Coolest Entrepreneurs: Arian Lewis, Kiln

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Arian Lewis | Age 40 | Kiln

Arian Lewis has the startup scene all fired up. He is the CEO and founder of Kiln, a leader in Utah’s co-working space.

It has locations in Lehi and Salt Lake, 1,000+ paying members, 200+ companies with memberships, and has hosted 150+ events that have fostered collaboration and growth.

In the next year, the company will double in size, influence and impact.

Before he started this hot company in the Utah desert, Lewis was across the pond in London leading the creation of a global coworking brand for Barclays Plc. called Rise. He launched Rise in London, Manchester, NYC, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Cape Town, and Vilnius. Prior to that, he earned a bachelor’s degree from BYU and an MBA from Oxford University.

But that’s Lewis for you: world-class smarts, small town sparks.

First Things First

FIRST WORD Mom!

FIRST JOB Lewis & Clark Snow Removal.

FIRST EMAIL ADDRESS arian1@netscape.com

FIRST OBSESSION “Star Trek.”

FIRST CELEBRITY CRUSH Jennifer Parker of “Back to the Future.”

FIRST WHEELS Isuzu Trooper

FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU GET TO WORK Give a big Bonjourno (!) to the team.

FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU GET HOME Homework and dishes.

FIRST BIG BREAK Hired as the Ronald Ranger at McDonald’s.

FIRST FAILURE Cafe Fresh.

FIRST RULE OF SUCCESS Be honest.

FIRST RULE OF COOL Be kind.

Last Things Last

LAST TEXT YOU SENT Thumbs up!

LAST SHOW YOU WATCHED “The Queen.”

LAST SONG YOU LISTENED TO “Nessum Dorma” by Luciano Pavarotti.

LAST PODCAST YOU LISTENED TO “How I Made This.”

LAST BOOK YOU READ “The Butter Battle Book.”

FAMOUS LAST WORDS The magic word is attitude.

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