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Jeff Burningham

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Jeff Burningham
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Born
🏡 ResidenceProvo, Utah
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
Other names
Brigham Young University
💼 Occupation

💵 Salary :
📆 Years active  2000–present
  • Peak Capital Partners co-founder and chairman
  • Peak Ventures founding partner
🏛️ Political partyRepublican
👩 Spouse(s)Sally Burningham[1]
👶 Children4
🌐 Websitewww.jeffburningham.com

Jeff Burningham is an American entrepreneur, investor, and Republican candidate in the 2020 Utah gubernatorial election.

Career[edit]

While attending Brigham Young University, Burningham started a tech company and later sold it to a Nasdaq-listed company.[2] He then went on to invest in real estate, later realizing the appreciation in the market was unsustainable and sold his real estate holdings before the United States housing bubble burst.[3] In 2007, Burningham co-founded Peak Capital Partners,[4] a real estate investment firm that now has over $2 billion in assets under management.[5] In 2014, Burningham launched Peak Ventures, the first institutional venture capital fund in Utah County. Peak Ventures has invested in a number of startups, including Podium (company), Divvy,[6] Owlet, and Degreed.[7]

Honors and awards[edit]

Along with partners Jeff Danley and Jamie Dunn, Burningham was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Utah region.[8] Peak Capital Partners was recognized as a National Real Estate Investor and Information Management Network 2016 Commercial Real Estate Award winner.[9]

Political career[edit]

On September 10, 2019, Republican Jeff Burningham announced he was running in the 2020 Utah gubernatorial election.[10]

Personal[edit]

Burningham has an undergraduate degree and MBA from Brigham Young University.[11] He lives in Provo, Utah with his wife Sally and their four children.[12]

References[edit]

  1. Rogers, Bethany (2019-01-22). "Founder of $2 billion real estate company considers Republican run for Utah governor". Salt Lake Tribune.
  2. Raymond, Art (2017-05-14). "This industry brought nearly $1 billion to Utah in 2016". Deseret News.
  3. Raymond, Art (2017-05-14). "This industry brought nearly $1 billion to Utah in 2016". Deseret News.
  4. "Serial entrepreneur: Jeff Burningham". KCPW. 2018-09-10.
  5. Rogers, Bethany (2019-01-22). "Founder of $2 billion real estate company considers Republican run for Utah governor". Salt Lake Tribune.
  6. Hensel, Anna (2018-11-18). "After Qualtrics' $8 billion exit, here are 5 other Utah tech companies to watch". venturebeat.com.
  7. Buhr, Sarah. "Peak Ventures shores up its second fund for $50 million". techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  8. "EY Announces Winners For the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Utah Region Award". Utah Pulse. 2014-06-05.
  9. Neely, Karissa (2016-06-20). "Peak Capital wins real estate award, Utah playtime company launched, Nu Skin announces investment, V School ranks top nationally". Daily Herald.
  10. Wood, Benjamin (2019-09-10). "Jeff Burningham declares his candidacy for Utah governor". Salt Lake Tribune.
  11. "Entrepreneurship Founders". marriottschool.byu.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  12. Rogers, Bethany (2019-01-22). "Founder of $2 billion real estate company considers Republican run for Utah governor". Salt Lake Tribune.

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