Kevin Bouley is President and CEO of Nerac, Inc. a global research and advisory firm for companies developing innovative products and technologies. A recognized leader in the information industry and Connecticut native, Mr. Bouley holds a B.S. in Finance (’80) from the University of Connecticut. He serves on the Werth Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, the School of Engineering Advisory Board and Dean’s Advisory Cabinet for the School of Business. Bouley received the School of Engineering Distinguished Service Award in 2010 and was inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame in 2014.
A passionate speaker on innovation and entrepreneurship, and strong advocate for research enabled technology venture development; he supports and encourages entrepreneurial studies in the UConn School of Engineering, School of Business and School of Nursing. In addition to contributing ideas for new curriculum to stimulate and challenge the aspiring student entrepreneurs, he frequently serves as mentor and judge for a number of competitive programs that function as an entrepreneurial gateway for students. He regularly chairs the XcellR8 “Shark Tank” pitch events and has provided or secured seed money for a select number of students’ ventures/products.