Kevin Heupel

Kevin Heupel's Bio:

Kevin Heupel is high performing, detailed oriented, intelligent, quick learner and energetic professional with a diverse career background ranging from a business analyst, assistant attorney general, business owner, college professor, and PhD candidate. Kevin Heupel has an outstanding ability to utilize research driven analysis, business acumen, and leadership skills. Kevin is a published author and featured in USA Today, CNBA, It’s Your Business, Colorado & Co., Colorados Best, Money Matters, The Troubleshooter Tom Martino, Money for Lunch Radio, Your Life from A to Z, Estrella, The Good News with Angie Austin, Good Morning Arizona, and The Brian Tracy Show. Currently, Kevin is an affiliate professor and PhD candidate of entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. Kevin Heupel is Confident – Authentic – Passionate – Self-Aware.

Kevin Heupel's Experience:

  • PhD Candidate at Oklahoma State University

    Second-year PhD student in entrepreneurship. Current research interest are agency theory, social capital, signaling theory and legitimacy. Research interest are in entrepreneurial intention-action gap, angel investing, and new ventures establishing legitimacy through marketing techniques.

  • College Instructor/Lecturer at OSU, MSU & CU Boulder

    -Adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University in entrepreneurship marketing (EEE4423) -Lecturer for Entrepreneurial Business Planning (BUSM4010) at University of Colorado Boulder. -Affiliate Instructor for Small Business Management Entrepreneurship (MGT2500), Legal Environment of Business (MGT2210), and Business Communications (BUS1950) at Metropolitan State University -Utilize Just-in-Time teaching methods -Responsible for curriculum development, lesson planning, instruction, exam and assignment creation -Proficient in Blackboard and Canvas -Received “Excellent” ratings from students per SRI

  • Professional Speaker at Zeal Awakenings

    -Keynote speaker for various conferences and associations -Consultant for small businesses -Expertise: entrepreneurship, marketing, best business practices and entrepreneurial leadership characteristics

  • Owner, President & Attorney at Heupel Law, P.C.

    -Owner and managing attorney for law firm specializing in administrative law, consumer bankruptcy, and immigration -Responsible for managing staff of 20 people consisting of attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants -Handled all financial aspects of the firm with annual revenue at $3M including trust accounting, payroll, and payables -Handled legal issues for clients, attending court hearings, trustee meetings, and drafted motions, pleadings, and briefs for various legal issues and proceedings -Skilled litigator from discovery to appeal -Created and coordinated all marketing efforts on TV, radio, pay per click, direct mail, print, billboards, etc. -Wrote Web site content, blogs, and social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+ to maximize Internet presence and SEO -Grew from one-person firm to largest consumer bankruptcy firm within three years utilizing entrepreneurial planning, skills, and strategies -Top 100 Bankruptcy Firm from 2009-2013

  • Section Director at Department of Regulatory Agencies

    -Managed internal and external processes for 16 professional licensing programs with budgets of $2M and line staff of 32 -Responsible for licensing, regulating, and initiating disciplinary actions against licensed professionals in allied health industries -Analyzed and developed regulatory policy, rules and regulations, and legislation -Served as industry and legal expert for Governor, legislature, media, and public -Oversaw the management of all staff in the division by providing staff development, completing performance plans and evaluations, and issuing progressive discipline -Reviewed proposed legislation affecting the division and prepared fiscal impact notes -Drafted and promulgated new rules, which were approved by the Office of Legislative Legal Services, and improved compliance 27% and reduced the number of inquiries 50% -Created new inspection protocols for salons, which improved settlement rates from 50 to 95% and saved $675K per year in legal expenses -Rewrote statutory language for 30 practice acts to unify regulatory processes and procedures pertaining to issuing letters of admonition, immunity, renewal and reinstatement of licenses, investigatory subpoenas, and fines -Created “Office of Expedited Settlement” as a settlement option in lieu of referring cases to the Office of the Attorney General, which saved $900K and improved efficiencies 300%

  • Assistant Attorney General at Office of Attorney General

    -Litigated professional disciplinary actions and licensure denials in front of an Administrative Law Judge on behalf of professional licensing boards -Researched legal issues, read, and evaluated information from documents, such as motions, applications, report of investigations, and other records -Provided legal advice to client agencies and assisted with rulemaking under the Administrative Procedures Act, Public (Open) Records Act, and Colorado Sunshine Law -Draft and review rules for Department of Regulatory Agencies -Directed investigations, interviewed witnesses, performed discovery, and worked with professional experts reviewing cases -Drafted notice of charges, motions, summary suspensions, and other pleadings -Wrote briefs, exceptions and final agency orders, petitions for certiorari, and presented oral arguments in the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court -Litigated subpoena enforcement actions, injunctions, and contempt hearings -Resolved backlog of 30+ disciplinary actions for State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and saved $120K in legal expenses

  • Business Analyst/Associate Manager at NCR Corporation

    -Responsible for field office with annual revenue of $50M and staff of 18 for accounts payable, internal audits, collections, general ledger payroll, inventory, budgeting, order processing, revenue forecasting, sales and engineering support, and administration -Created inventory-tracking system saving $2M in lost revenues -Developed new billing process, which increased productivity 40%, reduced past due accounts 80% within six months, and saved $4M

Kevin Heupel's Education:

  • Oklahoma State University

    Concentration: Entrepreneurship
  • Oklahoma State University

    Masters of Business Administration
    Activities: Winner of Riata Business Plan Competition and Love's Cup, finalist in Baylor New Venture competition, summa cum laude
  • University of Colorado School of Law

    Juris Doctorate
    Concentration: Law
    Activities: 1998 Winning Team of the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition and winner of the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy from American Bar Association
  • Univ. of Colorado School of Business

    Bachelor of Science
    Concentration: Finance & Accounting
    Activities: President of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Election Commissioner for USCU, Golden Key, Homecoming Royalty 1991, summa cum laude

Kevin Heupel's Interests & Activities:

Entrepreneurship: Small business, corporate and technology entrepreneurship; origins of entrepreneurial opportunities. Entrepreneurial Leadership: Personality characteristics and behavior; ability to pivot/improvise; “dark side” traits.