Staff

Camille Pendleton

Director, Orem SBDC

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.

Shaun Wilson

Business Advisor

Eddy Yujra

Business Advisor

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

Business Advisor

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.

  • Secret to Success:
    “Success comes from perseverance! You need to have a long-term vision for your business and know it won’t be easy. You’ve got to make it through the hard times, but it will pay off in the end.”
  • Secret to Success:
    “I talk to as many people as I can. People who have ‘been there, done that’ and understand what it takes to be successful. Like the SBDC.”
  • Secret to Success:
    "Our success is the result of treating each of our clients as partners and building long-term relationships. We view our clients success as our own.”
  • Secret to Success:
    “You have to love the people and take care of them.”
  • Secret to Success:
    “Know your key elements for success and do not deviate from them.”
  • Secret to Success:
    “Hard work - long hours and a strong will to make it work."
  • Secret to Success:
    “Starting a business is not easy! Be prepared for it to take longer than you expect and cost more then you expect, but it’s worth it. Some day’s you’ll feel it’s easier to quit, but if you stay focused and are determined, the hard work will pay off."
  • Secret to Success:
    "Persistence, persistence, persistence! It took 100% dedication and more to make our project work. Sticking to the plan no matter how hard it was is the key to our success."
  • Secret to Success:
    "I believe in what I do and I believe in offering the best that I can. I offer a unique and needed service and I stared my business as debt free as possible."
  • Secret to Success:
    "The Orem SBDC critiqued our business plan so we could procure $50,000 to buy startup inventory. With Ken’s help we created a partnership agreement that should keep us going for ward. When we needed additional expansion capital, the SBDC helped us with our fast pitch to secure ‘big’ money from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank."
  • Secret to Success:
    "Secret to business success was linking with Ken Fakler, my persistence and not knowing any better than to keep working."
  • Secret to Success:
    "We take a dress someone has hanging in their closet and make them some money while allowing a high school girl an opportunity to go to a dance in her dream dress for a fraction of the price."