Ken Alston was co-founder and executive chairman of Eventide Risk Management and its subsidiaries, Southern California Risk Management and Medical Audit and Management, a recognized leader within the workers’ compensation and insurance industry. Under his leadership, the company achieved rapid organic growth where revenues and employees doubled and EBITDA almost tripled in less than two years. In July 2006, the company was acquired for over ten times invested equity capital – an IRR of over 250%. Today, the combined company generates revenue in excess of $370 million. Previously, Ken was co-founder and managing director of Eventide Management where he focused on the origination, analysis, and structuring of investment opportunities resulting in the acquisition of Southern California Risk Management. Before NDV and Eventide, Ken founded an early-market company, which was part of the University of Southern California business incubator, EC2. The company was ultimately acquired by a JP Morgan venture-backed fund. Ken holds an MA from Columbia University and an MBA from Thunderbird where he was an endowed scholar in entrepreneurship. He has been a periodic lecturer on the subject of entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California and is a former member of Vistage International (TEC), a chief executive leadership organization.