John J. Kenkel

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John J. Kenkel "is a co-founder and managing partner of Renaissance Strategic Advisors and has years of experience in due diligence support, corporate planning, customer and program analyses, opportunity identification, and other analytical services. He specializes in the US and international defense industry and in strategic planning and business development processes.

"Prior to establishing Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Mr. Kenkel was the senior director and global practice head at Jane's Strategic Advisory Services (JSAS), the consulting division of Jane's Information Group. He was a founding member of JSAS and managed a staff of over twenty consultants in three countries, and also managed dozens of consulting assignments for industry and governments on five continents and more than fifteen countries.

"From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Kenkel was also a member of the Board of Directors for Jane’s Information Group, Inc., the U.S. arm of Jane’s global operations. As a senior executive in the Jane’s organization he assisted with corporate strategy and interacted with leaders across the organization.

"Mr. Kenkel was an Associate with DFI International from 2000 to 2004, a boutique consulting firm specializing in strategic advice to the defense and aerospace industry. There, he led a team that established DFI’s international practice as well as its global network of analysts.

"Prior to DFI, Mr. Kenkel was an analyst with The IBP Aerospace Group between 1998 and 2000, where he worked with former Soviet and Eastern European nations to market defense and aerospace systems to the US and Western Europe. While with IBP he worked in both a business development and operations capacity, as well as managed the ITAR related import and export work.

"Mr. Kenkel is recognized as an expert in the defense and aerospace markets. He has contributed to Jane’s publications, Defense News, Worth Magazine, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, NPR, BBC and CBS’ 60 Minutes. Additionally, Mr. Kenkel has spoken at events worldwide on such topics as international defense market access, global defense budgets and the creation of corporate defense alliances. He is also an active advisor to the international financial community on issues related to global defense trends.

"Mr. Kenkel holds degrees in Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs and Political Science from Miami University in Oxford, OH." [1]

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  1. John J. Kenkel, Renaissance Strategic Advisors, accessed May 22, 2009.