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For more than a decade Ken has built a reputation as a leader who is respected for his integrity, work ethic, and commitment to lifting people and companies to new levels of achievement. Ken has served in several leadership roles, including CFO, COO, VP of Administration, and VP of Sales, in start-ups, mid-stage companies, and large multi-national corporations. His experiences cover a variety of industries, including construction, real estate, financial services, business services, medical/dental, manufacturing, telecommunications, distribution, retail, internet services & SaaS, market research, and outsourcing.
In two of his executive roles, Ken helped a start-up grow to over $100 million in annual sales in just four years and he helped a medium-sized company almost triple its operations, quintuple net income, and sixtuple cash flow in just three years. Ken has served as a court-appointed receiver and has negotiated “workout” proceedings for several insolvent entities. He was recognized as the top producing manager in a Fortune 500 firm. He has developed and presented numerous business plans and financial models/forecasts that have successfully obtained the debt and/or equity financing required for growth.
Ken earned a B.S. in business from BYU and an MBA from the University of Georgia in finance, entrepreneurship, and risk management/insurance. His peers selected him as the most outstanding MBA student in his graduating class. Ken is a published author on business and finance topics and he has taught business/accounting/entrepreneurship courses as a part-time faculty member at UNLV and UVU. He was included in the Utah Business and Utah Valley Business Q's 2010 Top Forty Under 40 list of rising entrepreneurs and executives and vSpring's 2010 v|100 list of the 100 top venture entrepreneurs.
Throughout his career, Ken has continually served his community by serving in his church and the Boy Scouts of America. Ken is an active member of the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum. He serves as the Treasurer of the Young Founders Organization of the BYU Center for Technology & Entrepreneurship and he regularly mentors BYU business students, especially those that want to start a business. He lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with his wife, Angela, and their six children.
Ken founded CFOwise in 2006 and currently serves as its CEO.