Ken is the Executive Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at BigSpeak. Ken’s main focus is marketing and partnering with our Fortune 1000 clients to create specialized consulting programs with effective leadership development objectives. Ken is also responsible for BigTechnology, our initiative to develop best-of-breed learning management systems for our clients. Ken has been working with BigSpeak from the early days (nearly 20 years) as an advisor to Mr. Wygant and a consultant to the company in the areas of growth, strategy, marketing and sales development.
Ken’s background includes working with KPMG as a technology and management consultant, co-founding a technology company (cloud computing), co-founding an international, vertically integrated manufacturing company and working as Executive Vice President at a boutique asset management firm charged with operating real estate and hospitality assets. Ken most recently was responsible for managing a team and real estate portfolio exceeding $300 million.
Ken holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of California, an M.B.A. from Babson College and he earned his , B.A. in Communication and Applied Psychology from the University of California. He completed his CCUT (Certificate in College and University Teaching) at UC California and he has designed several online courses, while also serving on the ILTI (Innovative Learning and Technology Initiative) for the UC Office of the President. Ken is a lecturer of marketing and entrepreneurship with the Technology Management Program at University of California and participated in several research projects as an author and co-author in the areas of technology, communication, leadership, mentorship and online education. Ken will continue to stay involved in the development, assessment and improvement of online learning and learning management systems for corporations and higher education institutions.