Kim Perell is an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, executive and investor. She’s been a digital marketing technology CEO for the last 20 years, scaling companies from $0 to $1B in annual sales and leading thousands of employees on a global scale.
Laid off at her first job out of college at an internet startup that went bankrupt, Kim began her journey as an entrepreneur from her kitchen table with a $10,000 loan from her 80-year-old grandmother, and grew the company to over $100 million in annual revenue. Kim went from broke and unemployed to selling her first company and becoming a multi-millionaire by the time she was 30, and selling her last company Amobee, for $235 million in 2014 to Singapore Telecommunications.
A great believer in paying it forward, Kim’s passion is to help others achieve success. Kim is the top US female angel investor, with over 20 exits to leading brands including Apple, Intuit and was an early investor in the TheTradeDesk which is currently trading at over $30B (NASDAQ: TTD).
Kim’s best-selling book, The Execution Factor, was published by McGraw Hill and is designed to help entrepreneurs achieve success in business and life. Her second book, which will be released in Fall 2021, is focused on helping people make the JUMP and do what scares them in their personal and professional life.
Kim’s achievements as an entrepreneur and executive have been widely recognized. She has been named one of AdAge’s Marketing Technology Trailblazers, Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women in Mobile Advertising, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Association of Female Executives. Kim has been profiled by The New York Times, Forbes, CNN Money, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc Magazine, Business Insider, and The Huffington Post.
Kim has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, MSNBC and hosted Good Morning America’s Side Hustle Showdown, a competition for aspiring entrepreneurs to win capital as well as Kid Inventors. Kim is also a regular judge for the #1 digital business show Entrepreneur Magazines Elevator Pitch.
Kim graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. An avid traveler (more than 70 countries visited), she and her husband just moved to Miami Florida, with their two sets of twins, Elle and John (6) and Jack and Bill (16 months).