Dirk was born in March of 1965 in Oakland, California. He began his career working in stockroom for Sears and moved his way up the business ladder. Dirk was a senior buyer for Montgomery Ward, a Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Technology and Electronics at OfficeMax, and a co-founder of InkStop. He is a big fan of the Oakland Athletics and the Oakland Raiders. He enjoys youth athletics, basketball, and football. Dirk is married to Dawn Kettlewell and together they have three sons of the ages 17, 20, and 24.
Dirk Kettlewell has participated in many charities and organizations such as Boomer Esiason Foundation “the Fight for a Cure to Cystic Fibrosis”, Game Ball Award Winner, Booming Celebration Most Valuable Player, Hall of Fame Inductee, Timmy O’Brien Award, Sponsored the Dave Rimington Trophy, Million Dollar Club award Winner and plenty more.
Besides of participating in so many charities and organizations Dirk Kettlewell is member of the board of directors of Co- founder & Chief Executive Officer. Dirk also directed the successful launch of over 160 launches of over 160 stores across 14 states and the District of Columbia within the first three years of operations. But that is not the only achievement of Dirk Kettlewell he has more successful achievements.
Dirk Kettlewell is well known for his understanding in International Retail Consulting. He entered the business world at young age and he knows the strategies to lead every type of trade in the right manner. One thing about business management is building it without thinking the only goal is money. It is essential to consider business as passion. Anyone can start a business but not all can set it permanent until the end. There is always what you call “beginner’s luck” and “beginner’s courage” that pushes businessman to construct plans for his retail store. But the most important discipline a real entrepreneur must pursue is doing any action of leading as leading itself and distinguishing it from the word “boss”.
Some quotes have an essence that the higher the position a person is in, the higher the respect he should give to his employees. Leading by guiding will ensure that employees do their job with satisfaction. Every person can be encouraged with a good environment and good people in their surroundings. One important part of leading is giving respect. You can motivate all workers to meet deadlines and aims within a certain limit of time if you consider their capacity. The better a businessman understands his people, the greater they will understand and work for the business. Help them feel that they are of valuable to the company. In business, we don’t just do task for the money but also for the people and organizations we work for.