Facing our FEAR Head On
Martin Frey is a successful business leader, active angel investor, and an accomplished mountaineer and sailor. In April 2016, he became the first person to successfully climb the world's Seven Summits and sail the Seven Seas.
Martin's groundbreaking achievement follows a 30-year business career that included 13 years in Silicon Valley as a senior director for Cisco, where he ran a global organization supporting Cisco's largest customers. In 20014, he moved to Utah, where he served as managing director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, developing the 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 a 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 for the Utah Valley University Business School, Brigham Young University College of Engineering, organizations to scale their social impact.
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 daughters.