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Ken Davis Joins Access as CEO

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 25, 2021

Access has announced that Ken Davis, formerly Executive Vice President Products and Services at Gartner Inc., joined the organization as CEO.

FREMONT, CA: Access, the world's leading privately-held integrated information management services provider, has announced that Ken Davis, Ph.D., previously Executive Vice President Products and Services at Gartner Inc., joined the organization as CEO. Rob Alston, the company's CEO for the past ten years, will step down. In the near future, Rob will continue to serve as an adviser and an Access board member.

Ken worked at Gartner Inc., the world's leading research and consulting firm, for most of his career, most recently as EVP of Products and Services. Ken oversaw product innovation, product management, and service delivery for the entire $3.4 billion research business. Gartner's research business grew by double digits in revenue and profit under his leadership, driven by higher client retention rates and new product innovation. Ken spent ten years at McKinsey advising software and tech-enabled companies before joining Gartner. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and a Ph.D. holder from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to lead Access in this next chapter of success by continuing to provide our customers with industry-leading service while executing on our vision to deliver client-focused innovation, enhanced technology solutions, and value-enhancing offerings," said Ken Davis, Access CEO. "I am also thankful to Rob Alston for creating such a strong foundation and for his guidance along the way. I look forward to the great work ahead with our clients, communities, and team members."

"We extend a heartfelt thank you to Rob for his outstanding leadership as CEO and for his many other contributions to Access through the years," said Hoon Cho, GI Partners Managing Director, and Access Board Member. "He will assist Ken to ensure a seamless leadership transition and we wish him much continued success."

"I'm humbled by what we've been able to accomplish at Access over the past 15 years, including uninterrupted revenue, profitability, and shareholder value growth," said Rob Alston, Access's former CEO. "Through both organic and acquisitive strategic efforts and thanks to the tireless efforts of our world-class team, the company has continued to grow its information management footprint across North America and Latin America. Ken is the right leader for our next phase of growth to continue our mission of advancing how the world manages information with the very best service."