Kim Kendall is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Riders Engineering. She has grown the company from one employee in 2009 to 20 in 2016, increasing revenues to over $5M annually. As an entrepreneur she has effectively generated new business opportunities by building strategic partnerships with DoD agencies and leading corporations.

Ms. Kendall began Ocean Riders with the vision to “bridge the gap” between mission personnel and systems developers to ensure mission success. With over 20 years of process and systems engineering experience, she is recognized by the engineering community for high integrity, resourcefulness in the face of obstacles, and a strong commitment to meeting customer needs.

Ms. Kendall utilizes her professional and company reputations to be a leader in the community by participating in industry forums such as the DoD WOSB Consortium, AFCEA, AFCEA Women in Engineering, the Howard Technology Council, and the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce.