Ken Lazarus is CEO of Scout Exchange. Having co-founded, led and advised over a dozen technology-based startups, he has over twenty-five years of experience growing innovative companies. Ken is passionately focused on using the power of data, marketplace dynamics, and technologies such as machine learning to disrupt and improve how companies find and hire the best talent.
Prior to joining Scout in 2013, he served as CEO of Lilliputian Systems, where he led the development of Lilliputian’s portable power product platform, secured international aircraft regulatory approval, raised significant capital from blue chip investors and signed important strategic distribution and manufacturing agreements, including a landmark partnership with Intel Corporation (NASD: INTL).
Earlier in his career, Ken was CEO of ACX, a maker of vibration and motion control equipment, which he co-founded. ACX was ranked #79 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies and earned numerous accolades including Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” product award before being acquired by Cymer, Inc. (NASD: CYMI). While at Cymer, he held the positions of Division General Manager and Senior VP of Software Products and Control Systems.
Ken also cofounded DataXu and Ekotrope and has worked with numerous other startups. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and a B.S. from Duke University. A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, he has served as a MIT Visiting Committee Member and holds over 20 patents. When not working, Ken loves to ski, bike, play golf and tennis, read biographies, and spend time with his family.