In a few short years, Kount went from an idea discussed at a Boise sushi bar on Vista Avenue to a worldwide leader in the online fraud prevention and protection industry. Today, more than 6,500 companies worldwide depend on Kount, which has headquarters in downtown Boise.

Deftly handling online transactions in more than 180 countries, Kount provides fraud control solutions.

Kount founder CEO Brad Wiskirchen did not begin his career as a technology entrepreneur and visionary. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School with a Juris Doctorate in 1996.

After law school, Wiskirchen became a partner with Holland & Hart in Boise, where he represented some of Idaho’s largest publicly and privately held technology companies. He then launched himself from a successful and secure law career into an entrepreneurial corporate executive role on the world’s stage, relying on his life to uncover opportunities.

“If you leverage open, honest and fearless communications, you will find opportunities early on,” says Wiskirchen. “Innovation can evolve from an idea to a worldwide, industry-leading technology in a matter of months with this philosophy. Your team will rally around the opportunity to innovate and fight tirelessly to ensure that the idea becomes a viable business.”