Ken Friedli

Chief Financial Officer

Ken is AnLar’s Chief Financial Officer, which essentially means he is a high-performing spreadsheet jockey. Any company decision that involves money calls for his attention. And, at the end of the day, it is his duty to protect and enhance AnLar’s financial integrity. So if Anlar ever puts up a pitiable financial performance it will be his fault, particularly if he did not predict the pitiable financial state early enough to rectify it.

Ken currently works with AnLar’s business team to take its already great financial system and make it the envy of every Fortune 50 company. This means making every financial touchpoint and process uber-efficient, accurate, and transparent, so that in the end, we have perfect numbers that do not require an army to manage. Ken also works with a committee of AnLarians to develop a team member AnLar ownership plan. He brings experience with many of the plans commonly utilized in the business world that he shares with the team, but suspects what AnLar will ultimately come up with may be the first of its kind.

Before AnLar, Ken was the CFO for Time Life for nearly a decade and was able to help the company navigate and reinvent itself in a declining market. Despite being financially focused, he was also able to eliminate his department’s use of prepositions at the end of sentences. He prides himself on the fact that his financial presentations are nearly always informative and rarely completely boring. Ken holds a B.A. in History and Actuarial Science from the University of Michigan. MBA in Finance from George Washington University. He also passed the New Orleans Culinary School for the Arts – Etouffee class.

Ken lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife, Christina and three children – Josephine, Parker, and Grayson. When he is not enjoying watching his kids excel in the arts, on the soccer field, or in the class, he loves to be on the water sailing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. He also pretends to be a serious tennis player at times.

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