Kevin Dahl is the co-founder and CEO of NexGoal, responsible for operations. In this role, he oversees new business development, marketing, financial management, sales, and client relationships for the company. As a co- founder, he is also the chief steward of company culture and vision of the company. Kevin’s goal and vision with NexGoal is to give former athletes a place to turn for career transition guidance and job placements.
Before his transition into business, Kevin was a professional hockey player. Over his career, he played in the NHL, IHL, AHL, ECHL, and three years with the German Elite Team in Nurnberg, Germany. He was a member of the 1992 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team that won a Silver Medal in Albertville. France. Near the end of his playing career, Kevin entered the workforce and was a member of a hotel development company where he raised needed funds for future development.
Kevin is the former co-founder and President/COO of Pride Signs Inc. a promotional and marketing firm designed to promote the awareness of public and private sector clients. His duties included the strategic planning, business case development, financial management, prospecting new sales and sales renewals, and implementation of day-to-day management policies.
Kevin grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and made his way through junior hockey to receive a full scholarship from Bowling Green State University. Kevin graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He serves on the Bowling Green State University Hockey Alumni Board and the Bowling Green State University Falcon Athletic Alumni Committee.
Throughout Kevin’s professional life he has been a great supporter of charitable causes. He has helped raise funds for the American Meningitis Society, and was community spokesperson for the Calgary Flames Hockey Team of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Vocational Services Annual Golf Tournament. Kevin was also the Founder and Chairman of Get Fed by the Wolves and Get Fed by the Tigers charity dinners.