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FAVORITE ARTISTS
U2, R.E.M., OneRepublic, Taylor Swift

FAMILY TIME

Kyle and his wife Jerushah have six wonderful children that range from age nine to 21.

HIS SUPERPOWER

Transforming groups into high-performing teams.

HOBBIES & INTERESTS
You can often find Kyle running with his wife on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, or cycling over Paris Mountain, but his most fun times are sitting on the back porch with her, their kids, and dogs, with an ice cold IPA; or driving with the Jeep top off in late summer to get tacos as a couple.

Kyle Duford

EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Kyle Duford is an author, brander, speaker, and thought leader. Formerly a writer and editor, he’s written for Outside, Men’s Health, and Men’s Journal and has helped many brands double their online revenue.

Kyle is an executive creative director who specializes in crafting outstanding advertising and branding for global brands looking to own winnable market share. A former magazine editor, he spent much of his career focused on e-commerce in the fashion, outdoor, and sports industries. Kyle's unique blend of advertising, branding, and digital expertise allows him to create and lead some of the foremost brands through his work at The Brand Leader.

As a thought leader focusing on business leadership, Duford grew the agency from five people to more than 30 in just three years, winning five Best Places to Work awards in the process. He prides himself on growing people first and building high-performing teams based on trust and vulnerability. Drawing on his personal and professional experience, he facilitates meaningful conversations on building teams, brands, personal faith, and men's mental health — especially at work.

His first book, Twice Found: Getting a Second Chance at Life, Love, and Understanding God, is a memoir of his life-long struggle to find God while simultaneously searching for the love of his life after not seeing her for more than 20 years.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILATIONS
4As Carolina Council 
Forbes Agency Council

HOME TOWN
Philadelphia, PA

FUN FACT
He once conned his way onto Johnny Cash’s tour bus in Boulder, Colorado in 1997.