Business 100 – 2015

David Kenny/The Weather Company

David Kenny is chairman and chief executive officer of The Weather Company, overseeing The Weather Channel, weather.com, and wunderground.com. IBM recently agreed to acquire Weather’s B2B, mobile, and cloud-based web properties. He stepped into the position in 2012 after serving as president of Akamai, the global leader in Content Delivery Network services. Previously, he was a managing partner of VivaKi, as well as co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Digitas, Inc. Additionally, he is a director of Teach for America.

Kenny was born in Lansing, Michigan and earned a degree in Industrial Administration from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard University.

A fourth-generation Irish American, his great-great-grandfather, David Kenny, emigrated from Kilkenny during the Famine and settled in Connecticut. David says his Irish heritage has taught him how to “take nothing for granted and to be prepared for any type of weather.”