WHO IS JIM KENNEDY?
By many traditional yardsticks, Jim is a successful man. He
graduated from three of the top schools in the United States –
New Trier High School, Stanford University and the Harvard
Business School. He is a loving husband to his wife and
business partner, Anna Everest. He helped raise three
wonderful children, David, Sarah and Polly from his first wife
Kathy, and two impressive stepsons, Leif and Damian.
He is the proud and loving grandparent and a benefactor of
eight grandchildren – Ben, Ellie, Cooper, Oliver, Dawson,
Griffin, Charlotte and Christian.
Jim had a successful career with three blue chip organizations -
Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco and Chicago, General
Foods (now Kraft Foods) in White Plains, and J. Walter
Thompson advertising in New York. At JWT, the world’s
largest advertising agency at that time, Jim served as Senior Vice
President and its first Director of Human Resources.
He started his own business, Management Team Consultants,
Inc., in the depths of a recession (1982) and built it over
26 years with his wife Anna into a successful global practice
(interviewedge.com). Over the past decade a succession plan has been implemented.This provides Jim more time for family, friends, travel, hobbies, adventure and giving back to others.
Early in Jim’s second career, as an entrepreneur, he wrote a book,
Getting Behind the Resume - Interviewing Today’s Candidate
published by Prentice-Hall. Jim was listed for 15 years in Who’s
Who in America.
Actually, there is much more to his story. He barely survived
adolescence. He acquired wisdom and a deeper understanding
of the human, personal and spiritual matters that are most
important in life. Sharing this story is meant to be his legacy –
to inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and enjoy
life’s splendid journey! Please open this book and read his story,