40 Under 40: Ken Frei

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Company: Pluralsight + Convoi + Sego Awards
Title: Director of Content Acquisition + Co-founder
Age: 32
City: Lehi

CAREER ANTHEM “Go The Distance” by Michael Bolton

LINER NOTES Ken Frei is one adventurous entrepreneur. He took his first business, XoomPark, through the International Business Model Competition and won against businesses from Stanford, Harvard and MIT. For his second business, Screenie, he raised venture capital, focused on the Latin American market, and moved the business and his family to Mexico for three years. He moved back to Utah in 2015 and co-founded Convoi, a community for founders to build relationships through shared adventure trips. And he also co-founded the Sego Awards, Utah’s first awards focused on celebrating female founders. Oh, and did we mention he has a day job? Pluralsight recruited him to be their Director of Content Acquisition.

FAVORITE MUSIC GENRE “Music I can dance to with my kids!”

FAVORITE LYRIC “To love another person is to see the face of God.” — “Les Miserables”

CAREER HIGH NOTE “The Sego Awards has been so rewarding and fun to work on. It’s been such a celebration and I’ve gotten to work on it with some of my favorite people.”

CAREER LOW NOTE “When one of my startups failed. My identity was so tied up with the company and it was really emotional when I realized it was time to end things.”

BEATING TO MY OWN DRUM “I’m an eternal optimist.”

MY FORTE “I’m good at seeing the big picture vision that a product or business needs to rally around. I’m also good at mentoring people to help them become the person they want to be in their career.”

DREAM RECORD “It’s a journey I’ll always be on. I want to keep working on interesting problems with people who inspire me.”

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