Kevin Grauman

Non-Executive Director

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Kevin is no stranger to the startup world — he brings with him a proven track record as a successful US-based executive leader and groundbreaking entrepreneur who as founded, financed, grown, and sold several innovative companies in the services, SaaS and consulting arenas.

Kevin has also held successful executive operating and advisory roles in strategy, delivery, technology, marketing and channel development, as a “hired gun” for tier-1 venture capitalists, growth equity firms and executive leadership teams.

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

Standout work has won Kevin 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 Outsource Group led the company to the #1 position on the prestigious INC500 list, as the fastest growing company in the USA.

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

Culturally, Kevin is an operating leader – he is happiest rolling 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, relying on competent partners, good ideas, and unselfish efforts. His primary motivations are demonstrating and achieving excellence, engendering high-degrees of trust, being “present”, and exhibiting honest empathy.

Kevin hails from South Africa, is a university post-graduate, he is married, has two college-aged sons, and he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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).