Advisory Council

Richard I. Kean, CBC Managing Partner, Business Marketing Institute Associate Director, Institute for the Study of Business Markets  Rick Kean has spent his entire career in business-to-business marketing and communications.  In 2005, seeking to improve the basic knowledge and skills among practitioners in business-to-business marketing, he created the Business Marketing Institute (BMI),  a Web-based skills assessment, self-directed skills building and certification program for business-to-business marketers and marketing communicators.   He served as Executive Director of the Business Marketing Association from 1992 to 2006, joining the predecessor organization, the Business/Professional Advertising Association (B/PAA) as Executive Director in 1992. As an active member of the business-to-business marketing community, Kean had served as a member of the B/PAA’s Board of Directors from 1982 to 1992.   Prior to joining B/PAA, Kean served as the Group Publisher of the American Marketing Association publications, the preeminent publisher in the field of marketing, responsible for all AMA published products, including Marketing News, Marketing Research, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, as well as academic texts, newsletters, books, conference proceedings and directories. At AMA he launched two new publishing properties, Marketing Management and Marketing Executive Report.  He spent 15 years with Crain Communications, a leading publisher of business newspapers and magazines, serving as the VP/Publisher of Business Marketing and prior to that Midwest Sales Manager of Advertising Age. He has received the G.D. Crain, Jr. Award from the Business Marketing Association for career contributions to business-to-business marketing and earned the Certified Business Communicator credential, a professional designation recognizing knowledge and professional conduct in the field of business-to-business marketing and communications.     

Kirk Hallowell, Ph.D. is Principal of MatchPoint Coaching, LLC, an international coaching firm specializing in high potential executive development and succession planning.  Kirk brings 15 years of executive coaching and development experience to Job Market Experts - HR including positions as Senior Consultant for Personnel Decisions International and Talentgenesis, Inc. Kirk has designed and implemented organization-wide executive development programs within Fortune 500 companies and has provided individual feedback, assessment and coaching to hundreds of executives.  As an Associate for Lominger Limited, he certified human resource professionals in the use of an integrated suite of competency-based planning and assessment tools related to leadership development, selection, and strategic planning. Kirk served as Director of Research for the Amoco Management Learning Center, where he led efforts to assess the impact of Amoco’s executive development program for the top 3600 business leaders.  Kirk has presented and published internationally on the topics of leadership development, succession, and human capital analytics and currently serves as a Research Advisor to SuccessFactors.

Scott Corwin is the Managing Partner of Resolute Technologies (formerly FTS), an Information Technology solutions provider focused on Consulting and recruiting.  Scott was previously the Regional Vice President of Advantage Technical Resourcing, a $500 Million dollar company.  Scott brings his expertise of recruiting and technology. Scott has focused his work over the years on a simple premise: people. He strives to engage deeply with both his clients and his candidates to ensure that there is not only a skills match, but a cultural and value match as well.   Scott’s 22 years of diverse experience in the technology space have created an informed perspective that is guided by solid business ideals.

Mr. Kaufman is currently the Vice President of Arthur Gallagher & Co. a multi-national, multi-billion dollar risk management and consultative firm.  Mr. Kaufman brings his expertise to Job Market Experts from his past role at Digi-Me, a customized talent acquisition solution that converts your written text job descriptions into dynamic videos that deliver information to job-seekers in a way that is more engaging & accessible across all media platforms than text. Leveraging the power of video, Digi-Me clients enjoy increased SEO, improved candidate self-selection, and effortlessly stand-out from the competition.  Digi-Me professional-quality video solutions, is based on the latest cloud-based tracking technology for up-to-the-minute reporting on candidate behavior as well as automatic integration into ATS.

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