Mr. Kennedy has 34 years of experience in management, consulting, and investment banking. From January 1994 to July 2018 Mr. Kennedy ran Kennedy Partners Corp., a boutique merchant banking company where he has assisted numerous companies as their investment banker and CFO raising hundreds of millions of growth capital and completing over a dozen mergers & acquisitions, including several years as the FINRA Managing Principal for two US Broker-Dealers of Brazilian banks operating in the US, Banco FonteCindam SA and Banco Fibra SA. In prior years Mr. Kennedy worked at The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co., and D.H. Blair Investment Banking & Co., where he served as Managing Director of Investment Banking conducting private equity investments, private equity placements, and IPOs for a wide variety of emerging growth companies. He currently has a FINRA Series 82 license. He graduated from Union College with a B.A. in Economics and has an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business Management from New York University.