WHO WE ARE

A People Company

At XQ Innovation our belief is that success in business is predictable.  Our mission is to help organizations of all sizes turn every employee into a star performer.   We view every human being in your organization as a human treasure, and unlock the science of the human mind in a way that is easy for anyone to understand.  We bring unique strategies to our clients, all through the lens of innovation.  Everything we do is focused around the people in your organization.

WHO WE ARE

A PEOPLE COMPANY

At XQ Innovation our belief is that success in business is predictable.  Our mission is to help organizations of all sizes turn every employee into a star performer.   We view every human being in your organization as a human treasure.  We unlock the science of the human mind in a way that is easy for anyone to understand.  We bring unique strategies to our clients, all through the lens of innovation.  Everything we do is focused around the people in your organization.

Who is XQ?

We provide companies with a variety of ways to understand human factors and put them into practice.  XQ is a combination of IQ (intelligence quotient), EQ (emotional quotient), and personality traits.  When you triangulate these 3 things together, you can create amazing synergy at work.  It’s all about understanding the human mind, and making sure strategies have your people in mind.

The Factors that enable superior decision making:

We work with and train your organization’s most valuable assets, its people and teams, on cognition, acumen, behavior and competencies to enhance their levels of emotional intelligence (emotional quotient). Through our people-focused assessments, strategic planning, one-on-one coaching and leadership training we will identify your employees’ strengths and areas for improvement. The XQ system combines all of those factors together, and leads your people to achieve superior performance and decision making.

XQ Executive Team

PRESIDENT & CEO

Joe Keshmiri

Joe was a high-level executive for a fortune 500 company right at the moment when the corporate world began to change. Right around the inception of the internet and the digital revolution, he noticed that more and more corporate resources went towards hardware and software technology, and away from the people. People began to feel dehumanized, and it all became about 0’s and 1’s. In fact, he noticed that people were being treated more like machines.

PARTNER

Cyrus Kennedy

Cyrus Kennedy has made it his mission to maximize the human element within organizations. With Servant Leadership at his core, Cyrus has learned that all people have unique gifts – using the right approach, those gifts can be unlocked to create incredible real-world results. By his mid-twenties he had founded Quest Preservation, a national property management business during one of the worst financial crises in history. Starting with the maintenance of 40 homes in 2009, he grew the business to over 60,000 homes by 2012 – during his tenure he was responsible for managing over 500,000 properties.

Having hired and trained thousands of employees during his career, Cyrus achieved expertise in maximizing human performance. He quickly learned that one of his greatest strengths was to create strategic alignment – that is, to make sure everyone felt connected to the overarching strategy of the organization. This connection created high employee engagement, which lead to predictably higher productivity. It was so predictable in fact, that he turned it into a system called RTMM (recruit, train, motivate, maintain).

Having had the chance to apply this process to various organizations, it became clear that Cyrus found incredible joy and satisfaction from empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Realizing that companies everywhere, regardless of size or industry, were being held back by people-based challenges, he found his true calling as a Chief People Officer.

Cyrus became a Partner at XQ Innovation in 2015, having become a Certified Professional TTI Behavioral and Motivators Analyst. He went on to receive Professional Certifications in both Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Business Acumen. He brings with him further experience in nationwide sales with government and major accounts, as well as a Business Degree with an emphasis in Marketing. He is co-founder of the Real Estate and Entrepreneurial Association of his Alumni association at CSUF.

CHAIRMAN

Roy Makishima

International Relations, Mergers and Acquisitions

ADVISOR

Dr. Stephen Ward

Physiological Assessment, Coaching, and Training

VICE PRESIDENT

Debra Stone

Major Accounts, Business Development

VICE PRESIDENT

Lucianne Buchanan

Research and Development, Curriculum Development

ADVISOR

Ira V. Kennedy, PHD

ISO, Manufacturing, Quality Control Specialist

ADVISOR

Pantea Golzari

International Trade Consultant

CONSULTANT

Jen Fisher

Nutrition and Health Expert (NTP)

FREE ASSESSMENT

Find Out Your XQ Factor Now

At XQ Innovation our belief is that success in business is predictable. Our mission is to help organizations of all sizes turn every employee into a star performer. We view every human being in your organization as a human treasure, and unlock the science of the human mind in a way that is easy for anyone to understand. We bring unique strategies to our clients, all through the lens of innovation. Everything we do is focused around the people in your organization.