A version of this article was published on the IdeaMensch website on November 16, 2015.
“Run often. Literally — go running. Entrepreneurs absolutely need to work out and reduce stress. Plus, you get a lot of great ideas once the endorphins kick in.
As president and chief innovation officer of Verve Mobile, Tom Kenney is responsible for identifying new growth opportunities for the mobile marketing platform.
A pioneer in the mobile location space, Tom was an early employee of startup wireless carrier GO Communications, a spinoff of MCI, as well as a venture capitalist with BlueRun Ventures (formerly known as Nokia Venture Partners). During his time at BRV, Tom was a contributing principal on many investments such as PayPal, eVoice, Lightningcast, and MongoMusic. The businesses were sold to eBay, j2 Global, AOL, and Microsoft, respectively. He also served as director of corporate development at Nokia, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions at the height of the company’s growth.
Tom is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business and holds an MBA from George Mason University’s School of Management.