Ken Cortese


Ken Cortese is the Group Vice President of Analysis and System Development with Varen Technologies. Ken has more than 30 years of experience in software development and systems engineering within the Intelligence Community. Ken started with Varen in 2012, and previously spent four years at the Department of Defense and 21 years at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Originally from Colorado, Ken lives in Eldersburg, Maryland with his wife Jennifer. His son attends Wake Forest University and his daughter works as a data scientist at the DoD. Ken enjoys sports, friends, gardening, and loves the outdoors, especially family trips to Colorado, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, and Bonita Springs, FL. He also enjoys golfing and cooking with his wife.


Ken received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Colorado State University and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

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