Congratulations to Luke Saari, president and chief executive officer at Apex Logistics Group. He was named one of Utah Business’ 2018 Forty Under 40 honorees.
Luke Saari always knew he would do well in a career that let him work closely with people, and he found a career that helped him succeed by prioritizing relationships above all else. As a leader, he has also strived to be genuine and take full ownership of decisions good and bad. Using those attributes to build strong teams has helped Saari, and Apex, adapt through the challenges of growing a business and staying abreast of changing technology.
In a flat industry, Saari has been able to increase revenue by 500 percent in the past three years, improving margins at the same time. “We work in a very commoditized space,” he says. “Well over 50 percent of the companies that enter the space are out of business within 36 months. I’m proud that we worked hard enough and solved enough problems to be on the positive side of that statistic.”
CAUSE HE’S PASSIONATE ABOUT: “I have a special needs daughter that spend a lot of time at Primary Children’s Medical Center. We became acquainted with The Forever Young Foundation and Sophie’s Place and have stayed connected to both. … I think they do great work and are incredible about helping families through very difficult times.”