Kenneth Der is the Director of Operations, Boston, MA for the Financial Education Partnership, one of the largest and fastest growing 501(c)(3) nonprofits in the country.
Ken has a passion for helping to educate and mentor people through sharing his knowledge and experience. Ken served as an Adjunct Professor at Babson College for four years at the undergraduate and graduate levels, teaching accounting and tax. Ken enjoys doing seminars on tax and business consulting practices. He also mentors students from MassBay Community College and Framingham State University, and has served as Vice Chair of Finance on the Board of Trustees of MassBay Community College.
Earning his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, Ken went on to earn an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, his Masters in Tax from Bentley University, and his Masters in Financial Services from the Institute of Business and Finance. He is also a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.
Most recently, Ken has transitioned to Managing Partner at Affiliated Financial Services, after starting his own very successful Tax, Accounting, and Financial Planning practice in Westborough, MA. Ken’s team – who remained with him during his transition – are experienced tax professionals and support both local and international clientele from China, Finland, Singapore, Peru and the United Kingdom. His corporate experience gained at large corporations continued to develop his skill set in financial operations, risk management, controllership, operational analysis, internal controls, and corporate strategy.
Ken lives with his wife Pearl in Wellesley, MA. They share two adult sons with three beautiful grandchildren.