Episode 36: The Pivotal Leader with Kendley Davenport, CEO, Source4Teachers

“Diversity of thought is one of the most critical things in business today.” – Kendley Davenport, CEO, Source4Teachers

In this episode of The Pivotal Leader, Gina Trimarco spoke to Kendley Davenport, Chief Executive Officer for Source4Teachers, a leader in the K-12 education staffing space. He leads a team of more than 250 corporate employees, in addition to 30,000 daily and long-term substitute teachers and support staff across eight states.

Source4Teachers offers educational talent management solutions, specializing in teacher recruitment. They are the fastest growing company in their space, the 7th largest staffing firm in America and on the 2017 Forbes list for Best Large Companies in America.

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Podcast Topics Include:

  • How and why to be disruptive
  • Managing fast growth (50-60% growth in one year)
  • Having a collaborative decision-making approach
  • Diversity of thought as a tool for solutions
  • Predicting client needs to forecast growth
  • Ways to engage talent pools
  • Keeping remote teams feeling connected
  • Discovering and understanding employee needs
  • Choosing the right customers
  • Maintaining a high level of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit

More About Kendley Davenport & Source4Teachers

With more than 30 years of leadership experience in building high-performance teams and developing innovative solutions, Kendley is an accomplished leader and strategist in the public education sector.

Prior to leading Source4Teachers, Kendley spent more than 20 years in the K-12 education space serving as Vice President and Senior Vice President for Sodexo Education. In that time, he was a key senior leader in the $3.2B Education Division and was fully responsibility for all offer development and sales/marketing management in the U.S. While at Sodexo, was responsible for negotiating highly complex multi-year contracts –some as much as $300 MM- and achieved a consistent development rate of 7+ percent.

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Gina Trimarco is a native of Chicago and CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results and Carolina Improv Company. She has 25+ years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition.

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