Kirk Arnold

Kirk Arnold is an experienced CEO, with a demonstrated history of leadership in the technology industry. Skilled in strategy, sales, customer relationship management, and operations, Kirk has a passion for delivering the value of transformative technologies to enterprises and consumers.
Currently, Kirk is actively engaged as an advisor, board member and teacher. She is an Executive-in-Residence at General Catalyst Ventures, where she works with management teams to help scale and drive growth by providing leadership, mentorship, operational, and strategic support. In addition, she is an independent member of the board of Ingersoll Rand, a global electronics manufacturer, where she serves on the Technology, Nominating and Governance, and Compensation Committees. Kirk is also a member of the board of Cylance, a leading cybersecurity software company and prior to that, served as an independent board member of EnerNOC, a provider of energy intelligence software, where she chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee through the sale of the company in 2017. She serves on the board of trustees and the executive committee of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and is a member of the board of the UP Education Network, a leader in developing innovative, effective charter schools in underserved communities. In addition, Kirk is a Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, where she teaches Sales and Sales management and Advanced Ventures, and is an advisor at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
Kirk spent over 30 years as an executive in the technology industry, most recently as the CEO of Data Intensity, a cloud-based data, applications and analytics managed service provider. Prior to joining DI, she was COO of Avid, a technology provider to the media industry. Before Avid, Kirk was the CEO and President of Keane, Inc., then a publicly traded billion-dollar global services provider. She has held senior leadership roles at Computer Sciences Corp, where Kirk was President of the Consulting and Systems Integration Division, Fidelity Investments and IBM. In addition, she was a founder and CEO of NerveWire Inc. She received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. Kirk and her husband have two children and reside in Boston.
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