By the age of 23, Fahad Khan (Marketing ’07) was already running his own marketing and event management company, only two years after graduating from NAIT.
The young entrepreneur, who moved to Canada from Pakistan in 2000, founded Canada Prime Marketing in 2009. Since then, the company has grown from a handful of employees to 80 staff based in Edmonton, Calgary, and Surrey, B.C. Working with clients like Telus and Soda Stream has helped make a name for them in the industry.
In 2017, the company made Canadian Business magazine’s Profit 500 list of fastest-growing companies, ranking No. 1 in Edmonton and No. 2 in Alberta.
Leading the company to success validated the CEO’s mindset and approach to business.
“Just stay out, keep learning, keep building connections, and you gotta hustle. If you’re just doing what everybody else is doing, you’re going to be settling for average.”