Charlie Kim is the Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Next Jump. Charlie founded Next Jump in 1994 in his college dorm room. Grew the business to 150 employees in the first dot-com boom, soon to be followed by the dot-com bust, bringing the Company down to 4 employees before building back up to 200 NxJumpers. Charlie is rated as a top mentor and coach in several industries including: U.S. military, professional sports, education, nonprofits, startups and F1000 executives. Next Jump has been recognized by McKinsey as well as Harvard & Cornell for its culture of high performance and coaching techniques for both individuals and team leaders.
Meghan Messenger serves as Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Next Jump, Inc. (NxJ). Meghan started as a local sales intern for Next Jump in 1998 and helped grow the business though the first dot-com bubble to over 150 employees. A few years later, Next Jump survived the dot-com bust however shrunk down to just 4 employees in January of 2002. Meghan was part of the 4-person surviving team, becoming one of the founders of the restructured Next Jump. She also helped build Next Jump’s senior management team, as well as recruit and train some of the best engineers in the country, building the Company back up to 200 employees. She resides in New York City with her husband Mark and her two sons Matthew and Brendan.
Greg Kunkel is Co-Founder, Senior Vice President and the head of Next Jump’s Boston office. He currently co-leads Next Jump’s Perks at Work business which is the leading Employee discount and Perks provider globally at over 70% of Fortune 1000 companies.
Since joining Next Jump in 1998, Greg has played a leadership role in almost every facet of Next Jump’s business, both external and internal. Throughout his tenure, he has been active in developing Next Jump’s company culture. Coaching is one of his greatest passions. He mentors and develops leaders at all levels within the company. Outside Next Jump, he coaches executives across multiple industries including the Air Force, Navy, Fortune 100 companies, non profits and elite sports teams.
Greg and his wife Jill live in Boston with their two boys.
Thomas Fuller is the Chief of Engineering at Next Jump, Inc. Tom joined Next Jump in 1999 as a coder and currently serves as Co-head of our HR Technology and Education business – with the mission to enable leaders to ENGINEER CULTURES OF HIGH PERFORMANCE. Tom’s team has built a suite of applications to help organizations improve how they advance their company culture (feedback, recognition, hiring & evaluations) by combining technology with performance psychology.
Tom has played a leadership role, with our Co-CEO’s, in sculpting Next Jump’s leadership and human capital initiatives. This has led to several key recognitions including Johns Hopkins selecting Next Jump as 1 of 3 healthiest workplaces. Harvard and HBR published An Everyone Culture, recognizing Next Jump as 1 of 3 best run companies worldwide. Additionally, dozens of books reference the innovations of Next Jump and its culture including Simon Sinek, Jim Loehr, and Gabe Zichermann.
Kevin McCoy joined Next Jump in April 1997 as a co-founder of the organization. He helped grow the business though the first dot-com bubble and subsequent crash that left the company with just 4 employees. Kevin founded Next Jump’s Cambridge, MA office before joining the UK operation in 2010 as Co-Managing Director where he has been responsible for growth of the UK business, Next Jump’s global expansion, the UK Adopt a School program and Next Jump’s Corporate Venture Fund (Next Jump Ventures). Kevin now heads Next Jump’s Finance and Operations team globally in addition to his responsibilities in the UK. Kevin lives in London with his wife Amy and their two children Braley and Michael.
Robert (Bob) Burke is a Senior Partner. He brings to Next Jump his perspective of having led extremely large enterprises as well as having led small, elite high performing teams, and the experience of moving the Navy’s large personnel system and processes into the 21st century. Bob is a globally respected and multifaceted leader with a proven record of building coalitions, inspiring change, and delivering results.
Bob recently retired as a four-star Navy admiral, where he culminated 40 years of service wearing three simultaneous mantles as Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Africa, and Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, a NATO combined-service command. He has held distinguished posts as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations and as the Chief of Naval Personnel. Robert was a career submarine officer, with assignments in both nuclear-powered attack and ballistic missile submarines.
He has received many awards and honors throughout his career, such as his 2020 Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia for service of the high degree to humanity at large. While in command of the USS HAMPTON (SSN 767), Bob had the unique distinction of being recognized with both the Jack Darby Award for Leadership and the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership.
Bob is married to Dr. Barbara Burke, a 30-year career Army intelligence officer, who now serves as Academic Dean for Henley Putnam School of Strategic Studies.
Dani Chavez-Bello “Chef Dani”, Senior Partner, chef and food expert joined Next Jump after almost a year of pro bono collaboration. His passion is divided between food and health. Dani has over 30 years of experience in the food industry and restaurant business around the world. He is focused on R&D using his expertise in fine dining and food science to build functional and healthy food with delightful taste that optimizes human performance. He is focused on food as medicine.
Dani is a Michelin starred chef and obsessed traveler. He has worked on 4 continents. Based initially in Europe, he started his career in Barcelona at Hofmann Culinary Institute (Escuela de cocina Hofmann) and worked at El Bulli (12 years best restaurant in the world). He was awarded Chef of the Year in Hamburg Germany. Previously, he was Chef consultant at Tokyo Prince Hotels, Former Executive R&D Chef at Bouley restaurants in NYC, Chef consultant at Wegmans, and Chief Culinary Officer at Epicured.
Chef Dani has two daughters, Manuela and Camila. Manuela loves sports and fashion. Camila plays the piano and likes history and literature. Chef Dani is a runner and loves surfing.