ALEX MCKINNON
Founder, Kinn, Inc.

Pillar #1 = Faith: Do your research, plan, and proceed with faith in yourself (trust your gut), your team, and spiritual source to create your values, culture, and innovation.

Pillar #2 = Family & Friends: Strengthen relationships as a trusted source of advice, aid, and wisdom. Network to build your business. Focus on win-wins and those with whom you love to work.

Pillar #3 = Fervor: Do only what you love, and don’t settle. Embrace your passion as a key to innovation and success. Enjoy a life based on gratitude to fuel your persistence.

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ABOUT ALEX

Alex is an accomplished brand builder via leadership in innovation and teamwork driving significant business growth. He has 29 years of increasing responsibility in general management, brand marketing, and product management senior leadership roles with Kinn, Gillette, Braun, Bell Sports, Sara Lee, Sylvan Learning Center, Hampton Products International and TopicalNet based in USA, Spain, Germany, and Scandinavia. US and global experience in strategy, brand building, product design & development, sourcing, new category development, strategic alliances, consumer research, advertising, internet marketing, promotion and category management. 27 years’ P&L responsibility leading businesses from startups to $500MM divisions with strong growth in sales, profit, market share, and brand equity.

He has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BA from Duke University.

Passions include family, animals, working out, international travel, classical and jazz music, investing, and wine. Fluent in Spanish and proficient in German. Active supporter of non-profits including his local Church of Corpus Christi, and being a Board Member of Pacific Symphony and Mission Hospital Foundation.