President and CEO of DGI
Prior to starting his successful Wall Street-based investor relations firm 18 years ago, Ken was a top executive at three of the largest IR and PR firms in the U.S. and a prominent advisor in major corporate crisis and control matters, His career is marked, in particular, by his pioneering efforts in introducing U.S. investors to leading non-U.S. companies from Western and Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as European investors to U.S. companies. Ken earned a B.A. in Economics from Brooklyn College, and an M.A. from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He also completed advanced coursework at the NY Institute of Finance, is a Certified Investment Professional (New York Society of Security Analysts), and was first elected to Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Finance in 1976. He is the author of numerous articles, has been a speaker at a number of leading forums throughout the world as well as a guest lecturer at several universities in the U.S. and Europe. His memberships have included the National Investor Relations Institute, the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), the New York Association For International Investment, The Financial Communications Society, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, and he also served on the editorial board of IR Magazine. Among the many high profile executives and industry leading clients he has assisted have been Carl Icahn, Harold Simmons, Fred Carr, Bill Norris, Percy Barnevik, Sir Michael Ashcroft, and Anheuser Busch, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), Gambro, Pharmacia, Wang, ADT, Randstad and Pentair. Over the past three years he has focused on assisting more than a dozen exciting young growth companies in China whose shares are listed in the U.S. These include China’s largest importer of luxury vehicles and leading developer of Internet-based auto sales and related services, the country’s largest imported recyclable plastics manufacturer, its top exporter of recreational vehicles and a leading pioneer in electric cars, the manufacturer of one of China’s most well-known footwear brands, a leader in alternative fuels, a top technical education pioneer, and other leaders in such industries as lighting, telecommunications, batteries for electric bicycles and infrastructure development.
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