Ken Coleman is a long term veteran of Silicon Valley. Ken is Chairman of Saama Technologies, Inc., an advanced data and analytics company delivering actionable business insights to the Fortune 2000 in life sciences and other verticals. He started his career at Hewlett-Packard Company in various senior management roles. He then moved on to VP of Product Development at Activision; EVP of Global Sales, Services and Marketing for Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI). He was also founder, chairman, and CEO of ITM Software, acquired by BMC Software. Ken has developed a well-respected and deserved reputation for mentoring people in various stages of their careers and has been a passionate champion for diversity.
In addition to his role at Saama, Ken serves on the board of directors of CSAA Insurance Group, Entertainment Partners, Prevedere, EIS Group and Complia Health. He is currently a Special Advisor to both Andreessen Horowitz Venture Capital Firm and Carrick Capital Partners Private Equity Firm. He is also an advisor at Pinterest as well as several other early stage technology companies. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He has helped jump-start many careers and is also the recipient of countless leadership and diversity awards and honors.
Ken earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from The Ohio State University. He also served as a captain in the United States Air Force.