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Ken Brokaw

Ken Brokaw

FaaStrak, LLC

Founder, CEO, Mentor, Author and Speaker

Personal Information

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School: Arizona State University

Major: Housing and Urban Development

Years at College Works: 2007 to 2008

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: FaaStrak, LLC

Title: Founder, CEO, Mentor, Author and Speaker

Industry: Entrepreneurship

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Founder and CEO of FaaStrak, LLC, a software platform that helps businesses offer and manage equipment leasing and financing deals through a CRM-like platform. Although I do still invest and spend time in software businesses, I primarily help other entrepreneurs launch, start and scale their businesses.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

I have built and sold multiple businesses and now get to mentor others

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

This launched my entrepreneurship spirit. It is what got me to do what I love to do most.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

It was the foundation of my business learning.

What do you want to tell your clients about what it meant to work with them and how it has helped you get to where you are today?

I don't remember their name but they were like a second family to me. They invited me to dinner and really let me into their lives. I could always go to them for advice about college, life, work or anything really.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

When your hands on and can tough out a challenge, who you become is something much greater than if you just worked at Starbucks.

How has the friendships and networks you built during CWP affected you?

Many of the CWP interns/DM's became friends but more importantly they became business consultants. To have a network of people that think similar to you really creates a great support group revolving around success and business.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

It is going to be tough but so is life. Persevere and it will be worth it.

Many college students struggle to choose between an internship specific to their target industry or doing CWP. What advice would you give them on this subject if they wanted to enter your career field?

You could either get an internship getting coffee in your industry or do something hands on and learn that basic skills of business and communication that can be applied in all areas of your life. If it were me, I would choose the latter.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Know yourself and be true to your core values.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

For me it was all the small get together's we had. It built a strong connection between all of us.

Last words of wisdom

Keep giving college students the tools to succeed at building their own business. This is a great internship to either step into business or find out if small business format is right for you.

Ken Brokaw