Kim Perell is a CEO, serial entrepreneur, prominent angel investor and author of two best-selling business books.
Kim has spent the last 20 years starting, scaling and selling technology companies ranging from $0 to $1B in annual sales. Kim started her first company from her kitchen table when she was 23, and grew it to a $100 million dollar company. She sold her last company for $235 million to Singtel, one of the most prestigious telecommunication companies in the world.
A great believer in paying it forward, Kim loves to help aspiring entrepreneurs and executives. This dedication to empowering the next generation of business leaders is what led her to become an investor in over 100 companies. She’s partnered with Entrepreneur Magazine to create educational courses that over 10,000 business leaders have taken.
Kim devotes her time to helping others achieve their dreams by using her decades of real-life experiences as a blueprint to help others navigate challenges in business and life. The hallmark of her hands-on, informative and inspiring talks has made her one of the top 50 keynote speakers in the world.
Kim has appeared as a guest on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Drew Barrymore Show, and CNBC. Kim has been featured on Fox, CNBC, and MSNBC and profiled in CNN Money, The New York Times, Forbes, Inc, and The Huffington Post.
Kim’s book, JUMP: Dare to Do What Scares You in Business and Life, published by HarperCollins in 2022, was an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller. Kim’s first book, The Execution Factor: The One Skill That Drives Success, was also a national bestseller.
Kim’s achievements as a leader, entrepreneur, and passionate advocate for women in business have been widely recognized. She has been named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Women of Impact, AdAge’s Marketing Technology Trailblazers, Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising, Adweek’s Women Trailblazers, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Female Executives.
Kim graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is an avid traveler and adventure seeker and lives with her husband in Miami, Florida with their two sets of twins.