A native of California, Ken came to Idaho in the 1970s with his wife Terry who promptly out-earned him in a successful career selling radio airtime. His ego under threat, Ken started an advertising agency in Pocatello which soon expanded to Boise.
By the 1990s, Steele, Stoltz & Associates had grown into the largest agency in the state. Which was all well and good–except when it wasn’t. Ken left the company.
With two years in the non-compete-agreement penalty box, he had plenty of time to think about how he’d do things differently the next time. No more layers of management. No more weekends at the office. Good work for good clients. Keep it simple. Have fun. In 1997, Ken opened Stoltz Marketing Group and, with the help of his staff, was able to make this vision a reality.
Over the years, Ken has worked with businesses in diverse industries, including companies such as Nestlé, Cellular One Communications, First Interstate Bank, the J.R. Simplot Company, Red Robin Restaurants International, O’Neill Enterprises, Primary Health, Idacorp and BMC West.
Outside of work, Ken is an avid fisherman, rafter and road biker. He has three kids, an Eagle Scout badge and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Northern Arizona University.