operational excellence.”

DREAM RECORD “Build a company people are proud to be part of. And after a few exits, I want to start my own venture capital firm.”

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