Ken deLaski

Bend, OR

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About Ken

Ken brings his business and entrepreneurial experience to philanthropy and social impact investing with a focus on results and accountability. In 1983, after a five-year stint in public accounting, Ken co-founded Deltek, Inc., a business software company that today employs over 3,000 people around the globe. For 23 years, Ken served as President, CEO, and Chairman and led the company through many stages of growth, establishing the company as a leader in product innovation and customer service. After exiting Deltek in 2006, Ken turned his focus and resources into the creation of the Vibrant Village Foundation, partnering with local community development NGOs around the world. Over the past 10 years, Vibrant Village has invested over $25 million to help communities throughout Africa and the Americas to improve infrastructure, agro-ecology methods and yields, educational outcomes, health systems, and gender equity. Ken holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and resides in Bend, Oregon, where he enjoys bike riding, playing guitar, and time with his family and kids.