Committee Bio
Ken Denman
Former President & CEO, Emotient

Ken Denman is the former President and CEO of Emotient, Inc., a company that develops software for automated facial expression measurement, which was acquired by Apple, Inc. in January 2016. Prior to that he served as CEO for Openwave Systems Inc. (now Unwired Planet) and iPass, Inc. He has also held executive roles at Mediaone Group, Inc., U.S. West Communications Group, and the Battelle Memorial Institute Laboratory. Ken is currently a venture partner at Sway Ventures.

Ken is an active board member for Costco Wholesale Corp., ShoreTel, Inc., Mitek Systems, Inc., and Motorola Systems, Inc., and formerly held board roles with Brightmail, Inc., Emotient, iPass, Inc., Openwave Systems, Inc., and United Online. He served as the Director of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) from January 2011 to January 2012, and as a Director of United Online, Inc., from June 2015 to July 2016.

Ken was appointed to the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Visiting Chair in Leadership at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business in September 2012, is a member of the advisory board at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business, and sits on the board of directors at the University of Washington Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Washington University and an MBA in finance and international business from the University of Washington.

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