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Ken Dorward

Ken Dorward

Chief Financial Officer

Day-to-day
Ken oversees the global Finance and Accounting teams, which support operations in six countries. As CFO, Ken leads financial planning and analysis that guide the company’s strategic direction and drive operational efficiency. This ensures the accurate reporting of financial results to our public parent company traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as a member of the Nikkei 225 (TYO:4755).

Career history
Ken has become a versatile, operationally minded CFO by achieving success across a wide spectrum of roles ranging from public accountant to media entrepreneur.  He has also worked in the entertainment, technology, telecom and transportation industries. Most recently, Ken worked as a digital media investor and consultant, as well as an operator of a digital video company.

Ken has achieved the designation of Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.

Alma mater
University of Richmond – BSBA, Accounting

Favorite quote
The utility of living consists not in the length of days, but in the use of time; a man may have lived long, and yet lived but a little.” – Michel de Montaigne

Of personal note
Ken formerly worked for LinkShare, the first Rakuten acquisition in the United States, and has worked on Emmy-nominated TV shows.

 

 

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Ken Dorward