Kenneth L. Wright, Jr.

Kenneth L. Wright, Jr.

Founder & CEO

KleanCollar, Inc.

Atlanta, GA USA

You can do anything you put your mind to...what was unbelievable to some became realistic to me.


By Roadtrip Nation

Kenneth L. Wright, Jr.


My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in Oklahoma.
Both of his parents were ministers with side businesses in interior design and men’s clothing; says watching his parents enjoy freedom in their careers is what sparked his entrepreneurial zeal.
Interned with the Emma Bowen Foundation while in high school, where he got the opportunity to work for Comcast—says this opened his eyes to the business world and gave him an edge over his peers.
Describes himself as a “serial entrepreneur”—he started his first event planning and consulting company, KLWJ Enterprises, LLC, while still in college.
One of their first events involved landing a helicopter in the middle of downtown Atlanta—everyone told him it was impossible, but this proved to him that he could do anything he set his mind to.
He took a year off from college in order to pursue his company full time.
Graduated from Georgia State University in 2012 with a dual degree in marketing and business management with a focus on entrepreneurship.
Admits he has been fired from every normal “9-to-5” job he's had because he wasn’t willing to compromise what he thought was right—says, “I want to be the person who signs the front of the checks."
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Founder & CEO

I own a men's accessories company that creates products to prevent the "dirt ring" on shirt collars.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

Every day is different. The good thing about being an entrepreneur is that I have the luxury of having a flexible schedule which allows me to prioritize different things each day. I allow my team a flexible schedule as well, so we typically have to sync up with each other everyday to make sure things are getting done. I am always meeting with people, seeking out investors, and working on prototypes for our products.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

You have to learn to balance ambition and realism. If you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to always ask yourself, "What makes you different?", and "Is what I am doing going to help someone?"


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You are crazy. You could never pull this off."

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress
Job Loss