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Global Kinetics

Offering pathways to increased revenue, reduced costs and shortened time to market are some reasons customers choose Global Kinetics as their internationalization partner. We provide the know-how and execution strategy necessary for successful market penetration. We understand the obstacles that companies face when expanding globally; thus, we work with our clients to minimize their risk and maximize their return on investment.

GK Values

Global Kinetics is an International Business Accelerator, assisting businesses that want to sell globally. Core Values sets us apart.

Honesty

Corporate honesty is also the most fundamental means of guarding against reputational damage … to the business and business leaders.

Transparency

Transparency and trust combine to support sustainable growth. By putting credible social, environmental and ethical data in people’s hands, they can make more informed and better decisions. 

Consistency

Consistency develops routines and builds momentum. It forms habits that become almost second nature.

Branding

Logistics

Marketing

Human Resources

Market Research

Operations

Intellectual Property

Sales

Executive Team

Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon

President & CEO, Global Kinetics

Chris has a diversified background in International management and operations, financial planning, manufacturing process and control, strategic business improvement & restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, international commerce, government contracting, and SEC filing and reporting.

As an executive member of management, he has held positions of President for an international data center products company, CFO for a computer chip equipment manufacturer, CFO for 2 technology start ups, Corporate Controller for a NASDAQ traded medical devices manufacturer, Corporate Controller for a technology based government contractor and was a Senior Auditor for the Big Five public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen, LLP. Chris received his B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance (Dual Concentration) Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude) from the University of New Mexico in 1991.

Dr. Lee Caperton

Dr. Lee Caperton

Senior Advisor Board, Biomedical

Dr. Caperton spent his undergraduate years at Vanderbilt University and ultimately at the University of Colorado where he received his degree in Chemical Engineering. He focused on bio-engineering systems, molecular biology, biotechnology, and reverse osmosis techniques. His love and expertise in bioengineering led him to pursue a doctorate in clinical medicine. In his Residency, Fellowship, and tenure as a Faculty member at the University of Texas, he dedicated his research efforts to molecular mechanisms. Dr. Caperton developed, with a team of world-class biologists, the areas first stem cell center and primate embryology basic science facility.

One of a small group of clinicians published in the Proclamations of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Caperton extensively evaluated the effects of assisted reproduction on molecular genetic mechanisms, publishing the first article on epigenetic alterations in primate models. Dr. Caperton spent years heading his laboratory that performed all forms of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms.

Dr. Caperton owns, with partner Jason Merkoski, a cutting edge technology company focusing on human interaction, communication, and the evolution of social networking.

Dr. Caperton is also the owner of Caperton Fertility Clinics, one of the nation’s leading fertility centers.

Rob Meyer

Rob Meyer

VP Europe, Global Kinetics

Rob Meyer is well known within the European software distribution industry and Top 500 European Enterprises. Rob was involved with the first Apple shipments in Europe and the initial distribution of Microsoft, Quark, Adobe, Aldus, Letraset software and AGFA, Linotron, Compugraphic hardware products within Europe. Rob was an early European proponent of PostScript Image setters, which helped rapidly advance the growth of the digital publishing industry. Rob then joined Adobe where he became known as the “fiery ambassador of the Adobe acrobat PDF workflow” by his customers and the press. Within his eight years at Adobe, Meyer held a number of leading and senior positions in European marketing and product development—both at Adobe Europe in Amsterdam, Holland, and in Edinburgh, Scotland.

After his work at Adobe Systems, Rob Meyer joined LizardTech, where he was responsible for the overall sales and marketing activities of LizardTech’s product lines in the EMEA market. He set up the EMEA matrix organization with branch offices in Munich, Paris, London and Amsterdam. “We were very fortunate to have Meyer heading up our European operations,” said John Grizz Deal, LizardTech’s former president and CEO. “He is extremely well-respected within the industry and by the European community for his business and product expertise.” Throughout his career, Meyer has been an advocate of intelligent, next generation technologies. He sees the roles they play and how significant technologies can truly alter the way people think about their world. Meyer is a frequent speaker at trade events regarding European Imports and Exports and Marketing opportunities and is frequently found investigating breathtaking new technologies to find an angle to help get these technologies off the ground.

Ken Levandoski

Ken Levandoski

Executive Director, Marketing & Alliances

Ken brings extensive experience from both the private and government sectors pertaining to business development, project management, internet presence, marketing strategy, and organizational structuring.

A University of Notre Dame Business School graduate, with over 30+ years experience focusing on; business development, program/project management, marketing/branding, and organizational analysis with focus on “high concept and high touch”. Ken works with all levels of organizations, specifically advancing: strategic vision, marketing & brand positioning, and growing/nurturing the “entrepreneurial spirit”. Ken’s real world business experience, combined with the ability to creatively and empathetically organize, manage, and communicate, makes him an valuable asset to the executive team.

Ken continues to serve on several Boards of Directors in various industries, and has assisted over a hundred businesses with their strategic visions. He has held positions as CTO for an International Museum Reproduction company, Director of Business Development for a International Simulation company, Senior Systems Analyst with Lockheed Martin, and has Founded and Directs an International Soccer Non-Profit Organization. Ken continues to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in any size organization, helping them grow and reach their true potential.

Nic Smith CMC, FIC

Nic Smith CMC, FIC

Senior Management Staff, Global Kinetics

Nic is a management consultant with a over 25 years experience partnering with executive and management teams of global organizations to improve their decision making and build the capabilities within their organizations. He facilitates planning and decision making sessions, develops leaders and specializes in working across cultures. Originally from the UK he has worked in over 30 counties with blue-chip organizations such as: AT&T, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Smiths Group PLC, Novell, QUALCOMM, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Schott Solar, FedEx, Revlon, Max Factor, Starbucks, Halifax Building Society, Grant Thornton, Philips and Origin BV. He obtained his BA honors degree from the University of East Anglia in England and holds a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies from Norwich College, also in England. He is a Certified Management Consultant, a Fellow of the Institute of Consultants in London, a member of the Institute of Management Consultants in the US and a member of the International Coaching Federation. He has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1992, and outside of work most of his spare time is spent involved in soccer where he is President of the Santa Fe Adult Soccer League; the Santa Fe Soccer Complex and part-time Executive Director for Northern Soccer Club in Santa Fe.

 

International Business Accelerator

Global Kinetics is an international business accelerator.  By acting as an extension of a company’s management team, we work with small to medium sized companies to help them realize their sales potential in international markets.  We specialize in the European markets and have developed an ecosystem of professionals in Sales/Marketing, Manufacturing, Distribution, Accounting, HR and Taxation.  We are not manufacturing reps, but consultants with offices in the US and Amsterdam that work closely with clients to navigate the complexities of the international marketplace.  We also work with various Venture Capitalists (Angels), Private Equity Firms, and Hedge Funds that are seeking to accelerate growth in international markets to increase market share and valuations in the their companies.  Through our network, we help companies scale quickly, eliminate costly mistakes, and generate sales immediately.  

 

Why Use GK? … To Add Value

Continued international progression grows the value of the company.  

Global Market Share | Competitive Advantage | Shareholder Value | Global Expansion

Global Market Share | Competitive Advantage | Shareholder Value | Global Expansion

 


 

GK Mission Statement

Global Kinetics is an International Business Accelerator, assisting businesses that want to sell globally.  We compliment existing management with expertise that enables them to execute expansion into global markets.  Together we develop efficient solutions with our experience and partners, versus the alternative of costly trial and error.  We promise to be the key mechanism through which companies are successful entering global markets.

 


 

Advantages for Our Clients

international business accelerator

> Clear Definition of the Possible Downside

Many who want to expand into international markets do so by trial and error.  This not only costly, but time consuming and gives competitors and advantage while you spin your wheels.  By having Global Kinetics define a clear definition, plan, and exit criteria, you know what the downside cost will be, and not continue to throw good money after bad if there is no practical fit for your company.

 

> Business Focused–Execute And Sell

Clients who choose to work with Global Kinetics all have one thing in common–they understand the need to get their products to market quickly and cost effectively.

Global Kinetics provides a unique platform for emerging companies to start selling internationally immediately, and then concentrate on learning the international market as they grow. Global Kinetic’s commitment to our clients ensure they have the knowledge required to maintain and grow their sales even after we step away.

Global Kinetics ensures our clients hit the ground running and develop the necessary infrastructure to maintain solid market growth.

 

> Businesses On The Move

Increased revenue, reduced costs and shortened time to market are reasons customers choose Global Kinetics as their internationalization partner. Global Kinetics provides the know-how and execution necessary for successful market penetration.  Global Kinetics understands the obstacles that companies face when going global and works with our clients to minimize risk and maximize their return on investment.  Global Kinetics helps our customers maintain and grow their international sales, while reducing their overall capital investment by building a lasting sales, marketing and operations team.

 

> Innovation With Purpose

Global Kinetics clients are businesses on the move–fast growing companies with ready-to-ship technical solutions, who simply may not know where to begin tackling an international market.

TYPICAL INDUSTRIES:

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Technical Components & Products
  • Green IT
  • Media Solutions
  • Medical Technologies

Global Kinetics employees have extensive experience working with US, European and Asian companies–building many of the well-known brands, including many Adobe® and Microsoft® product families. 

 

> Continued Growth During Market Downturn

A tactical risk many companies face during economic slowdown has been to scale-back or eliminate entirely their international presence. Global Kinetics provides a cost–effective alternative to such measures, ensuring you maintain your market presence and that sales continue.  Global Kinetics recognizes the importance of brand continuity, even during the toughest times.  Global Kinetics works on behalf of many established brands to maintain their sales during restructuring periods.

 

 

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