R. Colin Kennedy

Products ⦿ Systems ⦿ New Ventures

Creating experiences that stretch across physical + digital is what I do.It’s been my good fortune to build products in a career that spans connected consumer electronics, cloud computing, consumer & enterprise software, clean energy, and even the outdoor industry.

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My time is shared between helping teams working on new ventures, and as Founding Principal at South Mountain Products creating new products for modern cyclists who love riding dirt.

You've probably seen my work at Western Digital/Upthere, Sonos, and dozens of companies I helped spin out of MIT as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship.
These days my work in tech focuses on clean power at TAE Technologies, or with consulting clients.

Is your team is ready to move fast and make things?
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Photo credits Kai Gray & Ben Groenhout

Product Leadership

Helping people that lead teams building cutting-edge products has become my specialty.Product
• Customer and User discovery and market segmentation
• Map physical + digital experiences from awareness through end of life
• Define a cohesive vision, product story, and requirements
• Create flexible roadmaps for products and entire lineups
• Empower independent decentralized decision making by setting team principles, priorities, and approaches
• Build scalable product frameworks and strategies
• Grow and guide high-performing teams from concept through go to market

The Bike

From exploring the world on two wheels as a kid, to growing up working in bike shops and riding with friends, to training and racing - bicycles are a thread connecting every era of my life.Now, I am lucky enough to spend much of my time on design and development of new bicycles and cycling products with South Mountain Products.

Say hi, I'm friendly

You can find me most places on the internet with the handle rcolinkennedy, or use this form to send me an email. Normally, I respond within a day.

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