Tarek Saleh

Tarek Saleh is a dynamic business development professional and a former professional athlete. Tarek played five years in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns, where he earned All-American status in 1996 and was an All-Big 10 selection in 1995 and 1996. Since 2003, Tarek has co-hosted one of Madison’s longest radio talk shows “In the Trenches,” which focuses on professional football. Tarek holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After his successful career in sports, Tarek went on an entrepreneurial path and co-founded a number of businesses as well as joining others that were successfully acquired. He Founded the KYLY Consulting Group in 2012. Among Tarek’s achievements is his effort with Kollege Town Sports, which grew from $0.5M to $24M in sales and was acquired by Riddell Sports Group, Inc. in 2016. Tarek was a co-owner in Impact Sports, his efforts lead to Impact Sports being acquired by headwear retailer, LIDS, for which he became Director of Business Development. Tarek is leading Synsal’s effort in new verticals like animal testing and cannabis.