Two weeks after graduating from Texas A&M in 1998 with a BBA in Human Resources, Kirk began a career in the transportation industry as a Management Trainee for Yellow Freight Systems. Kirk followed that beginning in Waco TX, with 19 years at Yellow learning the industry through various operational and sales roles ranging from dock supervisor to branch manager to local sales, sales training, and sales management positions. In 1998 Kirk moved his family from Dallas to St. Louis to take a new position with Yellow in Corporate Sales and spent the next 4 ½ years managing a portfolio of large national accounts such as Anheuser Busch, Caterpillar Inc. and Monsanto Corporation. Kirk excelled in this role and achieved growth in his portfolio from $50 million in annual revenue to almost $100 million in annual revenue during his time as a Corporate Account Manager. Kirk took a new role as the Director of Sales – Midwest in 2004 and finished his career at Yellow Transportation, (by now, YRCW) leading a very effective sales team in a highly competitive industry. Along with business partner, Jeff Rothermich, Kirk launched Flat World Supply Chain in July of 2006 with the intent of building a full service Third Party Logistics Company that provides transportation management, truckload brokerage, and project management services from a top tier technology platform. Flat World now serves mid-‐ market and large customers in the US and Canada, and has grown very quickly into a leading logistics firm offering comprehensive transportation services along with superior technology tools. Kirk & his wife have been married for 25 years and have two children together. Kirk and partners, Jeff Rothermich and Joel Post launched Prologue Technology in 2008. Prologue Technology is a provider of integrated transportation management software for the Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, and 3rd Party Logistics business sectors. Kirk has been married to his wife Helaena for 25 years and they have two children and one grandchild.