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Innovate, Create & Commercialize

Gregory J. Kaple

Startup Artist

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Greg Kaple is an entrepreneur and a strategy consultant known for innovating business models and solution delivery platforms for complex professional, technology and services organizations.  His expertise incorporates the discipline of process engineering and technology management with the empathy of social engineering and communications alignment.  Kaple is one of the State of Appalachia’s most dynamic forces leading a vision to transform the Appalachian region into the new global leader for workforce competitiveness and innovative economic development.

As a startup founder, Kaple has repeatedly succeeded at growing ventures like project management software platform TeamDynamix, mens’ barbershop franchise Kennedy’s All American, professional services provider Integrated Management Services (IMS) and new media for the new masses production company Nvision Performance Solutions.

As a strategy consultant, Kaple has consulted with hundreds of companies, including global leaders like Tiffany & Co, Time Warner, New York Presbyterian Hospital, AIG, LexisNexis, White & Case and WilmerHale and others.  This work has included improving shared service delivery models for infrastructure and risk management, redesigning business operations through insourcing and on-shoring and leading transformational change in organizational cultures and business development.

Kaple has developed a well-regarded methodology for innovation, alignment, creation and commercialization, which he has used repeatedly in different business environments and across a variety of market segments. He is the author of a professional blog reflecting his personal passions, initiatives and experiences, www.Kaple.wordpress.com.  His contributions include research on technology models for managing operational risk within information technology systems, managing multi-sided market platforms and generating value driven business models for service delivery.

Kaple is a founding participant in the Ohio University Ralph & Luci Schey Sales Centre and is a passionate supporter of investing in education and enabling the future of America’s competitiveness through programs that give back.  He’s been a governing member of several University programs for sales and entrepreneurship with West Virginia University, University of Dayton and Ohio University where he recently created a breakthrough class on Entrepreneurial Sales.

Kaple has a Masters Degree of Science in Telecommunications Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Ohio University. He currently resides in Parkersburg, WV at the center of the Great Ohio Valley with his wife, Stephanie, two young daughters, Charlotte Rae & Grace Ann and their two North American Appalachian mountain dogs, Rally & Ryder.

 

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