Kirk has over 17 years in the investment industry. Most recently, he managed a billion-dollar global portfolio for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB). While at SWIB, Kirk covered the energy sector and traveled globally searching for investment ideas. Both through empirical research and in his travels, Kirk witnessed the evolving nature of the energy industry and the growing importance and economic viability of investing through a socially responsible lens. Kirk earned his B.A. in Liberal Arts from Concordia College and his M.B.A from the University of St. Thomas. He is a mentor and advisor to a select group of M.B.A. students in the Aristotle Fund, a student-managed fund class for which he was also chosen to participate. Kirk lives in Madison, WI, where he enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and cabin life with his family and dog.