Ken Vennera

Programming Committee Chair

Biography

Ken worked several years with the Wharton Small Business Development Center, consulted for Anderson Consulting (now Accenture) and PricewaterhouseCoopers and has counseled numerous start-ups over the last 25 years, as well as serving as Compliance Officer for a 40-person pharmaceutical compounder and as general counsel to two small cap publicly-traded (SEC-registered) companies.

Ken has a solid background in business planning, analytics, forecasting, marketing, social media, intellectual property, contracting, policy, procedure, strategy, and compliance.

He revived, managed and grew a local Philadelphia Italian-American chamber of commerce into a viable business network in the region. He was also primarily responsible for the revival and growth of the former Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Chapter, and now Field Office of Operation Homefront, which provides service members and their families with emergency financial assistance along with budgeting and other counseling. He was also responsible for organizing morale events and doing donor fundraising. Ken was a former volunteer for the Marines for Life program and has been a mentor with American Corporate Partners and a site certification reviewer for the National Veteran Owned Business Association. He is also a SCORE mentor and has volunteered as a board member for several military related nonprofits, including Vets2Industry Foundation and, particularly, served as Programming Chairman and Board member for Warrior Rising where he continues to volunteer his time in various capacities.

Ken holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law Delaware and a Masters in Law degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Experience

Location

Philadelphia