Tom Eblen

November 11, 2012

Tom Eblen: Entrepreneur began Lexington olive oil business after harsh fall from success

Stuart Utgaard moved to Lexington and started Stuarto's Olive Oil Co. two years ago to try to get back on his feet. After a successful career in mergers and acquisitions, he built Sportsman's Warehouse into the nation's fourth-largest sporting goods retailer. Then the multimillionare lost everything; he went from owning his own private jet to sleeping in his car.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.