Ken has built a career spanning over twenty-five years as a trusted advisor to successful families and the businesses associated with those families, with a practical approach to solving problems and managing the multifaceted responsibilities of significant wealth. Ken’s work with families and family-held businesses has led to a deep reservoir of knowledge, proficiency and judgment that he applies to all concerns of families, drawing a clear understanding of how financial and operational elements mesh. This depth of experience enables Ken to offer guidance on areas as diverse as core family office operations, controls and structure; artwork curation and lending; business management and accounting; banking; technology and risk management; marine vessels and aircraft; and philanthropy.
Prior to serving as a Senior Advisor to Jaclise International, Ken spent over a decade in a senior executive role and Member of Arthur Bell, an international CPA and advisory firm focused exclusively on high net worth families and alternative investment vehicles. As the Member-in-Charge of the Family Office practice at Arthur Bell, Ken led the team providing customized and confidential services to multiple families and their adjunct family offices.
Ken received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting with honors from the University of Baltimore, and his MBA from Loyola College in Maryland, achieving membership in the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, and was elected to the Jesuit Honor Society Alpha Sigma Nu. Ken is a licensed CPA in Maryland, and a member of the MACPA and AICPA. Ken is on the Board of Renovation Angel, a national charity with missions of environmental stewardship, job creation and charitable funding through a core function of recycling of high-end kitchens and home fixtures. In 2006, Ken was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky, despite being a Maryland native. Ken and his family currently live near Baltimore with several cats and dogs.