MBA / Marketing, Manufacturing - Utah State University, SBDC Certified Business Analyst, Expert - Theory of Constraints, Vice President - California based engineer/manufacturing firm. Helped grow the company from $18 to $25 million.
BS Business and Information Systems, Web Developer, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Keynote Speaker, Business consulting and Implementing web 2.0 strategies for small and medium-size companies, Specialties: Web Analytics, Social Networking, Internet Marketing, Internet Entrepreneurship. CMS, Joomla, SEO, SEF, Google Analytics, AdSense, AdWords, Web Design, PHP, CSS, Photoshop. Fluent in Spanish and Intermediate Portuguese.
Ken Fakler was born and raised in Provo, Utah. After graduating from Provo High School, he attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in accounting with a minor in finance. He then attended the University of Utah and graduated with a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing. When Ken finished at the University of Utah, he went to Fort Knox Kentucky where he graduated from the Armor Officers Basic School in the United States Army Armor Corp. When he finished with the army he moved with his wife back to Provo and raised two daughters. Ken joined his father and brother where he helped manage and grow Fakler Tire Service, Inc. into five Utah County locations. Fakler Tire Service was involved in retailing, wholesaling, and commercial distribution; and the re-treading of tires through out central Utah for 35 years. Ken also was an adjunct instructor for 14 years at Utah Valley University in the Business Management Department where he taught finance, entrepreneurship, and small business management classes. Ken was a member of the Provo Rotary club for 16 years, and he has been a member of Riverside Country club since 1988. He has been affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, and Orem City Girls Soccer. Ken also served as chairman of the Del-Nat Commercial and Farm Purchasing committee of Del-Nat Tire Corporation (a 40,000,000/yr private brand buying group of which Fakler Tire is a stockholder), where he helped procure tires from China, India, Korea, and major United States manufactures for the Del-Nat Tire Corporation. Ken loves working with small businesses since they are the cornerstone of the United States economy.