KENNETH P. WEST
Ken West, has over 40 years of experience in corporate finance in entertainment and consumer brands and a track record of significant value creation in the public markets. Until his retirement in 2019, Mr. West served as Chief Financial Officer of Fareportal Inc., one of the largest online travel technology companies powering a next generation travel concierge service whose brands include CheapOair, OneTravel and Travelong.
Previously, Mr. West served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. The company’s stock price doubled during his tenure culminating with the company’s sale to Sequential Brands Group.
Mr. West previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marvel Entertainment Inc., a brand-driven licensing and media company. During his tenure at Marvel, the company’s stock price increased over 13x, culminating with the company’s sale to Disney.
Prior to this, Mr. West served as an independent consultant to media and entertainment companies. Previously Mr. West, a certified public accountant, was Chief Financial Officer of two middle-market, privately held companies, and spent over 15 years with Ernst & Young LLP, principally in the assurance division.
Mr. West received a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.