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Krannert Executive Forum - Kevin Cookman

Kevin Cookman

Kevin Cookman

Founder and President
A Full Life

Kevin is the Founder and President of A Full Life, Inc. and a Trustee for A Full Life (UK Trust) an organization creating financially self-sustaining transition programs for orphans in developing countries.  Kevin is currently living in Racine, Wisconsin, USA, where he recently retired from his position as the Executive Director of the Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO) a program to help individual and families experiencing homelessness resolve the issues that lead to their becoming homeless.  While there, HALO received the Milwaukee BizTimes Award for Nonprofit Excellence in Social Enterprises.   HALO also received the 2016 Award from the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Employer Award for support of veterans and their families.

Kevin‘s past career adventures include being a Managing Director of The Chalfont Project a change management firm based in London, England, and the Regional Director of the Knowledge and Innovation Management Professional Society (KMPro) in Europe, based in London.  Before that Kevin spent two years as the Vice-President of Program Management for marchFIRST Europe, based in their London office.

From 1992 to 2000 Kevin was based in Shanghai, PR China.  In 1992 he founded and became General Manager of the Shanghai In Dex Computer Company.  The company was sold in 1998 with three offices in Shanghai, Bejing and Guangzhou and 250 employees.  The buyer, Zhaodaola Internet services required Kevin to stay on for two years as their Chief Operating Officer as part of the transfer.  Previous to his overseas adventures Kevin had worked for Intel as their technical liaison to GE Medical Systems, Marquette Electronics and Quad Graphics in Wisconsin.

Kevin has an MBA from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.