Greenville Business Magazine September 2013 : Page 28

ZaChary eiKeNBerry Age:29 Business Owner and Consultant Federal Contract Distributors/ Ike Enterprises, LLC In an impressive educational background that includes Purdue University, Baptist Bible College and a culture and language study abroad program in Mexico, Zach has brought his passion for learning and penchant for thinking outside the box into his current career. He has consulted in contracts and sales strategies for a startup SDVOSB and has grown business from $250,000 to over $6 million in sales through corporate strategy. Zach is a Greenville Chamber member, NEXT and Accelerate! Member, PULSE member, a substitute teacher at Legacy Charter School, a mentor to area youths, and an advisor to Military Transition Services. As Board Chairman of NEXT High School, Zach has invested 20+ hours of uncompensated time each week to make NEXT High School a reality in working to develop and establish a new education paradigm in the Upstate. BraNDoN Fair Age: 29 Project Manager KBR Building Group Brandon attended North Carolina State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering and manage-ment and playing on the school’s varsity soccer team. Bran-don’s rigorous course load and strict athletic schedule helped him develop his work ethic, effective time management skills, and appreciation for work/life balance. As a project manager, Brandon is responsible for all phases of the building process from project inception to construction and occupancy. He has worked for some the largest companies in the region, includ-ing Synexx, Honda Aircraft, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Sysco Foods. His community work includes Hands On Greenville, United Way, Salvation Army, and Open Arms Hospice. “Public education is woefully short of educa-tional entrepreneurs. Zach is the kind of education entrepreneur we need to identify, support and celebrate.” “Upgrading schools for Greenville’s children is one of Brandon’s proudest accomplish-ments. The upgrades of Thomas E. Kerns Elementary and J.L. Mann High School provided a better learning environment.” l-r: nate mark, matt tindal, daniel felder, Ken Cummings and jessica Christophillis at the South Carolina Children’s theater. Special thanks to Stuart little, aka Cuttler fowler 28 Greenville Business MaGazine | septeMBer 2013

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