Founder and CEO, Accelery
Lenwood is the founder and CEO of Accelery, an agility and workplace innovation platform helping CEOs of small and medium sized businesses accelerate business transformation through digital. For over 20 years, Lenwood has helped CEOs and their leadership teams manage during transformational organizational challenges whether caused by management decision-making, business cycle, innovation, regulation, or crisis.
Most recently, Lenwood earned a postgraduate degree in digital business with distinction from the Emeritus Institute of Management, a partnership of MIT Sloan School of Management, Columbia Business School Executive Education, and the Tuck School of Management at Dartmouth.
Lenwood also graduated the Strategic Steps for Growth Streetwise MBA program in entrepreneurial and small business operations through W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab at the NYU Stern School of Business.
He also earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
Upon graduating, Yale awarded Lenwood the distinguished Roosevelt L. Thompson Prize for his commitment to the Yale community. In special recognition of his commitment to the African American community at Yale, the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale awarded Lenwood a special commendation.
Lenwood is a member of the Founding Chapter of the One Hundred Black Men, a national social and civic organization that provides scholarships, educational support, economic empowerment, mentoring, health, and wellness initiatives, and serves as a leading voice of the African American community. The Founding Chapter of the One Hundred Black Men was established in 1963 by the Honorable David N. Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Jackie Robinson, J. Bruce Llewelyn, and Cyril deGrasse Tyson. It has grown to include chapters in cities across the United States and abroad. Through membership with the One Hundred Black Men, Lenwood volunteers as a guest speaker to underserved high school students inspiring future leaders to pursue education, entrepreneurship, wealth building and community development.
Lenwood is also a member of Pinnacle Forum America, a national network of Christian CEOs and marketplace leaders dedicated to helping influential leaders execute their God-given purpose and foster a flourishing God-honoring culture.
For almost 20 years, Lenwood has also served on the Yale Alumni Schools Committee as an interviewer, interviewing high school students for admission to Yale.