Kirk earned his MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Business, and was a Business Fellow at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. He also holds a BA magna cum laude in Economics from The Colorado College.
Kirk has led Lexidyne's innovation and implementation of novel software simulation techniques that have resulted in a multitude of new product offerings. He has authored several white papers that detail seminal approaches to agent based simulation and the virtualization of portfolio dynamics and real options in the business arena.
Kirk has served as Lexidyne's software architect and engineer, developing the code for Lexidyne's proprietary Java based simulation environment. The Lexidyne simulation engine has been expanded over the years to include emergent artificial intelligence algorithms, geographic proximity modeling, real options, and portfolio system dynamics.
In 2011 Kirk was the lead author for a paper detailing a clinical states simulation model for prostate cancer. The paper was coauthored by Jason Valant of Lexidyne as well as individuals from Johnson & Johnson and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The abstract was published and shared at ASCO as a poster presentation.
Kirk's experience spans both the software and strategy consulting industries and allows him to bring to the table deep technical and business knowledge. Prior to the formation of Lexidyne, Kirk worked for several top tier consulting firms including The Planning Technologies Group, Deloitte Consulting, and Diamond Technology Partners. Kirk has held director and senior management level positions at several software firms.
Kirk started working in the pharmaceutical sector over 20 years ago. His work has included analysis supporting several CXO level strategic planning processes, numerous disease marketing models, several comprehensive pipeline portfolio models for large pharmaceutical and biotechnology concerns, and production optimization and market choice models for one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers.
In addition to his consulting experience, Kirk has also managed several large scale software development efforts, including the management of 50+ person development teams.
Kirk's educational background includes a BA, magna cum laude, in Economics from The Colorado College, he was a Chicago Business Fellow at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, and earned an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.