Experienced Executive is a Strategic Addition to Growing Leadership Team.
Sounding Board, the first Leader Development Platform designed to bridge the leadership gap, announced that Kevin Rockmael has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Rockmael will lead marketing strategy and execution, helping amplify the Sounding Board brand and connect with a broader audience.
Rockmael brings a wealth of storytelling and brand-building experience to Sounding Board, coming from Guild Education, where he was most recently Senior Principal and Head of Marketing – Learning Marketplace. His hire represents the continued expansion of the Sounding Board team as the company increases awareness of its unique offering.
“Sounding Board impacts people and companies every day,” Rockmael said. “I plan to share success stories that illustrate how Sounding Board develops individual leadership skills while enabling companies to develop the collective capabilities they need to succeed. This is a tremendous opportunity, and I’m excited to be a part of what’s next for Sounding Board.”
Before his role at Guild, Rockmael held marketing leadership positions at Practice (acquired by Instructure), Monitor 360 (Protagonist), Intrax/World Study Group and Kaplan. In addition to his extensive experience in the learning industry, he has helped accelerate the growth of early-mid stage companies by building high-impact teams and direct revenue-generating initiatives throughout his career.
Rockmael also serves as an advisor and board member at Integrate Autism Employment Advisors, a non-profit organization that works with employers to identify, recruit and retain professionals on the autism spectrum. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara and both his master’s degree in Sociology and MBA in Marketing, Strategy and Consumer Behavior from the University of Chicago.
“There are several factors that make Sounding Board stand out: deep experience in leadership, the most flexible platform in the industry and perhaps most notably, a focus on creating positive change around the issues companies and people leaders face now: hiring, engagement, retention, sustainable progress with DEI and other mission-critical strategic initiatives,” Rockmael continued. “What’s good for the employee is almost always great for the organization.”
“One of the best ways to prepare employees in these rapidly evolving times is to invest in their development and help build their leadership capabilities,” said Sounding Board Co-founder and CEO Christine Tao. “That’s one of the many reasons we are thrilled to have Kevin on board. In addition to his deep expertise in the learning industry, and his fundamental understanding of scaling of hyper-growth companies, Kevin will help us give voice to the Sounding Board brand.”