With the right strategy, execution and knowledge everyone can achieve their potential regardless of circumstance. This "unwavering belief" has been Ken Gavranovic's guiding principle throughout his professional journey, especially in his role as a leader dedicated to empowering others.
Fueled by a robust work ethic and a unique blend of programming, sales, and product management skills, Ken achieved remarkable success early on in his career. Back in 1997, he co-founded Interland, now known as web.com, a trailblazing presence in the SaaS cloud-provider landscape. Under his guidance, the company flourished, surpassing $200M in revenue, a feat that led to its successful IPO.
From that point onward, Ken continued to fuel hyper-growth in large, public enterprises, amassing an extensive skill set across diverse industry sectors, various leadership roles, and businesses of all scales. During his tenure as Executive Vice President at New Relic, he played a pivotal role in propelling revenues from $300M to $500M. As Vice President at Cox Automotive, he expertly managed a formidable $5B+ portfolio, encompassing iconic brands such as AutoTrader, Kelly Blue Book, Manheim, and Dealertrack.
What's more, Ken has steered multiple companies towards IPOs and private equity exits, resulting in returns on investment ranging from tenfold to ninetyfold. This breadth of expertise has armed him with the knowledge to lead enterprises towards growth, transformation, and tangible outcomes on a significant scale.
This experience has also positioned him as a sought-after advisor and esteemed board member for a select group of companies.