About

Hello! Welcome to my personal website. Expect to read about a variety of subjects, ranging from Denver (where I live with my family) to open source projects. If you’d like to get in touch, please contact me.

I am the Founder and Manager of Kenny Consulting Group, LLC, a consultancy that helps founders and executives grow their businesses. A few projects I’m working on include: Intro CRM, OSHdata, and Hello Blink Show. I previously worked in management consulting and for several technology companies before starting my own business.

I’ve been featured in outlets like The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Hacker News. Outside of work, I contribute to public data projects like Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap. I previously served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). In school, I earned an MBA from the University of Denver and a BA in Economics from Pepperdine University.


Listen to the latest episode of Hello Blink Show (co-hosted by Harris), a practical podcast for technical people who want to start their own company.

Goodbye for Now Hello Blink Show

Harris and I are sad to report that we have decided to shut down the Hello Blink Show. We had an incredible time creating the episodes, sharing knowledge about sales and marketing, and meeting amazing new people. We learned a lot from our guests, and we hope you did, too.We discuss some of the things we could have done better if we were to go back in time and redo the show: The name “Hello Blink Show” was a potential SEO miss. While it was a unique name and meant someone would land on our site when searching for that phrase, it did nothing to convey what the show was about. We need to find a way to break out of the core group of listeners who either knew us personally or followed one of us on social media. Find a way to build a community for technical people building or running their own companies. Chris Gammell’s Contextual Electronics Forum attracts a similar audience, and we would not want to compete with his forum. We would want to ramp up our production and marketing efforts to include releasing an episode every week as well as engage people more on social media (e.g. Twitter). Harris is pivoting his career to go from individualized consulting to building a virtual sales assistant. This pivot grew out of his experience developing Intro CRM. He found that even though Intro CRM provided a simplified set of CRM and sales tools, people were not using it. That revelation led to the idea of creating a productized service to literally help people with sales. Shawn is pivoting to focus on embedded machine learning and teaching as opposed to marketing consulting. Part of this focus includes doing research with the hope of being published in academic journals or pursuing a PhD.Hello Blink Show will continue to exist as an archive of episodes, but for the time being, we have no plans to produce future episodes.SponsorWe want to thank Twilio for sponsoring this episode! Twilio is a cloud platform that helps developers automate phone calls, text messages, and other communications through their web API. Check out twilio.com/go/helloblink for more information about using Twilio for automated messaging and IOT applications. List of ResourcesPodcast – Pipeline MeetingWebsite – Intro CRM Host Contact Informationshawnhymel.comkennyconsultinggroup.comLinkedIn – Shawn HymelLinkedIn – Harris KennyTwitter – Shawn HymelTwitter – Harris Kenny License Information“Hello Blink Show” by Kenny Consulting Group, LLC and Skal Risa, LLC is licensed under CC BY 4.0Intro and outro song is “Routine” by Amine Maxwell is licensed under CC BY 3.0
  1. Goodbye for Now
  2. Experiential and Nonsense Marketing with Christine Sunu
  3. How to Run a Successful Livestream with Alessandro and Robert

Listen to the latest episode of Pipeline Meeting (hosted by Harris), a place for freelancers and early stage founders to get real advice about managing and closing deals.

Our New Customer Onboarding Process Pipeline Meeting

As we bring new customers onboard at Intro CRM, we were thinking about the best way to do it. Along came Arrows, a tool that elevates the customer onboarding process. In this episode, we talk through who needs to think about onboarding, what constitutes a good customer onboarding process, and three things we like about Arrows. Plus, an unexpected use case. Read the episode transcript here.On the Intro CRM YouTube channel: Customer Onboarding Process Demo of Arrows →On the Intro CRM blog: Your customer onboarding process with Arrows →Learn more: Visit Arrows' website to sign up for a free trial →Meet Daniel Zarick: Follow Daniel on Twitter →Meet Benedict Fritz: Follow Benedict on Twitter →Listen to their podcast: Keep Going podcast →
  1. Our New Customer Onboarding Process
  2. Your virtual sales assistant
  3. Intro CRM Basecamp Integration