Ken Weil is co-founder and Principal of Social Impact Solutions (SIS). SIS develops and implements new financial models to accelerate the growth of highly-effective social programs including the use of Social Impact Bonds also known as Pay for Success contracts. In 2016, SIS was a transaction structuring partner in the first Social Impact Bond deal in Colorado which is providing supportive housing for 250 chronically homeless adults. Also as part of SIS’s portfolio, Ken led the start-up and technical assistance to several efforts designed to increase high school and college attainment for lower income and immigrant students. He also supports the City and County of Denver on affordable housing issues and led the start-up of the Denver Office of HOPE – Housing and Opportunity for People Everywhere.
Previously he served as the regional Executive Director of College Summit, where he drove 250% growth over two years, thus increasing the number of students from low income communities going to college. Prior to joining College Summit, Ken was the CEO of Denver Forward, the organization responsible for Mayor Hancock’s transition to office including managing the hiring of the Mayor’s cabinet.
Ken was Chair of the successful Ritter for Governor campaign before serving as the Colorado Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Initiatives where he was responsible for developing and implementing the Governor’s Colorado Promise agenda.
He was the founder and President of Rose Biomedical Research and Rose Biomedical Development Corporation. The companies created partnerships to develop, test, and commercialize early-stage medical technologies. Before his years at Rose, he was a policy advisor to former Governor Richard Lamm.
Ken has served in leadership roles on several Boards of non-profit organizations. He received a B.Ph. from Miami University and a M.P.A from George Washington University.