Ken and Melissa met at San Francisco State University where they were each working towards a teaching credential. Within 4 months of meeting they were engaged to be married.
Following a shortage in Bay Area teaching jobs, Ken decided to enter the finance industry. He got his start at Hibernia Bank and continued to work at eight different banks. He earned a reputation for his expertise in opening regional offices and growing deposits to one billion dollars.
Ken began his final chapter in banking and in 2007, became the President & CEO of AvidBank in Palo Alto steering the company through the 2008 financial crisis. He is a current member of the bank's executive management team and board of directors.