Fahrenbruck hired as CEO for OK!NNOVATE

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 7, 2017) – The E Foundation for Oklahoma recently welcomed Joshua Fahrenbruck as Chief Operating Officer of its new entrepreneurship program, OK!NNOVATE. OK!NNOVATE is designed to connect entrepreneurs to resources that will accelerate and support their success. Fahrenbruck will oversee taking the program from its planning stages to a working reality.  “Our goal is to cultivate and energize the place, programs, advisors and capital required to encourage founders and companies to start, grow and flourish in Oklahoma,” Fahrenbruck said. E Foundation Chairman John Richels said Fahrenbruck is uniquely gifted to lead the program. “Joshua is a very experienced businessman, a local leader and highly dedicated to serving Oklahoma,” Richels said. “He is the perfect fit to help guide the OK!NNOVATE program moving forward.”

E Foundation President and CEO Michael Carnuccio believes OK!NNOVATE encourages innovative growth in Oklahoma. “Oklahoma was built by people who embodied the entrepreneurial spirit.” Carnuccio said. “As a state, we must continue to forge a culture that encourages creativity, innovation, risk-taking by fostering that entrepreneurial spirit and removing barriers to success. Entrepreneurship is at the heart of economic development and we must encourage this type of growth in sectors that are vital to the future of our state.”

Before OK!NNOVATE, Fahrenbruck was the vice president of business development at an Oklahoma-based tech startup, previously worked as vice president at J.P. Morgan Private Bank and communications director for Kimray, Inc. He has been recognized as an “Achiever Under 40”, is a graduate of LOKC Class 30 and is active on several nonprofit boards. Joshua has an MBA from Oklahoma City University and an undergraduate degree in organizational leadership from Southern Nazarene University.

About E Foundation for Oklahoma
E Foundation is a goal-driven non-profit organization dedicated to creating actionable long-range strategic planning to grow Oklahoma’s economy and improve its citizens’ quality of life. You can find more information at www.efoundationok.org.

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