Based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Ken serves as Partner and Head of the Consumer Products and Retail Sector. Ken is charged with overseeing the development of client engagements, by leveraging Allen Austin’s formidable portfolio of services, including executive search, leadership advisory and interim executive and coaching assignments.
Prior to joining Allen Austin, Ken spent the past 30+ years in increasingly senior roles in corporate America. His resume includes lengthy stints with some of the world’s most iconic brands, such as IBM, Campbell Soup, Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Gatorade, and Borden Dairy. His experience expands across a diverse set of companies and industries in the consumer products space, with a heavy emphasis on sales, sales strategy, sales planning, operations, marketing and general management roles.
Prior to entering executive search, Ken led the National Sales organization for Interstate Batteries, headquartered in Dallas. Prior to Interstate, he served as Global Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for PSAV, the world’s largest event technology services company, in Chicago. He also spent time as Executive Vice President of Sales & Customer Experience for Republic Services, the country’s second largest non-hazardous waste and recycling company, based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Throughout his career, Ken has provided strategic and tactical thought leadership to both national and global customers across multiple sectors. He has developed, coached and led small, medium and large-sized organizations, providing a balanced approach on people, consultative and business leadership.
Ken is a native of Philadelphia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Business Management from Slippery Rock University. He is also a member of The Executive Leadership Council and serves as an Executive Advisor to the Network of Executive Women (North Dallas Chapter). Ken is an avid traveler, enthusiastic foodie, enjoys exercising, gospel music and entertaining family and friends with his bride, Iris. Ken and Iris are parents to two remarkably gifted sons, Brandon and Kian.