President & Principal Consultant, Highground Cyber
Ken is the former CEO of the Occam Group, and is the currently serving as the Founder and Principal Consultant for Highground Cyber – a spin-off of the Occam Group’s Cybersecurity Practice Group. Ken has significant experience in cyber security and cloud strategy. He sits on several advisory boards and working groups and serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Center for Cyber Resilience. For more than a decade, Ken has helped companies of all sizes design, host and secure environments in private, public and hybrid cloud models. With over 20,000 consulting hours, Ken has helped hundreds of organizations use technology as a force multiplier to move their business strategy forward in a smart and safe manner. Prior to his work in the corporate sector, Ken served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corp and is a decorated combat veteran of Operation Desert Shield\Storm with the HQ Battalion of the 2nd Marine Division.
Giving back to our local and global communities is a core value for Ken who donates his finances and many weeks of time each year for the Wounded Warrior Project, Prison Ministries and supporting Laura Baker Association in its mission to care for the mentally and physically handicapped of Minnesota. Ken was recently awarded his honorary Doctorate in Leadership and Management by LeadStar University in Ethiopia for his teaching and speaking on technology and leadership development throughout Africa.