Ken serves as the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Advisory Services group. He has over 25 years of experience in the profession of public accounting, including eight years with an international accounting firm where he was in both the Audit and Management Consulting Practice areas. During that time, Ken managed a number of consulting, SEC audit and bank audit engagements.
He also has 10 years of experience in key financial management and corporate planning positions with banks in Chicago and Cleveland, including seven years when he held the position of CFO of a publicly-held bank managing the SEC reporting, internal audit and investment areas. Ken is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Valuation Analyst and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Ken works with clients in all aspects of accounting, auditing, tax, business planning and merger and acquisition analysis. He specializes in valuing businesses in terms of acquisitions, sales, divestitures and other related transactions. Ken has extensive external/internal audit and management advisory service experience as well.
For the past 25 years, he has been an adjunct professor at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a member of the University's Dean Visiting Committee. Ken also taught at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Ken is a member of the Advisory Board for the Departments of Accountancy of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Notre Dame. Ken also serves on the Executive Board of the Ohio Society of CPA’s.
He is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for The Cleveland Play House. Ken also serves on the Board of the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation as the chair of the Audit Committee. Ken was named Notre Dame Club of Cleveland’s 2003 Alumni of the Year.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and a Cum Laude Master of Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.