After a search that included more than 400 nominations and more than 200 applications, the Puget Sound Business Journal has selected its 15th class of 40 Under 40 honorees.
“We are proud and excited to announce this year’s Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 honorees,” said Gordon Prouty, Business Journal publisher. “This year’s class joins the 560 past winners who have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in both career and community. They represent a diverse group of industries and background and demonstrate the innovation, energy and commitment that has made our region great, and will continue to make our region great moving forward.”
Becky Monk, Assistant Managing Editor of PSBJ shares, “The independent panel of judges reviewed lengthy applications completed by the candidates. Through those applications, the candidates shared their accomplishments, leadership philosophies and business challenges. They also explained how they as entrepreneurs — or people inside their firms with entrepreneurial spirit — have taken their companies to new heights.
These individuals represent companies throughout the Puget Sound area of all sizes and a number of industries — technology, health care, financial management, public relations, the nonprofit community and more.”
Local Seattle beauty school, Evergreen Beauty Colleges (Bellevue, Everett & Renton) is family owned and operated. The oldest son, Frank Trieu serves at the company’s Ambassador and Director of Compliance and also serves on the executive board as CEO. He was nominated and awarded the prestigious honor of joining the 40 under 40 by Seattle Business Journal. This award honors 40 business leaders in Puget Sound as the top 40 business leaders that are under the age for 40 years old. Congratulations to Mr. Frank for sharing his knowledge at Evergreen Beauty College. For the full article you can go to the link here or read below from the Seattle Business Journal:
“Brad Broberg, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Frank Trieu graduated from Seattle University with a business degree in hand and a real estate career in mind.
“I never thought I’d be part of the beauty industry, but as my mom says, sometimes the industry picks you,” Trieu said.
Trieu, 35, is CEO of Evergreen Beauty College, a family-owned school with three locations. His mom, Thi, is a former beauty salon owner who bought Evergreen Beauty College in 1996 with her late husband, Hoa, and ran it for many years. “She still works every single day,” Trieu said. “She loves being with the students.”
As Trieu strives to make Evergreen “one of the most respected beauty schools in the country,” he remembers the mantra of his mother, a Vietnamese immigrant who built a new life here. “God calls us to be faithful, not successful. If we put faith in our purpose, success will come.”
Evergreen Beauty College was originally located in Lynnwood. After moving to Everett in 2002, the school expanded to Bellevue in 2008 and Renton in 2012 — moves led by Trieu.
The three sites now train 200-300 hair dressers, estheticians, nail techs and beauty instructors every year — and make a point of teaching business skills that aren’t typically stressed in beauty schools. Over the last six years, the number of employees has grown from 6 to 38.
Trieu’s career began just like he planned — in real estate. Then his parents asked him to help Evergreen become nationally accredited, gain U.S. Department of Education recognition and offer financial aid for students — tasks that eventually led him to become the school’s CEO in 2004.”