Our People

Our Team of Global OKR Consultants

Paul Niven – Global OKR Coach

Paul Niven is a consultant, author, and noted speaker on the subjects of OKRs, strategy execution, and the Balanced Scorecard. Paul works with clients around the globe, helping them develop and execute their unique strategies. Paul’s clients include: Anheuser-Busch, Panasonic, the United States Navy, World Vision, and many others.  Paul is the author of six highly acclaimed books, which have been translated in over 15 languages around the globe.

Zack Ross – Global OKR Coach

Zack Ross is a 19 year veteran of the technology industry and has worked at a large variety of companies from small start-ups to large multi-national corporations. Zack is currently a Senior Technical Program Manager for VMware headquartered in Palo Alto, California.  His area of focus is enterprise architecture and mobile app development. Prior to his current role, Zachary worked at Google building their AI Assistant that connects users seamlessly across Google’s products and services.  In this role, Zack drove engineering teams to align departmental objectives with company strategy.  Additionally, Zachary is a mentor with Google’s Startup initiative which is a program that helps early stage startups build and scale great AI-first companies. Zack also worked at Amazon where he led initiatives to expand Amazon’s footprint into European markets. Zack has also worked for AT&T and several start-ups both in the US and Europe.  Through his partnership with Okrstraining.com, Zachary consults globally with large and small organizations to help them align company strategy with OKRs.

Kevin Baum – Global OKR Coach

Author and consultant Kevin Baum is passionate about helping organizations large and small get laser-focused on why they exist, for whom, in order to achieve what results – and how to measure, monitor and improve those results. Since 2003 Kevin has worked with more than 200 organizations across the country and world as a strategy execution and performance management coach. Prior to becoming a consultant, Kevin spent 20 years as a government executive, and in that capacity developed a deep and rich appreciation for results metrics as tools to drive decision-making.  Kevin is widely recognized for his ability to develop results measures for outcomes that do not lend themselves to easy statistical manipulation, and his signature peer-reviewed article, ‘When an Inspector Calls, How to Measure the Unmeasurable’, was translated into over a dozen languages and circulated around the world.  Kevin is a popular speaker and trainer and talks regularly on leadership, OKR and organizational strategy.