Mark Kendell – Advisory Board Chair
Mark is a purpose driven serial entrepreneur and private investor. Very early in his career, he founded Kendell & Associates, LLC a venture banking firm, specializing in the creation, financing, and operation of a broad spectrum of companies, innovations and investment opportunities. Since that time he has provided leadership as an entrepreneur and investor in building new innovative companies and technologies.
His ventures have a very wide range, from one of the original national chains of quick lubrication stores, SuperLube (later became Jiffy Lube); one a Utah based pharmaceutical company, Royal Pharmaceutical Company, (technology ultimately acquired by GSK – becoming the product Abreva); Intelisys / iArchives, an innovative research engine (acquired by Ancestry.com); Great Western Aviation, one of the inter-mountain area’s leading general aviation FBO / charter companies (acquired by a Pvt. Equity Group) an innovative medical device companies (acquired by G.E. Medical) to an industrial waste water cleaning technology.
From his incubator/accelerator he has focused on innovative technology companies and has developed several software companies based on a very powerful Ai engine for cyber security,
physical security and a company with a proprietary VR/AR/MR platform for education and games. and is also the Chairman of two media / entertainment companies WhiteLight Media Group, Inc. and Celeris Media, LLC which are focused on creating fresh new Principle – Family Friendly based content for motion pictures, television, book publishing, events and video games.
As a result of his entrepreneurial ventures, he was awarded number 15 in the ACE (Venture Magazine) annual "Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in the USA. & He was also awarded the State of Utah’s “Pioneer of Progress” for Science and Technology.
Mr. Kendell attended Weber State University in Business Administration, (Lacks one class to “officially graduate”) He is a frequent lecturer and participant in seminars and symposia on subjects ranging from entrepreneurial development, technology development & innovation, developing creativity,” strategic planning, and social impact investment related topics in the United States, Europe, China, Africa and Mexico.
He and his wife have five children and eight grandchildren and live in Huntsville Utah. They enjoy skiing, hiking, water skiing and ranching. When he is not “playing” at building companies, he “works” at “pulling ‘g’s” in aerobatic airplanes and studying ecclesiastical history. He loves serving on the Board of groups that make a measurable social impact like, The Stan Lee Foundation, and A Child’s Hope Foundation.