Mr. Kennedy is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willowstick Technologies a technology company that maps, models, and predicts groundwater paths and patterns. He is also the managing partner of Double Eagle Ventures, a private venture fund targeting early stage investments. Double Eagle Ventures has been the seed stage investor in TenFold, Overstock.com, iDirect, Neumont University, Imagine Learning, American School Academy, and Remedy Informatics. From December 2003 to October 2014 he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Remedy Informatics, the leading provider of registries for Life Sciences Research and Healthcare Delivery organizations. He served as President, and Chief Executive Officer of TenFold Corporation a software applications developer. From 1993 to 1996 Mr. Kennedy served as Mission President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of PRC, Inc., a systems integration company. Prior to joining PRC, Mr. Kennedy served in various management and executive positions at Oracle Corporation from 1982 until 1990. His positions included National Sales Manager, Senior Vice-President Oracle Corporation and President of Oracle USA. He was one of the first few professional employees of Oracle Corporation. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Kennedy served as a Marketing Manager for Intel Corporation. Mr. Kennedy holds a B.A. in finance from the University of Utah and a Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Val O. Kofoed, P.E.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kofoed is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Willowstick Technologies, a technology company that maps, models, and predicts groundwater paths and patterns.
Mr. Kofoed has been involved with Willowstick Technologies from its conception.
His major responsibilities include directing Willowstick’s engineering operations, developing new technology, building and testing Willowstick instruments, ongoing research and development activities.
Mr. Kofoed possesses over 30 years’ experience and has provided technical service and consultation for numerous water resource projects and clientele. Prior to joining Willowstick Technologies, Mr. Kofoed spent 20 years (1984 to 2004) with SEI (a civil engineering consulting and survey company) where he served as a principle engineer and Vice President from 1987 to 2004 helping guide the company from four employees to almost 200. His primary role was Director of the Water Resource Division. He also managed corporate resources ensuring that projects were completed within the established schedule, budget and meeting SEI’s quality control processes to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.
Mr. Kofoed holds a B.A. in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and is a registered professional engineer.
Director of Finance
Bryan Karren has been with Willowstick Technologies since July 2007. He is Director of Finance at Willowstick Technologies and prior to that was controller of the company. He is also a leader of Amp Capital Partners, the majority owner of Willowstick. Prior to joining Amp, Mr. Karren was Controller of Knight Avante, a manufacturer of child play areas for shopping malls for six years. Mr. Karren is a CPA and has a BS in Accounting from Utah Valley University and an MS in Accounting and Financial Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
Jud Kennedy is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Jud joined Willowstick in 2016 and quickly made an impact revamping the company’s marketing strategy. At Willowstick, Jud is responsible for lead generation, branding, content creation, and distributor and partner relations. An important responsibility of Jud’s is to seek out new partners and distributors around the world, to expand Willowstick’s global footprint.
Prior to Willowstick, Jud lived and worked in New York City, where he spent more than 6 years developing and implementing innovative marketing plans for Marriott, Colgate, Qualcomm, Google, Amazon and others. Jud graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Communications – Advertising with a Business Management Minor.
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Blanchard possesses over 20 years’ sales management experience and served in various management and executive positions within the construction manufacturing and environmental containment industries. Prior to joining Willowstick Technologies, he served as Director of Sales, North America for GSE Environmental from 2011 to 2015. His global experience is extensive. Serving as Vice-President for Agel Enterprises from 2008 to 2011, Mr. Blanchard developed and executed strategies to enter global markets including South America and Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Agel, Mr. Blanchard served in several management positions for Hilti Corporation from 2001 to 2008. His positions included Regional Sales Manager and Market Manager. Mr. Blanchard holds a Masters in Business Administration from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.