Ken has extensive experience as a senior leader with a top ten US financial institution and over 20 years of management consulting experience in the banking and financial services field serving clients throughout the world. Ken leads teams of business consultants and deep technologists to deliver large-scale, complex programs related to mergers & acquisitions and operational, strategic transformation. Leveraging a strong blend of business and technology experience, Ken has driven the expansion of capabilities including the highly collaborative offerings of our customer experience practice to banks and credit unions.
In addition to working with clients, Ken co-founded the Los Angeles office in 2014 and has guided its growth to more than 50 consultants serving dozens of clients across Southern California. The office has earned the top spot among large companies on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” list for the past three years.
Ken joined West Monroe Partners from CAST Management Consultants, where he was a director specializing in payments, operations, treasury management, organizational effectiveness, and reduction of non-earning assets for top-20 banking clients. He led a multi-year engagement integrating the Treasury Management businesses in a top 5 bank merger, including managing a large cross-functional team that developed and implemented the operational readiness plan for all technical and operational activities. Previously, he was a senior manager in the Strategy & Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting where his work included payment system realignment, operations procedures and enterprise cost-reduction priorities; Prior to Deloitte Consulting, Ken was a managing principal for Carreker Corporation, where he established an international consulting practice specializing in integration, right-sizing/consolidation, process optimization, and operating expense reduction.
Ken previously served as senior vice president of First Interstate Bancorp (now Wells Fargo); and senior vice president of Texas American Bancshares, Inc. (now JP Morgan Chase) managing large bank operations divisions.
Ken earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Minnesota. He also is a graduate of the Bank Executive Management Program of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.