Joe Chernesky

Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property & Innovation, The Kudelski Group

Joe is Senior Vice President at the Kudelski Group where he leads the intellectual property and innovation organizations.  Prior to Kudelski, Joe held leadership positions at Intellectual Ventures, IPotential, Boeing, and Intel.  Joe holds a BS and MBA from the University of Arizona and served for ten years as a United States Naval Officer.  Joe has focused his career on service, entrepreneurship, innovation, and intellectual property while working for and advising innovative start-ups, Fortune 50 technology companies and the United States Government.  Combining this background with a keen interest in international development, Village Enterprise’s model, mission, team, and success to date have become of great interest to Joe, and he is committed to helping the Village Enterprise team make an even bigger impact in reducing extreme poverty in Africa.