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With nearly 30 years of experience, Kevin Sheridan is an expert in human capital management and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of employee engagement. He is dedicated to helping organizations build a Magnetic Culture® that attracts and retains top talent. Having consulted for many industry-leading organizations, Kevin prides himself in his many years of hands-on experience that have helped him garner a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities affecting human resources leaders today.
Kevin is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conventions, including those hosted by the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HRMAC, Chicago SHRM, HRMAC, Harvard Business School, Monster.com, The Human Capital Institute, and the American Hospital Association. He is also a best-selling author of Building a Magnetic Culture, published by McGraw-Hill, and The Virtual Manager, published by Career Press.
Prior to forming Kevin Sheridan LLC, Kevin founded HR Solutions International in 1995, a firm specializing in measuring employee engagement and teaching best practices, which he sold in 2011. In this role, Kevin pioneered the wonderfully disruptive concept of joint ownership for employee engagement.
Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, concentrating his degree in Managerial Decision-making and Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior.
In his free time, Kevin volunteers with a variety of charities. He also enjoys golfing, fishing, and high-altitude mountaineering. He is in the process of climbing the highest mountain on every continent, an athletic journey known as "The Seven Summits." As such, he has stood at the top of Africa, Europe, and South America, climbing as high as 23,000 feet. His personal and professional travels have brought him to more than 65 different countries. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Winnetka, Illinois.
Kevin has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo! News, Crain's Chicago Business, Human Resource Executive, Hospitals & Health Networks, Talent Management, Modern Healthcare, Engagement Strategies Magazine, and Chief Learning Officer.