Founder & CEO
Chief Medical Officer
VP of Global Business Development
Jose A. Rodriguez Jr.
Director National Clandestine Service-CIA, Fmr
US Navy SEAL Team 6, Fmr
President of Technology Solutions, G4S
Executive Vice President, Constellis
Executive Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at North Central College
Director of Dynamic Security Solutions International
CIO, Cable Vision Corporation
Board of Directors, CME Group
Global VP, ServiceNow
CRO, MINDBODY Inc.
Peter Cahill is the Founder of Clandestine Development, LLC. He was inspired to create Kinetic Global after several of his family members fell victims to assault and attack. In 2011, Peter funded research to assess how sexual and violent crimes occur. Using this data, he led a team of skilled engineers and psychologists in developing new technology that would be effective in the critical moments of a life-threatening situation. This technology was the driving force behind Kinetic Global and Peter led the charge with his tireless focus on product design. The result is a mobile application that will change the way people look at personal safety.
In addition to his work on Kinetic Global, Peter was a founding partner of TransCapital Partners, a 14 year old international, Merger and Acquisition Investment Bank with offices in Hong Kong and based in Chicago, Illinois. Over his 14 year career, he advised on transactions and divestiture strategies equaling an aggregate value of $1.3 billion. Peter has assisted several Fortune 100 companies to accelerate growth and increase market share by evaluating economic patterns in various industries, including technology, manufacturing, and transportation.
Peter studied Political Science at the University of Tennessee and multi-cultural development at Depaul University.
Jay Peterson is one of the most well-respected and experienced software technologists in the Chicago land area, helping businesses to discover their full potential through easier, cost-effective and user-friendly platforms. In his previous roles, Peterson has been a standout and recognized by his superiors and peers for delivering architectures that are scalable, testable, maintainable, measurable, and most importantly stable and resistant to external factors. Appointing such revered and knowledgeable technology leader, underscores Kinetic Globals investment in leadership and continued commitment to innovation.
Mr. Peterson boasts a 28 year track record of successful innovation and leadership in the software industry with a particular passion for machine learning, microservices and service oriented architectures. An innovative leader that blends together the technical vision to meet the demands of the business requirements.
Dr. Gregory Pinnell is a board-certified Family Practitioner with a long-varied history in medicine including Paramedic, Emergency Department Physician, Primary Care Physician, Flight Surgeon and Senior Aviation Medical Examiner.
He served as Rescue Flight Surgeon and Medical Liaison Officer for DoD Human Space Flight Support working 24 Space Shuttle Missions. He currently serves as a Commander and Chief Flight Surgeon for the 434th Air Refueling Wing AeroMedical Squadron at Grissom Air Reserve Base and is a veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Joint Forge as well as many other operational deployments.
He serves as adjunct professor teaching Aviation Physiology and Human Factors at Western Michigan University College of Aviation. He is a board member for Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA) and AME Consultant to the Federal Air Surgeon.
Grant Hanson joins Kinetic Global with more than 25-years of Global Sales & Marketing experience working with startups to the largest technology companies in the world.
Prior to joining Kinetic Global, Grant lead Business Development/ Marketing for several companies including Motorola, Jawbone, Harmon/JBL, and Shure helping them all become dominant brands around the world.
Grant has always had passion for technology and launched several new hardware and software products to the market including many Bluetooth products, Home Robots, and smart home products.
In his role as VP of Global Business Development, Grant will be tasked with growing the Kinetic Global brand in North America & Internationally and building our team of associates working with all elements of Critical Event Management (CEM).
Grant has lived in Chicago his entire life but has done business on every continent except Antarctica. Grant earned his BA in Operations Management with a minor in Economics and also an Executive MBA in Business Administration. He has always been a competitive athlete and knows how a great team will always win over great individuals.
Grant is most excited about Kinetic Global’s unique tools and solutions that greatly accelerate our partners responses to events, helping our partners save time, money, and ensuring the highest levels for Duty of Care of their people and assets. Our current and future partners are going to love how we simplify the difficult challenges around the personal safety of their employees whether they work in an office or remotely and increasing response times to verified threats to their people and assets.
Dave Connell joins Kinetic Global with more than 20-years of Sales & Leadership experience in the Human Capital Management space in the UK and US.
Prior to joining, Dave was Commercial VP of Sales for Monster.com in the Midwest; tasked with growth of the business through a large team of development & account management representatives covering Fortune 1000 clients domestically and internationally.
With a flair for innovation and a passion for technology, Dave has always been at the leading edge of developments in the HCM space and has strong experience in Media, Technology and Sales Operations that will be important as we grow the business.
In his role as SVP, Global Development, Dave will be tasked with growing the Kinetic Global brand in the US & Internationally and hiring a team of associates to build awareness of the industry leading personal safety platform in their local market.
Before moving to Chicago in 2006, Dave was based in the UK in London & Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an MA in Economics.
Dave is excited to join the team at such an important part of Kinetic’s journey and has huge personal belief in how Kinetic Global can be utilized by individuals and Corporations to be that personal safety net they rely on in a time of need.
Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. is a 31-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. When he retired in January 2008 he was the Director of the National Clandestine Service, the head of all human clandestine operations for the CIA and responsible for the coordination of human operations for the entire U.S. intelligence community.
From 2002 until late 2004 he was Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center where he lead the worldwide intelligence collection programs and covert action operations against international terrorist organizations following the 9/11 attacks and the ouster of terrorists from Afghanistan. He is a former Deputy Director of the CIA's Counternarcotics Center and Chief of the Agency's Latin America Division. During his career he served in seven overseas assignments and was Chief of Station four times.
Upon leaving federal service, Jose became a consultant and the Managing Director of J-ROD Strategies. In September 2008 he assumed the position of Senior Vice President at Edge Consulting, a National Interest Security Company which was acquired by IBM in 2010. He was a member of the Board of Directors of MVM Inc. from 2009-2011. Jose served as an Account Executive in IBM's intelligence practice until March 2012. He left IBM to promote his book "Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives," which was published on April 30, 2012. Hard Measures was an instant New York Times best seller. Jose was featured on CBS News "60 Minutes," he was also in the HBO documentary "Manhunt" and the Showtime documentary "Spymasters." Over the years he has been interviewed on many occasions on numerous national and cable news networks. In October 2018 he was featured in episode 5 of the Netflix series "Terrorism Close Calls."
Regarding Hard Measures, former CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden (USAF, Ret.) said: "Jose Rodriguez guided some of the CIA's greatest counterterrorism victories, and his story is one of courage, commitment, and decisiveness."
In 2014 he became a senior consultant for Constellis Group and in 2016 started his own security consulting firm IntelBase Security Corporation. In 2017 he joined the Board of Directors of G2K Labs.
Jose received many honors and awards during his career including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Award, the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the Defense Intelligence Director's Award and three Director of Central Intelligence Awards.
Jose A. Rodriguez Jr.
Kevin Williams currently serves as a Managing Partner of Arteryx Capital Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm which provides long term capital for leading companies well positioned for next stage growth. The prior six years, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of 13D Research, a global investment research firm focused on identifying the asset classes, markets, and industry groups that are positioned to outperform over a long-term investment horizon. Before joining the team at 13D, Kevin worked as a buy-side investor at Chicago Growth Partners, a growth focused private equity fund that invested over $750 million in more than 35 middle market companies.
He spent the previous 12 years serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams where he led SEAL and Coalition Forces during seven deployments worldwide in support of the Global War on Terror and other foreign policy objectives. His last two years of service were spent as the Basic Training Officer of Basic SEAL Training where he led 120 SEAL instructors in the screening and selection of over 1,000 SEAL candidates annually.
Prior to that assignment, he was screened and selected to serve at SEAL Team SIX as an Assault Squadron Troop Commander. There, he led a 35-man assault troop while executing five deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and national level missions. Prior to that, Kevin served as a Platoon Commander and Operations Officer at SEAL Team THREE, conducting another 6-month deployment to Near East Asia.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1994 where he also wrestled for four years on scholarship. Following his time in the service, he earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Toni and three daughters, Darby, Andy and Casey. He enjoys skydiving, scuba diving, chess, and playing rugby.
Frank Cirone is currently the President of the Technology Solutions division for G4S (G4S PLC London), one of the largest private security companies in the world. Frank's experience in access control, remote monitoring, video surveillance, and risk management have been a welcomed addition to the Kinetic advisory team.
Frank brings over 35 years of experience in the hardware, software, and specialty finance industries to Kinetic, including leading the GTM strategy and technology roadmap at Proximex, an early entrant in the PSIM market.
Over the years, Frank has held numerous senior management positions in the technology and financial services industries, including Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Velocity Financial Group, a PE- backed specialty finance company, where he successfully raised $400 million to launch the business. He also spent 18 years with Comdisco, Inc., a global, IT services, venture lending and IT finance company. Frank was the CEO of the US business.
Christian Ronnow Executive Vice President of Constellis, a leading provider of risk management, humanitarian, social intelligence, training and operational support services to government and commercial clients worldwide. From security, training and crisis response to logistics, life support and munitions clearance.
Chris is a global security subject matter expert with over three decades of experience in challenging geographies and has amassed extensive experience over the last decade in the Middle East and Africa, including assignments as a senior advisor to foreign national security organizations.
Mr. Ronnow is a retired military officer, who served over 20 years in Operational and Intelligence units around the world. He has held a number of key leadership positions in government and industry, including serving as the Director of Intelligence for the Counter-IED Operations Center in Northern Virginia, and Chief Operating Officer for a high-tech engineering firm specializing in sensor design.
Mr. Ronnow holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in political science from Utah State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Karen Bartuch enjoys tackling tough problems and deploying an evidence-based approach. She currently leads the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at North Central College as its executive director. She is also an adjunct professor at DePaul University.
Karen's experience spans more than 20 years in both the public and private sector at the second largest police department in the country, a Fortune 500 telecommunications corporation, top consulting firm in the world and several startups including her own. She spent almost a decade as a Chicago police officer in a variety of assignments including patrol, gang team, intelligence and counter-terrorism and most notably as a policy adviser for the superintendent of police. In 2011, she successfully transitioned to the private sector joining Motorola Solutions, Inc., where her work included developing advanced analytics solutions for law enforcement as well as communications, marketing, portfolio and project management. In 2016, she joined PwC in the advisory business. Her responsibilities included business development, client delivery, innovation and go-to-market strategy.
Karen holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northwestern University, a Master's degree in Communications from DePaul University and recently completed her doctorate in Business Administration at DePaul University. Karen's research interests include creativity, innovation, gender and humor. She is an avid volunteer with organizations such as Girl Scouts and serves on the auxiliary board of the Chicago Police Foundation.
Mark Sanna is the Managing Director of Dynamic Security Solutions International, a boutique international security consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois USA.
Before joining Dynamic Security Solutions International, Mr. Sanna was the Vice President for Global Security Operations with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. He served in this role for more than a decade and was responsible for the protection of the company’s guests, facilities, assets, operations and brands at over 750 hotels in more than 65 countries around the world.
Prior to joining Hyatt Hotels, Mr. Sanna was the Senior Director of Global Security Operations for Kraft Foods. In this role he was responsible for the security operations of the largest food company in the United States, and third largest global food company, to safeguard more than 100,000 company employees working at 3800 facilities in 148 countries around the world.
Mr. Sanna was also a Senior Management Consultant in the Government Consulting Services division of Electronic Data Services Corp. In addition to managing multiple consulting engagements, primarily in Business Process Reengineering (BPR) he was responsible for development of the Emergency Management & Services business line within the GCS.
Prior to his career in the private sector, Mr. Sanna served as a Special Agent in the US Department of State Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). As a career Foreign Service Officer with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Sanna has a broad background managing complex international security programs and overseas operations, including liaison and technical assistance to local police and security officials. He has considerable experience in specialized in anti-crime and counter-terrorism operations. His DSS background includes extensive overseas experience and in-country resident assignments as the Diplomatic Security Attaché (RSO) in Frankfurt, Kuwait, Ankara, Beirut, and Moscow.
Mr. Sanna is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International and a Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD) from the American Hotel Lodging Association. He holds a Ph.D. in Management, MBA and MPA degrees, a BA in International Affairs, as well as language proficiencies in German and Russian.
Keith Sherwell serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Cablevision Systems Corporation.
In this role he is responsible for defining a vision for how technology and data enable business objectives with accountability for developing, implementing and managing, robust, secure and innovative state-of-the-art technologies across Cablevision with functional responsibility to integrate a disparate range of systems including core business enabling systems, content delivery systems, customer service information systems, workforce management systems, customer billing systems, corporate financial and human resource systems, data management systems and business intelligence systems. Additionally, Mr. Sherwell collaborates with the executive team to support Cablevision’s continued innovation through design and development of current and future products and services.
Mr Sherwell has operated across a broad spectrum of Technology Operations and Development, with extensive experience managing large complex change and integration programs. Previously, Mr. Sherwell was Chief Information Officer for Office Depot International, where he integrated Office Depot and OfficeMax technology in the European, Asia-Pacific and Latin America markets. He was a crucial advisor for Office Depot during its merger with Office Max in 2013.
Prior to his work with Office Depot Mr. Sherwell was chief information officer for Sears Holdings and SVP in a number of senior position with American Express. He has broad experience of managing complex change and integration programs prior to relocating to the USA he occupied various technical and management positions with Grand Metropolitan and National Westminster Bank.
Mark Davies serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Automattic. Before joining Automattic, he served as Executive Vice President of Alcoa, as President of the company's Global Business Services unit and as a member of the Alcoa Executive Council. In this role he was responsible for leading an integrated organization consisting of the Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Officer, and Global Services, with a collective employee base of more than 2,000 employees in 20 countries.
Before Alcoa Mark was at Dell Inc. where he spent 12 years, most recently as the Managing Vice President of Strategic Programs. In this position, he helped lead the global business transformation of the company. Prior to that, Mark served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Global Consumer Group, a $13 billion enterprise with operations in five regions and 45 countries. Earlier, Mark was CFO for Dell's first Global Operations organization, which included manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, research and development, and product marketing. He also held roles in sales, operations, and corporate as Dell grew from $14 billion to $62 billion in revenue and over 100,000 employees.
Mark spent two years at Applied Materials in several executive finance roles and began his career at Hewlett Packard in financial operations and ultimately held positions in manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and accounting for a number of international operations.
Terry Savage is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy and the markets. She writes a weekly personal finance column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency, and blogs regularly on the Huffington Post. Savage is the author of four best-selling books on personal finance. Her latest is The Savage Truth on Money.
She is seen frequently on television, including CNN, commenting on markets and money, and she appears weekly on WGN-Radio’s noon business program. She was the first woman on the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation, and currently serves on the board of CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange).
Michael Hubbard is an advisor to executives of the largest firms in the world on obtaining value from enterprise software and technology. He is a silicon valley veteran familiar with leading through the hyper growth of technology disrupters. Hubbard changes how big companies adopt technology methods due to user demographics, technology economics, and macro-IT trends such as Cloud, Mobile, and Human-Factors.
Hubbard current serves as a Global Vice President for ServiceNow, enabling their growth as the second company in history to achieve $1B in Software-as-a-Service subscription revenue. Hubbard served as a Global Vice President at VMware, a cloud technology innovator, from 2007 to August 2015 as they grow from $800m to over $6B in revenue. Hubbard enabled the company’s most transformative and successful customers to attain cloud computing and IT-as-a-service outcomes. From 1999 to 2007, he served in various application leadership roles with Oracle. Prior, Hubbard delivered multi-year enterprise-wide customer consulting engagements with SAP, EDS, and ATKearney.
Hubbard holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois, and certifications in technology and program delivery from Stanford University, SAP, Oracle, and VMware. He resides in Lake Forest, Illinois
Mark Baker has been in numerous positions of sales leadership in his career. Most recently, he was the SVP of Global Sales at Urban Airship, the leading mobile engagement provider for some of the world's most recognized brands.
Mark has more than 25 years or experience in sales and leadership, developing high performing sales teams and implementing strategies for growth and superior results. Previous to Urban Airship Mark was Vice President of Global Sales for Citrix's SaaS division, where he led a global salesteam of 600 people and helped to grow bookings from $18m to more that $140M in new annualized revenues. Prior to Citrix he was the Area Vice President and Vice President of Sales ofMonster.com and spent 15 years at ADP, a leading HR solutions provider.
Mark is a Portland, Or, native and holds a BA in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Portland State University.
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