CEO and Chairman
Ken is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Recognos. Ken oversees the operations and financial matters for Recognos, assists with business development for partner companies and works with clients to ensure that Recognos services are provided with exceptional value. Prior to co-founding Recognos in 1999, Ken was a principal in Global Financial Resources, a consulting firm that specializes in providing IT and operations solutions to the Investment Management industry. During this time he worked and managed staff in various consulting capacities for companies including: Charles Schwab, Barclays Global Investors, the Bohemian Club, Mt. Zion Health Systems, and Fisher Investments. Ken began his professional career with Deloitte & Touche, receiving his CPA while auditing numerous California business and governmental organizations. Prior to joining Deloitte, Ken received his BS in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley’s business school. Ken enjoys mountain and road bicycling, writing poetry and novels, gourmet cooking, hiking, backpacking, and raising his two young children.
Management and Business Development Adviser
George was born in Cluj, one of Romania’s most important cities. He graduated with an MS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the “Babes Bolyai” University in Cluj in 1980. His career started at the Cluj Territorial Center for Computation (CTCE) where he worked until 1991, when he emigrated to the U.S.
During his early years in the U.S., he worked as a Software Architect on numerous projects for large financial institutions and was the Lead Architect of SUMS (Security Universe Management System), a comprehensive financial data cleansing tool implemented at very large financial institutions in the US and Europe. In 1999, together with Ken Rogers, he started Recognos Inc. One year later, George, Kendal Rogers, and Romeo Macaria established Recognos Romania, Inc., a U.S. – Romanian joint venture in Cluj, Romania.
In 1998 George became involved in promoting the Romanian IT industry in the Bay Area. He is one of the founding members of the Romanian American Business Network, whose mission it is to bring together people with an interest in the Romanian business environment.
George is also the Honorary Consul of Romania at the Honorary Consulate of Romania in San Francisco.
Ladislau Müller as general manager participates in formulating and administering Recognos policies, directs and coordinates all the activities to develop and implement goals to meet business and profitability growth objectives. Also, oversees daily Recognos business operations.
Laci was born, grew up and educated in Cluj. After the high school of computer science, he graduated with a MS in Mathematics and a MS in Sport and Physical Education, both from the “Babes-Bolyai” University Cluj, and completed a Project Management course at CODECS Open University.
In his professional career, he worked as analyst, programmer and IT department manager, and since 2000 he joined to the Recognos Romania team.
Financial Manager – European Operations
Gabi is responsible for managing all finance and accounting aspects of the organization’s European operations. She has an essential role to budget planning, financial resources allocations and plans, and general financial management.
She graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree from the School of Economics at the “Babes Bolyai” University in Cluj and a Masters’ degree in Accounting and Finance from the same university.
She is an Expert Accountant, member of the ACCA Romania since 1995.