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Cofounder and president of Near Bridge, Inc., Ken Beller is the lead author of the highly praised book, The Consistent Consumer: Predicting Future Behavior Through Lasting Values which brings powerful insight into values-based generational profiling and outlines the emotional triggers that consistently drive consumer and employee decisions.
Ken is also the lead author of the award winning book, Great Peacemakers. Winner of 38 awards, and endorsed by 3 presidents and 3 Nobel peace prize winners, it tells the inspiring stories of 20 peacemakers in recent history and is being taught in secondary schools and universities across the country and the world.
An accomplished international business leader, Ken has lived and worked in 20 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia. Throughout his career, he has successfully developed, implemented, and run multicultural and cross-functional initiatives for some of the world’s most prominent companies, including General Electric, Daimler Benz, Applied Materials, and NASA.
Well versed in all aspects of large and small business operations, Ken has grown and managed organizations with annual revenues ranging from $1 million to over $120 million and he has been responsible for the operations strategy of a $1 billion worldwide manufacturing organization. He has substantial hands-on expertise in global business planning, acquisition integration, process and product development, engineering, operations, human capital development, and organizational performance.
Ken has received numerous awards including a Presidential Award from General Electric and a Group Achievement Award from the head of NASA for major contributions on NASA's space shuttle's solid rocket booster motors.
Holding a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, he is a graduate of GE’s prestigious Chemical and Materials Management training program. He serves on a corporate board and is a member of several community not-for-profit boards.