Brendon Kensel is an experienced entrepreneur and operator with a deep background in building and advising high-growth companies. He is a recognized industry expert in the media, marketing, and technology sectors and has advised leading companies and private equity firms regarding mergers and acquisitions, industry consolidation, new market entry, divestitures, and strategic alliances.
Mr. Kensel is a co-founder of JockTalk, a first-of-its-kind social media platform for professional athletes and fans. He is also is an active advisor to several companies including AdVantage Networks, a digital advertising technology company, and PrimaHealth Credit, a patient-friendly healthcare finance company.
Earlier in his career Mr. Kensel was EVP and division President at eSynergies, a diversified digital marketing services company. Previously, Mr. Kensel was the founder and CEO of Salesmation, a leading rich media online advertising company that was acquired by eSynergies. Prior experience also includes marketing and management posts at El Pollo Loco, a national quick-service restaurant chain; Alcone Marketing Group, an Omnicom Group agency; and the Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Club, the AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
Mr. Kensel serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Project Access, a non-profit organization that assists low-income families by providing educational, health, and social services.
Mr. Kensel received a B.S. from Central Washington University and a M.B.A. from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. He studied global enterprise management at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.