Get To Know Your Board Member (Kevin Oakes)

Kevin Oakes

Kevin Oakes


Kevin is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the world’s largest vendor-free network of corporations focused on improving workforce productivity.

Prior to founding i4cp, Kevin was the founder of SumTotal Systems, the world’s largest learning management system company, when he merged Click2learn with Docent.  Prior to the formation of SumTotal, Kevin was the Chairman & CEO of Click2learn, and was also the founder of Oakes Interactive, an award-winning, technology-based training company.

Kevin’s most recent book, The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management, was published by ASTD in 2011.  Kevin was recently on the board of directors of KnowledgeAdvisors, a human capital metrics software provider which was sold to the Corporate Executive Board, and he was the Chairman of Jambok, a social learning platform which was purchased by SuccessFactors.  Kevin is currently on the board of Workforce Insight, a workforce optimization company, and on the board of advisors of Intrepid, a corporate training firm.  He was also the 2006 Chair of the national American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) board of directors, and is a frequent keynoter and author in the human capital field.


Get to Know Your Board Member (Claudia Rodriguez)


Claudia Rodriguez

Vice President, Devices Product Management

Motorola Solutions


Claudia Rodriguez

Claudia is Vice President of Devices Product Management at Motorola Solutions Inc. She is responsible for optimizing product portfolio planning and investment decisions to deliver superior offerings to Motorola Solutions Inc.’s customers in each of its Devices technologies and business lines across the world.  Claudia joined Motorola in 2000 and has held a variety of leadership positions in product/business management, technical sales, business development, learning/training, operations and competitive intelligence, covering U.S. and international markets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Florida International University.

Claudia also serves as the President of the Global Women’s Business Council at MSI, working to drive inclusion and diversity in the company while creating networking and engagement opportunities for employees.  She is also a board member of the Center of Talent Reporting, an industry-led initiative to bring standard principles and reporting to learning, and board member of BroadWand Wireless, a high tech start-up bringing affordable solutions to the mobile internet user.  She recently participated in the 2014-2015 Global Marathon as a Thought Leader and received Illinois Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award.

Andy Vance

Director of Operations

Center for Talent Reporting (2014 – present)

Responsible for CTR operations, including workshop and conference logistics, technical support for hardware and software, registrations, membership renewals, member support, administrative support, and liaison with CTRs’ website developer.

Tech Lead

Omni Tech Support (2012 – present)

Omni Tech’s goals are to assist customers with their technical questions and issues both software and hardware related. Provide direct support with customers by phone, video chat, and direct offsite pc control. Lead an Omni Tech team with more difficult issues and provide reports to customers and Omni Tech support managers. Advance knowledge of win 7, office 2013, bios support, networking, hardware troubleshooting, and connectivity issues.

Associate and Production Manager

Perkins Bakery & Restaurant (2009 – 2012)

As a manager at Perkins, worked daily with both customers and staff to provide the best work and dining experience possible. Oversaw day to day operations, worked on long term goals and projections, oversaw local marketing and strategy, handled food and equipment ordering, and set up and paid venders for services.


University of Phoenix Online (2009 – present)

Bachelors in Green and Sustainable Resource Management with an Associates in Business Management (expected October 2014)