Kenneth P. Lenhart is McKinley’s Chief Operating Officer charged with leading people and process across all the firm’s business units. Ken works closely with and reports directly to CEO Rob Gillam. His areas of responsibility include Data Science, IT/Cybersecurity, Human Resources, Facilities and Administration. Ken joined McKinley Capital as a Portfolio Associate in 2011, became a member of McKinley Capital’s Global Quantitative Research Team, and in 2019 was promoted to Director of Data Science. In 2020, Ken was named Director of Data Science/IT, and in 2021 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Ken manages the firm with a people-first positivity that empowers and unites the McKinley team. He is known for his skill developing processes to automate and systemize functions as well as his diligence in data management. Prior to joining McKinley Capital, Ken was a Director of Equities and Quantitative Research for Midwest Asset Management, Inc, and worked at Deloitte Consulting as a Systems Analyst providing financial data model and securities expertise. He manages and works from the firm’s Chicago office. Ken, his wife and three children live outside Chicago. They enjoy skiing, golfing, and being over-enthusiastic hockey parents.