Edward McKenna, MBA, PhD

Principal Partner

Dr. McKenna is an entrepreneur, technologist and visionary business leader with 19 years of experience working with cutting-edge technology and developing strategies that have successfully brought numerous innovative products to market. He has an outstanding track record of efficient execution in both startups and large corporations, from new products to disruptive strategies.


Prior to JRG Ventures, Dr. McKenna was the Covidien Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions Chief Scientist and Chief Engineer, Founder and Director of the Covidien Integrated Patient Intelligence Initiative, founder of two companies, and a published author who holds over 60 patents. He is a five time Covidien (www.covidien.com) Innovation Award Winner.


Ed’s education includes a PhD in Optics from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic – San Luis Obispo. Ed is based in the Silicon Valley and lives in the Bay Area.