Kevin Kimbell brings real-world business experience to the CSU Chico College of Business. His significant business, marketing, and sales knowledge give him a strong strategic perspective and the ability to thoroughly understand business issues. This includes over 30 years business experience with 12 years in marketing and brand management with The J.M. Smucker Company, Del Monte Foods, The Learning Company, and Mattel. In 1999, Kevin joined Vitalink Business Systems as vice president of marketing where he created the marketing and sales support functions for this Crosspoint VC funded startup.
In 2001, Kevin founded TKG Consulting which is an independent consulting company specializing in marketing research, new product development, brand strategy, and sales planning. He continues his consulting practice as an adjunct to teaching sales and marketing courses at CSU Chico.
Kevin earned a BS in Marketing and an MBA from CSU, Chico. In addition to CSU Chico, Kevin has taught marketing courses at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and for the UC Berkeley Extension program.