How it started

Konnex started with an idea in my Mind.....

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Our Story

We've loved every minute of our journey

An Idea Is Born

First Designs. being Made. On a napkin... Like every other great idea or company formed... Seriously, on an American Airlines napkin, 30,000 feet in the air.

Through Hard Work and Dedication, We built Konnex.

       About Me: Auran Shereef     

Konnex was founded in my college dorm room. After graduating from the University of Maryland I worked at a series of Dept of Defense companies. But when I was 24 I picked up a copy of "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. Upon reading the book I discovered "the secret" that lies within...Utilizing the "Law of Attraction" I manifested meeting the legendary Bob Proctor when I was 26.

After a serious Motorcycle Accident and getting a second chance at Life, I decided to pursue my dreams and start a software technology company called "Konnex". 

After a period of 3 months in a wheelchair and because of my amazing mother I was able to fully recover from my Accident.

After this motorcycle accident, In less than a year I built a successful software company, published multiple books and was interviewed on various shows.

Meet The Konnex Team!

Auran Shereef- Founder of Konnex

Auran Shereef has a vast background in Mechanical/Software engineering. Before Konnex Auran had a 10 year extensive successful corporate career in DOD contracting at companies including Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and NASA.

Alicia Porter- Director of Human Resources

Executive Assistant

Alicia Porter is the Director of Human Resources and Auran's Executive assistant. For any Media inquires or to schedule an appointment with Auran, Please email Alicia directly at [email protected] 

Kelly Vines- Director of Buisness & Sales

Kelly Vines has an extensive career in business and real estate sales. Kelly Overseas the entire Sales Program at Konnex.

Scott Gankhuleg- Director of Finance

Scott Gangkhuleg has an extensive background in buisness and technology finance. He overseas our finance department.

Blair Petring- Director of Social Media & Marketing

Blair is experienced in Social Media Marketing and strategy. She leads our marketing strategy division.

Inspirational people that helped me along the way:

Bob Proctor

The Legend

Kevin Plank

Founder of Under Armour

I met Bob Proctor when I was 26.

I met Kevin Plank at Cupids Cup in  2014.

Brendan Iribe

Founder of Oculus

Christoper Scolese

Former Director of NASA

I met Brendan at Bitcamp at UMD in 2017.

I met Chris at the Maniac Talk he delivered at Goddard Space Center in 2018.

Steve Case

Co-founder of AOL

Anthony Casalena

Founder of Square Space

I met Steve Case at one of his talks at UMD.

 I met Anthony Casalena when he was being honored at UMD for Squarespace.

Marillyn Hewson

CEO of Lockheed Martin

James Loree

CEO of Black & Decker

I met Marillyn Hewson at a BEYA Conference in DC.

   I met James Loree at a talk at the Smith Business School

Grant Cardone

CEO of Cardone Enterprises

Elena Cardone

10x

I met Grant Cardone at his office in Miami, FL

   I met Elena Cardone at the Fountainbleu Resort