Regis  McKenna

Regis McKenna

Founder
Regis McKenna Inc.

A leader in Silicon Valley for 50 years, Regis McKenna is a highly regarded marketing consultant to entrepreneurs and technology businesses.

In 1970 McKenna founded his own high-tech marketing firm, Regis McKenna Inc., and worked with a number of entrepreneurial startups during their formative years, including America Online, Apple, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Intel, Linear Technology, Microsoft, National Semiconductor, Silicon Graphics, and 3Com. McKenna helped launch important technological innovations including the first microprocessor (Intel Corporation), the first personal computer (Apple Computer), the first recombinant DNA genetically engineered product (Genentech Inc.), and the first retail computer store (The Byte Shop).

McKenna was a general partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and previously served on the Venture Advisory Board of Silicon Valley Bank and International Advisory Board of Toyota. He is an emeritus member of Santa Clara University Board of Trustees. McKenna was a founder of the Center for Science and Technology at Santa Clara University, now called The Miller Center. He served as the first president of the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund.

McKenna is the author of numerous articles and publications, including Real Time: Preparing for the Age of the Never Satisfied Customer, and Total Access: Giving Customers What They Want in an Anytime Anywhere World (both by Harvard Business School Press, 1997 & 2002 respectively).

McKenna has a BA from Duquesne University and received honorary PhDs from Duquesne University, Saint Vincent College, Santa Clara University, and Stevens College of Engineering.