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Ken Lustig

Ken Lustig

Rock Capital, LLC
CEO
Mercer Island, WA, USA


Kenneth Lustig is vice president and head of the Client Engagement and Strategic Acquisitions, Monetization and Investment groups at Intellectual Ventures. Mr. Lustig leads the teams responsible for managing Intellectual Ventures' strategic client relationships, channel-based divestments, large complex acquisitions of intellectual property (IP) and the subsequent monetization of those portfolios. He is also a member of the company's Global Licensing leadership team, which is responsible for revenue generation across all the company's funds.

Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Lustig spent more than 11 years as an executive at Microsoft, where he served most recently as the managing director of IP Investments and Acquisitions. He was responsible for the Content Guard IP joint venture, as well as some of Microsoft's largest IP investments, licensing deals and patent litigation settlements.  Mr. Lustig closed over $3 billion of transactions at Microsoft, including creating and overseeing a $1 billion diversified IP investment portfolio. He also spent several years leading part of Microsoft's Corporate Development Group. Before his time at Microsoft, Mr. Lustig spent nine years as a global investment banker.

Mr. Lustig received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his master of business administration in finance from New York University.   
 

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