Behind the Hustle: Kreg Peeler (@kregpeeler)
Kreg builds stuff. He is best know for founding SpinGo – Event Engine. SpinGo has gathered and distributed content for more than 5 million events nationwide. SpinGo is dedicated to providing integrated solutions for 200,000+ event makers to efficiently list, promote, and manage their events.
SpinGo was named Internet Company of the Year, Tech Startup of the Year, and Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year in 2014.
Prior to SpinGo, Kreg founded Spin Media Marketing, Inc. providing clients with strategy, product development, marketing, and technology solutions to drive innovation and growth. He has a proven record for success, developing and managing strategies and products for a variety of clients including Bonneville International, Media News Group, Broadweave Networks, FreeLinc, Navteq, and Experticity.
Kreg has taught and lectured at Brigham Young University and sat on panels for Invented in Utah and the Chinese Association for Science and Technology. He has participated in a variety of associations including the Utah Technology Council, Digital Cinema Initiatives, Audio Engineering Society, and Apple Developer Community. Kreg was a member of Governor Herbert’s China Trade Delegation and traveled with him to China to support various community, education, business, and technology initiatives.
Kreg began his production reputation with Academy Award-winning sound design for the BYU Animation Department. While in college he ran an indie station, KRAP Radio, from his dorm room.
His first entrepreneurial venture was in California at age 12 – avocados, a cardboard sign, and a busy intersection.
He’s been gathering fresh content and making guacamole ever since.
“hi, my name is…”
The world knows me as: Kreg Peeler
I’ve also been known to respond to the names: Kreg, Kregorio, “Hey-sound-guy”
I am wicked good at: Fixing stuff, seeing opportunities.
Least favorite house chore: Washing windows
My go-to guilty pleasure food is: Fish ‘n Chips
Favorite App: Photos
Favorite quote: The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.
Job Title: Founder, CEO
Professional Superpower: Seeing underserved opportunites.
My primary role in the events industry is: Providing tools for event makers to make their events successful.
Years in the events industry: 15
To me, being an event hustler means: You make events happen.
The top 2 most surprising things I’ve learned about the events industry since starting are:
- The event industry has been classified as a $1 trillion dollar industry worldwide.
- Event software and marketing is completely fragmented.
How did you get your start in the events industry? Running the sound system for my middle school assemblies.
My biggest event industry pet peeve is: Bad sound reinforcement at live events.
“No such thing as TMI”
One thing that would really surprise people to learn about me is: I’m very shy.
You can only keep 2 albums in your entire music collection -those albums would be: Bob Marley – Legend, Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits
10yr old me thought I’d grow up to be: A filmmaker.
Text or phone call? Text
Android or iPhone? iPhone
Toilet paper roll – Over or under? Over.
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