Dr. David Kippen is an internationally recognized leader in brand strategy and transformation. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Times of London, Economic Times of India, and Financial Times. He has lectured on brand, culture and engagement at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga School of Business, the Conference Board and teaches brand and marketing in San Francisco State University’s Integrated Marketing Program. Dr. Kippen’s approach to brand strategy and culture change is drawn from market research in more than 30 countries over 18 years. He has applied these insights to transform a "Who’s Who" of leading global brands including Alaska Airlines, Amazon, Ameriprise Financial, Bain & Company, Burger King, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Dell, Disney, Energy Recovery, E.ON, HSBC, General Mills, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Kentz, KLA-Tencor, Lam Research, Microsoft, Methanex, Nokia, Smartsheet, Teva, Total, T-Mobile and Xilinx.
In 2009, Dr. Kippen founded Evviva Brands with a simple goal: unlock value by making brands better people. Evviva’s specialty is positioning “unsung heroes,” component, ingredient and B2B brands in the technology, energy, and financial services sectors. Equal parts strategy consultancy and creative agency, Evviva uses workforce insight to transform brands from the inside out. Today, Dr. Kippen serves as CEO/Chief Strategist of Evviva Brands, Managing Director of Evviva Ltd. (Edinburgh) and CEO of Evviva Games. Prior to Evviva Brands he led global brand strategy for TMP Worldwide.
Dr. Kippen has held leadership roles in a variety of professional associations supporting brand, communications and human resources industries. He earned his PhD in Rhetoric at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and was a visiting scholar at the Stanford-UC Berkeley Joint Center for African Studies.