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Featured Speaker

Ken Schwartz

Ken Schwarz has over thirty years of senior level experience with rapidly growing technology and consumer companies. He currently serves as Managing Director of BrightAvenues LLC where he provides advisory services to early stage companies.

Ken has served as President and as CFO with companies in the solar, identity theft, wireless and telecom industries. His experience includes leading an IPO, multiple debt and equity financings, extensive M&A experience and managing restructurings. With a primary focus on consumer-oriented companies, he has had success leveraging third party channels, scaling companies’ business systems and processes for significant growth and providing the data analytics capabilities to compete effectively.

Ken started his career with Deloitte. He has a B.S. with Distinction and MBA with Honors from Indiana University, and is a CPA. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Pro Active Schools, on the Board of Skill Survey LLC and is currently on the Advisory Board to the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship at Indiana University.

Ken resides in Sausalito, California where he serves as a Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department, and enjoys hiking and biking.