ceo, Institute for Corporate Productivity
As CEO of i4cp, Kevin provides strategic direction and vision, and is responsible for the overall operations of the organization. Kevin has been a pioneer in the human capital field for the last 15 years, and is a frequent author and international keynote speaker on topics such as talent management, leadership, innovation, metrics and strategic learning in organizations. Kevin also serves on the board of directors for Workforce Insights, and co-chairs the diversity metrics subcomittee for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, which aims to rally the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively across organizations and sectors. Prior to founding i4cp, Kevin created SumTotal Systems, (NASDAQ: SUMT), the world's largest learning management system company and the industry's leading provider of talent development solutions, when he merged Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) with Docent (NASDAQ: DCNT) in 2003. The merger won Frost & Sullivan's Competitive Strategy Award in 2004. Prior to the formation of SumTotal, Kevin was the Chairman & CEO of Click2learn, which was founded in 1985 by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Earlier in his career, Kevin was president and founder of Oakes Interactive, an award-winning, technology-based training company in Needham, Massachusetts. Kevin also founded TopShelf Multimedia, a distributor of off-the-shelf e-Learning titles, and Acorn Consulting, a strategic consulting organization. All three companies merged with Click2learn (then called Asymetrix) in 1997, which Kevin helped take public a year later. Kevin was also the 2006 Chair of the national American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) board, and served five years as an ASTD board member. Kevin was also the 2008 ASTD Board Selection Committee Chair. ASTD is the largest association in the world dedicated to workplace learning and performance, and its global membership reaches over 70,000 members. Kevin is also an advisory board member of Intrepid, a Seattle-based provider of outsourced workplace productivity solutions, and he serves on the board of Longworth Ventures, a Boston-area venture capital firm.