Lee Kemp, former Ford Dealer for 14 years, and founder and partner of Hire the Winners (Business Recruiting firm), and co-founder and partner of LKNutrition (a Nutritional Company), is a keynote speaker, educator, author and seminar presenter who has spoken to audiences around the world.
Known as one of the greatest wrestlers in United States history, Lee coached the US Olympic team to victory in Beijing (2008 was a member of the US Olympic Team as an athlete (1980), a 3x World Champion (1978, 1979, 1982) and is one of only five Americans in the International Wrestling Hall of Fame (FILA). Lee won 3 NCAA titles in college losing only on a split referee’s decision in his freshman year keeping him from being the 1st 4-time NCAA champion in US history. After his freshman year Lee didn’t lose another collegiate bout posting 108 victories and one draw against collegiate competition that included a win over the legendary Dan Gable.
Lee has been featured in Sports Illustrated and Life magazine alongside other Olympic greats such as Michael Jordan, Carl Lewis, Edwin Moses and Greg Louganis.
Following a difficult childhood in foster care in Cleveland, Ohio, Lee was adopted at age five and raised on a farm in Chardon, Ohio, a rural Northeast Ohio town. He brings his unique story of loss, courage and success to inspire, motivate and empower his audiences.
An entrepreneur with an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Nutritional Certification from the Global College of Natural Medicine, Lee's athletic, academic and business background provide a level of exposure, experience and knowledge that keeps him in demand and makes him one of today's most sought after speakers. Kemp remains active on the wrestling scene, teaching and mentoring youth, high school, college and Olympic level wrestlers at his wrestling academy and at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Following his passion for healthy living Lee frequently lectures to audiences on nutrition, health and wellness. Also Lee Kemp is currently the subject of a film documentary on his life and Lee appeared in a minor role in Academy Award Best Director Nominated, Bennet Miller’s movie “Foxcatcher” featuring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell.
Lee resides in Chicago, IL with two of his three children.
Lee Kemp, creator of "The Car Sales Simulator®" birthed the idea for the simulator in the 90's. As a Ford Dealer, Lee experienced incredible frustration in hiring and retaining sales consultants. In the midst of his frustration, he saw simulators in other fields that he thought could work well in the automotive industry. Lee started by involving dozens of automotive experts in the designing and writing of realistic simulations involving sales consultants and customers interacting when attempting to purchase a vehicle. Lee's vision was to create a tool that would measure the dominant traits necessary to be an effective auto sales consultant. After a significant time and financial investment, "The Car Sales Simulator®" was born. In 2004, Hire the Winners launched its new creation at the NADA Convention in New Orleans. Over the past 9 years, tens of thousands have experienced the Car Sales Simulator® and hundreds of companies have integrated this unique tool into their business model.
Lee continued to improve the simulator with feedback from numerous automotive experts, most recently updating and fine tuning the program in January 2009 when Steve Munyan partnered with Hire the Winners. Steve brings more than 38 years automotive retail experience and has focused on Lee's vision of "creating a world class simulator that helps dealers hire and retain better auto sales consultants, thereby being more profitable in today's economic climate". Steve possesses a passion for excellence and a belief that all auto dealers need a world class hiring process. There's no question that the "Car Sales Simulator®" has become the best automotive sales aptitude assessment training tool on the market today.
So much is on the line these days and automobile companies cannot afford to take the incredible risks they have been taking when hiring sales consultants. Dealers across the country continue to struggle with high turnover and low production on their sales teams. As part of the comprehensive hiring process, Hire the Winners has the answer today's dealer needs. Knowing that every person hired is critical to the dealer's success. Hire the Winners helps them assess the risk before spending large amounts of time and money.
Hire the Winners is committed to helping dealers build strong teams by implementing effective processes and we believe that together we will help companies find, hire and RETAIN the best talent available.
The Management Team of the Car Sales Simulator® consists of automotive professionals committed to making the sales process more effective for dealers everywhere. The program is supported by MINDFRAME, one of the leading web service developers, providing on-going support, design and program enhancement.
Steve Munyan, President of Hire the Winners, has 39 years of successful auto retail experience, as a sales consultant, sales manager, President of Team Builders Consulting, General Manager, Executive Manager/Managing and the President of Hire the Winners.
Steve brings the experience and leadership necessary to attack the real life challenges of today's market to improve company's profitability. Steve possesses a passion to help people succeed through proper Assessment / Planning / Developing/Training and Measuring performance.
He enjoys his 4 children, 11 grandchildren, exercise and golf. Steve's faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of his life. He has been privileged to study and teach God's Word for the past 40 years.
The Kelly Automotive Group has been working with Hire The Winners Recruiting and Staffing team to hire the best possible candidates in our markets for over 6 years. The results have been exceptional. If you're company is looking for top talent in your market, Hire The Winners team is the best bar none.
We have been using Hire the Winners over the past few years. We've been thrilled with the service. The value you receive for the money spent is outstanding. Our Account Manager is amazing. She's responsive, quick and caring. Using Hire the Winners is really a no brainer. It provides a process for hiring people that we can afford and stick to.
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