Kevin Oakes

CEO, Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)

Kevin Oakes is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the world’s largest vendor-free network of corporations focused on improving workforce productivity.

Prior to founding i4cp, Kevin was the founder of SumTotal Systems, one of the world’s largest talent management suites, when he merged Click2learn with Docent. Prior to the formation of SumTotal, Kevin was the Chairman & CEO of Click2learn, the first company Paul Allen founded after Microsoft, which he helped take public in the late 90’s. Kevin was also the founder of Oakes Interactive, an award-winning, technology-based training company, which he sold to Click2learn.

Kevin is the author of The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management, and is a frequent keynoter and author in the human capital field. Kevin is currently on the board of Workforce Insight, a workforce optimization company. He is also on the advisory boards of Koru, a leader in predictive hiring, EdCast, a knowledge network and Intrepid, a corporate training firm.

Kevin was recently on the board of directors of KnowledgeAdvisors, a human capital metrics software provider which was sold to the Corporate Executive Board, and he was the Chairman of Jambok, a social learning platform which was purchased by SuccessFactors. Kevin was the 2006 Chair of the national Association for Talent Development (ATD) board of directors and Chair of the ATD board selection committee.