Corey Kirkendoll

President & CEO
5K Technical Services

Per Scholas Board Headshot

Corey Kirkendoll, as the President and CEO of 5K Technical Services, leads an acclaimed Managed Service Provider (MSP) dedicated to providing robust IT solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in North Texas. With an impressive career spanning over 30 years in the Information Services and technology sector, Corey has held key roles at industry giants such as IBM, Cisco Systems, Dell, EMC, and VMware.

Recognized as an IT and Cyber Security Expert, Corey’s leadership has played a pivotal role in propelling the rapid growth of his MSP and influencing similar progress among MSPs nationwide. His unwavering commitment to being process-oriented, coupled with a focus on excellence in security and compliance, has established a benchmark for the industry.

Beyond his corporate responsibilities, Corey is a notable professional speaker and published author in industry magazines. His leadership extends to various roles, including serving as the Chair of the Diversity in Action for the Workforce Council at CompTIA Technology Workforce Solutions and Vice Chair of the CLR Institute. Active in CompTIA, he contributes as a TechTown’s SME, CompTIA Emergency Response Team Member, and board member of the National Society of IT Service Providers and the National Convergence Technology Center’s Business & Industry Leadership Team (The BILT). Corey is also involved in the MSP Champions Group, the Per Scholas Dallas Advisory Board, and serves as a board member for The Channel Company Xchange Advisory Board. His commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident through his role as a DEI Board member for The Channel Company and as a member of the Jarvis Christian University Faculty-Employer Advisory Committee (FEAC).

Previously chairing the CompTIA Managed Services Executive Council and participating in the CompTIA Advancing Diversity and Tech Executive Committee, Corey is acknowledged as a thought leader in the MSP industry. He actively engages in various Channel Advisory Boards, including those for DataStream, Alternative Payments, Cyber CP, Kamanja, The Channel Program, ASCII Advisory Board, and Security Council, as well as the ConnectWise Security Partner Advisory Board.

Corey’s contributions have garnered numerous awards for 5K Technical Services in the IT industry, such as the CompTIA Community Leadership award in 2022, the ChannelPro 2021 Peer of the Year, and recognition in the CRN MSP 500, CRN Tech Elite 250, and CRN Nextgen 250. The Dallas Business Journal has also honored the company in its Top North Texas Family-Owned and Black Business awards list, showcasing the impact of Corey’s leadership.

A Tech Titan, Corey holds certifications as a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE), Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), and Certified Cyber Security Architect (CCSA). He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree and two MBA Degrees in Information Technology Management and Conflict and Resolution Management from Jones International University in Colorado. Additionally, Corey has graduated from the SBA Emerging Leaders and Goldman Sachs SB 10K Programs, underscoring his commitment to continuous learning and staying abreast of industry trends.

 

Close

Choose a location for
Your Course

This course is only offered at select Per Scholas locations. Choose a location to get the most accurate course information.