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2024 CEOs of the Year | Cameron Gunter

Cameron Gunter | 2024 CEO of the Year

2024 CEOs of the Year | Cameron Gunter

Founder & CEO | PEG Companies 

Looking back, is there anything you wish you had known when you first became a CEO?

Reflecting on my journey as a CEO, there are two aspects I wish I had better understood or given more consideration to during the early stages of leading a growing company. Firstly, I underestimated the intricacies of constructing effective processes and systems for scalable operations. Despite recognizing the importance of robust procedures, implementing them during a phase of expansion proved more challenging and resource-intensive than anticipated. Secondly, I wish I’d understood the pivotal significance of timing in transitioning from being deeply involved in day-to-day operations to entrusting the team to take the reins. Shifting your role to focus on training and guiding senior leadership is a critical aspect of steering any company’s trajectory as a CEO, and I wish I’d recognized that sooner. 

If you weren’t a CEO, what would you do?

I have loved sports all of my life and still continue to play in community leagues. I always wanted to be a professional football player, so if I could have chosen my profession (with all the necessary physique), I would have been a tight end for the Miami Dolphins and then turned to coaching football at some collegiate or professional level.

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Savannah Beth Withers Taylor is the assistant editor of Utah Business and a graduate of the editing and publishing program at Brigham Young University. Beth has written content about travel, academics, and mental health for Stowaway magazine, BYU College of Humanities and United Way. She enjoys traveling, reading, eating, and mercilessly defeating loved ones in anything competitive.