Our guest on Thursday, June 24 is Kirk McMillan, former President of family-owned Twelve Baskets. Under his leadership, the company achieved exponential revenue growth and +900% increase in customers.
Kirk will discuss the role establishing a clear vision, strategic creativity and management development based on integrity played in the success of the company during his tenure. But the story doesn’t end there. Kirk left Twelve Baskets after 13 successful years and is currently a Doctoral student at Kennesaw State. He will share the process that led to that path and will discuss the topic of his research-strategy and strategic thinking.
You will come away with valuable insights about running, growing and leaving a successful family owned business and will here how a clear vision combined with a well defined and executed strategy can transform your family business as well.
As second generation President of Twelve Baskets, Inc. for 13 years, Kirk built his family business, based in Atlanta, GA, into one of the leading food re-distribution organizations in the southeastern United States. After a two-year succession plan, Kirk turned over the family business to his brother. Currently, Kirk is enrolled in the doctoral program at Kennesaw State University, researching family business strategy.
A lifelong resident of Atlanta, Kirk resides in Smyrna, GA with his wife of 16 years, Kristi, who is the Director of the Cox Family Enterprise Center. Kirk is a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, SC and received his MBA from Kennesaw University. He is a member of The Academy of Management, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, Family Enterprise Research Association, Technology Association of Georgia and the Family Firm Institute.