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A Colorado native with a wife Deb and 4 children, Ken has a background in technology development, business management, and policy and governance. Ken has started and run successful businesses and has worked as an executive for Fortune 500 enterprises. Credited with the development of the worlds first simultaneous data and voice modem, along with a telecommunications patent. After rising through the ranks of Data Race, a communications electronics company, eventually taking the company public and becoming an officer of that company, he transitioned to a CEO role in an intrusion detection software company, moving his focus from communications design to information security.
He led Newmont Mining's global security and compliance office as Information Security Officer and then joined ProBuild holdings, one of the nation's largest building materials suppliers, together two of Denver's multi-billion dollar businesses. Ken consults on technology and business process development through his consulting firm. Elected in November 2013, Ken served as president of the Jeffco Board of Education, ensuring all Jeffco students access to a great public education, through a focus on measurable academic achievement improvement goals, recognizing and rewarding great teachers and expanding school choice.
Ken also founded No Waitlists, an organization that brings charter schools the help they need (legal, marketing, applications, etc.) to have the best chance to get authorized and open in Colorado. In addition to his leadership at the Education reEnvisioned BOCES, Ken is actively involved in a number of other state-wide efforts to improve public education in Colorado.