Utah Business

Honoree 2/22

Braxton L. Savage answers questions about being recognized as a 20 In Their 20s honoree.

Braxton L. Savage, 28 | 2023 20 In Their 20s

Braxton L. Savage answers questions about being recognized as a 20 In Their 20s honoree.

Manager, Transaction Advisory Services | Tanner LLC

What are you most proud of in your career thus far?

The things I value most are the relationships I’ve nurtured throughout my career and personal life. I take pride in having cultivated meaningful connections with numerous individuals who have contributed to my growth and development both professionally and personally. I am also proud of being able to conquer difficult challenges and prove to myself that I can overcome adversity. I’ve come to realize that the most gratifying triumphs are where we prove our abilities to ourselves rather than seeking validation from the outside world. Lastly, I am proud to have learned to accept constructive feedback, learn from it and enact meaningful changes.

What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?

I hope to be progressing, learning and helping others achieve their goals. I hope to be someone that others can look up to and rely on. Professionally, I hope to be a partner at Tanner LLC, have the ability to give back to my community, and travel.

What advice do you have for other young professionals?

Be a net giver. Give more than you take, and the return will be exponential. Do hard things, even when they seem impossible; you will be better for it. Enjoy life, and don’t be too hard on yourself. Be patient with yourself. Work hard—the world owes you nothing. I love this quote from Thomas Jefferson: “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Lastly, build quality relationships and surround yourself with people who make you a better person.

Connect with Braxton L. Savage on LinkedIn.

Mekenna is the editor of Utah Business magazine and a graduate of the print journalism program at Utah State University. She has written about business, music and culture for publications like Business Insider, Time Out, SLUG Magazine, Visit Salt Lake and the Standard-Examiner. She loves hiking, thrifting, reading and going on camping trips with her partner in their 1986 Land Cruiser.