Kevin Gaskell is a corporate trailblazer, serial entrepreneur, and world-class team builder. An extraordinary leader, he is known for repeatedly leading such iconic brands as BMW, Porsche and Lamborghini to unprecedented levels of success before creating global businesses from scratch.
His role as CEO, chairman, and founder saw Kevin Gaskell enjoying huge success in various sectors. Amongst these sectors, he includes data, technology, manufacturing, brand marketing, and professional services. Someone who has repeatedly led teams to achieve extraordinary performance in various companies, his teams have created more than $5 billion in shareholder value.
It was leading the turnaround of Porsche from close to bankruptcy to market leader that saw Kevin Gaskell, at the age of 32, recognised as one of the most capable leaders of his generation. He consolidated that recognition with 4 years as Managing Director of BMW (GB) during which he led the business to record growth and a 500% improvement in profitability.
His flexibility and ability to adapt have confirmed Kevin Gaskell’s position as an inspirational leader while his passion for the development of leadership skills sees him often sought out to reinvigorate teams and companies.
An international sportsman who, outside his corporate role has walked to both the North and South Poles and climbed the world’s highest mountains be plays guitar in a rock band in his spare time.
Kevin Gaskell is of the belief that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results. His own experiences prove this. He is the author of “Inspired Leadership: How You Can Achieve Extraordinary Results In Business”.
As a speaker, Kevin Gaskell has a unique talent for engaging and inspiring his audiences while his experience in the corporate environment and entrepreneurial skills stand him in good stead. His takeaway practical tools are designed to enable every member of the audience to return to their roles energised and ready to achieve something extraordinary.
He lives in the UK and presents in English.
“Kevin is one of a very few corporate speakers who can both skilfully engage an audience as well as share credible business experience and practical ideas that can be rapidly implemented in any business. He hasn't just dreamt up academic ideas for running more profitable businesses; he's road tested them in the real world, can demonstrate the results and will show you how to do the same for your business.”
“I worked with Kevin for a year in his capacity as Chairman of the Achilles group and would wholeheartedly support the recommendations of his charismatic management style and practical input at all levels of the business operation. His achievements are undoubtedly well deserved and can guarantee that anyone working with him would find his input incisive and enjoyable.”
“Kevin joined a group of professional business speakers on a recent tour of Iran, where I met him, addressing conferences in four major cities on a business to business platform tied strongly to his amazing team experiences in reaching both the North and South Poles. I also recently watched him present in South Africa to critical audience acclaim. His energy, vitality and enthusiasm are outstanding and infectious. As a speaker I would heartily recommend him to any audience; he will light up your next conference in ways that few other speakers can.”
“It is only years later reflecting on great leadership and great leaders that I realise the mammoth task undertaken by Kevin taking over Porsche Cars Great Britain in 1992. His willingness to confront what Jim Collins calls the brutal facts along with a willingness to listen to all before embarking upon the right strategy for the time is an enormous credit to Kevin. I am eternally grateful to have been there and witnessed such great leadership and to see how strong the brand of Porsche is is in some way part of the work undertaken in those difficult times. Thanks.”
“Kevin spoke to a group of us at an entrepreneurs forum event. His energy and his story were inspirational but more than that, he oozed leadership-focussed, common sense. I left that evening with far deeper wisdom than I had turned up with, which has served me well over the last 12 months in growing my own business. Book him as a business speaker, your people will thank you for it.”