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Kevin Lockett

Kevin Lockett

Former athlete, entrepreneur

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Fee Range: 10000-19999
  • Partner & CFO, Fulcrum Global Capital
  • Former American football wide receiver and punt returner in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets.

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Kevin Lockett is a Partner at Fulcrum Global Capital, a venture capital fund focused on investments in the Agriculture and Animal health sectors. He is responsible for the fund administration as well as identifying, evaluating, financing, and managing innovative food production, food safety, and food waste investment opportunities.

Kevin previously served in several roles at the Kansas Bioscience Authority ultimately as the Chief Executive Officer where he led the organization to attract and grow the bioscience sector as an economic growth engine for the state of Kansas. His extensive background in growing companies in tough, competitive environments served the mission of the KBA and the entrepreneurial companies in its portfolio of investments.

Kevin Lockett also worked for several years at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a $2 billion private foundation consulting nationwide to advance education and entrepreneurship. Kevin ultimately served as Chief Operations Officer for the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership Inc. (UEP) at the Kauffman Foundation. Joining the Foundation in 2004 as an entrepreneur-in-residence, Kevin worked to raise angel investment funds for Kansas City businesses and served as a business coach assisting clients with accounting, financial analysis, operations management and project management.

A former professional football player, Kevin owned and operated a business during his 7 year National Football League career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New York Jets. In 1998, he and his family formed a nonprofit organization that encourages academic achievement in public schools.

Kevin currently serves on the board of trustees of INTRUST Bank, United Way of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and Kansas State University’s advisory board for the Center of Advancement and Entrepreneurship. He recently completed his term as a board member of the Kansas State University Foundation where he served as the Chair of the Finance committee and Asset Management committee. He previously served on Kansas State University’s President’s Advisory Council on Intercollegiate Athletics and as President of the Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors.

Kevin was selected as the Kansas City Business Journal CFO of the Year in 2015.

Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University.

He and wife Cheryl have been married 15 years and have four boys — Tyler, Sterling and twins, Jacob and Jordan. Kevin coaches son Sterling’s baseball, basketball and football teams and Jacob’s and Jordan’s basketball and flag football teams. Somehow he finds time to be an avid golfer and yet, when they have all worn themselves to a stub, his favorite pastime is family movie nights at home.

​Secrets to team success


Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to prepare a team to overcome adversity/challenges
  • Discover what it takes to remain competitive in today’s environment
  • Learn ways to get the most out of each team member
  • Hear case studies/personal stories of how successful professional NFL organizations have been built


​Overcoming your giants

Learning Objectives


  • Learn how to turn any failure/adversity into an extraordinary gift
  • Discover approach techniques that lead to instant success
  • Hear personal athletic stories of how athletes have successfully overcome adversity


​Leadership from within

Learning Objectives


  • Understand what leadership means in today’s environment
  • Hear attributes most commonly found in the world’s greatest leaders
  • Discover three key leadership traits for progressive leaders
  • Hear personal athletic stories showing leadership in action


​Investing in yourself

Learning Objectives


  • Understand how to live a passionate and meaningful life
  • Learn how to create a successful work/life balance
  • Find out the keys to building high-trust, high-value relationships
  • Hear personal athletic stories of how athletes have successfully invested in themselves


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