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Vernon Keenan

CED of Telnexus

Berkeley, California
  1. Telnexus LLC,
  2. Mercury Touch, Ltd.,
  3. Berkeley Logic
  2. Keenan Vision Inc.,
  1. Northwestern University

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Telnexus LLC

Telnexus LLC


– Present

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Entrepreneur who provides Information Technology services in the San Francisco Bay Area to biotechnology and light industry customers.

Specialties:System design, service delivery, onsite service technicians, IT strategy



Telnexus LLC
– Present (2 years 4 months)Berkeley, CA

Telnexus is a technology developer and Internet Telephone Service Provider (ITSP) in Northern California. Using Open Source software stacks, Telnexus offers telephone solutions for small businesses. The Telnexus business model is based on the resales of hosted PBX plus SIP-based voice origination and termination services.

Co-Founder & Adviser

Mercury Touch, Ltd.
– Present (5 months)Berkeley, CA

I am a co-founder, investor and board member for Mercury Touch Ltd. Mercury Touch is an app and a networked service designed to solve the global communication app fragmentation problem.


Berkeley Logic
– Present (7 years 8 months)

A small Berkeley-based IT consulting services company. Customers are primarily small business in light industry, scientific, engineering, or biotechnology.

Senior Staff
(3 years 2 months)

General manager for System Integration Services

Industry Analyst

Keenan Vision Inc.
(3 years 6 months)

Keenan Vision was a leading industry analyst firm that specialized in small business markets, dynamic pricing models, and the macroeconomic impact of e-commerce on the US economy.

(1 year 2 months)San Francisco Bay Area

As an industry analyst, I was hired by to write a whitepaper and to provide input on strategy and product development.


Merrill Lynch, Global Wealth Management
(2 years)

Management consulting and computer industry advisor

Industry Analyst

Zona Research
(1 year)

Provided the IT industry with timely analysis of important trends and developments. I was responsible for developing e-commerce strategy when it was just a new idea.

Senior Manager Business Development

Oracle Corp.
(2 years)

In the global marketing group, I was responsible for recruiting software developers into the new Web Application Server.

Manager User Services

Genentech Inc.
(4 years)

Founded end-user services and helpdesk functions when the company was growing from 500 to 1000 employees.


Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
(1 year 3 months)Chicago, IL

I created and taught an original course called "Computer Literacy" for the School of Nursing.

System Administrator

Northwestern University
(3 years)

Worked as a Database Administrator for the Vogelback Computer Center. Also supported users on statistics and database applications using DEC VAX minicomputer and CDC Cyber 6600 mainframe computer.


Keenan Vision Archive(Link)

Self Published
March 2000

A historical archive of some of my analyst writings from the Dot Com era.


  • IT Strategy
  • Service Delivery
  • System Design
  • Consulting
  • Program Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Telecommunications
  • Integration
  • Product Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Product Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Mobile Technology
  • Start-ups
  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Devices
  • Analysis
  • Management Consulting
  • Databases
  • Strategy
  • Cloud Computing
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Software Development
  • Enterprise Software
  • Go-to-market Strategy
  • CRM
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
  • Wireless
  • Business Strategy
  • Venture Capital
  • Business Intelligence
  • Solution Selling
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Product Development
  • Executive Management
  • Mobile Internet
  • Lead Generation
  • Business Alliances
  • Corporate Development
  • Business Planning
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Northwestern University

BS-BME, Biomedical Engineering

Student Consultant at Vogelback Computer Center

Fairmont West High

Yearbook photographer

Activities and Societies: Dragons Football Team, Yearbook Photographer

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