Episode 20 | Kevin Trout
In our 20th and final episode of Season One of Pittsburgh Business Insights, we sit down with Kevin Trout, experienced former business owner and current Vistage CEO Peer Advisory Board Chair, to explore sales strategy, discuss the unique system of accountability provided by Vistage, and share the good reads that have served Kevin’s career.
About Kevin Trout
Kevin is an experienced entrepreneur, business owner, and sales professional with over 34 years of experience in the medical device industry. He was the founder and president of Grandview Medical Resources, Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: a specialty medical equipment distributor with an average annual growth rate of 23% per year, before selling his company in 2011.
Kevin is also a professional sales trainer, keynote speaker and certified Predictive Index Analyst & Master Trainer. Kevin was a long-time member of Vistage Worldwide (the international association of CEOs), and previously a member of the industry’s premier trade association – IMDA (Independent Medical Distributors Association of North America), where he served as the President from 2009 – 2011 and Executive Board Member from 2006 – 2011.
Kevin holds a degree in Pre-Law/Criminology with a minor in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a degree from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business – Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, and a certification from Harvard Business School’s Continuing Education Leadership Programs.
Vistage is the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize business leaders, offering the most effective approach to achieve better results, grow your company faster, and maximize your impact as a leader.
For more than 60 years, Vistage has helped CEOs, business owners, and key executives reach new levels of success.
About Three Rivers Leadership Radio Show & Podcast
Kevin Trout is the host of the “Three Rivers Leadership” radio show on 101.5FM, where he interviews Pittsburgh’s high-performing CEOs, business owners, and executives to learn about their backgrounds and leadership styles. The show airs every Wednesday, and each episode is available online as a podcast.
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About Pittsburgh Business Insights
Starting a business: three words that require plenty of planning. On Pittsburgh Business Insights, The Lynch Law Group interviews Pittsburgh entrepreneurs and uncovers what makes business boom in the Steel City. Whether you are growing your own company, looking to improve your practices, or simply interested in the advice of Pittsburgh professionals, tune in for ideas and inspiration from Pittsburgh’s top business leaders.