Ken spent his 40+-year career in public accounting, including the last five years as an Assurance Partner with BDO USA, LLP, following the merger of SS&G, Inc., a large regional firm, with BDO in 2015. Prior to joining SS&G, Inc. in 2001, Ken was a partner with a large local firm and a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young. Kenâ€™s experience includes providing assurance, tax, and business consulting services to privately owned businesses. His industry experience includes manufacturing and distribution; technology-based businesses; service businesses; private equity and venture capital funds; and audits of employee benefit plans, including plans requiring SEC Form 11-K filings. Ken is a magna cum laude graduate of Miami (Ohio) University with a BS in Business and a major in Accountancy. Ken passed the May 1978 CPA exam with the highest score in the State of Ohio and one of the top 50 scores in the United States. Ken is also a board member and treasurer of several not-for-profit organizations.