Kevin Eyres is a hyper-growth expert, executive coach, and speaker. Kevin spent more than 10 years in Europe leading international hyper-growth strategy for LinkedIn Europe, SideStep (now Kayak) and AltaVista. As a technology leader, he oversaw development teams at Shopping.com and Compaq Computers.
Kevin has been responsible for the International operations of three Silicon Valley companies since arriving in Europe in 2000. He was the General Manager of AltaVista International spanning 14 countries. He joined SideStep, now Kayak, as Managing Director in 2005 and in 2007 was appointed Managing Director for LinkedIn. Kevin joined the companies as their first employee outside the US.
At LinkedIn, Kevin’s primary job was to expand LinkedIn into Europe. For the next four years, he was one of the leaders who crafted and executed the hyper-growth strategy that helped LinkedIn expand into five countries, hire 200+ new team members in Europe, and sustain over 150% YOY growth. Although he had led high-growth international strategy for SideStep (now Kayak) and AltaVista International, his time at LinkedIn provided tremendous insight into the new world of hyper-growth.
Kevin Eyres was also the founding mentor to the UK government’s Tech City UK initiative support UK digital entrepreneurship by lowering barriers to success and building a thriving ecosystem. He is active in youth education technology charities as a board member of Apps for Good, a social enterprise focused on changing the way young people are exposed to and learn about technology.
He is an advisor to high growth companies on conscious leadership for hyper-growth and international expansion as well as a board member to Essentia Analytics and active angel investor.
A US national, Kevin holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Texas in San Antonio and holds six patents in communication technology.
Whether sharing his innovative leadership philosophy or drawing from his experience, Kevin leaves audiences inspired, informed and poised to embrace their leadership potential.
“To lead a culture of innovation, you need a new form of leadership: one that embraces both the head and the heart; the operator and the person.” Kevin
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