“Y’all should count yourselves lucky to have Ken interested in using his accumulated, battle-tested wealth of executive expertise to work on behalf of his alma mater.
I’ve known Ken for almost 30 years starting when we both worked as young Division Vice Presidents at PepsiCo.
Underneath that polished veneer of sophistication is a man who’s steeped in brass knuckles combat and will roll up his sleeves in a heartbeat to pull, lift, tug, cajole and push to get the micro mission accomplished without losing sight of the larger strategic imperative.
What I enjoyed the most about Ken was his penchant for consuming large amounts of information, thinking through the issues, and arriving at some of the most creative solutions in a highly collaborative manner…and not giving two hoots who got the credit. That, plus his disarming ability to put people at ease, while demanding excellence, drove his success.
If Ken Montera should bring half his talents to the task at hand at CU, he should get more done than most people at full blast… Best part, he does nothing halfway.
That’s why I have no qualms whatsoever in highly recommending Mr. Ken Montera for this position.”
CEO & Chairman