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Matthew Kennedy is a founder of Kennedy Merchant Partners (KMP) and has worked in over 20 countries on six continents.

Previously, Kennedy served in senior roles in the Obama Administration at the Department of Commerce, Department of the Treasury and the White House. As the Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships at Commerce, he worked closely with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and Export-Import Bank of the United States to develop innovative public-private partnerships with leading Trade organizations and several Fortune 500 business. These partnership have enabled over 5000 small businesses to learn about overseas markets and being exporting.

Prior to his service in government Kennedy managed Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s 2006 reelection campaign and the MoneySite, a nonprofit financial services initiative that leverages tax preparation as a vehicle to create personal financial plans for low-income households.

Matthew Kennedy graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in management science and engineering, where he was also captain of the lacrosse team and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University.