Stan C. Kimer combines his passion for personal growth with world-class business know-how to propel enterprises to gain efficiencies and grow profit through total engagement. He is recognized as an internal / external consultant with unique skills in employee development / career mapping, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) diversity management and organizational effectiveness / project management. Stan is the one man for your enterprise who is concerned about your team’s careers; he believes that, given the right tools, employees will become more totally engaged in driving their careers and therefore impacting your business success. He is also acclaimed throughout the business community for his ability to lead large and small companies to achieve significant revenue from the under-served $732 Billion LGBT marketplace and to maximize performance of LGBT employees. And with his high energy, strong communications skills, and sense of humor, he is frequently invited to speak or conduct workshops on diversity and leadership development.
Stan excelled as a member of IBM’s executive team in his most recent position of Director of Global Sales Operations with IBM’s Consulting Practice. As the initial architect in building IBM’s Global Sales Operations unit, Stan led the work to successfully consolidate 3000 IBM employees across 5 IBM Divisions and 18 geographic units. He drove the establishment of a single integrated high-performing cost-effective team, delivering both a $40M cost reduction (over 10%) and enhanced service levels. Stan then developed an innovative career mapping process that increased the Sales Operation’s employee participation rate in career planning from under 20% to over 80%, transforming the team into the function with the highest employee morale of all IBM’s 11 globalized service units.
Prior to the Sales Operations role, Stan had over 20 additional years of broad IBM experience in staff and management positions in customer support, finance, marketing, technical product planning and human resources (diversity). In the global corporate diversity role that Stan held for five years, he led IBM to premier leadership industry in LGBT diversity, including winning all 5 key marketplace LGBT diversity awards over his tenure. Stan is often called on to take over the most challenging areas and troubled projects and is recognized for always delivering quick turnaround results for team success.
Stan received his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and BS in Management Science from Georgia Tech. He is active in leadership roles in a dozen community and civic organizations including as a past President of the North Carolina Council of Churches. Stan frequently leads strategic planning and organizational effectiveness work with these non-profits, including providing diversity and leadership development seminars. The Triangle Business Journal recognized Stan with a “Leader in Diversity-Role Model” Award in 2013.