Ken Tencer, Chief Executive Officer

Ken Tencer is a branding and innovation thought leader who helps organizations master better futures.

He is co-developer of The 90% Rule®, a success-tested innovation process that enables businesses of all sizes to identify, filter and implement growth opportunities.

A successful entrepreneur and business developer, Ken has built international-scale companies spanning manufacturing, product development, distribution and professional services. As CEO of Spyder Works®, Ken helps companies with both branding and innovation strategy. His insights on entrepreneurship and innovation appear in his monthly column for Canada’s National Newspaper, the Globe & Mail.

He is the co-author of two books on innovation — The 90% Rule and the newly released Cause a Disturbance (Morgan James Publishing) which are being avidly read by business leaders in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Business journalists with leading publications and networks including The Globe & Mail, The Financial Times, CNBC, Forbes and Bloomberg have recognized the timeliness and power of these important works. Cause a Disturbance is also a workshop and an inspiring keynote experience.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University and a Masters of Science in International Management from Boston University from its campus in Brussels, Belgium. Ken has also received a joint certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, for the small and medium-sized enterprises Board Effectiveness Program. He has sat on a number of for profit and not-for-profit Boards, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Business Innovation.