Dick Layton is the 2012 recipient of the Invisible Disabilities Association Founders Honors Award. Dick was chosen based upon his personal involvement with IDA’s founder as a mentor and as a strategic advisor to the entire IDA organization. Dick uses his passion to help others by making a difference in their lives and their organizations and therefore multiplying his impact and reach. Dick Layton is a currently a Managing Partner at Kenton Talent Management.

Dick serves the technology and non-profit market segments at Kenton Talent Management, bringing over twenty years of expertise in these fields to provide executive search services for clients on a national basis. Dick offers his clients the ability to quickly and clearly understand their unique requirements and communicate them effectively to top talent.

Dick’s background includes building and leading high performance teams to create and deliver new products and services to customers in a variety of markets. As the SVP of the North American Telecommunications Division of Cap Gemini, Dick and his team built the digital cellular billing system practice from the ground floor. As part of this tremendous growth and change, he oversaw the recruiting and mobilization of 400 employees worldwide. He also led the due diligence effort for a successful acquisition, further expanding the firm to a $100M revenue stream with excellent gross margins.

Dick has also been very active as part of the leadership team with various non-profits. He currently serves on two boards and as an advisor to a third board, building its strategic plan and creating a detailed budget. He also coaches and mentors the current, part-time Executive Director while this board is hiring a full-time leader. From 2006 to 2009, Dick served as a Development Officer for a University in Colorado that operates as a non-profit. Dick is married with four children and is an avid runner. His passion is helping children and young adults achieve their goals though education and access to resources necessary for success.