Michael Kimball

Michael Kimball


A position of influence within a high-integrity organization where my experience, maturity, and skills can contribute to defining and achieving the organization’s objectives with sustained excellence.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Leadership: ability to influence, motivate, direct and develop others
  • Organizational effectiveness: strategic and tactical planning; innovation through the application of structured creativity; process improvement; curriculum development and instruction
  • Project management and team facilitation: translating objectives into reality through effective planning, resource management, communication, facilitation, and execution
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

Related Outcomes

Organizational Leadership

Served as the primary architect of an emerging company’s business plan and coordinated efforts to raise investment capital through the issuing of a Private Placement Memorandum. Analyzed operations and presented a range of recommendations for strengthening the organization and increasing profitability.

Managed the curriculum development segment of the training organization for a technology company involved in the hospitality industry. Developed a comprehensive vision and strategy for delivering learning to both internal and external audiences through a blended delivery model involving traditional instructor-led training together with e-Learning.

Co-founder and CEO of an IT consulting firm in upstate NY. Developed company from an initial 2 employees to a regionally recognized enterprise with 11 employees and annual revenues in excess of $1.2M. Key areas of responsibility included strategic and operational planning, finance, human capital development, project management, and education and training services including creativity training to support client innovation initiatives.

Managed the computer operations of the Corporate Data Center of Corning Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company. Supervised a staff of 30+ individuals. Provided leadership to the organization for transitioning through a number of complex system upgrades, honing disaster recovery capabilities, and expanding help desk resources.

Organizational Effectiveness

Facilitated in the determination of vision/mission/value definitions for various organizations together with the development of strategic and tactical plans to achieve the vision. Used a balanced scorecard approach to measuring progress.

Developed and gave numerous presentations to new and existing clients summarizing the results of consulting analysis and recommending courses of action which would allow them to achieve their stated objectives.

Introduced the techniques of parallel and lateral thinking as a means of mining an organization’s human capital resources. Developed supporting curriculum and delivered training in the area of creativity-on-demand for the purpose of generating and harvesting commercially viable ideas in support of innovation initiatives.

Handled multiple special project engagements involved with process analysis to identify improvement opportunities. Facilitated cross-functional team participation in providing recommendations and re-engineering the processes involved.

Developed comprehensive blended training models to support learning and growth objectives for both internal and customer-facing audiences.

Project Management and Team Facilitation

Project owner/manager of Kingdom Inc.’s MessageShare product – an Internet based service providing members with a powerful online means of distributing and managing audio messages. Responsible for all aspects of the initiative. (See www.messageshare.com)

Served as project manager for various curriculum development initiatives aimed at providing end-user training for software/hardware solutions for quick and casual service restaurants.

In support of a “brand audit”, played a key role in helping to develop a brand identity for a well-established printing firm based on a team approach to determining core values and future direction.

Served as project manager responsible for developing training curriculum and providing “train-the-trainer” instruction for Corning Incorporated’s eProcurement project.

Provided training to Corning Incorporated’s S&T Transaction Excellence and Shared Services project team in the area of parallel and lateral thinking techniques. Facilitated team’s use of the techniques in pursuit of out-of-the-box solutions leading to initiatives with savings potential in excess of $3M annually.

Served as a team facilitator to Corning Incorporated in pursuit of “lessons learned” from their initial Innovation initiative. Provided formal report of findings to project sponsor.

Work History

  • Consultant (Current)
  • Director, Business Development / Kingdom, Inc. / Mansfield, NY / 2006-February, 2007
  • Manager of Curriculum Development / Par Technology, Inc. / New Hartford, NY / 2005-2006
  • Consultant / 1984 – 1993; 2000-2005
  • Co-founder and CEO / The Petra Group, Inc. / Corning, NY / 1993-1999
  • Manager, CDC Computer Operations / Corning Incorporated / Corning, NY / 1978 – 1984