Ken Williams

Co-Founder, President, Ask Claire

Expertise: Leadership; Coaching & Mentorship; People, Culture, & Talent; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice; Go-to-Market Strategy; Innovation & Design; Entrepreneurship & Intrepreneurship; Operations; Product

Industries: Healthcare (pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotech, HealthTech, MedTech, InsureTech, payors/insurance)

Ken is a seasoned entrepreneur and operator with over two decades of experience launching and growing new businesses, primarily in healthcare. He is a Co-Founder and President at Ask Claire, a spin-out of his last company, Saeidan, which was acquired in 2022. He holds a number of positions at Georgetown, including serving as Entrepreneur in Residence for Georgetown Entrepreneurship in Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and Professor and Research Associate in the interdisciplinary Communication, Culture & Technology graduate program in Georgetown’s Graduate School. He is also the Founder and CEO at Watershed, Senior Advisor and Editorial Lead at GenMAV, and Mentor for several Techstars Accelerators. Prior to Saeidan, Ken was Managing Director at Avalere Health (acquired by Inovalon), where he consulted with the world’s top biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, health systems, payors/insurers, and patient and provider groups.

Ken holds a BA in philosophy with university and department honors from the Honors College of the University of South Florida; an MA in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown; and an MBA from Saïd Business School, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University; in addition to other post-baccalaureate and graduate coursework at a number of other institutions.

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