Kevin E. Cole

Boston, MA  |  kevincole@gmail.com


ABOUT

Hi, I'm Kevin: a creative intrapreneur currently focused on technical training, marketing, and learning management. From training to performance management to employee retention, I help organizations succeed by helping their people thrive.

For the last 11+ years I have been working in Metro Boston and developing skills at the intersection of technical product marketing, enablement, and L&D. I'm at my best when building new programs that break ground in uncharted territory or scaling existing initiatives to realize a larger strategic vision.

Right now I'm employed full-time, but happy to chat about formal or informal consulting opportunities. In the past I've advised on HR systems, onboarding strategies, and LMS product enhancements. I'm interested in organizational effectiveness and projects that involve implementing systems and processes to make everyone's work lives a little bit better. If you'd like to talk about what I can do for your organization, shoot me an e-mail and say hello.

That's the professional side of me. In my free time, I love to go backcountry hiking (the photos above I took in the White Mountains and Berkshires, respectively) and mountain biking, tackle endless home projects, or relax with my wife and our two cats. I'm addicted to Netflix, and particularly enjoy documentaries and weird films. Lately I've been learning Ruby on Rails by building a web app called JobKeeper.

CAREER

Global Head of Learning & Enablement
Zerto

Focused on technical training and sales enablement for Zerto's partners, customers, prospects, and employees. Some of my work is visible at zerto.com/tco, zerto.com/labs, or Vimeo (e.g. here or here)

Side project: learning AngularJS for responsive HTML5 sales enablement tool that helps reps close deals 3-4x larger than before

Sep 2015 – present
Reports to VP, Product Marketing

Director of Organizational Development
Citizen Schools

Focused on performance management, employee retention & engagement, learning management, onboarding, change management, and talent/HR strategy & policy.

Side project: developed new network/multi-site Wordpress intranet to replace org's Sharepoint intranet

Dec 2013 – Apr 2015
Reported to Chief Talent Officer

National Program Systems Manager
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)

Focused on training, onboarding, vendor management, team operations & logistics, and systems implementation/administration.

Side projects: revamped supply chain & distribution logistics; led office re-org/clean-up initiatives

Sep 2011 – Dec 2013
Reported to Director of Program

Curriculum & Instruction Associate
VHS Global Collaborative

Focused on instructional design, learning management systems, and web-based training.

Side projects: developed custom document-oriented database; wrote VBScripts to automate common workflows

Mar 2010 – Sept 2011
Reported to Director of C&I

OTHER WORK

I've also worked a variety of part-time jobs, including gigs in: door-to-door sales, fast food, manufacturing, retail, maintenance/grounds, and airport freight. It's been interesting!



EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Cedarville University
Minor: History

Cedarville, Ohio

Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate
TEFL International

Buenos Aires, Argentina



SKILLS

Training


L&D Strategy


Learning Management


HTML/CSS


Product Marketing


Talent Strategy



CONTACT

Email
kevincole@gmail.com

Phone
+1 774 260 0322

SOCIAL LINKS

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