Terry Talken has been with KFN as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2017. Having practiced as a Certified Public Account (CPA), Talken values maintaining the integrity of the accounting records to ensure accurate reporting of historical results and provide the basis for setting strategic direction. Talken has over 20 years of accounting, regulatory, finance, and business development experience in the telecommunications industry.
Prior to KFN, Talken worked at Sprint in various roles within its wireline and wireless divisions. Understanding and interpreting network economics was fundamental to his success in providing financial and strategic leadership for network technology selection, market expansion, product and business development, business partnerships and M&A transactions, wholesale and retail pricing, and more.
Talken also has experience practicing as a CPA performing GAAP audits for BKD LLP, and later for Frederick & Warinner LLC (now Moss Adams). While with Frederick & Warinner, he performed regulatory consulting services in addition to GAAP audits of independent local exchange carriers, telecommunications holding companies, and wireless service providers.
In addition to his professional career, Talken’s interest in entrepreneurship led him to co-found several home hardware and plumbing related businesses including online retailers and a manufacturer and importer.