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 raised over 50 fundings for a broad range of technology and financial companies. George runs an Entrepreneur's Boot Camp which fully equips CEOs to raise money and an Investor's Boot Camp which equips investors to invest wisely.
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. A noted technology futurist, George has been a keynote speaker at financial conferences on The Future of Technology. 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.