Ken Kharbanda

Work History

Work History
2008 - 2009

Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Development


> Completed 7 acquisitions, including $850M purchase of Bebo, 3rd largest global social network. > Engaged in virtually every aspect of digital media. As such, possess a unique understanding of different digital media elements and how they inter-relate to drive user traffic, engagement and revenues. > Worked with AOL and other Time Warner business units to develop M&A and operating strategies. > Expanded deal flow to aid competitive assessment, product roadmaps and to define strategic direction. > Improved integration planning – ranging from organizational alignment & retention to knowledge transfer & technology integration.

2006 - 2008

Vice President, Head of M&A - LexisNexis

Reed Elsevier

> Completed 12 acquisitions and divestitures globally to strengthen existing customer base, expand internationally, and exit non-core businesses. > Assessed 'online' as on-ramp to increase paid subscriptions and for new, ad-based revenue streams. > Led development of global technology migration plan to converge multiple acquisitions onto a single global platform

2003 - 2006

Vice President, Head of Strategy & Corporate Development

Telcordia Technologies

> Completed 6 transactions, and led the LBO of Telcordia Technologies from SAIC for $1.3B. > Led development of corporate strategy to enter growth markets in Wireless and VoIP while restructuring legacy operations to fund growth initiatives. > Directed new products incubator which identified specific market opportunities and launched three products

2000 - 2003

General Partner

Vantagepoint Venture Partners

> Vantagepoint is a $3.5B technology venture capital firm. > Established New York office, expanded deal flow and firm visibility > Co-head of wireless sector - developed wireless investment strategy to capitalize on global wireless data. > Restructured 10 companies amid ‘dot-com crash’ and generated over $100M in gains, including one IPO. Worked hand-in-hand with management teams, including acting as an interim CEO, to institute operational changes, restructure balance sheets and acquire distressed competitors.

1996 - 1999

Vice President at GE Equity

GE Capital

> Responsible for communications sector - developed investment strategy to capitalize on sweeping technology changes and global deregulation. > Completed 19 investments globally, resulting in $400M gain, in diverse industries: media, Internet, wireless, publishing, software, VoIP, CATV. > Established industry partnerships to drive portfolio company revenues and for access to technology. > Served on numerous Boards of Directors and Board committees.

1991 - 1993


Kidder Peabody & Co

> Investment banking firm serving Global2000 firms > Raised over $600M of indebtedness in various structures (public high yield, 144A private high yield placement, commercial paper program, senior notes shelf registration). Supported numerous M&A and equity transactions.

1987 - 1989

Associate Consultant

Bain & Co.

> Global strategy consulting firm - participated in global strategy development for Fortune 1000 clients.



Harvard Business School


Massachusetts Institute of Technology