John Kennedy

John Kennedy

Mathematics ’70, ’16 (H)

Nanomanufacturing Center


Former President & CFO, Nova Ventures Corporation


BS in Mathematics from Lowell Technological Institute in 1970

MS in Accounting from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1976


John F. Kennedy is the President and Chief Financial Officer of Nova Ventures Corporation the management company for Nova Analytics Corporation a manufacturer and marketer of analytical instruments and Nova Technologies Corporation a manufacturer and marketer of equipment and services to water collection networks. These are companies he was a co-founder of in 2003 and 2005, respectively with revenues in excess of $170 million for 2007.  He has over 30 years of financial and technology management experience. He was formerly Sr. Vice President Operations and Chief Financial Officer of RSA Security Inc, a NASDAQ security software company. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance of déCalog NV, an international investment management software company and as Chief Financial Officer of Natural MicroSystems Corporation, a NASDAQ telecommunications hardware and software company.

Mr. Kennedy serves on the board of directors and audit committee chairman of Harvard Bioscience, Inc. a NASDAQ supplier of tools to accelerate drug discover and was formerly on the board of directors and audit committee chairman of Net Perceptions, Inc. an internet software company where he was the audit chair.

He is a member of the advisory boards for the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, the College of Sciences and the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing both at UMass Lowell.

He is a certified public accountant having worked with the Boston office of KPMG.


UMass Amherst Alumni Association lifetime member

UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management Business Advisory Council

UMass Lowell Assistant Golf Coach

UMass Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center Executive Advisory Board

Director, Datacom Systems, Inc.

Director, Harvard Biocience, Inc.