John P. Kirk Joins Maine Pointe as Chief Operating Officer

New Position to Facilitate Company Growth as a Recognized Global Business Consulting Leader

Sep 13, 2011, 15:15 ET from Maine Pointe LLC

BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maine Pointe LLC, a business consulting firm with deep expertise in operations, procurement and logistics, announced today that John P. Kirk has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.  Kirk will assume senior management responsibilities so that company CEO and Founder Steve Bowen can focus his energies on strategic planning and business development.

According to Bowen, Kirk was selected after an exhaustive six-month search to find an executive with both large and small consulting company experience, a global track record of success, and proven ability to manage and inspire people. Bowen explains: "John's appointment is part of Maine Pointe's long-term plan to move from a respected niche player to a widely recognized source of solutions in operations, procurement and logistics. His expertise running both large and small firms, coupled with his proven ability to manage people and establish international operations, will help us reach our ambitious goals for future growth."

John Kirk has dedicated the past 26 years to global management consulting. After serving as a KPMG Global Partner, IBM Global Principal, Convansys VP and Dunn & Bradstreet Manager, Kirk founded J Phillip Partners (JPP) in 2001 to provide consulting services and CEO coaching to Fortune 100 to Fortune 500 companies. While serving as CEO and Managing Partner of JPP, Kirk helped companies identify opportunities, develop operations and launch products in global markets.

Kirk launched his career in the 1970s as a human resources manager for several manufacturing companies. This experience gave him a deep understanding of factory operations and a real-world approach to management.

According to Kirk, Maine Pointe's emphasis on real world experience was what made the COO position so compelling for him.  Kirk elaborates: "Maine Pointe has a results-driven business model that is unique in the world of consulting and very exciting to me. I wanted to be with a company that is growing, agile, hard charging and forward-thinking. I found all that at Maine Pointe."

About Maine Pointe LLC:

Maine Pointe analyzes, develops and implements solutions in operations, procurements and logistics for companies around the world. From offices across North America, Europe and in China, Maine Pointe drives significant EBITDA and cash improvements for its clients across multiple industries and guarantees a 200% return on investment. Learn more at

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