CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Kendley is the Chief Development Officer for Energia, where he brings his extensive experience in the K-12 space to advocate for Energy Performance Contracts. Kendley provides a service to the education sector by helping school districts improve their classrooms, reduce their carbon footprint, and increase their cash flow.
Kendley has an extensive background as a leader in business development and revenue growth. For more than 4 years he led the team at Outsourced Sales Pros, a company specializing in Sales Management Performance Improvement. Prior to that he was CEO for ESS, an education management and staffing company, where he scaled the operation to record-breaking growth during his 2-year tenure. Kendley also spent more than 20 years at Sodexo, serving as SVP of schools for more than a decade.
Kendley is recognized as an expert in Sales Leadership. His accomplishments include being recognized as a Top 50 Regional CEO by Smart CEO magazine and leading a company to the Forbes list of the best large employers in the country. Kendley’s success is attributed to a unique balance of entrepreneurial and corporate experience coupled with an extensive background for managing the growth of fast paced enterprises.
Kendley received his MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his BS in both Public Administration and Management from Virginia Tech. Today he volunteers his time as an Advisory Board Member at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.
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