Digital Leaders Council
Senior IT Executive
Kirk is a senior IT leader with experience in healthcare, digital, omni-channel retail, automotive and consumer software. Kirk has held leadership positions in a broad range of IT functions including infrastructure, development, support, operations and audit and has earned tremendous respect within organizations as an IT strategist. Kirk intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization and brings them together into a coherent whole.
In his most recent position at Novant Health Kirk leads teams that deliver omni-channel, digitally direct solutions for business capabilities across the health system. Some of the major systems include web properties, mobile applications and consumer relationship management solutions.
Prior to Novant Health Kirk worked at GameStop, where he supported 4000 North American retail stores including the corporate systems in Grapevine, Texas. These systems include the point-of-sale solution, online properties, supply chain, mobile applications, enterprise resource planning, retail management, human resource and real estate.
Prior to joining GameStop, Kirk worked at Stardock, a software development company. Kirk was instrumental in Stardock’s entrance into the original equipment manufacturer space, working with Dell and HP to pre-load consumer software across millions of PC’s annually. He also co-founded the Impulse division, a digital PC software distribution platform that was subsequently acquired by GameStop.
Kirk started his career at Ford Motor Company as a college hire, and for over a decade held various positions in several divisions throughout the company including; dealer parts & service, marketing, plant floor, audit and other central IT functions. Before leaving Ford, Kirk was responsible for the software used by all of Ford’s North American assembly plants to execute the automotive assembly process.
Kirk is a servant leader, who specializes in attracting talent and motivating teams. He immerses himself in the business and quickly becomes an invaluable decision-making partner for both business and technology strategy. Kirk values transparency, trust and respect in all relationships, and seeks understanding to foster partnerships based on those principles.
Kirk holds both a B.S., and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. Kirk lives in Dallas with his wife and two kids. He plays board games, golf and enjoys biking.