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Ken Sterling

Executive Vice President & Chief Learning Officer

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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.

What People Are Saying About Ken Sterling

“Ken – it was a pleasure working with your team, they did an outstanding job of being sure I was comfortable and informed of everything that was going on.”

Eric Armstrong, NFPA

“Ken, WOW, in all my years of doing this I have NEVER experienced what you did. You are a ROCK STAR! Thank you for listening so closely.”

Dr. Jackie Freiberg

“Just a shout out to Ken Sterling over at Big Speak for a wonderful job that he did arranging our keynote speakers at our recent event. His team did an amazing job coordinating with our staff, going above and beyond our expectations!!! We’ve used a few agencies in the past, but now have found our go to guy!!!”

Tony Lonergan, Creative Success Alliance

“Ken, is fantastic.  We have worked with him on a number of speakers. We are so delighted with Ken’s service that we plan to work through Big Speak exclusively.”

Fortune 500 Client

“I often feel like in customer service something has been lost. Ken did an outstanding job on behalf of BigSpeak and I am eternally grateful.”

“The delivery of Ken’s work was superb and without any doubts the best I have seen in years.”

“Ken’s customer service was more than outstanding. He asked all the right questions, he was engaged and invested in our success. He returned every call, every email within hours. He anticipated our needs and thought outside the box to help us discern our real purpose. He facilitated our search and made it happen.”

“I reached out to your company via your website and Ken responded. WOW! He worked with me day and night, weekday and weekends, until the mission was accomplished.”

“I recently had the pleasure to do business with BigSpeak and Ken Sterling took care of me. I wanted to take the time to share my experiences as I believe them to be very significant.”

Ken, Thanks so much for your help in selecting a speaker.  He was the perfect choice.

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