"The Adventure-Driven Approach"
Managing Director, Mainsail Capital
November 10, 2016 - 11:00 am
Location: JSB Auditorium
Martin Frey, is a successful business leader, active angel investor, and an accomplished mountaineer and sailor. In April 2016, he completed an 11-year journey to become the first person to climb the world’s Seven Summits – the highest peaks on each continent – and to sail the Seven Seas.
Martin’s groundbreaking achievement follows an illustrious 33-year business career that included 13 years in Silicon Valley as a senior director for Cisco, where he ran a global support organization for Cisco’s largest customers. In 2004, he moved to Utah, where he served as managing director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, developing and leading programs to create, grow and recruit Utah businesses. Martin’s efforts were instrumental in helping Governor Jon Huntsman lay the foundation for a highly successful economic development model that continues to be recognized at the national level.
Martin is passionate about inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and actively offers his time and talents to a wide array of organizations in the Utah community. He currently serves on the advisory councils of the Utah Valley University Business School, Brigham Young University College of Engineering and Technology, and University of Utah College of Humanities, and judges social entrepreneurship competitions for Give Salt Lake and the Utah Community Foundation.
Martin graduated from BYU in Mechanical Engineering and from Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. He and his wife Kym live in Holladay, Utah and have two children.