Kirk W. Corkery, Senior Associate, Governance & Operations Management
DART Insight and Communications

Mr. Corkery is an internationally experienced executive and Corporate Director with a broad background in systems, business strategy and general management. He is the Founder and President of Technology Mediation Services Inc., a consultancy specializing in negotiations, arbitration and mediation of business issues and C-level interim management services. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds their ICD.D designation.

Typical recent engagements include: with an IT services management firm where he increased margin levels by 500% and reduced receivables by 70%; the Chief Operating Officer for a technology company specializing in hardcopy document security where he negotiated new international VAR and distributor agreements, revamped the business processes and developed new pricing models leading them to profitability; Chief Strategist/CIO for a legal services firm where he helped position them for their eventual acquisition. Additionally he has acted as a coach/advisor to several CEOs.

Prior to becoming involved with smaller, entrepreneurial firms he was an executive for several large corporations including EDS Systemshouse and Bell Sygma, where he structured the largest outsourcing deal ever in Canada. In the UK, for Mercury Communications, over a 6 month period he transformed their IT Operations driving up customer satisfaction levels and achieving new levels of service compliance while reducing budgets and gaining ISO certification. For Bell Canada International he was the Chief Operating Officer of their software development joint venture in Malaysia managing projects in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, Australia.
An active volunteer in his community, he is a past Chair of York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill (now Mackenzie Health) and a past Chair of the GTA/905 Healthcare Alliance, an association of the 13 community hospitals in the GTA golden horseshoe.

Kirk has chaired St John Ambulance for Ontario and has sat on their national Board and on their national executive committee. He also is or has been a director for several other charities focused on healthcare, youth or sports. He has recently been appointed to the inaugural board of the Kingston Health Sciences Center as Vice Chair.