It all started in my dorm room at college at The University of Maryland back In 2012. While searching for a job I was attending hundreds of career fairs and was getting tired of being brushed off and forgotten at events by recruiters and people. Facebook was good and LinkedIn was okay, but they were both missing something that would ultimately drive me to create the world's next social media networking platform that would help others and society connect in an unforgettable way. Konnex was born.
Initial Designs 2014
First Designs Being made. On a Napkin.. Like every other great idea or company formed...
Seriously, on an American Airlines napkin, 30,000 feet in the air.
As time went on, my ideas were formed. I assembled a star-studed team and recevied backing from notable investors. A great mentor of mine once said, " If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand" and nothing of extransodry success has ever been acheieved alone. -BoB Proctor
100 Million Users a Month
The Goal of Konnex is to have 100Million+ users active a month and to help people throughout the world connect with each-other and never be forgotten again.
We're Fresh, We're New, We're Different.We're the next generation of business networking.
Tom Barnhill (CFO)
Tom has been working in the accounting industry for over 20 years. He served as Controller for a $30 million per year contractor. Then moved on to being the General Accounting Manager for a $130 million per year government research contractor. Then moved to become Chief Financial Officer for another startup company that grew to over $5 million per year. Afterwards we found Tom and we love him as our CFO :)
"Although, I had reached the pinnacle of corporate accounting, I found myself wanting more. I was drawn to entrepreneurship and Konnex. I have the opportunity to help countless organizations form and build. And, in that process, I have found where my passion truly lies, at Konnex. While I enjoy assisting many small businesses with their accounting, I love to help others find a way to turn their passion into a successful business"- Tom Barnhill. Contact him directly at [email protected]
My mother gave birth to me July 28th, 1989 in Lahore, Pakistan. Ever since I was a kid I used to love building legos. Ask my mother and she will tell you that I built magnificent castles and skyscrapers when I was 5 years old. They would be impeccable, and my legos never broke. Maybe that's why I want to build Konnex Tower and Konnex Campus.
Even when one of my siblings smashed my lego masterpieces, I would rebuild them without a map. I have a very creative mind and I also have a very analytical mind that is really good with numbers and details. That is why I choose to enroll in mechanical engineering later in my life. I like to build things, make stuff.
Bob Proctor taught me the higher side of my self and unlocked the creative genius that lied dormant within me. As I grew up I became fascinated with cars and I liked mechanical things. I used to ride bicycles everywhere and .I loved playing soccer, I was good at scoring and defending and Midfield. I also played baseball and I was really good at it. I enjoyed football too and was a great wide receiver.
I joined a few clubs in Montgomery county and I did pretty well. I used to play with an elementary school freind of mine, who ended up being the #1 Player at the University of Maryland and drafted to Dc united. Even at 10 years old I told him he was going to be great. Sometimes you can just tell young children are destined for greatness. But that wasn't me. I was an average boy growing up, new to the world. I wanted the same thing like everyone else. Family, freind's and fun. And then I met Bob Proctor...
To read more, you can purchase my autobiography on lulu.com here.
Director Of Sales
Kelly Vines is a Baltimore native and an extensive background in Healthcare & Real Estate