Joseph Ashford is the CEO and Founder of K4 Global, an international organization he began with his wife Kristin in 2008. The organization offers four core services: education, humanitarian aid, economic improvements and sustainable development projects through its four divisions – K4 Kids’ International Academy, K4 Communities Foundation, K4 JDC & TTS.
The business has been awarded various awards for its humanitarian work, including the Reader’s Digest 2014 “Best in America” Business Award.
Joseph Ashford has several areas of expertise: health, Jewish culture and the Bible. He was born in England to a Jewish family and converted to Christianity at age 17. In 2004 he took a sabbatical from his job as a public relations executive at Pitney Bowes, where he became known for his efforts to improve employee well-being. His knowledge of Judaism has led him to co-author a book on life-changing biblical insights.
He is featured in two other books, one on the Bible and one on the Jews. Bournemouth University, where he earned his Master’s in Hebrew Bible, has featured Joseph Ashford in several of its publications.
Interviews with Ashford have appeared in Business Week, the New York Post, The Times of Israel and more than a dozen online publications. He is an advocate for international aid and is an advocate for Jewish culture.
Joseph Ashford began his career in 2000 as a public relations executive at Pitney Bowes, where he spent over six years. In June 2007, he left Pitney Bowes to become a freelance consultant for charities and non-profit groups, where he was responsible for designing campaigns, organizing events and writing press releases.
In 2008 he started K4 Global alongside his wife Kristin to improve the lives of children worldwide. Bournemouth University, where he holds a master’s degree in Hebrew Bible, has featured Ashford in several of their publications.