Dan Kennedy has had an extensive career developing, managing and marketing complex telecommunications networks throughout the United States in roles including corporate executive, entrepreneur and consultant. His skills include business modeling, product development, market development, network architecture, and design of data, voice and video networks.
At Fidelity Communications, Dan served for 6 years as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development. During that time, he led teams that implemented and deployed complex triple play solutions. He also managed customer (RBOC, MSO, Municipal, Utility, independent CATV, and Developers) relationships to provide successful end-to-end Triple Play solutions.
Corporate and community leaders in Memphis TN brought in Dan to serve as the Vice President of Engineering and Product Development at Memphis Networx. While there, Dan developed the strategy to build out a municipality-owned, 250 route-mile fiber network in the metropolitan area. He also developed all service offerings and brought the first Ethernet-based services to the community.
Dan began his telecommunications career in the US Army where he served as an essential member of the Army communications maintenance team, supervising and performing field and sustainment level maintenance on radio receivers, transmitters and communication security (COMSEC) equipment. During his deployment to the Middle East, he was awarded the Bronze Star for distinguishing and meritorious service assistance to subordinates. He performed complex repairs of defective components, sub-assemblies, and related cabling, ensuring that National Security Agency-approved components were used in communication security/controlled cryptographic equipment.
Dan received his BA from St. Louis University.