Ken Langone

Founder, Home Depot

Ken Langone

Founder, Home Depot

Biography

Kenneth Langone is a co-founder the The Home Depot and was lead director and a member of the executive committee of its board since it was founded  in 1978 until 2008. Additionally, Ken is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Invemed Associates LLC, a New York Stock Exchange member firm specializing in healthcare and high technology  companies.

Ken  received  a BA from Bucknell University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business; he remains active with both institutions currently  serving  on  the  board of overseers of the Stern School and on the board of trustees of New York University as well as chairman of the Trustees of New York University Medical Center. In April 2008 the medical center was renamed the NYU Langone Medical Center reflecting a major gift from Elaine and Ken. He was a member of the Bucknell University Board of Trustees where he served as Chairman of its nominating committee, its endowment and as a member of its executive committee. He also serves on the boards of Unifi, Inc., Micell Technologies, Relationship Sciences, and Geeknet, Inc. In addition he is Vice Chairman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and he serves on the boards of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Ronald McDonald House of NY, The Medal of Honor Foundation, Horatio Alger Society Foundation and the Harlem Children’s Zone and its charter school, The Promise Academy.