Since 2005, Tarek has been representing different Madison-based companies in sales and business development. In 2012 he founded KYLY LLC, a consulting business where Tarek specializes in business development for companies of all sizes. Before founding KYLY LLC, Tarek worked for Impact Sports, Inc., a sports apparel company that focused on team sales to youth, high school and college sports teams. In 2009 Impact Sports was acquired by headwear retailer, LIDS.
After Impact Sports’ acquisition, Tarek became Director of Business Development, where he developed Lids Sports Group’s online and in-store sales, and in-stadium/arena sales for pro sports franchises and college athletic departments. Before working for Impact Sports, Tarek played five years in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns. Tarek has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at Wisconsin, Tarek lettered in football for four years, and was made All-American in 1996, and selected as All-Big 10 in 1995 and 1996. He remains Wisconsin’s all-time leader in sacks and played on Wisconsin’s 1994 Rose Bowl team. Since 2003,Tarekhas co-hosted Madison’s “Monday Night Drive,” which is a sports talk show on ESPN Sports Radio that focuses primarily on college and pro football. Tarek resides in the north suburbs of Madison and is married with three daughters.