Ken Bob has a long and successful track record of advising entrepreneurs and founders of emerging technology companies on management and strategic development issues. Ken volunteers his time at a wide variety of not-for-profit organisations. He is a member of the Long Island Children’s Museum board of directors and of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s International Board of Governors.
Most recently, he was Vice President, Strategic Alliances for iPass (NASDAQ/IPAS) which provides remote and mobile workers secure and simple connectivity to their corporate network across wired and wireless providers in over 150 countries. Mr. Bob joined iPass following the September, 2004, acquisition of Safe3w, an international Internet security and anti-fraud company where he served as CEO and President.
Prior to joining Safe3w in 2000, Mr. Bob served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Business and Industry Development, for Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ; DSGX), a global e-commerce logistics technology company. He joined Descartes in 1998, after its merger with The Lightstone Group, a leader in the logistics optimisation software market, which he co-founded in 1989 and served as its CEO. For the years prior to co-founding Lightstone Group, Ken lived in Israel.
During that time he held numerous management positions, including work as a business and marketing consultant, and served as CEO of an international adhesives manufacturer. During that period he also held elected office in local town and regional government. Since 2005 Bob has served as president of Ameinu the American progressive Zionist organisation. He serves on the J Street Board of Directors as Treasurer, and is a member of the Forward Association Board of Directors.