Meet the 12-year-old CEO running a local Lego-like subscription service
12-year-old Parker Krex is the Creator/Founder and Chief 'Entertainment' Officer of the company Brick Loot, a subscription service for Lego and brick fanatics alike, gaining quite the following in Chicago and beyond.
May 17, 2016
Two Kid CEO's both start companies at age 9!
Check out 11 yr old CEO Parker Krex of Brick Loot and 16 yr old Greyson of Brick Stix. They love inspiring kids to dream big!
December 10, 2015
Shout Out - Parker Krex, 11 year old CEO
At 9, Parker Krex gave his parents the idea for a sort of LEGO-of-the-month business, they said. They followed through about a year later, founding Brick Loot – and naming him CEO. He gives ideas for toy brick products to put in the $23-to-$27 monthly packages, and mom Erinand dad Steve do the rest of the work out of a Sky Harbor warehouse in Northbrook. They report sales have topped $500,000, and just gave 5,000 toys to area families through Santa for the Very Poor. Parker, now 11, lives in Glenview and goes to Northbrook's Field School.
This 9-year-old Lego enthusiast is quite possibly the area's youngest CEO
Nine-year-old Glenview resident Parker Krex loves Legos so much, he had an idea: What if you could get a box every month with specialty building blocks inside? Parker decided to start the business himself, but he needed some investors, so he gave his parents, Steve and Erin Krex, a pitch in the style of the “Shark Tank” television series. They bit. And in December, the Krex family sent out the first Brick Loot packages to hundreds of subscribers around the country.
Incredible Kids Subscription kits are all the rage. But, until now, there hasn’t been one targeted at children who love to build with LEGOs.
That all changed when Parker Krex decided to create a subscription “brick” toy kit called Brick Loot that supplies kids with new building block toys like Legos on a regular basis. The catch? Krex is only 10 years old.
A Q & A with Chicago's Next Big Thing Parker Krex isn’t waiting years to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. The 10 year-old Chicago native is already CEO of his own company, Brick loot. All it took was one good idea to make him, quite possibly, the areas youngest CEO. We asked him a few questions about what it's like to be a Kidpreneur!
June, 2015 Meet a 10-year-old suburban CEO Brick Loot CEO, 10, knows what subscribers want The young CEO helped to create and run Brick Loot, a subscription service that ships a monthly box of toys to its customers. Parker wanted kids and adults to get a surprise each month that's worthwhile and "not a box filled with junk," he said.
July 8, 2015 Don't call them 'Legos' and other lessons from 10-year-old Brick Loot CEO Brick Loot's custom Lego subscription boxes have racked up $250,000 in sales in just six months. Founder and CEO Parker Krex has been featured in magazines and been asked for his autograph. On a recent summer day, he shared some of the secrets of his success — before his baby sitter picked him up at his Northbrook office.