With more than two decades of proven Mission Critical expertise in developing and leading data center and infrastructure companies across the U.S., Kirk is the Managing Partner of OVERWATCHMC which offers both traditional Strategic Data Center Consulting as well as state-of-the art full-service, Owners Representation professional services dedicated to the Mission Critical and Telecom Industries. Kirk’s Data Center and Mission Critical career began in 1995 when he volunteered for US Navy Nuclear Fast Attack Submarine service (SSN-691). Over the course of his career Kirk has worked for Medtronic, Active Power, Eaton Corporation, Hewlett-Packard’s Technology Services Consulting practice (EYP), CyrusOne Data Centers, NOVA Mission Critical and most recently Aligned Energy. Kirk has served in numerous Executive Roles throughout his career. Kirk is also the founder of the Data Center Austin Conference (DC/AC) which is a technical summit focused on bringing data center professionals together at a launch point of discovery and collaboration to solve tomorrow’s capacity challenges. In addition to having worked with a large number of the Fortune 1000 Kirk has worked with some of the largest data center providers in the world throughout the globe. Kirk is a member of the “Class of 2010 Military Top 40 under 40” and currently resides in Texas.