James Robinson

Chief Executive Officer/Founder

Dr. James Robinson is a Management Consultant in Organizational Development, Human Capital Improvement, and a Chief Learning professional.  Dr. Robinson has spent over 36 years in Leadership, Higher Education Administration, Human Performance Technology, Finance, University Professor, Workforce Development, and Entrepreneurship.  He has managed teams in Coaching, Engagement, Mentoring, Management Training and Learning in the public and private sector. His consulting includes projects in Global IT, Academia, Small Business Development and Cyber-Security.  

Academically, Dr. Robinson earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Technology/Human Performance Technology from Wayne State University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta University) and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Morris Brown College. 


Dr. Robinson founded the KDI Group, Inc. a Management Consulting, Training and Strategic Staffing company in 2005. 




  • United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Education Advisory Council (Huntsville, Alabama) 

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Education Advisory Council (Huntsville, Alabama)

  • Infosys International Educational Governance Council 

  • Marshall Goldsmith School of Business, Alliant International University

  • Graduate School of Education, University of Toledo

  • Graduate School American Intercontinental University (AIU) 

  • Workforce Intelligence Network Board Co-Chair 

  • Michigan Caucus of the National Association of Media Literacy Education Board Member  

  • Higher Learning Commission - A Commission of the North Central Association

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Studies STEM 

  • Provost, Community College

  • University Graduate Chair


Dr. Robinson is a well regarded lecturer, speaker, and thought leader.  He is also a classically trained musician and jazz bassist.  “In today’s talent world, human capital performance and leadership involves a beautiful balance between Left and Right Brain cognitive processes, so that innovation and analytics blend into unbridled organizational success.”