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Ken Krickbaum – CIO / CTO

With a history in Engineering and Manufacturing Consulting in the 80's, Ken attained his CMD certification from M.S.E. After which, he was hired as Junior Consultant with A.C.T. (Accounting Computer Technologies). Within a year Ken was promoted to Senior Consultant and led projects such as 20th Century Fox and Franklin Steel. In working closely with a few of the “BIG 5” consulting firms at the time, he acquired a strong working knowledge of accounting systems and their industry specific differences and designs. After 2 years with A.C.T. and 2 years as Vice President of Dynamics (client of A.C.T.), Ken served as Vice President of Consulting Services at Infoworks Software. He then spent the next several years assisting companies in their IT projects on a sometimes private and/or lead consulting basis. Ken has experience developing on/with systems such as AS400, DEC, VAX/VMS, SG, IBM 36, SUN systems, Linux, Embedded OS and all Microsoft Server platforms.

Previous consulting and design clientele include Raytheon, Pepsi, NASA, Anaheim Angels, Arthur Anderson LLP and Unisys.

Since 1998, Ken has consulted and worked with TeleTrade int'l, inc. in the continued development and enhancement of a sophisticated trade and cash management system. This relationship had produced a new program for the development of Interact 2000 as a full SaaS accounting application. From this new technology, Krickbaum designed, developed and deployed

The continued growth and success of the platform lead to the development and deployment of The Commerce Guild.

Powered by, the largest Cash and Barter system of it's kind in the world, The Commerce Guild features powerful dynamics, transactional processing and account management functionalities unrivaled in the industry.  Krickbaum designed, developed, deployed, maintains and continually enhances this multi-million dollar system utilizing the vast technical and consulting skills gained throughout his career.

Our Vision:

Global Commerce creating resources for the betterment of the community.

Our Mission:

Integrating knowledge, service and technology that will lead to expansion of the community and its economic resources for the enhancement of the individual’s standard of living.


Our Leadership:

Gary Lasater
CVO - Board Chair

Ken Krickbaum

Dale R. Harelik
Finance Administrator

Kathleen Smart
Training and Operations Administrator

Phil Finckler
Integration Administrator


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