John Kennedy, President
John B. Kennedy is President and co-founder of Vasc-Alert, LLC. Previously he was president of Marketing Information Systems, which he founded in 1982 providing marketing and sales management software. The company grew to over 100 employees with offices in Europe and the UK. Clients included IBM world-wide, DHL, and MCI. The company was sold in 1998.
John received a physics degree from Georgetown University where he was also elected as president of the student government. He went on to obtain a masters in management from Northwestern University. He worked as a consultant and with the mergers and acquisitions department at Brunswick Corporation before starting Marketing Information Systems. John has 3 children and lives in Evanston with his wife. John races competitive one-design sailboats.
Douglas Curry, Vice-President
Douglas Curry is the Vice President and co-founder of Vasc-Alert, LLC and has a passion for early-stage technology-based companies. Prior to co-founding Vasc-Alert, Doug was the Manager of IT related technologies at a business incubator program affiliated with multiple major universities and Federal Labs. His efforts resulted in several new companies being started and funded.
Previous career assignments include serving as product manager; sales manager; operation manager for an engineering services company to Fortune 500 companies. Development of digital curriculum and testing application company sold to McGraw Hill publishing. Doug is an active mentor for individuals who are thinking of starting a company that is data-driven technology-based.
Mark Bode, CFO
Mark Bode is Chief Financial Officer of Vasc-Alert, LLC. Mark has extensive experience in technology, operations, and finance. He has served as Chief Executive Officer an early-stage medical device company and he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at two venture-backed start-up companies where he raised seed, and Series A, B, and C rounds of capital. Over four years, these companies both grew substantially: one in revenue from $0 to $40 million and the other in value from $5 million to $100 million, respectively.
Previously, Mark also held investment banking partner and other positions with several technology investment banks in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago including Solomon Smith Barney and Prudential Bache Capital Funding, orchestrating a total of $3.4 billion in transactions across over 80 companies. Mr. Bode has a BA from Swarthmore College and an MBA with Honors in Finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mark has served as Chairman of the Marin Museum Association and on the Boards of The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, The New Canaan Society, Environmental Risk Solutions LLC, The Utopia Group LLC (dba JoeyMedical), Varis Corporation, Classic Entertainment LLC, HerdX Inc., Theia Analytics and The Loveland Stage Company.