Kyle Kappler brings a passion for cohesive, creative communications, as well as expertise in project management and business development to every account she touches.
At Gagen MacDonald, Kyle created and entered into a sales enablement role, where she manages the process for all proposal and budget development from start to finish as well as managing the firm’s pipeline. She is working to define and train Gagen’s internal team on an updated new business process that encourages consistency and efficiency.
Prior to sales enablement, Kyle was in a role where she provided project management, planning and execution support for the firm as well as several Fortune 500 clients during large scale change and communication initiatives. Her recent work includes supporting the restructuring and headquarters relocation of Alexion Pharmaceuticals as well as a global HR transformation for a fashion parent company. Additionally, Kyle recently managed the delivery of numerous creative elements for a global pharmaceutical company’s three-day meeting of its senior leaders.
Kyle also led project management for Gagen MacDonald’s creative team, which provides breakthrough solutions for the firm’s clients. From managing the team’s resources and capacity to building and managing freelance resources, Kyle played a vital role ensuring that the creative projects consistently exceeded client expectations.
Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, Kyle was the division director at The Creative Group (a division of Robert Half). While there, she oversaw the recruiting practice for the Chicago and Chicagoland areas, concentrating her efforts on recruiting for marketing, advertising, creative production, digital and interactive roles. In addition, she was responsible for defining the overall operational strategy surrounding current clients, their project timelines and new business efforts. Throughout her tenure at The Creative Group, she was actively involved in understanding the trends and changes to the creative space for both corporate and agency clients; educating them on the industry and where to concentrate their creative efforts.
She began her career at Target where her responsibilities included running several departments and overseeing major store product transitions, creating changeover plans from start to finish to improve efficiency and drive sales.
Kyle received her Bachelor of Arts in English Language Literature, minoring in Graphic Design and Art from Augustana College.