About Kevin Oakes
Kevin is the author of the upcoming book Culture Renovation®: A Blueprint for Action. He is also the CEO and co-founder of i4cp, the leading authority on next practices in human capital.
Kevin is a frequent author and international keynote speaker on next practices in human capital, and works with business and HR executives on people practices that drive high performance. He is considered one of the foremost experts on organizational culture.
He is currently on the board of Performitiv, a performance improvement technology company. He is also on the advisory boards of EdCast, a knowledge network firm and Sanctuary, a health and wellness startup.
Kevin is on the board of Best Buddies Washington and helped establish the first office for Best Buddies in the state in 2019. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
He was previously the Founder and the President of SumTotal Systems (NASDAQ: SUMT) which he helped create in 2003 by merging Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) with Docent (NASDAQ: DCNT). 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. He was previously the president and founder of Oakes Interactive in Needham, MA. Oakes Interactive was purchased by Click2learn (then called Asymetrix) in 1997, which Kevin helped take public a year later.
The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) is the leading authority on next practices in human capital. We produce more research than any other human capital research firm in the world, and many of the world’s most prominent organizations and HR leaders turn to i4cp to better capitalize on emerging workforce trends. Supported by a powerful community of human capital practitioners, we provide insights that help organizations better anticipate, adapt, and act in a constantly changing business environment.