40 Under 40: Sawyer Hemsley

SAWYER HEMSLEY Crumbl Cookies | Co-founder + COO Orem | AGE 30 My, how the cookie Crumbls. During his senior year of college at Utah State University, Sawyer Hemsley co-founded Crumbl as a side hustle. He was a communications/marketing/multimedia major, and cookies were certainly not in the plan oven. But he set his focus on […]

40 Under 40: Jenna Rammell

JENNA RAMMELL The Daily Essential Co. | Founder + CEO Pleasant Grove | AGE 36 Jenna Rammell is sticking with the essentials. After starting out as an OG blogger in 2011 (“back when we had four filters to choose from!”), Jenna has expertly maneuvered from blogging to Instagram to Tumbler to essential oils to a […]

40 Under 40: Trevor Reese

TREVOR REESE Thread Wallets | Chief Brand Officer  Provo | AGE 29 Trevor Reese is a man with a brand. The designer graduated from Utah Valley University with a BFA in graphic design in 2017. He’s been in the marketing and creative field for 8+ years, working in both Utah and Southern California at both […]

40 Under 40: Annie Hawkins

\ ANNIE HAWKINS Domo | Organic Social Media Manager | American Fork | AGE 38 Annie Hawkins is #GOALS. The former pro soccer athlete who played in Sweden’s top league, the USASA National Team, and for Real Salt Lake has scored big in all her passion projects. To name just a few: Social media manager […]

40 Under 40: Brandon Clark

BRANDON CLARK Kitchen 88 + Raised Fried Chicken & Donuts Founder + Chef | American Fork | AGE 33 Chef B is cookin’. After studying at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, Calif., Brandon spent three years working with a restaurant development company, helping open over 12 restaurants across three states. After a […]

40 Under 40: Tatum Shae Knell

TATUM SHAE KNELL Frankie Jane Couture Bridal | Co-Founder | Orem | AGE 24 Tatum Shae Knell is working an aisle a minute. She opened her wedding dress shop — Frankie Jane Couture Bridal — in Orem in 2022, and the daughter-mother duo has already dressed over 60 brides and counting. In addition to being […]

40 Under 40: Allison Hunt

ALLISON HUNT Baltic Born | Co-founder + Owner | Lehi | AGE 35 Allison Hunt is fashionably early. She graduated high school at just 16, and then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from BYU at the age of 20. In 2016, she co-founded Baltic Born, a women’s clothing company that specializes in […]

2022 40 Under 40: Kenneth Martine Boggs

KENNETH MARTINE BOGGS Kenneth Boggs Custom | Founder + CEO | Provo | AGE 32 Now, lewk. Kenneth Martine Boggs is well suited for success. He started his custom suit brand in 2015, which pairs classic Italian and English tailoring techniques with modern silhouettes. His iconic designs have walked the walk with international actors, athletes […]

2022 40 Under 40: THE Ricky Barrera

THE RICKY BARRERA The Ricky Barrera Show | Founder + DJ Provo | AGE 33 THE Ricky Barrera has some major track-tion. Four years ago, he quit his stable job with Google in Salt Lake City to follow his daring DJ dream. Since then, he’s DJed in states all over the country and all over […]

40 Under 40: Jess Toolson

JESS TOOLSON Mixhers | Founder + CEO | Provo | AGE 34 Jess Toolson has everyone thinking pink. Not only is it her signature drink and wardrobe color, it’s the bright beacon of her multimillion-dollar brand. Mixhers is a hormone health company that specializes in all-natural remedies to help with periods, libido, PMS, anxiety, depression […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Brandon Fugal

Company Colliers International, Salt Lake City; Skinwalker Ranch, Uinta Basin Hometown Pleasant Grove Brandon Fugal owns an exotic car collection, a jet and a helicopter — and he zooms around via plane, train and automobile to keep up with his eclectic business interests and hobbies. His day job has him working into the night to […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Jessica Bennett

Companies Alice Lane Home + Alice Lane Interior Design, Salt Lake City Hometown Highland Jessica Bennett is cool from the inside out. After graduating from Utah State in advertising design, she spent the first decade of her career as an art director for ad agencies. That passion and creativity led her to interior design, and […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Cameron Treu

Companies Bam Bams BBQ, Orem; Nitty Gritty Podcast, Orem Hometown Highland Cameron Treu is always comin’ in hot. He’s had a job since he was 14 years old, and after his LDS mission he gravitated toward all things sales: cars, hot tubs, pool tables, RVs, alarm systems, you name it. After nine years, he and […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Jenedy Paige

Company Jenedy Paige Fine Art, Pleasant Grove Hometown Pleasant Grove For Jenedy Paige, it’s all in the arms. Her talented hands have created powerful paintings, while her biceps have led her to compete twice on American Ninja Warrior. (Seriously. Give the woman a hand!) Paige graduated in 2006 from BYU-Idaho with a degree in illustration. […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Matt Moody

Companies Triad Off-Road, Pleasant Grove; Big Leap Marketing, Lehi Hometown Pleasant Grove Matt Moody is a whole mood: fun, hardworking, sporty, diligent, caring, connected, cool. At just 14, he started working for the family business in the automotive industry, where he learned every aspect of running a dealership from mechanics to car auctions. With a […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Sydne Jacques

Companies Jacques & Associates, Orem; Next Level Leadership, Orem Hometown Orem Sydne Jacques is no one-trick entrepreneur. From hard hats to chocolate chip cookies, she’s built a career on smarts, strategy and semisweet. Jacques earned her civil engineering degree from BYU in 1989. She quickly realized her passion was more culture, less cubicle, so in […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Shaun Johnson

Company The Johnson Files, Lehi Hometown Lehi Grab a wig and go BIG. For the past five years, Shaun Johnson and his wife, Nicole, have been the comedy duo we never knew we needed. They started “The Johnson Files” in 2016, where they create and share videos on a variety of topics like the bonkers […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Ali Hynek

Companies Nena & Co., American Fork Hometown Highland One. Of. A. Kind. Ali Hynek’s bag says it all. In 2013, the entrepreneur founded Nena & Co. — a popular woven bag company — to bring a piece of her Guatemalan culture into our homes, hearts and hands. Nena & Co.’s products are handwoven by artisans […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Aaron Drussel

Company Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Momentum, Pleasant Grove Hometown Alpine Talk about a household name. Aaron Drussel’s career as a Realtor began in 2001, and he quickly catapulted to a real (estate) legend. In 2015, his vision grew into wanting to teach and train the next generation. That passion led to Drussel franchising […]

Coolest Entrepreneur: Michelle Shumway

Companies Rad Swim, Highland; The Shumway Show, Alpine Hometown Alpine Just keep swimming. Michelle Shumway dove right into entrepreneurship when she opened Rad Swim in 2014. Shumway was a mom of four girls who never had any plans for owning her own business, but after a heartbreaking loss, she felt grounded and guided to build […]

2021 UV50: Into the Limelight

Well, this is lit.    Our 14th annual UV50 is shining with 50 companies energizing our community. Whether speedy, stalwart or startup, their journey from lightbulb to legendary is a bright spot in what’s been a difficult and demanding year full of yellow and red lights.    Plus, we’re giving the prime lime spotlight to […]

UV50 Startups to Watch: Brandless

THIS STORY IS so ON BRAND. Last year, James Clarke of Clarke Capital Partners saw an opportunity to buy startup Brandless out of the Bay Area. The Provo firm is known for being “operators first and investors second.” So after Clarke Capital Partners acquired Brandless and added the consumer products platform to their portfolio, they […]

UV50 Startups to Watch: Built Bar

The most-watched bYU sports video ever on social media was built by Nick Greer. In August, the CEO hyped up the BYU football team — and fans worldwide — with his plans for Built to pay for all of the walk-ons’ tuition as part of the NIL initiative. Tears and cheers followed — along with […]

UV50 Economic Engines: Peg Companies

LET’S GET REAL (ESTATE) — PEG companies is taking things up a peg. The Provo powerhouse has a thousand employees across the country investing, developing, and managing various properties. From hospitality to multi-family housing to student housing (and many, many sectors in-between), PEG has developed more than $1.2 billion in real estate and is building […]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: Dental Intelligence

DENTAL INTELLIGENCE has A smart mouth — AND THEY’VE EARNED IT. More than 8,000 dental practices use the premier software to smartly grow their business. What’s more, Dental Intelligence has more than 100 million patients in its database. “Our goal is to get 50 million more people in the U.S. to have healthy mouths,” says […]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: Baltic Born

BALTIC BORN IS ALL DRESSED UP — WITH EVERYWHERE TO GO. Founded by three sisters — Allison Hunt, Angela Liljenquist, and Marianne Liljenquist — the e-commerce shop went from side hustle to serious muscle. In 2017, they did $70k in revenue. In 2020, they hit $11 million. The online boutique sells both the sisters’ own designs […]

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies Mo’ Bettahs

It’s been quite the ride for Kimo and kalani mack. The two “bradahs” from Hawaii have gone from city bus drivers on Oahu to restaurateurs — transporting their ono eats to the mainland. Before they opened Mo’ Bettahs in 2008, their journey had been served with everything from bankruptcies to self help books. “Life was […]

No. 30 Fastest-Growing Companies: Jane

THREE-YEAR GROWTH 67% CITY Lehi FOUNDED 2015 EMPLOYEES 187 INDUSTRY Retail WEBSITE Jane.com CEO Taleeb Noormohamed, 44 THE COMPANY A curated marketplace that brings small boutiques and big brands together to offer daily deals. BRIGHT SPOTS There’s nothing plain about this Jane. The Lehi business — and former UV50 Startup to Watch — transformed its […]

No. 29 Fastest-Growing Companies: Big Leap

THREE-YEAR GROWTH 74% CITY Lehi FOUNDED 2008 EMPLOYEES 88 INDUSTRY Digital Marketing WEBSITE BigLeap.com FOUNDER Bryan Phelps, 37 THE COMPANY A digital marketing agency specializing in four core channels: SEO, content marketing, social media, and marketing automation. BRIGHT SPOTS Big Leap keeps getting bigger by leaps and bounds — generating nearly $11 million in revenue […]

No. 28 Fastest-Growing Companies: Observepoint

THREE-YEAR GROWTH 77% CITY Pleasant Grove FOUNDED 2010 EMPLOYEES 86 INDUSTRY Data analytics/privacy software WEBSITE ObservePoint.com FOUNDER John Pestana, 47 THE COMPANY A provider of automated digital analytics testing and tag governance. BRIGHT SPOTS Let’s observe, shall we? Powerful leadership, top tech, 300+ enterprise customers, $15+ million in sales in 2020, world-class clients, and innumerable […]