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Ken Gaebler

Founder and Board Member

"Slow down to move faster"

Scott Wald, Founder of SurePayroll (former Walker Sands client)

Ken has over thirty years of experience working with high-tech companies and a proven track record of successfully helping organizations to grow faster.

With a background in management consulting (Accenture, McKinsey & Co.) and as a co-founder of two successful tech start-ups, Ken brings an entrepreneurial mindset and a desire to “play for high score” to everything he does at Walker Sands.

Ken has raised venture capital, sold companies and bought companies. He has hands-on experience in a number of our industry verticals and in several functional areas — from operations to sales to finance. This rich background of experience has helped us to break the mold on how agencies approach working with their clients, making us the perfect partner for clients who are tired of traditional thinking and want a fresh approach that delivers truly exceptional results.

Ken advised our internal teams on strategy, process and methodology decisions. His love for great marketing is second only to his desire to see talented people be able to work in an environment that lets them do the best work of their lives, grow both professionally and personally, and have a strong positive impact on the businesses we support. For Ken, the goal here is simple: become the top B2B marketing agency in the country, help our clients to be orders of magnitude more successful and make the world a little bit better in the process.

A Chicago native, Ken holds an MBA degree from the Yale University School of Management and a Bachelors degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


  • Business Strategy
  • Integrated Marketing (aka Silo Crushing)
  • B2B Growth Plans
  • Sage Business Counsel
  • B2B Lead Generation


  • Making Good Decisions
  • Keeping an Eye on the Details
  • Thinking Outside of the Box
  • Perseverance


  • Work
  • Soccer
  • Travel
  • Family
  • Sushi
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing (of course!)
  • Staying Ahead of Our Competitors

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