Ken Porrello is an Operating Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners and serves on the Board of Colony Display, a Kinzie portfolio company.
Ken is a senior executive and investor focused on technology innovation and developing next generation leaders. Currently, he serves as Executive Director of CEO Perspectives, a leadership development program for C-level executives of Fortune 500 companies. Graduates of the program include over 40 CEOs of publicly held companies. He is also the founder and director of MetroEdge Development Partners, which is focused on developing micro data centers in urban areas.
Previously, Ken spent 30 years with Deloitte where he held significant executive/P&L responsibilities in the firm, including building and leading significant practices in North America and India. Ken’s client service responsibilities focused on significant, multi-year transformation programs at his clients, often including major technology and infrastructure changes. Ken helped to establish Deloitte’s technology strategy practice, including establishing development programs for next generation CIOs and leading research on board governance of technology matters.
In addition to Colony Display, Ken is a Board Member of SteelCloud, LLC, a leader in cybersecurity solutions in high-security federal environments including the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Advisors for the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Ken is leading the Board during a significant expansion at the school, particularly in the areas of nano and biotechnology, and computer sciences.
Ken has served on and chaired multiple not-for-profit boards and has written and spoken extensively on the topic of board governance of information technology.
Ken and his wife of 42 years, Sherry McFall, live in Highland Park, Illinois. Ken is a 22-time marathoner and ultra-marathoner and pursues many outdoor sports, including skiing, golf, and mountaineering.