Ken Ketch

Ken Ketch
Ken Ketch

Ken Ketch

Founder - GroupMind

Ken is the founder of GroupMind, recently acquired by Monarch. For twenty years the GroupMind team has provided web-based tools and consulting processes to organizations, universities, strategic planners and consultants to use their team’s collective intelligence for decision-making, strategic planning, 360 personal assessments, and web-based leadership development programs.

Ken has founded and successfully sold several companies and was formerly CEO of the O’Neill brand of sportswear. He is currently President of Elements Manufacturing and serves on several non-profit boards and has been President of the NorCal Association for Strategic Planning and Kalamazoo Academy.

Ken’s client work focuses on sharpening team and leadership development, using collective intelligence in strategic planning, leadership e-learning, designing and implementing 360 assessment programs for individual growth.

Interests & Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, travel, camping, cooking, reading and hiking

Skills: Strategy and planning, organizational and business development, product management, building partnerships, mentoring others, writing and listening

Meet Our Team

Corrina Dilloughery
Director, Accounts & Projects
Nandu Madimchetty
Vanessa Cordeiro
Senior Digital Learning Strategist
Dan Dye
Senior eLearning Strategist/Producer
Heidi Stallman
eLearning Producer
Anne Woods
UX/UI Designer
Rich Bergland
Quality & Design Specialist
Geoffrey Montague
eLearning Programmer
Stacia VanDyne
Senior Writer-Editor
Nicole Beringer
Bookkeeper/Financial Coordinator
Claire Schneeberger
Founder/Director of Learning Strategy
Ken Ketch
Founder - GroupMind


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California State University

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Children’s Learning Institute, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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