John Kirby

 
John Kirby, President and Founder of SCi (Southwest Communications Inc.) oversees the company’s business strategy, evolution and goals, and development of strategic business opportunities.  He has positioned the company as a premier global telecommunications company that specializes in custom voice and data solutions for high-demand, multi-location global enterprises.  Responsible for the vision, direction and leadership, John successfully grew SCi from a start-up in 1993 to a competitive global telecommunications firm with offices and delivery teams located coast to coast and in India.  Since inception, John formed strategic alliances with carrier partners creating a niche to deliver the most technologically-advanced, multiple-carrier solutions with a single account team to companies worldwide. This value proposition elevated SCi’s ability to establish, maintain and grow long-term customer relationships within a very dynamic and competitive industry.
 
A seasoned entrepreneur and industry veteran, John has over 25 years in telecommunications, with prior positions at Motorola, Southwestern Bell and Allnet, where he held director positions in sales and marketing, corporate development, strategic planning and customer relations.
 
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Sales and Business Management from University of Nebraska Omaha.  He graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude.  Recognized for his community efforts, John assists in many charitable programs and events.  He participates on numerous committees and boards to promote various causes in Kansas City and especially passionate about promoting ice hockey in Kansas City and the Midwest Region.   A sports enthusiast, he enjoys golf, skiing, hockey, boating and traveling with his wife and their family.
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