Following college and a stint in the military, Mr. King began his business career at Xerox Corporation. Starting in sales, his tenure there afforded him a variety of managerial jobs. After Xerox, Mr. King became a minority shareholder in an office technology company which was subsequently sold to Ikon Office Solutions. He stayed on with Ikon, ultimately becoming the world-wide CMO.
The entrepreneur in him resulted in returning to the Midwest and becoming CEO of a distribution company marketing high-end water purification equipment business-to-business. The company developed, sourced, and manufactured its own products. A roll-up was completed utilizing private equity assistance. King ultimately transitioned out and was principal in a consulting company prior to joining Synovia.