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 a consultant with unique skills in employee development / career mapping, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) diversity management and organizational strategy / effectiveness. And with his high energy, strong communications skills and sense of humor, he is frequently invited to speak or conduct workshops on diversity, career management 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 part of his responsibilities, Stan had career oversight for IBM’s 3000-person Global Sales Operations team, and 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 received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BS in Management Science from Georgia Tech. He is active in leadership roles in a dozen community and civic organizations and 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 their inaugural Diversity – Role Model award in 2013.