“As a recovering CPA and former rock drummer (even though there’s no such thing as a ‘former’ rock drummer!), I’m passionate about life and have enjoyed being a strategic advisor to a multitude of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. I love building businesses and setting them up to win, and I enjoy the long-term relationships that result. I’ve made a lot of observations over the years, far too many to include here, but one thing is clear: there is a huge difference between running a company and leading one, and an organization’s DNA reflects this.
Every one of us is a unique being. Every company has a unique culture. The unique attributes of our clients and candidates are absolutely everything, so I launch each new assignment with a fresh perspective because, if I don’t, I’ll miss the unique elements involved. Understanding those elements is the only way to optimize the outcome.”
Ken has spoken multiple times at ALIS, The Lodging Conference, The Global Spa & Wellness Summit, ISHC conferences and to other audiences. He is a member of the ALIS Planning Committee and has served on nonprofit and advisory boards. His articles have appeared in The Cornell H. R. A. Quarterly, Hotel & Motel Management, Hotel News Now and other leading industry news media. Ken is a Certified Public Accountant, having started his career with Deloitte & Touche. From there he entered the world of executive search and consulting, later joining KPMG’s global search practice in Los Angeles, where he was also a member of the firm’s Entertainment Industry Practice Group. Six years later he was recruited to head executive search in the Western Region for Laventhol & Horwath. After four years Ken left to launch Greger/Peterson Associates, Inc., a highly regarded executive search firm specializing in Hospitality & Leisure. In January 2016, more than 20 years later, the firm merged with AETHOS Consulting Group. Married with three kids, Ken considers family a priority.