TJ Kennedy is the Chief Executive Officer of Wrap Technologies Inc. Mr. Kennedy brings thirty years of public safety and technology experience to this leadership role. Mr. Kennedy is passionate ensuring public safety has the best technology available to them today. He truly believes that the right technology in the hands of our first responders will make them safer and more effective in their mission.
Prior to Wrap Technologies, Inc. he was CEO and President of Qumu specializing in large scale and secure enterprise video technology. He is one of the co-founders of the Public Safety Network, a strategic advisory firm specializing in empowering public safety with lifesaving technologies. The Public Safety Network accelerated technology startups focused on mission critical cloud solutions. He was the CEO of Allerio, a wireless telemedicine connectivity platform as a service (PaaS) solution for first responders. Mr. Kennedy has been on the board of Wrap Technologies (NASDAQ: WRAP) since April of 2021.
From 2013 to 2018 Mr. Kennedy was the President of the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet, an independent government authority charged with creating the first ever financially self-sustaining broadband nationwide network for public safety. He led FirstNet from a start-up inside the United States government to become a $40 billion public-private partnership (PPP) that oversees a mission critical LTE network in all 50 US states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. This PPP, which was awarded to AT&T, is the largest ever in the United States and is now providing prioritized and preemptive public safety communications to law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services personnel. Prior to FirstNet, he was the President of Raytheon JPS Communications and led the Public Safety business at Raytheon Company. Prior to Raytheon, Mr. Kennedy was a Vice President at SAIC, focused on leading teams and growing public safety and technology business for SAIC.
As a reliable and dedicated leader, Mr. Kennedy has defined and achieved organizational excellence and created complex business strategies that have achieved incredible results while working in a difficult environment with diverse stakeholders.
TJ received his B.S. from the University of Utah and his M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. He started his career in public safety as a firefighter, state trooper and flight paramedic in Utah.