A photo of Ken McDonald

Ken McDonald

Chief Growth Officer

Ken is responsible for getting all the coaches and managers who are still wrangling their teams the old fashioned way to use TeamSnap.  Ken uses a variety of tools from paid ads to partnerships to emails, blogs, and social networking to spread the word about the great work TeamSnap is doing.

Ken has been working in the technology industry for over 20 years. He was most recently VP of Marketing and Customer Success at LifePics, an online photo service that he helped grow from a small company to one with millions of consumers. Prior to LifePics, Ken worked at small Internet start-ups to large tech companies and even spent 3 years working in venture capital. Ken most recently published How to Acquire Your First Million Customers, a book on growth hacking, digital marketing, and customer acquisition tips. While most of his experience is in marketing, he has held almost every position imaginable in a technology startup including CFO and VP of Engineering. Ken has a MBA from Stanford and a BA in Math and Economics from Dartmouth.

Growing up just outside of Boston, Ken was an avid athlete, eager to try anything that resembled a sport.  At one point in high school he competed on 4 teams in 3 seasons, including 3 teams that went to the state championships.  These days Ken considers himself a member of the MAMIL group as he is most passionate about triathlons, particularly off-road triathlons.  He has competed over 50 races including one Ironman distance race (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, & 26.2 mile run).  Ken is no stranger to the challenges of coaching as he has coached his sons’ basketball teams for a number of seasons.

Ken lives in Boulder with his wife and two boys.  When he is not training for a triathlon or coaching, Ken can be found at the C.U. basketball games or baking.