Stephen A Kirk, CEO of SK Consulting and Investment Ltd.
A successful entrepreneur and business leader focussed on how disruptive technology is changing the world of work – and how business can thrive in this new environment.
Stephen was a founder and CEO of RFI Global Services, a test and certification business involved in EMC, wireless, interoperability, security and payments. In this role, he gained extensive experience of the needs of businesses in the technology sector.
After successfully selling RFI to UL (Underwriters Laboratories) in 2010, Stephen took on a number of senior management roles within the UL group; including Vice-President of the UL Consumer Technology Division, where he was responsible for all UL’s activities in consumer electronics, wireless technology and telecoms sectors.
After leaving UL in 2015, Stephen started SKCI with a mission to help high growth businesses… in particular those with an involvement in disruptive technology.
SKCI’s consultants have many years experience working with high growth business. We have extensive expertise in how digital technology can help businesses become more efficient, grow faster, innovate better and hence become more profitable. We understand that successful businesses need to innovate in their processes as well their products; continually looking for ways to apply new technology and “get an edge”.
Some Client Testimonials
In working with SKCI our key goal was to raise investment for the company, Stephen has been critical to that project and we now have our first stage of funding in the bank. SKCI supported Turnkey during the investment process by reviewing corporate governance, managing the discussions with the potential investors and developing a valuation model for the business. Following this investment, we have asked Stephen to join the board of Turnkey where he is helping us to develop the business further
As CEO of a small but growing company, it is essential to have around you the experience needed to guide you through the risks and opportunities that you encounter. Stephen Kirk has been there for me, the Board and Management Team at The Planet Mark, mentoring us individually and providing vital additional expertise and resource for us to rapidly and safely grow the business. It’s so important to have that support there, on tap. But his support goes beyond his direct experience, it is also his calmness and humour that makes the whole process productive, rewarding and enjoyable. And that makes all the difference.