LEFT BRAIN · RIGHT BRAIN THINKER

KYLE C MURPHY

GROWTH CHAMPION | INNOVATION CATALYST

KYLE C MURPHY

Doctor of Business Administration

Hello!

I am a true left brain/right brain thinker. My creative side is manifested as an artist (traditional, advertising/branding and UI/UX), technology and business model innovator, entrepreneur, and general misfit. My analytical side receives heavy use as a professor, behavioral economist and C-level executive.

Although a social introvert, I am an accomplished public speaker. I live for travel, food and learning. I reside in Palos Verdes with my lovely wife, a clowder of cats and epic surfing within walking distance.

LinkedIn : www.linkedin.com/in/kylecmurphy
Twitter : zaava
Facebook : www.facebook.com/kcmurphy
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Website : www.kylemurphy.com

  • Innovator & Entrepreneur
  • Business & Economics Leader
  • Strategy Professor

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • 01
    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

    Greenwood Hall, Inc (ELRN)

    Leading education management services and technology firm for higher education institutions.

    2013-Present

  • 02
    MANAGING DIRECTOR - CEO/COO

    SwitchStream

    Hands-on startup/turnaround company management focused on technology and business model innovation.

    2009-Present

  • 03
    EVP/CFO (ACTING CEO)

    VantageILM

    Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise backend and business intelligence (BI) platform for financial services firms.

    2005-2009

  • 04
    CEO/Creative Director

    DW Group

    Brand management and integrated marketing services agency.

    1995-2000

Education

  • 01
    ALLIANCE MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL, THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

    Doctor of Business Administration

    Multidisciplinary research topic 'The Effect of Brand Affinity on Investor Stock Choice.' Behavioral economics/finance, strategy, and branding.

    2016

  • 02
    GRAZIADIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Emphasis in Marketing and Global Business. Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

    2005

  • 03
    GRAZIADIO SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

    Bachelor of Science in Management

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  • 04
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

    Graduate Certificate in Graphic Design & Visual Communications

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  • 05
    HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

    Certificate in Global Enterprise Management: Business in China

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  • 06
    ROUEN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

    Certificate in Global Enterprise Management: Business in the EU

Blog

  •  
    Innovation—Designers vs. Engineers

    Much of my career has been in creative or innovation based companies, from advertising to technology, where I’ve worked with numerous talented engineers and designers with significant success. This has provided me with a unique perspective on

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  •  
    Entrepreneur/Startup Resources—Mar ’16 Edition

    I am frequently asked for recommended resources and tools for entrepreneurs and startups. So here is a list of tools, blogs and other resources that I have personally used and would use again in my startups. There

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  •  
    Entrepreneur/Startup Resources & Tools–Dec ’14

    I am frequently asked for recommended resources and tools for entrepreneurs and startups. So here is a list of tools, blogs and other resources that I have personally used and would use again in my startups. There

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  •  
    Entrepreneur/Startup Resources & Tools–Nov ’12

    I am frequently asked for recommended resources and tools for entrepreneurs and startups. So here is a list of tools, blogs and other resources that I have personally used and would use again in my startups. There

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