ABOUT KIM KLEEMAN
Connecting people to propel success
Kim Kleeman is an entrepreneur specializing in creating growth for individuals and companies. As CEO of Sunbeam Marketing Solutions, a Partner in the tech accelerator elmspring housed at 1871 in Chicago, and Editor of the Chicagoland DealFlow Report, Kim draws on over 20 years’ experience in marketing, publishing, digital and strategic direction. She was named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 in 2008, and grew her first company 800%, earning it a place on the Inc 500 list. A former teacher, award winning debate and speech coach, and serial startup entrepreneur, Kim understands how to pivot herself and others. She has spent the last 5 years mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs, creating the PivotUp! program as a way of sharing her knowledge of the front lines of business to create positive impact with as many individuals and companies as possible.
Kim Kleeman’s PivotUp! is a completely new approach to obtaining and building your personal and professional growth goals. Using technology and personal mentoring, Kim helps individuals and leadership teams uncover and monetize skill sets, design their bigger picture, and determine if they have what it takes to pivot up to the next level. The PivotUp! platform and online curriculum is a flexibly structured program that provides authentic knowledge within an actionable program for everyday practice.
Kim graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor in English and Education. A native Chicagoan (and Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks fan) she lives with her husband and three children. Reading and connecting like-minded people are two of her favorite past times.