Meet Our CEO

Ken Kousky, President and CEO of IP3, is a veteran of the IT software and services industries. Few individuals are able to blend such a broad range of experience and expertise. His years of experience as both an educator and an entrepreneur are reflected in his business and professional accomplishments. He is a visionary in the computing technology, education and marketing industry with three successful start-ups, two major mergers and an IPO under his belt.

As a professional speaker, Ken is able to bridge the gap between the "C's" and their focus on financial outcomes and the operational and technical professionals. From "Bits to Budgets", Ken is able to cut through the noise factors surrounding today's critical technology, business and security issues to provide clear and concise insight into the most pressing IT Security issues.


  • President and CEO of IP3, Inc., an information security consulting firm.
  • President of Blue Water Angel Investment Fund
  • CEO of Wave Technologies for ten years. In 1988, Ken founded Wave Technologies in order to meet the growing demand for end-user and management technology training. In a record 6 years, he guided his vision from the study of his home to a NASDAQ publicly traded independent technology company.
  • Vice President of Novell, Inc. where he managed 20 worldwide offices and grew the company to over 450 employees. His innovative direction of establishing NetWare Centers around the world provided the foundation for the explosive growth of local area networking that helped Novell grow from $60 million to $250 million in revenues in less than two years. Ken's efforts to create a market for new technologies lead to innovative forms of educational marketing, including the creation of the first NetWorld conferences with their extensive focus on broad technology education. He also created a channel education program that became the industry’s first major IT professional certification, the Certified NetWare Engineer (CNE). In his efforts to drive technology education into the market, Ken assisted in the formation of the Association of Better Computer Dealers, which eventually evolved into CompTIA. There, Ken played an active role in the development and expansion of many of the industry’s most important certification programs.
  • President of NetWare Centers International, the subsidiary responsible for worldwide sales, distribution and support of the Novell product family. 


  • Dow Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Saginaw Valley State University.
  • Adjunct Professor at Washington University where he established Washington University's graduate program in Telecommunication Management and directed the University's Center for Communications and Networking Management. Both programs were the first of their kind in the US. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Urban Studies from Washington University.
  • Teaching Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and in its nationally renowned Wharton School of Business while working on a doctoral degree in Economics. He received his Master's degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978.


  • Board member of, a non-profit that addresses market awareness and understanding of open source technologies.
  • Advisory board member of several technology companies/organizations, including Computers for Schools, the St. Louis Public School Foundation, the Linux Professional Institute, the National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals, Webster University's Business School Advisory Board, Washington University Arts and Sciences and National Council.
  • Corporate advisory board member of Mira Computer Imaging Systems and CK Global, among others.


  • In 1993, Ken received the Anthony Lake Award, presented by the National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals.
  • In 1995, Ken was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.
  • In 1997, Wave Technologies was honored with the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 Award, and his leadership placed Wave in the ranks of the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association's "Technology Fast 50" for five consecutive years.