Kevin Hinton ’89

Kevin Hinton is Manager, Business Projects at Discovery Education, Bethesda, MD. Discovery Education is the national leader in digital video and multimedia-based learning. As Manager, Business Projects, Kevin provides leadership and analysis on a wide range of new product planning and business strategy initiatives.

Prior to joining Discovery Education, Kevin delivered consulting services in business planning and new product development to companies in various industries including media and publishing, business services and nonprofit.

Kevin also served as a product manager with the Internet subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (TWPC) from 2000 through 2004. From 2002 through 2004, Kevin owned responsibility for a multi-million dollar portfolio of online classified advertising products developed to serve automobile buyers and sellers in Washington, DC. Kevin developed product strategies that contributed to annual growth exceeding 25% during this period. From 2000 through 2001, Kevin served on the management team of TWPC’s online recruitment advertising business. Kevin helped execute the Release 2.0 web site product development project, for which TWPC received nationwide recognition, in 2000.

Kevin has focused on the success of new products and young business ventures throughout his professional career. While an MBA student at NYU-Stern School of Business, Kevin provided business planning services to entrepreneurial companies as a consultant with Urban Business Assistance Corporation. Prior to entering NYU-Stern, Kevin provided commercial lending services to small businesses at BankBoston and researched new ventures as a research associate at Harvard Business School (HBS). At HBS, Kevin’s first employer after Williams, Kevin interviewed over 90 “Inc. 500” company founders to learn how they started their businesses. “Bootstrap Finance: The Art of Startups,” an article summarizing the results of this study, was published in Harvard Business Review in 1992.

Kevin received an MBA degree from NYU-Stern in 1999. Kevin majored in Political Science at Williams.