Ken Marlin is Managing Partner and Founder of Marlin &
Associates New York LLC ("M&A"), a boutique investment banking and
strategic consulting firm focused on advising companies that provide
eContent and related technology. Ken has spent the past 20+ years
leading and advising firms that provide technology and data base
informationa nd services. He has been CEO of four different eContent
and technology firms and has bought, sold and raised growth capital for
his own companies, as well as advising dozens of others.
Ken started his business career as Senior Vice President for mergers
and acquisitions at Dun & Bradstreet where he led over 60
transactions involving US and non-US firms. Later, he assumed a group
operating role, with responsibility for about $350 million of global
After leaving D&B, Ken became President and CEO of Telekurs (NA) a
technology and online data firm owned by Swiss banks. Later, with
venture backing, he acquired a large portion of Telekurs NA and used
that base to form Telesphere Corporation, where he was President and
CEO. Ken and his partners grew Telesphere, in part, by raising growth
capital and acquiring complementary businesses in Europe and Asia and
by joint venturing. In 1997, Ken and his partners sold Telesphere to
Bridge Information Systems, where he became Executive Vice President.
Before founding M&A, Ken led the Business Information and Internet
practice at the media merchant bank and private equity fund Veronis
Ken is quoted regularly in publications ranging from Business Week and
Forbes, to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The
International Herald Tribune and other major publications worldwide. He
has been the subject of interviews on business-radio and television
programs including the CBS MarketWatch
, BBC-Worldwide and CNBC.
Ken earned a BA from the University of California (Irvine), an MBA from
UCLA, and a post-MBA Advanced Professional Certificate in Corporate
Strategy from New York University. He is a former Captain and infantry
company commander in the US Marine Corps, and an active member of the
Hurricane Island Outward Bound School.