Ken Larson

Ken Larson is a well known Human Resource consultant, facilitator, and executive coach.As a seasoned HR executive Ken has worked with many HR leaders and their organizations in refining their operations and helping them reach higher levels of respect and influence within their organizations. As an executive coach, he assists HR executives and managers in leading their organizations to higher levels of excellence.Ken frequently works with leaders in perfecting their leadership vision, strategy, execution, communications, influencing, relationship, and leadership styles. As a leadership and organization development expert, Ken consults with organizations in designing executive development, organization development, and talent management strategies.

Prior to his coaching career, he spent 25 years as senior executive responsible for human resources and administration in Fortune 500 companies.He created and led Xerox Corporation’s executive development and coaching programs and was responsible for organization development and succession planning. He also managed their Compensation and Benefits, Personnel Policy, and Employment functions. At Deloitte, he initiated leadership development and mentoring programs for partner candidates. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources for First Interstate Bank of California (now Wells Fargo), he created the banks first succession planning program, executive coaching and mentoring initiatives.Ken also oversaw numerous merger and acquisition initiatives involving due diligence and integration activities.

Ken also has direct experience with entrepreneurial, private, and mid market public com­panies. He was the Chief Ad­ministrative Officer of the Candle Corporation, a privately held software company, responsible for global manufacturing, distribution, information technology, facilities, quality, and human resources. In this capacity, he gained hands on experience and valued insights into establishing and managing international HR operations throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Ken is a graduate of Georgetown University and earned his MBA from the University of Rochester.

Active in the business and public community, Ken was on the Board of Directors of the Monroe County YMCA, the Orange County YMCA, the Rochester Council of the Girl Scouts of America, and the Monroe County United Fund.He is active as a volunteer with the Brentwood Presbyterian Church.He currently teaches coaching methodologies and personal transformation for the Professional Coach and Mentor Association (PCMA).