Management Team

 Thompson Knox  Ken Vonderahe

Thompson Knox has been leveraging technology to solve business problems and create value for clients through development and strategic consulting since 1997. A seasoned veteran of integrated digital marketing, database solutions design, product launch strategies, long-term serviceability plans, and web-based solutions, Thompson provides FoundElement’s clients with strategic planning and vision that ensures a technology solution that will be profitably taken to market and monetized in the long term.

In his more than 15 years of experience in architecting, building and project managing developments for companies, Thompson has proven his effectiveness in planning, scope definition, execution and marketing for clients in a number of industries.

He places an emphasis on immersing himself into his clients’ businesses and industries to ensure that their idea is not only the best and most innovative solution but that they also have a long-term plan in place to ensure the profitability and sustainability of the solution down the road. Through effective use of necessary distribution channels and a thorough understanding of end user wants and needs, Thompson provides the marketplace savvy and vision that a software product needs to be successful.

Ken Vonderahe brings more than 25 years of experience in capital acquisition and management to FoundElement. In addition to founding Fidelity Capital Corporation, a privately held M&A and financial consulting firm, Ken has been directly involved in numerous startups and has served in a variety of capacities including CEO and board member for both privately and publicly held companies. He continues to be instrumental with not only growing but successfully monetizing companies and ideas in a myriad of industries including cable television, real estate investment, manufacturing, environmental and software development. Ken pursues business opportunities and ideas with a passionate focus on excellence in operations, sound strategic business intelligence, and high quality products and services.

In addition to his pervasive business and strategic management background, Ken is a nationally recognized speaker in the areas of capital formation, strategic planning, and market valuation.