Dr. Kennedy grew up in Long Island then moved to Florida. He enrolled at Florida Atlantic University and completed his B.A. in business administration. After graduating he worked for Pitney Bowes, Inc. as a marketing sales representative for a number of years before starting a graphic arts and printing company in Miami, Fla.
After 10 years he left the company and began his journey into academia and enrolled at Nova Southeastern University and finished his M.B.A. During that time he began teaching as an adjunct professor at Broward Community College, Nova Southeastern University and Palm Beach Atlantic University.