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Matt Kennedy

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Entrepreneur - currently developing multiple projects. Former Founder, CEO and Creative Director for digital agency One+K in Los Angeles.

Entrepreneur - currently developing multiple projects. Former Founder, CEO and Creative Director for digital agency One+K in Los Angeles.

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ONE+K

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ONE+K
Clotheshorse Anonymous
Clotheshorse Anonymous

Positions

Consultant K3nnedy.com January 2014 - present
Board Member Clotheshorse Anonymous July 2012 - present
Chief Creative Officer, EVP - Cinram / One+K Cinram January 2011 - October 2013
Co-Founder, CEO ONE+K October 1997 - March 2011
Executive Producer Novocom October 1993 - December 1996
Confidential Asst. to Secretary's Counsel on Substance Abuse U.S. Department of Health and Human Services March 1992 - October 1992
Writer / Designer J. Lockwood Systems October 1991 - March 1992

Education

University of California, Los Angeles 1997 - 1997
The American Film Institute 1994 - 1994
University of Southern California Summer Program 1992 - 1992
Colorado College Studio Art 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV
  • • Concept Visualization

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Creative Direction • Product Development • User Experience Design • User Interface Design • Content development

Key Accomplishments

I founded a company in '98 to develop content and interactive media for clients in the Entertainment and Technology industries. I built strong continuing relationships with companies like Apple, HBO, Netflix, EA and Warner Brothers who relied on my team and I to create innovative experiences for consumers on various emerging platforms. I landed key accounts, lead our creative and technical teams and grew the company to 100+ employees. I sold the company in 2011, stayed on as President for 2 years then left to peruse new ambitions.

Running an agency was a great education. It allowed me to see many other people's businesses from the inside and work with interesting, diverse people - from Steve jobs to Michael Bay. We won awards and praise and got to celebrate the successes of the companies who we helped. But as anyone in the agency business will attest - providing services alone can leave a person feeling empty after a while. I am now very excited to build something for the long-term, something that I own.

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Zane Vella
We worked together  •  CEO, Watchwith. Previously CEO, Related Content Database, Inc.. Harvard grad. Georgetown grad.
Matt possesses a great mix of creative, technical, and business instincts that have served him well as one of Hollywood's go to creative tec ... hnology executives.
Steve Klinenberg
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President, Platform Service Business & General Manager, Los Angeles, Vobile. Previously Consultant, VentureDNA. Brown grad.
Matt is an extraordinary visionary. Matt has the ability to take complex ideas and distill them down to their core. Matt understanding of ... complex UI & UX design issues is second to none. His experience in founding and running at top interactive agency in the entertainment have prepared him for future entrepreneurial success.
Randy Shiozaki
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, itibit (formerly TVplus) and Founder & Chairman, Red8 Interactive. University of California, Irvine grad.
I've know Matt for more than a decade. He's a thoughtful and successful entrepreneur driven by his passion for creativity. I've met many ent ... repreneurs, but Matt stands tall among them. I have tremendous respect for his ability to drive a creative agenda in the midst of the status quo and his never ending thirst for knowledge. He understands media and technology and has a proven track record of success.
Randy Shiozaki
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, itibit (formerly TVplus) and Founder & Chairman, Red8 Interactive. University of California, Irvine grad.
I've know Matt for more than a decade. He's a thoughtful and successful entrepreneur driven by his passion for creativity. I've met many ent ... repreneurs, but Matt stands tall among them. I have tremendous respect for his ability to drive a creative agenda in the midst of the status quo and his never ending thirst for knowledge. He understands media and technology and has a proven track record of success.
Jeff Southard
We worked together  •  Designer / President, Collagewall Inc.. Previously UX Designer, Strategist, 1K Studios. Brown grad.
In years of working together, I've always been impressed by Matt's ability to analyze a market and create fresh insights and products. In pa ... rticular, his experience in media-rich user experiences is unrivalled. Then, beyond his knack for solid business models, Matt can execute them, grow the venture, and pivot it when necessary. His last creation, 1K Studios, is a testament to his skills. I hope to work again with Matt soon.
Bill Sewell
We worked together  •  Owner, Wiredrive. Previously Founder, Intranet Studio, LTD.
Matt has a solid track record of growing companies and is a subject matter expert in media and technology. This is a good time to know a guy ... like Matt!

Zane Vella

Zane possesses very deep and very wide understanding of entertainment, technology and business. This gives him impeccable insight about whe ... re consumer behavior is headed and how to engage people via new platforms. He is an energetic and articulate communicator, ever-able to rally partners, investors, team-members and stake-hodlers to his vision.