CEO at Netcentrics
Kenny Cushing is our Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Kenny has over 27 years of diverse business leadership, management consulting, and military experience across the private sector, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Civilian Agencies.
Prior to joining NetCentrics, Kenny served as the Senior Vice President of Defense at Avantus Federal, leading their largest division. He has held multiple senior executive roles to include Chief Marketing Officer and Head of New Cyber Products for General Dynamics Mission Systems; led two start-ups at The Odin Group and Pivvit; served as the CTO of the Mission Operations Directorate at the National Reconnaissance Office; and, as a management consultant and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.
Kenny is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force (Reserves) and in this role he is the senior DoD official at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security.
Kenny is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He holds advanced degrees from American Military University and The George Washington University, and completed Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Program for Cybersecurity and McKinsey & Company’s MBA program in connection with Harvard Business School.
Kenny is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS). He is married to his best friend, Chelsea, and has three sons, Logan, Adrien, and Dorian.