Ken Beall

Trustee, NPS Foundation

Ken Beall is a Founder and Principal of Dartbrook Partners, LLC, the family’s investment management office, Precision Hospitality & Development, LLC, a Dunkin Donuts two-territory California franchisee and Bridge Partners, a real estate investment and management company with a portfolio of apartments and hotels primarily located in the southwestern and mid-western areas of the U.S.

In addition, Ken founded University Lab Partners in 2018, a nonprofit wet lab incubator located in UCI Research Park. The facility offers 17,000 square feet of leasable wet lab facilities to start-up MedTech and Lifescience companies and also serves as a workforce development resource that provides laboratory experiences for high school and college students.

Ken is very involved at the University of California Irvine. He is the current Board Chair of UCI Beall Applied Innovation (BAI), founded in 2014 by the Beall family to bring campus-based inventions and entrepreneurship together with Orange County's business community. BAI supports job creation, promotes economic growth and provides resources to faculty, innovators and entrepreneurs to facilitate connections between UCI and industry, guiding large corporations to tap the school’s research capabilities and working with investors wanting to financially support promising new companies.

At UCI’s Merage Graduate School of Business, Ken is the co-founder and past chairman of the Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, one of the university’s Centers of Excellence institutes whose mission is to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators by offering hands-on experience and an immediately useful education about the process and importance of entrepreneurial enterprises. He also serves on the Merage School Dean’s Advisory Board, and was a founding board member of its Center for Real Estate.

In the private sector, Ken serves on the board of CT Realty (Irvine, CA) and Fieldstone Homes (Salt Lake City, UT). Ken earned his BA in Economics and MBA in Finance/Real Estate at UCLA.