David Kirk

Co-Founder

David oversees YourCTO’s business operations, client relationships, and project management. He has extensive experience working on software development and strategy with startup companies, individuals, and nonprofit organizations. He has overseen a wide range of small and large scale projects including mobile applications, web applications, B2B and B2C products, and web design. He also advises corporate, individual, and nonprofit clients on strategy, program design, web design, fundraising, and communications. David specializes in working with non-technical entrepreneurs, and is passionate about helping people understand how the software development process works and bringing their ideas to life in an affordable, transparent, and sustainable way.

Prior to starting YourCTO, David conceptualized, created and served as executive producer of a reality television show in India and Pakistan that featured young entrepreneurs pitching startup business ideas to a cross-border panel of investors. As part of this effort, he successfully raised funding, recruited talent, built a trilateral partnership, and negotiated broadcast deals with CNBC India, India’s most viewed English language business network, and GEO TV, Pakistan’s then-leading cable entertainment network.

From 2009-2014, David served as the Director of the Young Atlanticist (now called the Millennium Fellowship Program) program at the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy think tank – where he was named the youngest Director in the Council’s 50+ year history. In that role he raised over $3.5 million in seed funding from government, foundation, corporate, and individual donors, and launched large scale initiatives with strategic partners including the US State Department, the European Union, NATO, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Allianz Foundation of North America, and many others.

Prior to joining the Council David worked as the Communications Director on five political campaigns, including work on statewide electoral races in two key battleground states. His last position in electoral politics was working in political outreach at the 2008 Presidential Inaugural Committee, which oversaw the first inauguration of President Barack Obama.

David is a Washington, D.C. native, and received a BA in International Relations from Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland, and a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.

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