Ken was a former third generation President of his family's wholesale distribution company, founded in 1894 and owned by the Shaw family since 1939. The family business was acquired by Modern Group, Ltd in 2009.
After managing a division at Modern Group, Ken purchased a franchise and grew the business until it was sold to another franchisee. Ken was instrumental in the sales process for both companies. Ken's wholesale distribution company was a supplier for large manufacturing and distribution companies including DuPont, QVC, Iron Mountain, and Amazon.
Ken brings over 30 years of small business experience with responsibility for P&L, sales, warehouse operations, equipment service, and marketing. His in depth knowledge of family business dynamics allows him to provide valuable insight during exit strategy planning.
Ken obtained his BS in Business Administration from University of Rhode Island and recently completed a Project Management Certificate Program at Penn State Great Valley. Ken volunteers on the Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society Board of Directors and is the Director of Operations for the Dad Vail Regatta.
Outside of work, Ken enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, five children, and two grandchildren. As a family, they choose to cycle, hike, tube in Delaware. He is also an avid music lover with an eclectic taste in music.
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