Kyle Golding is an entrepreneurial-minded professional with a diverse background that includes launching, operating and consulting with businesses across multiple industries. He started his first business as a teenager. Over his 37+ year career, Kyle has positioned, marketed and managed musicians, start-ups, small businesses, corporations and non-profits to local, national and worldwide success.
Kyle is currently the CEO and Chief Strategic Idealist for The Golding Group, an award-winning think tank of strategic planning, business process management, integrated marketing and public relations experts with offices in Oklahoma City and Philadelphia. Their team of subject matter experts develops strategies and determines the most effective action plans, then executes them. The Golding Group creates marketing that can be measured, adjusted and then repeated by incorporating data trends, best practices and audience feedback in a two-way conversation.
Since 2011, The Golding Group has earned 30+ communications awards, high-profile media appearances and an impressive client list. The Golding Group partnered with local and regional economic development organizations through the pandemic to provide emergency support to distressed small businesses.
Kyle is also the CMO of a Medtech start-up VORTTX Training and Testing, which provides online virtual tabletop exercises for healthcare facility emergency response training. He was a co-founder of 1219 Creative Co-Work Space + Art Gallery (acquired in 2017) and has invested in and consulted for numerous start-ups and venture projects.
Before launching The Golding Group, Kyle was responsible for all product development, marketing and public relations for multimillion-dollar companies. This has included research, analysis, multi-platform campaigns and stakeholder management. In addition, he has acted as the company spokesperson at trade events, Chamber of Commerce functions and charity sponsorships. Kyle has been responsible for planning and managing all internal and external communications, including media relations, crisis management and corporate culture.
Known as a dynamic public speaker, Kyle delivers business advice and motivation via his “No BS” style of communicating as host of the #SaturdayMorningHustle podcast, co-host of The Golding Group Strategic Growth podcast and host of a monthly podcast for the Oklahoma Venture Forum. He has been the featured presenter for many top marketing, PR and advertising groups such as AMA, PRSA, IABC, Oklahoma Arts Council, Ignite OKC and AFP. His writing has been featured in multiple publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine and the Oklahoma Journal Record and on websites like The Future Of Everything, Starter Story and Megaventory. He has been quoted/referenced by the American Marketing Association, Express Employment and the League of American Orchestras.
Kyle was elected the 2019-2020 Chairman of the Oklahoma Venture Forum. He also has a tremendous background in non-profit marketing and management along with serving on boards and committees such as a 2023-2024 Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee at Francis Tuttle, 2021-2022 Advisory Council at Project 3810 Incubator, Co-Founder and Board President of Inclusion In Art and a 2011-2015 Board Member of PRSA OKC.
Golding has a Communications B.A. from Oklahoma City University (double major: Public Relations and Radio/Television/Film Broadcasting). He’s a loud and proud fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the University of Oklahoma Sooners.