Ken Button is co-founder of Verengo Solar and has served as its President and Chairman since 2008. Ken previously served as a senior executive in the financial technology and software industry, with responsibility for legal, finance and administrative matters. Ken is an attorney with extensive legal expertise in legislative, regulatory and corporate law. He practiced at O'Melveny & Myers, where he specialized in representing emerging growth companies. He also served in the Federal Legislative and Regulatory Affairs practice group of Winston & Strawn in Washington DC. Ken received a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
He has appeared on both CNBC and CNN discussing the solar industry and job growth. Ken was also featured in a New York Times story on solar permitting and has been quoted extensively by the LA Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, Orange County Business Journal, Solar Home Business Journal and National Public Radio in stories regarding solar subsidies, permit standardization and green job growth.
Ken participated in the 2011 Department of Energy Solar Costs workshop in Washington DC in support of Secretary of Energy Steven Chu's goal of achieving $1 per watt installed solar system costs by 2017. He has also served on panels dealing with legislative and regulatory issues and the importance of utility and solar industry partnership.
He is also a member of Young Presidents Organization.