Ken Downer has been with Kenneth Frenke & Co. since 2008 and manages our North Carolina office. Ken is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) license. He is also a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA and is a Qualified Member of Kingdom Advisors. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Accounting in 1989 and worked in a leading accounting firm in Atlanta where he met his wife-to-be, Beth, who worked for the same firm. When they decided to marry, he left the firm and joined Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a Fortune 100 company.
As their family grew, they moved to Minnesota so their children would grow up around Beth’s family in Minneapolis. Ken worked for a local accounting firm located in Hopkins, Minnesota and after 4 years, helped them start Hopkins Financial Advisors, LLC, a financial planning firm. Desiring to have the freedom to apply Biblical principles in his practice, his own firm, IHS Financial Planning, Inc., was born in November 2002. While that decision was rewarded with great clients and strong business growth, their roots in the South (Ken grew up in Stone Mountain, GA and Beth graduated from Western Carolina University) tugged at their hearts.
Ken met Ken Frenke several years earlier through Kingdom Advisors and when the opportunity arose, both Kens (as we call them) welcomed the opportunity to work together. In addition to providing financial planning services, Ken is a member of our investment committee.
Ken and Beth have settled with their four daughters in Mills River, NC and are active in Grace Community Church (PCA) and the local softball and home schooling communities.