Ken works with senior management teams to develop and help implement plans focused on strategy, leadership and business development for profit and nonprofit organizations in a broad range of industries, with subject matter expertise in media, health care and education.
Ken’s effectiveness stems from a combination of both hands-on executive and consulting experience in both private and public businesses, and service on a variety of nonprofit boards. These included:
9 years of senior level operational experience for both privately-held and public companies,
6 years of hands-on experience as a member and president of highly non-profit boards, and
15 years of experience working with over 100 organizations and their presidents, CEOs, senior level executives and other managers.
Ken was Senior VP and Publisher of Physicians Practice, prior to and after it was acquired by United Business Media (UBM-L). Previously he was a partner in the Florida political consulting firm Repper, Karpay & Associates; and launched his career as a reporter and editor for The Daily Record in Baltimore and Legal Times in Washington, D.C. Ken earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science at Brown University in 1979; he graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law where he was an editor of the Florida Law Review.
Over the past two decades, Ken has been an active member of a variety of nonprofit organizations:
He was a founding board member and former president of The Bolton Street Synagogue. He was a part of the leadership team that helped purchase a one-time power substation from the Baltimore Gas & Electric Company and convert it to a synagogue, using state Program Open Space and private foundation money from the Meyerhoff Foundation, the Weinberg Foundation and other area funders.
He is a former board member of the REACH! Partnership public transformation (charter) school operated by Civic Works of Baltimore. REACH! was launched during the term of former Baltimore City Schools CEO Andrés Alonso; it was one of the few transformation schools that received a renewal of its charter after its initial term in 2013.
He is member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies (ICJS). The ICJS is a long-time leader in advancing inter-religious dialogue through scholarship and adult education.
He is a member of the Baltimore Angels, and has been an investor in a number of mid-Atlantic startups including Legislative Guidebooks (acquired by StateNet/LexisNexis), citybizlist.com, Cont3nt.com, Proucurely (acquired by BTS Software in 2013), SocialToaster, ZeroFox (formerly Riskive), and 410Labs.
Ken is a frequent speaker before business and nonprofit groups, Vistage meetings, and graduate and undergraduate business, marketing and journalism schools.
For more information, please visit Ken’s LinkedIn profile page.