Ken Ferguson’s life work has been helping companies build their IT management and technical teams while advancing candidates’ IT careers.  After 30 years in IT Search he still loves connecting like-minded people at the intersection of four things both he and they are passionate about – Business, Technology, Leadership, and Team Building.  

Hired by IBM Canada during his post-graduate Business studies at Lakehead University, he was a large-scale Systems Engineer before being recruited by U.S.-based Source Services to specialize in Information Technology Search.

Transitioning from techie to people connector, Ken emerged as a Top 5% producer, maintaining that high level of performance throughout his tenure with Source in Toronto and later in Atlanta.  

During the boom, Ken partnered with other senior members of the Source Atlanta office to focus on the leadership talent needs of local tech startups.  When the bubble burst Ken took a break from IT Search to build out 6 locations of a fitness franchise before returning to IT search in 2006 with Berkshire Recruiting.  

In 2010, he narrowed his practice to retained, exclusive searches for the most critical IT leaders needed by companies in the $250M to $8B revenue range.  He now laser focuses his time and talents full-time on just one search at a time, accountable directly to the hiring executive.  

Over the years Ken has advised thousands of IT professionals on their careers.  During the Great Recession, he wrote the “Self-Placement eGuide: Headhunter Secrets for a Successful Job Search in Any Economy” and has since allocated 10% of his time to coaching IT executives on career and job search strategy and tactics including personal branding, social media marketing, resume review, and interview preparation.    

In 2017 Ken launched a weekly e-newsletter where IT executives can share their “lessons learned” with 8000 of their peers across the country.

When not busy serving clients and candidates, Ken spends long hours swimming, biking and running in a quixotic attempt to keep up with his world-class Ironman triathlete wife.  From their home base in Cumming, GA they take frequent trips to races and to visit their 5 grown children.  

Celebrating his 65th birthday last month with a 100-mile gravel bike ride, Ken subscribes to the view that: “Retirement is an ancient and irrelevant artifact. To deliberately stop contributing, creating, and providing value to others is unthinkable and a slippery slope to irrelevancy and decline.”