Prior to joining GHC3, Ken was the Global Lead for Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at Philips Healthcare, responsible for managing relationships with Electronic Health Record (EHR), technology and application partners that impact the ecosystem of Philips customers and users.
Ken has broad experience working with public partners, such as The Air Force Research Labs (AFRL), the Department of Veterans Affairs, FEMA, NATO, and the Ohio Department of Development, and Fortune 100 companies, including Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Dell Technologies and Hewlett Packard, and as a strategic advisor to large healthcare providers such as Ohio Health, The Kettering Health Network, The University of Toledo Health Network and Emory’s Innovation Hub led by 11|ten Innovation Partners.
As co-founder of Cedar Grove Creek, LLC. Ken is a principle in the firm’s consulting arm, MBTC Strategy Consultants. Cedar Grove Creek is one of the founding investors of the Ohio Tech Angle Fund, a private/public economic development partnership with the Ohio Department of Development.
Ken started his career as a VA researcher, surgical technician and medical device designer and quickly became head of Global R&D for Ferno-Washington, one of the world’s largest private manufacturers and distributors of emergency medical products. After serving as the General Manager of Global Operations for YSI Life Sciences (now Xylem) he turned to public service to found the non-profit Wright Center of Innovation for Advanced Data Management and Analysis (renamed daytaOhio) where he served as EVP. This state-sponsored organization was made up of the AFRL, five universities and 60 companies building Big Data solutions for Medicine, Energy and Defense.
With over 30 years of healthcare technology, strategic consulting and venture capital experience, Ken has designed and launched dozens of products, has been awarded five international patents, started seven companies and received an executive appointment (The Order of the Ohio Commodore – The highest honor awarded a citizen) from the Governor of Ohio. Ken holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Wright State University and an MBA in international business from the Williams School of Business at Xavier University.