ABOUT DIRK KETTLEWELL
Dirk Kettlewell was born in Oakland, California in 1965 and was the youngest of three boys. His mother was an Oakland native and his father was a Scottish immigrant. On October 2, 2007, Dirk married Dawn Callahan-Kettlewell and together they have three boys by the ages of 24, 20, and 17. Dirk’s wife and children are a huge part of his life.
DIRK KETTLEWELL’S CAREER
Dirk Kettlewell began his business career at a young age working in a stockroom for Sears. This would eventually lead him to many business endeavors throughout his career. Dirk Kettlewell is actively involved in the business world today and he is currently an international retail consultant in Southlake, Texas. Dirk is highly accomplished in retail. He is an E-commerce executive with other twenty years of experience in retail management. Most recently, Dirk was at the CEO level. Dirk Kettlewell has proven abilities including the creation of shareholder value, brand development, category management, marketing, strategic planning, international product development, budgeting, and purchasing.
DIRK KETTLEWELL’S INTERESTS
Dirk Kettlewell has not only left his mark in the business world, he has also made quite a name for himself by working with a number of charitable organizations. Dirk Kettlewell has raised over $2,000,000 for the Boomer Esiason Foundation and over $100,000 for the Mr. October Foundation.He has also worked with other charities including Mr. October Foundation, United Way, Our Lady of the Wayside, Kids in Need, Haven of Rest Ministries, Bluecoats, Police Athletic League, Volunteers of America, and Shake your Booties. Not only has he worked and contributed to many organizations, he has assisted in providing underprivileged inner city children in Cleveland with over $40,000 in school supplies, and supports a charity that gives scholarships to the children of fallen Cleveland police officers and firefighters. Working with charities is just one of Dirk Kettlewells passions in life.