Pure Net Worth
Pure Net Worth

Andrew graduate who doesn’t like tech finds success with his own tech marketing company

Andrew graduate who doesn’t like tech finds success with his own tech marketing company

That route, which included taking some drives behind the wheel for Uber, led him to develop the Exemplary Marketing LLC company, an app development enterprise based in Tinley Park. Kurdi said he has 75 employees and is juggling roughly 100 projects. There are also offices in the United Kingdom, Pakistan and India.

Harriet Shaw
Sep 24, 2021

When Malik Kurdi graduated from Andrew High School in 2015, he had a pretty good idea what he wanted to do.

But that didn’t work out.

“I tested to become a cop,” Kurdi said. “I wanted to be a policeman in Chicago so bad, I applied 10 or 12 times. I got turned down every single time.”

“I guess God had a better route for me,” he said.

That route, which included taking some drives behind the wheel for Uber, led him to develop the Exemplary Marketing LLC company, an app development enterprise based in Tinley Park. Kurdi said he has 75 employees and is juggling roughly 100 projects. There are also offices in the United Kingdom, Pakistan and India.

Kurdi turns 25 in September and already has a powerful fan in Andy “Jake” Jacob, the CEO of DotCom Magazine. Exemplary Marketing won the 2021 DotCom Magazine Impact Company of the Year Award.

“Malik Kurdi has an amazing and powerful entrepreneurial journey,” Jacob was quoted in a news release. “The way he looks at the world and his commitment at taking care of his company’s customers is compelling and powerful.”

It’s also unconventional.

To make is in the business world, many have to go to college. Kurdi did not.

To make it in the tech world, many have to have some technical chops. Kurdi does not.

“I’m not a computer geek, absolutely not,” he said. “I never even liked tech.”

But he did have two things going for him, a vision and a personality.

“Being an entrepreneur you want to find a niche,” he said. “What’s going to be growing in the future? I know that technology is. So I got into it. I knew were going to need coders like crazy in the future. So I said ‘let me start an app development company.’ It’s exploding. It’s going through the roof.”

He said his strength is being a people person.

“I know how to manage really well, and I know how to talk to people,” Kurdi said. “I love talking. I’m a social guy and a likable guy. People want to talk to me right away.”

The company describes itself as a social media marketing agency that delivers worldwide marketing solutions. The team also provides application designs and development services to help businesses grow.

The road to success featured some hard work. He was able to live at home when he started and drove for Uber and put all his money into the company.

And the road to success had a pothole or two.

There was a time when he purchased thousands of yard signs and placed them near red lights in Orland Park, Tinley Park in Chicago only to see them taken down the next day because he didn’t have a permit.

Now he has a billboard on Interstate 294.

His business chugged along but it started to boom during the pandemic in 2020. While the shutdown in the spring hurt some businesses, Kurdi found his operation to be in demand.

“Everyone was stuck inside, and everyone noticed they weren’t making money so they started coming to us to make websites and apps and at the moment it was crazy,” he said. “This was such a new niche and people wanted our services.”

Kurdi’s image has been a work in progress.

Many entrepreneurs have the suit-and-tie business look. Kurdi prefers to appear casually professional but there are some publicity photos out there of him wearing mirrored sunglasses and loud jewelry around his neck.

“That’s my style,” he said. “I’m a very boojie type of guy. I love the name brands. It’s me being younger. As I age, I will probably wear the suits and the ties and that stuff.”

Kurdi, who has moved to Bridgeport not far from Guaranteed Rate Field, is enjoying making money and wants to make more.

But making money is not his end goal.

He talked about his memory of the White Sox winning the World Series in 2005 and he and his father, Adnan, watching neighbors setting off fireworks from the garage.

“That’s what it’s all about, memories,” he said. “Not the materialistic things.”

Harriet Shaw | n/a

Related

Anthony Mackie Net Worth in 2021, Birthday, Age, Wife, Girlfriend and Kids

How much Anthony Mackie Worth? Аnthоnу Масkіе is an American actor who is known for his main character on the main circuit.

Edward Norton Net Worth in 2021, Birthday, Age, Wife, Girlfriend and Kids

How is Edward Norton so rich? Edward Norton is an American actor and filmmaker known for his roles in film 'The Incredible Hulk.'

Erica Mena Net Worth in 2021, Birthday, Age, Height, Husband and Kids

How much is Erica Mena worth? Erica Mena is a model, music video actress, and television superstar. She is an American by nature.

Gerard Butler Net Worth in 2021, Birthday, Age, Wife and Girlfriends

How much money does Gerard Butler have? Gerard Butler is well known among the Scottish actor, singer, producer, and musician.

Meet Nancy Pelosi's daughter, Jacqueline Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi's daughter, Jacqueline Pelosi, is a representative in the House of Representatives. Nancy is a politician from the United States of America.

Irina Shayk Net Worth in 2021, Age, Height, Baby, Boyfriend and Movies

How much is Irina Shayk worth? Irina Shayk is a renowned Russian model and actress. As of 2021, her net worth is $30 million.

Jimmy Johnson Net Worth in 2021, Birthday, Age, Wife, Kids and Salary

How much Jimmy Johnson's net worth? Jimmy Johnson is a well-known football coach, player, and commentator. As of 2021, his net worth is $45 mi.

Randy Moss Net worth in 2021, Birthday, Age, Wife, Kids and Salary

How much is Randy Moss net worth? Randy Moss is a former American Football player and is currently a sports analyst.

Meet Stan Cadwallader, the husband of Jim Nabors

Stan Cadwallader, a retired firefighter, is well-known for his friendship with comic Jim Nabors. Jim Nabors, best known for his part in The Andy Griffith Show, was able to preserve his tremendous popularity among the public through a variety of other thrilling endeavors.

Twitch slot streamer net worth in 2021 - Trainwreckstv

If you are familiar with casino streaming, then Trainwreckstv is not a new name to you. For those just discovering slot streaming, then it won't be long before encountering this alias. Trainwreckstv, real name Tyler Faraz Niknam, is among the top casino streamers on Twitch.

7 Best Sites To Buy Safe Instagram Followers

Instagram is one of the best and most popular social media platforms where you can upload your photos, share them with others and get Likes.

© Copyright 2021 Pure Net Worth All Rights Reserved

Terms & Privacy | business@purenetworth.com