Dr. Gordon Whitehead is a leader with experience in business management, business development, information technology, and bringing new products to market. Gordon received his Bachelor of Arts from Oregon State University in Business with concentrations in both Business Administration and Finance, and a Minor in Japanese. He later graduated from George Fox University, a private liberal arts university in Newberg, Oregon, with a Doctorate in Management and as a Richter Scholar.
He left the Marines in 1995 to work for Nike and other professional positions including serving as the Director of IT for Sequent Computers, Vice President for FB&B Consulting Group, Vice President of IT Operations for CorVel Corporation, and several entrepreneurial ventures. Learn from one of the best, With over 30+ years of leadership experience underneath him, Gordon shares his story from earning the coveted title of Marine in his youth while working his way through the enlisted and officer ranks. Gordon is the author of three books, a father of eight children; passionate about his family, church, and leadership.
Professional Highlights Include:
United States Marine Corps Captain
Director of IT at Nike
Director of IT, Sales & Marketing at Sequent Computer Systems
VP Information Technology Systems, CorVel
Varsity Football Offensive Coordinator for a championship team
Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach
He is an experienced business leader in technology, business development, and organizational management.
Dan is one of the most talented individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His dedication and passion in enhancing the District’s multiple social media platforms is nothing short of brilliant. Most notable was his ability to develop a training and execution plan that ultimately increased leads and quality by leveraging social media to reach a more diverse population of applicants and linking them up with our sales force.
It’s been a short time since I transitioned out of the military and began a new career in Corporate America. Since then, I’ve had a minute to reflect back on what I now clearly know was overcoming one of the biggest hurdles of my adult life— reinventing myself.
Like many, you might have a stigma associated with military recruiters. Ceaseless phone calls, high pressure sales, and four letter words may come to mind when these guys call asking for you or someone you know in attempt to “recruit” them.
I had the opportunity to serve as a Marine Corps recruiter for the last nine years, I supervised recruiters for the majority of that time. Our mission is to contact as many of-age people as possible to determine qualification and interest- then sell them on the opportunities in the Marines… we’d contact people primarily through phone calls and canvassing the local area. As you can imagine, this can make for a long day.
The corporate banter about the ROI and risks of using social media as a pure form of advertising is getting old. I’d like to address the cynics and vent some of my frustration with those who wish to continue their romance with traditional advertising. After all, it is almost 2015 and Apple has recently released it’s 6th iPhone.
I’m not talking about those who embrace both advertising AND social media. I’m talking to those of you who are skeptical of social media and feel its unimportant or not worth investing in. However, you likely found this article and are reading it because you saw it via social media, perhaps a friend shared it with you. I rest my case…
Facebook is loaded with features that can help you connect with people both personally and professionally. It is arguably the most versatile of all social media websites out there. With all of these advances in technology, you have the ability to cast your personal brand to a much larger audience quickly and with minimal effort. Whether you’re an accountant, firefighter, garbage man, or CEO. You want to ensure your Facebook profile aligns with who and how you want to be perceived.