Vern M. Kennedy

CEO, EcoSmart

“Having witnessed Russell’s professional growth since the early days of NetCom, it is clear that lifelong learning is not just a slogan for him. Now I have become his student.”

Vern M. Kennedy is the Chief Executive Officer of EcoSmart. He previously founded and/or held the CEO position in a number of domestic and international high-tech start-ups, including: ScreenPC, Inc.—a developer of next-generation thin client technology; Magnet Networks, Ltd.—the leading competitive provider of voice, video, and data services in Ireland; and Open Support Systems, Inc.—a premier provider of software systems to the telecommunications industry. Mr. Kennedy holds a B.S.E.E. with Honors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton and an M.B.A. with Honors from NYU.