Founder & CEO, Tenacity Holdings
Tessa Kennedy, MBA the founder and CEO of Tenacity Holdings. Tessa has a long record of success through a varied background focused on business acumen, developing relationships, and finding mutually beneficial programs for both herself and her clients. Delivering top notch value, timely implementation, and unsurpassed returns Tessa is a strong advocate for finding the right solution for the right situation.
Tessa graduated Cum Laude from Viterbo University and began in working for a fortune 100 company where she moved up the ranks and was managing director working directly with merchants on getting the best value out of their programs while producing 10%+ YOY returns to them. She won the Presidents Club award in 2009; celebrating the top 3% of the employees within the company regarding results and positive client scores. In 2011 she was selected out of 280 candidates to oversee and drive a new product and program release in Asia; relocating to Sydney, Australia for one year. The program successfully launched on month 9 with results of 8% higher than expected and 30 more employees than planned. She drove this success while finalizing her last year of master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary where she graduated Manga Cum Laude in December of 2011.
She leveraged her keen knowledge acquired from over 15 years of varied business success into small commercial real estate acquisition. Once she entered that space, she found her true calling and quickly focused on how to scale up her knowledge and access to larger assets. That is what enticed her when she met her partners in land development; she is now part of a hugely successful group of like-minded people dedicated to helping people make their money work for them in ways they never imagined while at the same time making communities better, stronger, and set up for success. Tessa has based her life work on finding the best solutions for her clients; and that will continue to develop as Tenacity Holdings grows.
Governor, Tenacity Holdings
Mark is a Partner in Tenacity Holdings with 20 years’ experience in project management, global operations, and global supply chain. He has served in executive leadership roles within the medical device industry for most of this time. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas, is a certified six sigma black belt, professional speaker, and accredited by a wide range of quality and operations industry organizations.
Mark played Division I football for the University of North Texas and US Air Force Academy. He actively serves as a volunteer high school and youth coach for baseball and football in his hometown community.
Mark’s passion for real estate development stems from a life motto of paying it forward. Building communities, improving family options, and rejuvenating existing communities are primary focus areas of his daily commitment to the success of Tenacity Holdings.
& Their Family
Tessa and Mark were married July of 2019 and have a blended family that includes Grace, Luke, Breven, and their dog Poppy. They moved into their new house in September of 2019 and are enjoying getting settled in and beginning life’s next chapter together!