5255 N Edgewood Dr. Suite 225, Provo, Utah 84604 | 801-764-9999

What we do

KEB Enterprises, owned by Ken Brailsford, is a private equity firm with a diverse business portfolio. KEB Enterprises focuses on partnering with and acquiring businesses with an emphasis on rapid growth.

With Ken at the helm, KEB Enterprises has seen significant growth in its portfolio for more than a decade. We are built to provide resources and experience to additional businesses looking for capital investment from a partner positioned to aid with strategy, growth, and development alongside the existing ownership and/or management when possible.

With our resources and experience coupled with focused and passionate owners of products and services in high demand, we can accelerate the growth of a business beyond what’s possible for the initial owners alone.

Take advantage of what KEB Enterprises has to offer and you’ll get a partner focused on the success of your business. 

Ken Brailsford

CEO

Ken was born in Niagara Falls, NY and grew up in Utah and California. From the time Ken was a young man, he discovered he had a knack for bringing out the very best in people! Througout his life, he has helped individuals, organizations and companies realize thier full potiential.

As a young man he spent 2 years as a missionary for the LDS church in Germany, where he devoted time to serve others. Later in life, he and his wife Linda served a total of 4.5 years as full-time missionaries/leaders. In his mid-twenties, Ken became an officer in the Army for 2.5 years which taught him discipline and organization.  In 1969, he earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Brigham Young University, which laid the groundwork for building prosperous businesses.

He and his lovely wife Linda are proud parents of 6 children, 24 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren with more on the way.  Presently, they volunteer their time to serve in their church and enjoy spending time with their family. They reside in Pleasant Grove, UT and Gilbert, AZ. 

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“Life presents challenges. If we’re going to go from nothing, which is almost everybody in life, to becoming successful, we have to have the drive.”
-Unknown

Steve Brailsford

President

Before joining KEB, Steve oversaw all aspects of the supply chain for a health and wellness company that distributed product to over 50 countries. He helped source, maintain, develop, manage, and forecast all functions of the supply chain for Zija International. Serving as their Director of Logistics and Operations after starting his career at Zija as a Customer Service Manager has allowed Steven to see how and where a company grows best.

Prior to working with KEB, Steve held various positions in the health and wellness industry from customer service and sales, to director of logistics. Steve has had his hand in a variety of areas in the health and wellness industry. His dedication to the craft enables him to be a leader in growing a business inside and out.

Steve is an avid Scuba diver and loves swimming in open water. His other favorite place to be, besides the water, is with his family in the mountains (out of cell coverage).  Someday Steve wants to sail around the world, but first he needs to learn how!

“Happiness conceits of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.”
-Leo Tolstoy

Joel Hinz

CFO/COO

Joel joined KEB as its's Chief Financial and Operating Officer, bringing over 25 years of financial and operations management experience and expertise to the organization. In his role he directs all financial and operations aspects and activities including, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, accounting policy and procedure, strategy, risk management, financial relationships, and supply chain. Joel holds a BS degree in Finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Prior to joining KEB, Joel was the CFO/COO of Zarbee’s Naturals. Prior to this, he held various positions for Schiff Nutrition International as VP Financial Planning and Analysis / Operations Controller, VP Finance / Group Controller and Director of Cost Accounting. Prior to this he held the positions of Cost Accounting Manager for Boart Longyear and Cost Accountant for Jetway Systems.

When Joel isn't crunching numbers you can find him with his family, skiing in the famous Utah powder, spending time on the lake riding Sea Doo's, or riding ATV's in southern Utah.

“The numbers don’t lie, they are what they are.”
-Unknown

Stephanie Evans-Stock

Director of Marketing

Stephanie is a multi-talented marketing creative stationed riverside at the mouth of the beautiful Provo canyon, as well as a manufacturing district near Salt Lake City. She is currently the Marketing Director at KEB Enterprises for their portfolio companies.

Over the last two decades, Stephanie has proved herself as a designer and marketing leader by producing award winning corporate events, managing brand identity, shaping social media strategy, driving marketing campaigns, bridging partnerships between nonprofits and corporate companies, and overseeing public relations.

Stephanie is a lover of the ocean, the winter season, and bleached-blonde punk rockers. She finds herself most inspired when she witnesses a person at their best. When she is not conducting a meeting, commuting between offices, or doodling on the drawing board you will find her creating action-packed adventure for her three children, cooking whole-food vegan meals, and dreaming of the ocean.

“Art is anything you can get away with.”
-Unknown

Mark Durrant

Director of Finance

Since joining KEB Enterprises in 2017, Mark Durrant has been actively involved in sourcing, evaluating, and executing several current and potential investments at the firm.  He also works directly with VM Nutritional.

Mark has spent his entire career involved in alternative investments (hedge funds, private equity and venture capital).  Prior to joining KEB Enterprises, he spent 6 and a half years with Sorenson Capital.

Mark graduated from Weber State University with a Master of Business Administration and magna cum laude from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Outside of work, Mark is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with his family.  He loves coaching his two sons soccer teams.  When college football and basketball seasons are in full swing, you'll often find Mark at the stadium cheering on his favorite teams! 

“I hope you're proud of yourself for the times you've said 'yes', when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else.”
-Fred Rogers

Kelly Degooyer

Controller

Kelly DeGooyer is a Controller at KEB Enterprises where she spreads her knowledge and assistance between all of the portfolio companies.

Kelly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Utah Valley University.  With her past experience and the diversity of KEB Enterprises’ portfolio, Kelly has a wide variety of accounting and business experience in a wide variety of industries.

Outside of work, you can find Kelly enjoying her grandchildren, on a mountain trail in her Jeep, quilting in her craft room or dreaming of the beach.

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”
-Isak Dinesen

Rob Hughes

Appraiser

Rob Hughes joined KEB Enterprises in October 2015.  Prior to joining the firm, he attended BYU and shortly thereafter started Hughes Appraisal Service in Evanston, WY in October of 1983.  He worked as a certified appraiser in the real estate business for over 30 years. Rob retired from his business, but retirement didn't suit him, so Rob is now an integral team member of the KEB group.  

Rob loves spending time with his family. Together they enjoy relaxing in the great outdoors!

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more”
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr