Founder/Chairman, Boulder Crest Foundation
Board of Directors – Sigma Defense
Author, Struggle Well – Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma
Author, Lead Well – 10 Steps to Successful and Sustainable Leadership
Masters of Policy Management, Georgetown University
Member, Harvard Business School Executive Education Program
BS, University of the State of New York, Regents College
Member, YPO Gold
Mr. Falke is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Navy Special Operations Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community and retired Master Chief Petty Officer. During Ken’s career, he made over 1000 parachute jumps and roughly, the same number of underwater military dives. Ken led thousands of high-risk operations to include rendering safe unexploded ordnance, landmines, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Ken is highly respected around the world as an innovative and forward-thinking leader.
Ken is a serial entrepreneur. He founded two for-profit and two nonprofit companies. As the Founder and CEO of his first company, A-T Solutions, the company, is a recognized international expert and valuable global asset in combating the war on terrorism. At the forefront of providing training and consulting services in the Counter-Terrorism industry, A-T Solutions was named four consecutive years to the Annual Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. Also recognized in Entrepreneur Magazines’ Hot 500 List, the Washington Technology “Fast 50”, Smart CEO’s “Future 50”, and the winner of the very prestigious Greater Washington Area Government Contractor Award in the category of companies $75M-$100M. In 2010, Ken was named as the Entrepreneur of the Year for the Fredericksburg, Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce and selected as a finalist in the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year program.
Ken also founded Shoulder 2 Shoulder, Inc. a multimedia technology company and prior to selling his share of the company, he served as the CEO for six years. In addition, Ken founded and led the EOD Warrior Foundation from 2004-2020.
Ken’s passion is taking care of his fellow combat veterans and their family members and is founder and chairman of Boulder Crest Foundation, an organization focused on the wellness teachings of Posttraumatic Growth. In addition to his family’s personal philanthropy, Ken has raised and distributed over 170 million dollars for nonprofit organizations.
Ken is married to Julia Falke (for the last 40 years) and has two daughters Gennavieve (34) and Rhian (30). Ken’s daughter Genna is married to Brayden Keller. Ken and Julia are grandparents to Troy, Riley, Cameron, and Gwendolyn.