Advisory Committee Member Profile
Chief Operating Officer
Areas of Expertise
Accelerate & Improve Decisions With Data, Customer-Focused Innovation, Principles Of Customer Relationship Building, Customer First Culture, Navigating Politics Of Change
As Chief Operating Officer, Kennon is responsible for all people, processes and operations of the U.S. division of the world’s sixth largest executive search firm. He, together with the CEO, leads the U.S. organization’s growth strategy and he is Co-Head of brand extensions Berwick Partners and Odgers Interim.
Prior to joining Odgers, Kennon spent over a decade building teams and advancing international relationships as a U.S. diplomat across Europe, Africa, and the Asia Pacific before joining Rocket Lab, a cutting-edge aerospace company and launch service provider. At Rocket Lab he established and then led the international business development, security operations, and international government relations functions.
Kennon speaks French and Spanish and has a Bachelor of International Studies (with honors) from Virginia Military Institute (VMI).
Kennon is married to Lauren who is originally from New Zealand, and the proud father of two young men-in-training, Calder age 10 and Miles age 5. When not at work, he is an avid traveler and student of the world who loves the outdoors