Danny Kennedy wasn’t always an IT professional. First, he was a paratrooper in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He was shot in Panama when U.S. Troops had to be sent for Operation Just Cause in 1989.. Danny’s experience in the military taught him discipline and the necessity of providing the best service possible to anyone he helped.
It also taught him perspective.
“You appreciate everything more,” he said. “You also have more interest in other people and their lives. You want to understand what their challenges are and what makes them want to succeed.
After the military, Danny returned to school, focusing on math, computers and technology. He became a math and science teacher first, earning the title of “Technology Teacher of The Year,” then began working his way up through various technology jobs. When his skill set grew to the point where he could manage major IT systems for corporations, he decided he wanted an new challenge, and he opened his own business.
“Information technology is critical to any organization in today’s world. But it’s a complex function, and the time investment to do it properly can take away from the time needed to grow a business. What we do at JDK Professional Services is to make IT manageable—and understandable. You have to know what it means to your company before you can use IT to its fullest advantage,” he said.