President & CEO
A recognized leader in the information industry and Connecticut native, Kevin Bouley ’80 earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the UConn School of Business in 1980. After several promotions in sales and accounting at Nerac, Inc., a global technology and IP advisory research firm, Bouley was named vice president in 1987, and acquired the company in 1999. Under Bouley’s direction, Nerac grew steadily, more than doubling in size, while Bouley led the transformation of the business model and nearly every facet of the operation. Nerac has been named 5 times on the Deloitte & Touche prestigious Technology Fast 50 program for Connecticut, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the state.
As a thought-leader for the Tolland technology corridor, Bouley is an active angel investor, nurturing innovation, investing money and resources in numerous small business start-ups, many of which are hosted within a unique business development environment at Nerac. He supports the startup community with bi-monthly XcellR8 meetings, assisting and advising local entrepreneurs. Bouley is active in entrepreneurially focused activities at UConn, including Innovation Quest, ENGR 5300, Nursing Innovations and the Third Bridge Grant Advisory Board.
Bouley is presently on the UConn School of Engineering advisory board and formerly served on the boards of the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). Bouley received the UConn Alumni Association 2007 University Service Award, the UConn School of Engineering 2010 Distinguished Service Award, and was inducted into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame in 2014.