The Authors

Paul Fejtek has the unique distinction of being the first person ever with Brachial Plexus Palsy, to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. He and his wife Denise are among only a handful of people in the world who have completed the “Peak to Heat Double” consisting of summiting Earth’s highest peak and also finishing the Triathlon World Championship, the Hawaii Ironman. Paul was named the Most Inspirational Athlete of the Year by the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and by OC Metro Magazine as one of the 25 Hottest People in Orange County, California.

Beyond his athletic accomplishments, Paul is a distinguished business leader. After the sale of his family-owned company, he began a flourishing career as an investment banker in 1997. Renowned for his deal-making expertise, Paul currently advises prosperous entrepreneurs on the sale of their businesses as a Managing Director of Ascendiant Capital Markets.

A popular business speaker and author, Paul has shared with millions his inspiring story and insights on achieving business success. Paul and his wife Denise have appeared on NBC News, ABC News, Fox News, and The Today Show. Together they are frequently keynote speakers for professional business groups, corporations and have been honored to share their inspirational message on the prestigious TED Talk platform.

Cindy Bertram is a professional writer living in Southern California. A seven-time Telly Award winner, her credits include the Los Angeles Times, HGTV, Food Network, and the Travel Channel.