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Ken Ford | Elance
 
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Ken Ford

Strategic thinker and marketing pro
   United States
  |   Boulder, CO
  |  5:55 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $75

More than 20 years successful experience providing senior management leadership in uniquely challenging and high-growth situations. Industry sectors include Cloud Services and Internet including SaaS, conferencing, and collaboration. Business models with particular emphasis on subscription and freemium include both B2B and B2C marketing.

A results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in emerging company and high-paced organizations. Utilize keen analysis, insights and team approach to drive organizational improvements...

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Strategy
SaaS
Startups
Freemium
Telecommunications

Service Description

I offer a broad array of services that tap my 20 plus years of experience. My depth of functional responsibility at a very senior level enables me to understand what it takes to craft strategy and execute on plans with a keen eye to key performance indicators.

I love projects that tap my hands-on experience and bring me into new sectors that require creative approaches and new thinking. It's probably why I enjoy startups and new projects so much.

I have a long history of building companies. As VP&GM, I took a small company, Metromedia Communications, from $20 to $450 Million in nine years. As VP Marketing Services, I helped build j2 Global, the largest internet messaging provider, from $40 Million in revenue to $250 Million in seven years. As President & CEO at Global Conference Partners, I grew a conferencing innovator from $9M to $14 Million in two years.

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Employment

Sage Research
Co-Founder & Publisher
2013 - Present
A management consulting, recruiting, and capital sourcing firm providing research, analysis, and news for the tech-savvy manager, entrepreneur, and investor. Industry sectors covered include cloud,...
ChannelCast
Founder & CEO
2011 - Present
Finding and curating quality content tailored to your interests.
Namaste Solar
Advisor
2013 - 2013
Namaste Solar is a turn-key solar power company engineering, designing, and installing solar panels for homes, businesses & governments.
Good Karma Now
Advisor
2013 - 2013
Making it easy for givers to do good for nonprofits
Callvine
Advisory Board Member
2011 - 2013
Strategic, operational, and marketing direction for the Founder and CEO.
FastCall
Advisory Board Member
2011 - 2012
Strategic, operational, and marketing direction for the Founder and CEO.
Global Conference Partners
President & CEO
2009 - 2010
C-Level leadership role for this ground-breaking collaboration service provider to customers throughout North America and Europe. Revenues and EBITDA grew 40% and 240% respectively during this...
j2 Global
VP Marketing Services
2001 - 2009
Vice President for $240 Million public corporation with over 10 million customers. Responsibilities included Marketing Services, worldwide Customer Service operations, Creative Web Services,...
onSite Access
VP & GM
2000 - 2001
Vice President & General Manager responsible for the formation and roll out of OnSite's B-LEC voice, data, and Internet business in Texas with full P&L responsibility including management team...
Telmark Technologies
Founder & CEO
1995 - 1999
President and founder of Telmark Technologies responsible for the formation, start-up and operation of Telmark’s business providing wholesale long distance service to various International...
WorldCom
Division Vice President
1993 - 1995
Division Vice President for WorldCom's $500 million Consumer and Small Business Division with full P&L authority reporting directly to the President including such functional areas as sales,...
WorldCom
Chief Quality Officer
1993 - 1993
Chief Quality Officer for WorldCom's Total Quality Management program covering all corporate functional areas reporting directly to the President. This included the development of a comprehensive...
Metromedia Communications
VP & GM
1987 - 1993
VP & GM responsible for Metromedia's National Operations Center and Western Region including customer service, service activation and provisioning, receivables management, sales, and telemarketing...
Metromedia Communications
VP Marketing
1984 - 1987
Vice President of Marketing responsible for Metromedia's corporate marketing programs including market planning, product development, pricing, and corporate communications including advertising and...

Education

Boston College
Bachelor of Science, Business
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Marketing
Strategy
SaaS
Business Planning
Freemium
Product Development
Startups
Telecommunications
Collaboration
Business Development
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