Ken Rowe

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Prior to joining SwingSearch, Ken was a Senior Director at N2Growth where he led an executive search team and served as a trusted adviser to clients on talent management, succession planning and executive search. Prior to N2Growth, Ken completed a one-year fellowship through the Harvard Business School’s Leadership Fellows Program as an Advisor to the Mayor of Boston, Martin J. Walsh, now President Biden’s Secretary of Labor.


Earlier in Ken’s career, he was an active duty Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. He was a four-year distinguished cadet at the United States Military Academy and also a member of West Point’s NCAA Division I Hockey team.

 

Throughout his six years in the Army after West Point, Ken was a Platoon Leader where he led teams of 25 – 50 Soldiers for over three years and two combat deployments to Afghanistan in light infantry and special operations units. In Ken’s final role in the Army, he served as a General’s Aide de Camp for the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command.

 

Ken received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Environmental Geography (with honors) from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
 

Notable Placements:

CMO, EdTech startup
COO, Self-funded FinTech startup 
COO, Online gaming platform
CPO, Series B PropTech startup
SVP of Global Supply Chain, $2bn privately owned company
Exec Dir of Biz Dev, $250m defense contracting company

Notable book on team building & startups:

Let My People Go Surfing, Yvon Chouinard

Fun Facts:

I fall asleep on every plane I fly on, I can’t stay awake for an entire flight.