Ken Myer is an interim executive for companies going through organizational transitions and is also a leadership lecturer at the UW Foster School of Business. A graduate of the University of Washington with a Masters in Speech Communication and an MBA, Myer began his professional career at IBM where he held a variety of positions including CFO, and then General Manager of the Northwest region. After IBM he went on to hold successful leadership roles at Active Voice, Interval Systems (which he co-founded), and as CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association. Most recently Myer has served as interim leader for a variety of companies including Yapta, Vivid Robotics, Hydramaster, and Data I/O. Ken has been recognized three times for building a “best company to work for” and in 2009 was recognized as one of Seattle’s most influential business leaders. He is on the on the board of directors of the Washington Trails Association and is an avid hiker and backpacker.