As President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Dewpoint, Ken Theis is responsible for the company’s strategic, tactical and day-to-day operating activities, including leading and managing an array of information technology services and solutions. He directs a high-performing team of company executives including business development executives, systems engineers, marketing and administrative support staff across the Midwest. As part of his duties at Dewpoint, Ken ensures the company’s continued financial viability through sound fiscal management and implementation of strong planning programs and processes.
Prior to joining Dewpoint, Ken led the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. He managed nearly 2,500 employees providing quality, cost-effective business services through a fully-integrated information, communications and technology-infused service organization. His significant accomplishments included providing leadership to help government confront the challenges of cost savings and efficiencies by implementing a one-stop shop for businesses and citizens, encouraging collaboration through a shared services program utilized by state and local governments and bringing together multiple state government agencies to package economic subsidies focused on the needs of prospective high-tech employers. Kens’ leadership through the centralization of IT for the State of Michigan is estimated to have saved the state more than $100 million.
Ken was previously at General Motors, where he held several key business and technology leadership positions. While at General Motors, his accomplishments included leading the systems implementation and IT reorganization of the sales and marketing functions within General Motors, which included the reorganization of six General Motors marketing divisions into one centralized sales and marketing organization. Ken has received many top honors and recognition. He was named by Information Week as one of the top 50 CIOs in federal, state, and local government. Ken was also recognized as one of the Premier 100 Information Technology (IT) Leaders in the industry by Computerworld, receiving the distinguished Best in Class recognition. He currently serves as a board member on the Harvard Policy Group as well as Harvard’s Leadership for a Networked World program. He received the General Motors Chairman’s Honors Award and was also the recipient of the General Motors CIO Award. Ken received his B.S. at Ferris State University and M.B.A. at Northwood University.