Founder and Chairman

Kevin Wheeler Founder and Chairman the Future of Talent Institute. Kevin started FOTI out of his passionate belief that organizations need a more powerful and thoughtful architecture for talent than they have. After a 25 year career in corporate America serving as the Senior Vice President for Staffing and Workforce Development at the Charles Schwab Corporation, the Vice President of Human Resources for Alphatec Electronics, Inc. in Thailand, and in a variety of human resources roles at National Semiconductor Corporation, Kevin has firsthand knowledge of the need for better strategies and approaches to finding, developing and retaining people.

Kevin is a globally known speaker, author, teacher and consultant in human capital acquisition and development, as well as in corporate education. He is the author of numerous articles on human resource development, career development, recruiting, and on establishing corporate universities. He is a frequent speaker at conferences. He writes a weekly Internet column on recruiting and staffing, which can be found at, and he and Eileen have written a book on corporate universities, The Corporate University Workbook: Launching the 21st Century Learning Organization. He has served as adjunct faculty at San Jose State University, the University of San Francisco and on the business faculty at San Francisco State University.

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Eileen Clegg, a co-founder of Future of Talent, is a visual journalist, co-creativity expert, book author and founder of the company Visual Insight.  She creates large-scale, real-time murals for groups, promoting engagement, innovation and alignment.

 Her Visual Insight clients include IBM, Microsoft, Federal Health Futures, Kaiser Permanente, Apple, Art Center College of Design, O’Reilly Media, American Society of Training and Development, and the Gates Foundation’s Model Secondary Schools Program. Eileen was a daily newspaper journalist for many years (Santa Rosa Press Democrat) before joining Institute for the Future in 1999, where large-scale graphics were used in futures forecasting. She developed her unique visual journalism approach in 2001.

 Publications include: Claiming Your Creative Self (New Harbinger 1999), The Corporate University Workbook (Jossey Bass Pfeiffer 2005) and most recently, Evolving Collective Intelligence with Doug Engelbart and Valerie Landau (NextNow NextPress 2008). She is working with anthropologist Bonnie DeVarco on a book about the history and evolution of visual language, Shape of Thought. She has also illustrated numerous books and multi-media presentations including Creating a Learning Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

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