Ken Burkhalter is a facilities management executive with over thirty-five years’ experience in a range of market sectors, leading service delivery teams and delivering complex projects. He also writes and speaks on the topics of leadership, facilities management, and project management; speaking at national and international forums and contributing regularly to journal publications in the U.S. and U.K. Along the way he looks for opportunities to share valuable life lessons.
Ken’s career includes engagements with Pan American World Airways, Lockheed, Packard Bell, and Citicorp, and as Director of Operations at a mega-church ministry. In addition, he has managed a prominent Architecture and Interiors firm and headed his own consultancy. His development project history includes over twelve million square feet of corporate offices, data centers as large as 300,000 square feet, and technology projects such as robotic manufacturing systems and facilities.
On the services side he provides leadership to enterprise wide multi-site service organizations, delivering a full range of support services to internal customers. His international experience includes projects in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Qatar and Zambia.
He bases his work on the belief that an organization is, at its core, a platform for talent. By unleashing that talent, focusing it on business results, and aligning it with a compelling vision both the individual and the organization thrive. Providing that compelling vision, developing a sound strategic road map, and helping talent succeed by removing obstacles to their success are a leader’s primary functions.
Ken lives in Southern California with his wife and enjoys amateur photography and travel.