Kevin Grauman

Non-Executive Director

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Kevinis no stranger to the startup world — he brings with him a proven track recordas a successful US-based executive leader and groundbreaking entrepreneur whohas founded, financed, grown, and sold several innovative companies in theservices, SaaS and consulting arenas.

Kevin has also held successful executive operating and advisoryroles in strategy, delivery, technology, marketing and channel development, asa “hired gun” for tier-1 venture capitalists, growth equity firms and executiveleadership teams.

Kevin’s passions and focus are towards exciting andparadigm-shifting business opportunities that have the potential to change theway that business is done forever … and with meaningful human impact.

Standout work has wonKevin recognition as one of the “100Superstars of HR Outsourcing in the USA” by HRO Today Magazine.Additionally, his high performance leadership at the helm of The OutsourceGroup led the company to the #1 position on the prestigious INC500 list, as thefastest growing company in the USA.

Kevin is also therecipient of the prominent Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, is a publishedauthor, regularly provides expert business insights to the US venture capitalcommunity, and is regularly sought by media, pundits, analysts and businessowners for his counsel on all things startup and human capital related.

Culturally, Kevin is an operating leader – he is happiestrolling up his sleeves and directly participating in solving challenges …collaboratively, with purpose and with business impact. He is not interested in“politic-ing” … ever! He is organized, demanding, precise … but fair, relyingon competent partners, good ideas, and unselfish efforts. His primarymotivations are demonstrating and achieving excellence, engendering high-degreesof trust, being “present”, and exhibiting honest empathy.

Kevin hails from South Africa, is a university post-graduate, heis married, has two college-aged sons, and he lives in the San Francisco BayArea. He has a passion for people dynamics; is fueled by intelligent,principled and defensible debate; is a lover of family, travel, red wine,single-malt scotch and golf (although, not necessarily in that order).