Healthcare Insights Upstart Kenzen Names Jim McDonnell CTO

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SAN FRANCISCO–Kenzen, an innovator in precision health through its advanced wearables and data analytics platform, today announced it has appointed Jim McDonnell as CTO. McDonnell has spent twenty-five years as an executive and entrepreneur in the digital health and cloud industries, specializing in healthcare and cloud software/services while at Cisco, and prior to that, for innovative venture-backed start-ups.

Dr. Sonia Sousa, CEO and co-founder of Kenzen – “Jim has key experience in the health and technology fields, and he joins Kenzen at an exciting time as we accelerate development of our solutions for precision health applications to promote worker safety in the enterprise and build our data & analytics business. Jim’s critical experience in cloud-driven medical technology and predictive analytics will be of tremendous benefit to our customers.”

Jim McDonnell, CTO, Kenzen – “Kenzen has an accelerated vision for how wearables will impact worker safety and wellness by leveraging advanced bio sensors and data analytics through the cloud. Having great assets and a strong, visionary executive team, I am truly excited to have this opportunity and look forward to driving product innovation and company growth.”

At Cisco, McDonnell served as GM for data analytics for healthcare and integration PaaS. He created the Cisco Healthcare Data & Analytics business unit where he engineered a pioneering co-development partnership with the #1 ranked Academic Medical Center in the US – the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) addressing digital health technology. At European-based SolveDirect, Jim served as President for Americas and Chief Product Officer. SolveDirect was a 2012 Gartner Cloud Services Brokerage “Cool Vendor” and the leading business process network for multi-sourced IT Services.

Kenzen promotes worker health by utilizing sweat analysis, biosensors and custom algorithms to provide contextual and continuous insights about a person’s body when they are at work, even in extreme conditions. The Kenzen patch performs real time biomarker analysis from drops of sweat, monitoring a person’s activity and motion in a continuous fashion. Kenzen received seed funding in November 2016, was named the judge’s overall choice as a top start up, being named Judge’s Favorite, at Google Demo Day London in May 2017, and was recognized by Fast Company magazine for its health solutions for the 2017 World Changing Ideas awards.

About Kenzen

Kenzen is a precision health company combining clinical-quality continuous monitoring with cloud machine learning to deliver actionable insights at point of decision. For more information, please visit:

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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