Dave BuffenbargerChief Financial Officer
Randy BakerSenior Vice President
Ken, together with his wife, Elizabeth, founded TaleMed in 2006 with a vision of delivering cost-effective, efficient staffing solutions for hospitals across the country. With his strategic acumen and forward thinking, Ken has helped make TaleMed one of the fastest-growing, highest-rated travel nurse companies. The company has been Joint Commission Certified since 2007. Ken received the Ernst & Young Midwest Region Finalist award in 2015 and 2016,
Prior to TaleMed, Ken served as President at Trasys and Vice President at Fluor Daniel. At Traysys, he built the IT company and its project management, database management and web interface services from the ground up. In 2000, it was the fastest growing tech firm in the United States. At Fluor Daniel, a global engineering and construction company, he managed the staffing and deliverables for commercial and industrial building projects, including multiple buildings exceeding $100 million.
Passionate about serving the community, Ken was president of Cincinnati Christian University, his alma mater, from 2014 to 2016. He serves as a local government elected official as a member of the Board of Trustees for Miami Township in Clermont County since 2004, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees for Kentucky Christian University.
Along with Elizabeth, he co-founded Impacting Tomorrow, a medical- and faith-based philanthropic foundation that seeks to make a positive impact by contributing financial support and volunteers to local and global mission projects. Ken is also an active volunteer and fundraiser with many Cincinnati-area charities, including those supported by Impacting Tomorrow.
As an avid sports fan, he enjoys attending college basketball games and served as the Men’s Basketball coach at CCU from 2012-14.
Elizabeth, CEO of TaleMed, studied business management at Cincinnati Christian University. She co-founded TaleMed with her husband in 2006. Under her leadership, TaleMed has gone from a startup to one of the leading healthcare and travel nursing companies in the country. They were awarded Woman-Owned Business of the Year by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce in 2016.
She’s a strong and passionate leader who believes in giving every employee the support they need so they can fully engage for others. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors for the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce and is a true community servant, continually seeking opportunities to balance business with opportunities to give back to her community.
In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family – husband, Ken, daughters, Katelyn and Kristina, and son-in-law DJ.
Dave, chief financial officer of TaleMed, studied accounting and finance at Wright State University. With over 30 years of experience, Dave has used his accounting and financial expertise to prepare, maintain and report accurate financial data, manage government compliance, oversee tax preparation and manage cash flow and other company assets.
He serves on the Board of Trustees for Cincinnati Christian University.
As a devoted father and sports fan, you can find him and wife, Jill, cheering on their children, Seth and Ellie, at sporting events all over town. He coaches and serves as a board member for both Mason Youth Basketball and Ohio Thunder Softball, and as president of the board for Mason High School Softball Boosters.
Randy, senior vice president of TaleMed, studied business management at Ohio University. For over 10 years, he has directed the finance division of the company.
Randy has a heart for ensuring the well-being of fellow community citizens and encouraging their participation in society. As a member of the Board of Directors for Connect Clermont, he works to balance the growth and development of Clermont County, while seeking to maintain a rural, small-town feel throughout the community.