Growing up on the family farm, Ken learned early on that collaboration and cooperation are the key to personal and business success. He has earned a reputation as a “change agent” who brings people together to achieve extraordinary results.
After completing his undergraduate degree, MBA and Master of Hospital Administration by the age of 23, Ken’s accelerated corporate career saw him overseeing $300 million operating budgets with over 2500 employees. As the Administrator of complex Capital Projects up to $1 billion, Ken integrated the needs of a broad range of specialty services and clients. He has held corporate positions as VP at the Calgary Foothills Provincial General Hospital, and Senior VP, COO, President & CEO of the Grey Nuns of Montreal Hospitals across three provinces.
Since 1992, Ken has led his own management consulting firm advising large and small businesses across Canada and the United States. He established the first public/private laboratory partnership in Alberta and Ontario’s first merger of hospitals and private laboratories with physician offices (a pilot funding project). His genius for developing strategic alliances and partnerships between the public and private sectors had resulted in $100s of millions in efficiencies annually and multi-millions of increased revenues for his private clients. He currently manages and operates his own small businesses and has grown the Clarke Century Family Farms for over 50 years.
TEC Group Vision
Ken’s goal as a TEC Small Business Chair is to help his members become everything they can possibly be to “achieve their dreams in business and professional, maintaining their personal sense of self awareness with a giving spirit and an openness to new ideas.”
“Family has always been an important part of everything we do. Owning and operating our family farm and small businesses, my wife, children and grandchildren have been an integral and constant part of our lives.”