To Make A Difference Kevin Burkholder An Excellence-driven professional with over 30 years experience in leading projects and people, implementing and overseeing technology programs, and administering all facets of technology initiatives. He possesses in-depth knowledge and understanding of business requirements and functions with an ability to work with business leaders and experts to set agendas and deliver results. Offering years of experience driving Information Technology projects to success by pursuing business alignment and strategically maximizing the value of IT resources. Kevin approaches IT governance through full-circle management, which includes examining projects from a business value perspective and a technical perspective, eliminating the disconnect between IT and business that can delay projects and cost companies money. To Make A Difference Kevin Burkholder is a business and technology consultant dedicated to leadership and strengths based performance. Kevin’s goal is to help companies and individuals achieve both greater performance and personal fulfillment by focusing on individual talent. “The traditional business model of the top-down organizational chart cannot produce or maintain corporate excellence into the coming era. Tomorrow’s world demands that the chart be turned upside down and that leaders must serve their company by working for their employees to ensure personal engagement in the vision and direction of the company. In order to be successful, companies must find a way to capitalize on the talents and strengths of each individual and to provide an environment that feeds the intrinsic motivations of people by empowering them to let loose their creativity, enthusiasm, and devotion.”Kevin Burkholder Recognizing the needed changes in the typical hierarchical structures that we have all accepted, Kevin has embarked both professionally and personally to change the way it is. Through his consulting and coaching practice, Kevin works to enable leaders, managers, and employees to bring out the best they have to offer. Through his personal endeavor – The EarthAsylum Leadership Circle – Kevin is bringing together people who see a better future and are willing to create change and work towards that future. Prior to starting his own business, Kevin spent 11 years as Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at American Telecast Products, LLC (formerly American Telecast Corporation), known as one of the most successful consumer product and direct marketing companies in the world. While there, Kevin’s expertise in leadership, process improvement, change management, business alignment, and information technology helped focus and shape the company as it evolved through years of changing markets and business demands. For nine years, earlier in his career, Kevin was a technology consultant serving as a project manager, software developer, systems analyst, and technical operations manager for numerous companies in diverse industries such as life and health insurance, marketing services, defense procurement, magazine publishing, and in the not-for-profit sector. Being referred to as “the hired gun” by his clients, Kevin has been called on to solve business and technical problems beyond the capabilities of internal staff. Kevin’s career began with an enlistment and training in the United States Navy. From there he worked as a computer operator in the early 1980’s, then as an applications and systems programmer, network engineer, and on through many diverse roles in the technology field. Through a career spanning decades of changes, advancements, and evolving practices in technology and business, Kevin has always remained at the forefront of the industry. Known for his unique combination of experience, knowledge, imagination, vision, and integrity, today Kevin is recognized as an accomplished leader with strengths in business process, continuous improvement, recognizing and developing talent, and building powerful, imaginative solutions.