Knowles, Kendrick

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Affiliation: Knowles Consulting Group

Nomination Committee Evaluation: Qualified

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Nominee Questionnaire

1. Public Contact Information

a) Please provide one URL to an online location (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) where community members can dialogue with you. [Optional.]

b) Please identify your organizational affiliations. Note that Advisory Council (AC) members serve as individuals required to take ARIN’s best interests into account—not those of organizations with which they are affiliated.

  • ISOC Internet Society,
  • Rotary International
  • Bahamas Chess Federation

2. Relevant Biography

a) Please refer to the ARIN Advisory Council Guidance to the 2022 Nomination Committee in answering this question:

i) Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective AC member.

I have been responsible for providing routing designs and working with ARIN to ensure clients get pre approval for address space. I spent my career teaching networking certifications like CCNA and CCNP.

ii) Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the AC.

iii) You may also optionally include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography.

b) The role of the Advisory Council is to advise the Board of Trustees on Internet number resource policy and related matters. Describe a similar experience you have had in such an advisory role.

I have served in senior IT positions where my responsibilities was to advise executive boards on policy. My knowledge of IP protocol and address spaces would be an asset

3. Eligibilty

a) Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have, real or perceived, that would impact your ability to perform your duty as a member of ARIN’s Advisory Council. How do you propose to resolve any such conflicts?


b) Are you currently eligible to serve on the Advisory Council according to the Conflicts of Interest Policy?


c) If not currently eligible, how will you become eligible to serve if elected (i.e. “If elected, I will resign from the position of ________ before 31 Dec 2022”). If not applicable, simply enter “N/A”.


d) Describe any limitations on your ability to: attend AC and Public Policy Meetings in person; or serve all of the elected term.


4. Nominee Information

a) Have you attended ARIN meetings or otherwise participated in ARIN activities in the past? What did you find the most rewarding from those meetings or activities? What suggestions for improvement do you have?


b) What areas of Internet number resource policy, if any, need more attention by ARIN; why?

IPv4 reallocation and approval process

c) In what ways could the AC’s role managing ARIN’s Internet number resource policy be improved, if any?

Ensuring that there is fair and timely approval of applications

d) What are your thoughts on the rights and responsibilities of legacy IP address holders?

They should be entitled to leverage their space as necessary for their organisations goal but do so in a way that protects the interests of the internet community as a whole. They should be encouraged to only use what is necessary.

e) What are your thoughts on needs-based justification for the receipt of IP addresses?

This is ideal and necessary to ensure only those who need will be granted.

6 responses

  1. Kellly Banks

    There is no doubt that Kendrick has a deep understanding of digital networks both from a technical design standpoint and functionality. What makes Kendrick unique is his ability to translate that knowledge to real world use cases but also to be able to bridge the communication gap in explaining the technical use cases in simplistic terms so that the non technical audience also has an understanding which will result in a diverse community of adoption to solutions.

  2. Kenneth Smith

    Kendrick is one of the most competent network professionals I have ever met. In 2019 Kendrick took on the bold challenge of working with ARIN to ensure that my Organization could peer with dual carriers and acquire provider independent address space. A first for a non-service provider in the country.

    Kendrick had the network designs coupled with the communication skills to ensure we made it through the pre-approval process.

    He will be an incredible asset to ARIN and for this reason I have no hesitations supporting his candidacy and recommend him for the advisory role he’s vying for.

  3. Kendrick Knowles Jr.

    I would highly recommend Kendrick for the Arin Advisory Board.

    Kendrick has served in many Sr. Information Technology positions in Nassau Bahamas with direct communication to the executive board. He has been instrumental in providing actionable advice on both IT and IT Security concerns.

    Kendrick has been responsible for providing routing designs and working with ARIN to ensure clients get preapproval for address space. (Working closely with both to deliver the right outcomes.)

    He not only has a deep understanding of networking (IP v4 and IP v6) but is a certified teacher for both CCNA and CCNP, helping build employment opportunities for the Bahamas.

    I know he would be a great asset to the Arin’s Advisory Board.

    PS. Say Hi to Marty Hannigan!

  4. Charnette Thompson

    Kendrick is a knowledgeable, resourceful and dynamic IT executive, with high levels of proficiency in effective project management, risk analysis & mitigation strategies and teaching/ sharing his insights to empower others. Therefore, I’m confident that his knowledge, experience and ‘can do’ attitude will add tremendous value to the ARIN community.

  5. Kendrick has demonstrated his understanding of the need for his company at the time to fully dual stack IPv6, agitate for change in policy for more efficient IPv4 usage and educating those that he comes into contact with on the use of IP space. With his experience in both service provider and enterprise environments he has seen both sides of the coin and its application globally. Given Kendrick’s exposure, respect for others and ability to quickly assimilate and develop a great rapport with those he works with, I know he would be an incredible addition to the ARIN advisory council.

  6. Keith Lightbourn

    Mr. Knowles is a well qualified and respected individual both locally and internationally, whom I highly recommend and support on this venture. He is very knowledgeable in the world of technology, specifically in networking and IT in which he specializes in, as well as a great leader who exhibits great project management expertise. I personally think he would provide great assistance in developing of policy regarding distribution of address space.

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