Kirk Otis | CEO Money Episode 119

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Having lead firms across all stages of growth, Kirk Otis brings a corporate development and CEO shaped vision to the firm. His career has spanned the TMT, semiconductor, and software industries and has a track record of building strong teams, leading corporate strategy, and proctoring successful execution. He has taken companies and business units to market adapted to address emerging opportunities and has completed over 50 strategic transactions ranging from M&A, divestitures, and venture and debt fundings of over $13.5Bn across nine different countries. Kirk has held key roles at large conglomerates, billion-dollar tech firms, and venture-backed start-ups.

Kirk Otis previously served as the Senior Vice President at Exit Partners LLC. He was the Managing Director at C-Level Advisors LLC. Kirk served as CEO, President and a Director of TriLumina Corporation since August 28, 2013. He has extensive experience in the development and execution of strategic transactions with third parties to address product gaps, embrace new technologies, grow revenue and complete cost competitive solutions working in close collaboration with business leaders. Previously, Kirk directed corporate development activities at Nortel Networks and DSC Communications for 18 years. He has a foundation in finance holding executive positions at LTV and began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Kirk enjoys working with tech leaders, is deeply involved in the Dallas tech community, is an advisor or board member of several firms, enjoys skiing, boating and is active in his church. He is a father of two and has two grandchildren.

Mr. Otis is a CPA, holds an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, and earned his B.S. in Information Systems, Accounting, and Finance from Bowling Green.

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