Biography

One of the most influential business people in Philadelphia

A Philadelphia businessman who has had the "Midas Touch" in at least a dozen different start-ups which he grew into the biggest and best, and with the proceeds, he has given back so much of his time and resources to so many, so often. Not only is he on several boards but has spearheaded so many projects and saw them from conception to opening day, including a school for young children with disabilities in Swarthmore (as a tribute to his sister who passed away in 1990.) Not only is he the most influential businessman, he also manages to be a living example of what a father, son, brother, friend and mentor should be. The Delaware Valley is a much better place because of Ken Gross.

-Philadelphia Business Journal, November 2013

Companies

President & CEO

Tri-State Alarm Company

1977 – 1989 (12 years)

Tri-State Alarm Company was a leader in the Home Security community throughout the Northeast region and parts of the Southeast United States.

Owner

Kenneth S. Gross Investment Group

1990 – Present (30 years)

The Kenneth S. Gross Investment Group is a company engaged in the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial & residential real estate properties throughout the "Main Line" & Philadelphia region.

Owner

Atlantic City Seagulls

1997 – 1999 (3 years)

The Atlantic City Seagulls were the 3-Time World Champion of the USBL Basketball League. The Seagulls won the title in 1997,1998, and 1999. This team sent over 6 players onto the NBA and world class recording Artist R.Kelly was part of the 1997 team.

Chairman

Connect America

January 2004 – Present (16 years)
 

At Connect America, he has provided common sense security and safety solutions for older Americans, who wish to continue to live an independent life at home.

Non-Profit Organizations & Charities

He has served on numerous nonprofit boards including Bloomsburg University, Lankanau Hospital, National Bank of the Main Line, Ardmore Business District Authority, United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware County and the Lower Merion Scholarship Fund. 

 

His generosity has helped to establish a perpetual scholarship fund for single parents at Bloomsburg University, and to create a cerebral palsy facility in Swarthmore, Pa. He also has been involved with http://www.netwish.org, a Web-based charity group.

2010 - present
2010 - present

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