Experienced tech executive takes the helm of leading Web data extraction company
Connotate announced the appointment of Richard J. Kennelly as chief executive officer. Mr. Kennelly has over 20 years of high tech experience with a proven track record in growing businesses that deliver and leverage data via the Internet. Most recently, as President of Ipswitch’s File Transfer Division, he led the efforts to accelerate revenue growth and re-establish market leadership. Prior to Ipswitch, he spent 9 years in senior leadership positions with Akamai Technologies and helped grow the business to over $1B in revenue.
“As companies around the world continue to discover just how valuable Web-sourced data can be, Connotate is in the enviable position of having the most advanced technology for harvesting data at scale,” said Liam Donohue, founding general partner of Connotate’s lead investor group 406 Ventures, and chairman of Connotate’s Board of Directors. “Rich’s leadership experience, market knowledge, and technical expertise will ensure Connotate leverages its competitive advantages to achieve accelerated growth. We are thrilled to have him on board.”