Team

Kevin Kennedy
President and CEO
Kevin J. Kennedy joined the Warriors4Wireless team in mid-February, 2017 and was appointed by the W4W Board as the President and CEO in August, 2017. W4W has placed over 1,000 veterans across its existence. Kevin is focused upon shaping W4W into a self-sustaining organization so it can continue its valuable service to veterans and the wireless industry. He is also focused upon W4W earning a 4-star (top rating) ranking from Charity Navigator by 2019.

Prior to his time at W4W Kevin served for six years at Textron Systems with 3 of the 6 years as the Vice President for International Business and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In these duties he worked with all Textron businesses to address the needs of key customers in the United States and overseas.

Before joining Textron, Kevin served in the US Air Force for 32 years. He accumulated over 3,600 hours of operational flying including 145 hours of combat flight. He worked extensively in the wired/wireless world which the military calls Command and Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR). During his C4ISR related tours he collected, prioritized and sought funding for Air Force wide C4ISR requirements including those associated with regional operations centers and the expansion of remotely-piloted aircraft operations. Kevin also served as the senior in-country AF officer and advisor to the Commander of U.S. (and NATO) forces in Afghanistan in the 2007 and 2008 timeframe. Kevin retired as a Major General.

Kevin has earned a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University; a Master’s degree in National Security from the U.S. Naval War College and completed a one year National Security Fellowship program at Harvard University.
Tara Dunne
Senior Coach and Placement Manager
Tara Dunne is the Recruitment Manager for W4W and manages both the placement of veterans into Partner jobs, as well as the W4W Alumni Program. She was one of the very first “volunteers” for the W4W program and has witnessed its growth from the inaugural class of veterans. Tara’s formal training is as a Nurse, and after receiving her Masters in Nursing from NYU, she worked for 10 years for Sloan Kettering Hospital in their Oncology/Critical Care Units. The second half of her career was spent in Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby units in Northern Virginia. Tara has also taught classes in Hypnosis and Natural Childbirth for Inova Hospital System. Now living with her husband (W4W founder) and her three girls in Leesburg, Virginia, she considers herself very blessed to work with the young men and women who have given so much for their country, and is honored to help bridge them into new careers in the wireless industry.
Derek Denman
Lead Dallas Instructor
Derek Denman has been lead instructor for W4W since April of 2016. He joins the team with 10 years of service to the US Coast Guard working Law Enforcement and Drug Interdiction. Derek has extensive project, construction, safety and leadership experience with over 15 years in the construction and wireless industry. He joined VERTICOM in 2017 as the North Texas Regional Manager for the Construction Service Line. He oversees the A & L as well as the civil construction phases of each site.
Don Randall
Lead Fairhaven Instructor
Donald Randall is transitioning out of the U.S. Army and into the lead instructor position in Fairhaven, Massachusetts with our training partner Northeast Maritime Institute. He has 13 years experience with the Army serving as an Infantryman, Cavalry Scout and lastly, as a member of Civil Affairs. Donald also has over 8 years experience in the telecommunications tower industry. During this time he travelled throughout the country climbing towers, water tanks and other structures while progressing through the ranks of "green hand," "right-hand man" and "foreman." His experiences in leadership, construction/project management, safety and training programing allow Warriors4Wireless to continue providing the best industry-training program at a second location that will better serve the needs of our east coast veterans. He earned his Associates Degree of General Studies from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2013 and continues to pursue higher education in the field of safety. In his free time, Donald enjoys the outdoors, running, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Arthur Bunce
Coach
Arthur came on board as a recruiter for W4W in 2013. He currently works as a Career Counselor helping our military men and women transition to careers in the wireless industry He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Stony Brook University in 1992. He has maintained his teaching certifications and taught Secondary English in both Florida and New York. He worked for Kelley Dunne at a start-up called One Point Communications (OPC). OPC provided bundled telecommunication services to apartment communities. While at OPC, Arthur was responsible for documenting company methods and procedures for all employees preceding the sale of OPC to Verizon. “At W4W we change lives. Every day is a great new experience working with our military men and women. The skills, dedication and integrity our veterans bring to this industry is evident by the speed by which they are hired and how quickly they are able to advance in their careers. I have the privilege of daily interaction with some of the most amazing men and women who have honorably served our country.”
Denise Pace
Coach
Denise Pace is a retired senior non-commissioned officer who transitioned off active duty in 2013. She left the service with a strong desire to continue to serve those she served with. Since retiring, Denise has continued to help currently serving, separated and retired veterans individually, and has worked on projects designed to systematically improve processes impacting veterans. As a Warriors 4 Wireless Coach, she hopes to help speed up and simplify the transition process for veterans interested in pursuing a rewarding career in the telecommunications industry. She joined the W4W team in October 2017.
Eileen Pearsall
Sourcing Manager
Eileen joined W4W two years ago to assist in sourcing veterans interested in beginning a career as a cell tower technician. Eileen is a graduate of James Madison University. Her prior work consisted of retail management for 6 years, followed by her time as a merchandise buyer for Woodward and Lothrop and Hechts department stores. Eileen also worked as an administrative assistant to the VP of sales for The North Face, in combination with management of the east coast sales office for The North Face. Eileen spends her free time with her husband and four children. She feels humbled and honored to be able to assist the brave men and women of the armed forces in finding their new careers at once they return home.
Chris Randall
Coach
Laurie Russell
Coach

With a large variety of talent and converging from many different paths, one focus has now joined us together as a team, and that is a passion for helping our retiring veterans begin their new path in life!

Who We Are

Warriors4Wireless (W4W) is a non-profit formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable communication infrastructure technicians, and the thousands of qualified service men and women eager to transfer the skills they’ve learned in the military. Our organization provides training, advanced certification and transitional support, giving veterans the building blocks they need for an exciting and fulfilling career in the our rapidly growing industry.

What We Do