George C. Kenney
George Kenney is founder and a Managing Director of Shepherd Ventures, a successful Tech, SW and Life Sciences Fund. George has a strong technical background combined with extensive Wall Street and financial industry experience. As a catalyst for change, he has invented many technical and financial products. George founded 5 companies, 4 of which were successful. He has syndicated many debt and equity financings for a broad range of technology and financial companies. George runs an Entrepreneur's Boot Camp with 30+ certified graduate CEOs.
Before forming Shepherd Ventures, George was CTO and Partner at Nicholas-Applegate, a money management firm in San Diego, where he directed technology and operations to grow and sell the company. Prior to Nicholas-Applegate, George was a Managing Director at Kidder Peabody in New York City, becoming an expert in Investment Risk Management. Previously he held top positions at Swiss Bank, Salomon Brothers, American Stock Exchange, North American Philips and five start-ups. George holds numerous US and foreign patents.
George holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia, an MSEE from Stanford and a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Additionally, he is a Graduate of Harvard's Industrial Management Program. George served as Trustee of the San Diego City Pension Board (SDCERS) with $9 billion in AUM. He has served as a Trustee for the San Diego Museum of Art and as pro-bono Chairman of the Museum's Investment Committee. He has also served on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies and is currently a board member of several technology companies.