Kirk Arnold

Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Kirk Arnold

Kirk Arnold is a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

She brings deep experience leading technology businesses to her role as ceo of Data Intensity, a high growth, cloud-based services, and data analytics provider. With over thirty years of experience in the business-to-business technology marketplace, Kirk has a passion for delivering the value of transformative technologies to enterprise customers.

Prior to joining DI, she was coo of Avid, a technology provider to the media industry. Before joining Avid, Kirk was the ceo and president of Keane, Inc., then a publicly-traded billion dollar global services provider. Before Keane, Kirk held senior leadership roles at Fidelity Investments, IBM, and Computer Sciences Corp, where she was president of the Consulting and Systems Integration Division, . In addition, she was a founder and ceo of NerveWire, a leading edge technology and consulting service provider.

Kirk is active in the technology and business community, serving on the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and a member of the board of directors of the Commonwealth Institute. She serves on the board of directors of EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software, and is on the advisory board at Cramer Marketing, a digital marketing firm.

Kirk and her husband have two children and reside in Boston.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

General Expertise: Business education; Business plans; Business transformation; C-suite; Career development; CEO compensation; Changing workforce; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Corporate accountability; Corporate diversification; Corporate governance; Corporate social responsibility; Corporate strategy and policy; Customer relationships; Data management; Diversity; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Future of work; Gender issues; Gender pay gap; Management of information technology; Management of technology; Managing change; Mergers and acquisitions; Outsourcing; Pay equity; Private equity; Purpose-driven company; Sales and sales processes; Sales force management; Service industry; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Work-life balance


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