Kirk King, 39

Kirk KingBackground  

King’s life truly represents the American Dream.  While paying his own way for college, Kirk worked in a factory.  He graduated from Oakland Community College with honors.  He then transitioned his career to Computer Aided Engineering, and had the privilege to work for companies like GM Powertrain, Focus Hope, GM Truck, CMI, Allison Aerospace, Marotta, and Amcast.  Hard work led to his ability to buy his first home at age 23.  He later married his true love and started a family.  King’s wife, Jamie, also put herself through college, became a CPA, and is now his trusted business partner and CFO.  While supporting his family, he worked at companies like Takata, UTA/Lear, and Delphi, and continued his education at Lawrence Technical University.  Upon completion of his Bachelors in Engineering, King was honored to work at BorgWarner for over 10 years.  While at BorgWarner, he earned his Master of Business Administration at Wayne State University.  At BorgWarner he was responsible for sales and became one of their most successful at winning new business and managing complex projects.  King was fortunate enough to have the opportunity, ability, and capacity to purchase his own multi-million dollar company in 2010. 
 
Current Position
Kirk King is a former Automotive Engineer with an MBA who purchased a marketing company at age 36. King is President of Continuity Programs, Inc., a full-service marketing firm specializing in the creation and fulfillment of personalized cross-media marketing solutions for businesses across many industries. Before he purchased Continuity Programs in 2010, the company’s sales had been destroyed by the economic crisis/recession.  By implementing technology, restructuring, changing the focus, and truly dedicating resources to diversify, he has led the company to positive cash flow, and exponential sales growth.  His goal is to grow Continuity Programs internationally to a multi-billion dollar marketing entity. Through all his education and experience, King has become a subject matter expert on helping businesses grow through reorganizing, diversifying and systematic marketing. The awards he has received and been nominated for in the community prove his superior level of leadership. 

 

King’s impressive sales background coupled with Continuity Programs’ 40 years of marketing experience make him the go-to authority on growing a business and increasing revenue.  King is a dedicated Entrepreneur who enjoys volunteering in the community as a mentor and speaking at universities and business conferences.  Most importantly, he is a loving husband and father of two. 

 

Community Involvement  
King and Continuity Programs are active members in the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association, Women’s Council of Realtors, Waterford Chamber of Commerce, BNI, LBN, and Motor City Connect.  King is a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Continuity Programs was selected to participate and successfully completed the MEDC’s Garden Growing Program pilot.
 

 

Oakland County Involvement 
Continuity Programs, led by King, has participated in many programs through the Oakland County SBA including FastTrack/Venture Forward and Shifting Gears.  Continuity Programs is awarded the 2012 Southeast Michigan SBTDC’s Best Small Business of Oakland County.  King was recognized as one of Oakland County’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2013.

 

 

The information presented here was accurate as of January 2013.