AND I CAN BEAT BEN MCADAMS
A HISTORY OF HELPING
Trent Christensen serves as the President & CEO of VentureCapital.org. Trent Christensen is currently the President & CEO of VentureCapital.org, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs – in particular women, minorities, and veterans – to create successful companies in Utah and throughout the country. He's served as the Vice President of Community Development for Zions Bank, overseeing a $1.3 million budget for fostering entrepreneurship throughout the state. Trent served as Director of the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation. He oversaw all administrative and fundraising operations, including the establishment of the Hatch Center for Legislative and Public Policy Studies. Trent is an accomplished administrator and effective leader with the drive and the tools to make a positive difference for Utah and our nation.
Trent has raised significant capital for a number of diverse nonprofit and philanthropic efforts – ranging from individuals in need to media startups to conservative think tanks and advocacy groups.
HELPING TO IMPROVE LIVES
While Vice President of Donor Development at the I Am A Leader Foundation, Christensen raised $1.1 million in commitments in one year for distribution as educational grants to elementary schools nationwide. Christensen currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Suazo Business Center, based in West Valley City, whose mission is to help minorities start and grow businesses. He also works with Eye Care 4 Kids, a local charity in Midvale that gives free eye exams and glasses to low-income children.
HELPING WOMEN PROSPER
Christensen worked with the Independent Women's Forum, a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that assists women and families by expanding support for policies that advance prosperity and freedom.
HELPING DEFEAT THE LIBERAL AGENDA
Trent has raised over $100 million to advance conservative causes. He recruited and oversaw a vast volunteer network of Finance Boards in twenty-nine states, consisting of prominent business and community leaders, elected officials, and high net-worth individuals.
CAPABLE, COMPASSIONATE, COMMITTED AND CONSERVATIVE
Christensen is life-long Utahn. He graduated from Skyline High School, served his church in Chile, graduated cum laude in Political Science from Brigham Young University (BYU,) and graduated magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU. At BYU, he served as an editor for both the BYU Law Review and the BYU International Law and Management Review, receiving several advocacy awards, including the First Place and Outstanding Oralist Awards at the 2005 National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. After law school, Christensen practiced complex business litigation for several years.