Kevin Kolenda is a lifelong entrepreneur who started a few companies before creating Hole-In-Won.com over 25+ years ago & sold it in late 2008. It was the first company in his city to go on the internet as well as the first on the web for this niche industry, which is defined as “prize provider for promotions and contests.”
He has personally serviced over 100,000 satisfied clients around the world and has “personally” paid out over $12 million dollars in prize promotion winners sans a partner or corporate backer. THIS is UNPRECEDENTED.
He provides some products and services that are exclusively for selective industries & corporations such as Harley-Davidson, the auto industry, PBR Pro Bull Riders, Archery, Disc Golf, Pizza Hut, Chambers of Commerce, and Military Golf Courses. Helicopter Golf Ball Drops that no one else in the world provides, therefore it is coorect to state that he has NO PEERS in the prize promotion industry.
He has been on Iceland State TV, Boston Television, Los Angeles & Philly Sports Radio, in numerous magazines as well as on stage in Vegas while performing these events.
He still prides himself in taking care of local hometown golf events first & foremost, as well as being the largest prize provider in the Caribbean, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Norway Central & South America as well as many other markets around the world. His main focus is still the USA, with special attention given to New York tri-state area, New England, and Las Vegas Myrtle Beach, his "home away from homes".
He is repeatedly requested to divulge internal statistics, rate charts, company filings, research, legal input, and State and International statutes interpretations and more. For example, he has over 25,000 amateur Golf putting statistics (from the years of research he created Putting Contests) NOW, The # 2 Contest promotion in the World ! behind Hole in One awards, that actuary's would kill to have access to this amount of research and
He has continued in establishing many other contests in the US and worldwide, while the industry's innovation has been flat or non existant.
With this Long Standing VERY PRIVATE company and PRIVATE personal history. Why would he divulge this proprietary Industry establishing background for others to jump in on. Because of this he is easily considered lite years ahead (or at least 10 years*) of the Prize Promotion Industry curve.
* Kevin Kolenda denied Lance Armstrong's peoples accomplishment / feat 10 years BEFORE everyone else did !
He often receives requests for statistical analysis and advisory positions from world renowned entitys like Lloyds of London Syndicates. Although rarely accepting the rfp's and due to this, at times gets misrepresented, misinterpreted, confused by, or even slagged by misinformation, poor guesswork from officials, journalists, other sourses, all mainly due to his steadfast refusal to divulge this unique as well as maturation of exclusive statistical info unbeknownst to the inexperienced marketplace as well as the top experienced competition.
Bottom line is that NO comparable company or Individual, Expert or Quasi Expert IN THE WORLD can come close to the knowledge / experience on providing what he can do plus what he has done and seen, No matter what anyone else tells ya :)
Kevin Kolenda is currently in the process of writing a book about the trial and tribulations of his entrepreneurial career guaranteed to blow away the largest political scandals of recent years, due out in late 2014.
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