Ken Bara

Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner

30+ Years of Experience​
BBA, Finance - The University of Michigan​
MBA, Finance - Anderson School at UCLA​
Los Angeles, CA

Ken Bara


As CFO, Ken is focused on building out Kaizen’s CFO office, developing capital raising strategies, expanding sales partnerships, and guiding future expansion and growth. He will also continue to lead and grow accounts in our FP&A and Automotive consulting disciplines.
Ken is a successful financial executive and has served in several key financial roles throughout his career, working with both early-stage growth companies, as well as spending twelve years in corporate finance at Toyota Motor Corporation. Additionally, Ken spent four years in banking at Comerica Bank and has worked for numerous consulting companies, including PwC.


  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Leadership Advisory​
  • Pricing and Revenue Management​
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Forecasting and Planning
  • Project / Program Management​
  • Business Development


  • Automotive (OEM, Retail, Parts, Financial)​
  • B2B and B2C​
  • Financial Services​
  • Manufacturing​
  • Distribution​
  • Golf​
  • Oil & Gas