“Unquestionable Integrity and Great Motivator”
Ken has advised me in my business ventures for about 7 years. He is a very good executive coach and business advisor. He has a tremendous amount of hands-on experience running his own businesses and advising numerous other CEO's and a strong academic background in management and finance as well. His connections in industry are very broad and strong. In addition, he has a warm personality and a great way with people. His integrity is unquestionable. He really wants to make you the best you can be. As a coach and an advisor, Ken has been a terrific asset to me and my business endeavors. — Nova Spivack, Founder and CEO, Radar Networks, creator of Twine.com
Decade + of Coaching and Advising Corporate Leaders
Ken Estridge is an experienced entrepreneur, business coach and executive coach who has coached and advised hundreds of CEO's and senior managers of start-ups, early stage growth companies, mid-market companies and Fortune 500 companies to improve leadership effectiveness, accelerate growth and increase profitability.
Ken's executive coaching clients hold senior leadership positions in their companies such as: CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, CIO, EVP, SVP, and VP. Read testimonials from clients about the value of working with Ken, here. Ken coaches a wide variety of executives at different levels in the organization and in organizations of different sizes. His work has included coaching senior executives in over twenty-five Fortune 500 companies, CEO’s of private equity owned firms and owners/CEO’s of privately held companies of all sizes from $5 million to over a billion dollars in sales. Ken has also worked on-boarding newly hired executives who have been promoted from within the organization and those who have been brought in from outside the company. Ken has coached executives in a wide range of industries and companies - see Ken’s clients.
In addition to founding his own management consulting firm in 1992, Ken has also provided executive coaching through Lore International Institute (now a division of Korn Ferry), Cambria Consulting, Executive Core, Mariposa and Acuity.
Ken’s business coaching experience began in 1999 when he became a facilitator of CEO Peer Groups for TAB, The Alternative Board. During the following ten years, Ken helped dozens of early-stage companies grow. In 2009, he became a Certified Gazelles International Coach and focused his business coaching practice on Mid-Market companies with revenue of $10M to $500M. He has worked with the Owners, CEOs and leadership teams of many mid-market companies to teach them the best practices for scaling up their business and to facilitate their leadership team meetings and annual strategic planning retreats.
25 Years of Experience as a Senior Decision-Maker
Ken's work as a business coach and executive coach has been informed by 25 years of business experience as a senior decision-maker in a wide range of companies from high tech to low tech. A true entrepreneur with an impressive track record, Ken founded or co-founded 10 companies, served as President or CEO of 4 companies, served as a Director of 3 companies and a member of the Advisory Board of many others. In addition, he was a Director of Corporate Finance for Ladenburg Thalman, an Investment Research Analyst for Fred Alger & Company, a partner in two early stage angel investment partnerships, and staff to a high net worth private investor helping him invest in early stage growth companies. Ken is a founding member of Sidecar Angels and has invested in over 30 companies during the past 22 years.
World Class Education and Professional Credentials
Ken's ability to quickly understand his clients' functional responsibilities and their key business challenges is greatly enhanced by his educational experience. Ken received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from MIT, a Masters of Science from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. In addition, Ken has completed coaching certification and training programs from B-Coach, Coaches Training Institute, and Lore International Institute. Ken has been as a guest panelist and/or lecturer at Harvard Business School, MIT's Sloan School of Management, The MIT Enterprise Forum, Babson, Tufts and Northeastern. Ken served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston for 6 years and was an active member of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge for over 15 years.
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