- BS Electrical Engineering 1978
After receiving his BSEE degree in 1978, Ken began his working career in technical sales for Hewlett Packard in Minneapolis. Over the next ten years, Ken held a variety of sales and management positions with HP. In 1989, he moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to lead HP’s technical sales group in that area. He subsequently was promoted to Global Account Manager, where he led the establishment of the largest global desktop outsourcing contract in HP’s history. Following a move to HP headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Ken joined Appiant Technologies, where he became Chief Operating Officer. In 2001, Ken was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Mockingbird Networks, a venture-financed company focused on tandem switches.