Kalamazoo, Michigan, native Trey Zackery, a proud husband, and father, was a born entrepreneur.
First influenced by his father, who owned rental properties and a snow plow business (on top of his primary career), the Michigan State alumni now owns and operates two companies of his own within the elevator industry—which he fell into after a chance encounter with a rep from KONE at a job fair.
His first company, Corporate Elevator Asset Management, is an escalator consulting and engineering firm dedicated to helping preserve and protect a client’s portfolio of elevators in their buildings. His second company, TruLux Elevator Interiors, was born out of years of consulting for clients in every facet of the elevator industry at Corporate Elevator, who would habitually inquire about the manufacturing and installation of elevator interiors.
His latest endeavor, “Mogul Secrets,” is a podcast developed around the network of influential people and forward thinkers he’s built over the years. Great conversations on a regular basis left him thinking, “If I heard [these] 15 years ago, I would be so far ahead.”
"Mogul Secrets" is for his younger self; it’s a series of interviews with entertainers, athletes, successful businessmen, and entrepreneurs—all of whom share their journeys and paths to success.
“We try to be entertaining as well as educational in this process of sharing our ‘dope convo,’” Zackery explains.
Ultimately, his aim is to fulfill his purpose of serving and adding value to the lives of others. With a business goal of owning a major sports franchise, he wants to be remembered as someone who made an impact.