Ken Shearer joined Chamberlain Group in 2020 in the then newly created role of SVP Sales – Americas. Ken is an accomplished sales executive with extensive experience in managing a distributed workforce, delivering high growth and leading with his calm, personal style. He joined Chamberlain Group from HAVI, a leading food service company, where he was global SVP of Sales and Marketing.
Previously Ken held sales and business leadership positions in global research, marketing and consulting organizations, including Gallup, HAVAS and TARP. His diverse career started i with IBM in their mainframe computer group, followed by a stint in the aerospace industry with Lockheed Martin as a Quality Manager and Defense Program Manager.
Ken has a bachelor’s in Engineering and Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from the University of Denver.
He and his wife, Susan Leigh, reside in Geneva, Illinois with their Old English Sheepdog, Hudson. They are both passionate about giving back to their community. In 2012 Susan, a trained chef, and Ken were Co-Founders of Fox Valley Food for Health. It is a charity that teaches teens to cook healthy nutritious meals, which are delivered free of charge to cancer patients and their families as they go through treatment. Ken is an avid sports fan and golfer, and they both love travel and great food.