Ken Kocher joined Hat World in 1997 as chief financial officer and was named president in October 2005. In October 2006 Ken was made senior vice president of Genesco Inc. adding to his existing responsibility for all aspects of Hat World's business.
During his 9-year tenure he has had primary responsibility for finance information systems Internet operations distribution "Lids Create Your Own" and "Lids on the Road" departments as well as the early integration of the company's Canadian business.
Prior to Hat World Ken served as controller with several companies and was a certified public accountant with Edie Bailley.
He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a bachelorís degree in business administration and accounting.
Ken is an active member of the community and serves on the Indiana Bulls youth baseball team board. He is also involved with other local youth athletic programs.