Ken Diekroeger is a Managing Director of Golden Gate Capital. Since 1990, Ken has been investing as a private equity professional in a variety of industries. At Golden Gate he focuses on consumer products, financial services, electronics and semiconductor equipment. Prior to Golden Gate Capital, Ken was a managing director at American Industrial Partners which led operationally-intensive, industrial buyouts. Early in his career, Ken invested in numerous consumer product companies while at The Shansby Group. Ken received his BS in Industrial Engineering (where he graduated first in his engineering class) and his MBA (Arjay Miller Scholar) at Stanford University.