Raymond St. James once described me as a “Cultural Architect”, and it stuck.
“Brian Cork is the perfect example of the Cultural Architect and Entrepreneur. He is bold and resourceful – balanced by a keen sense of integrity and a desire to excel.” – Raymond St. James, British Financier
That’s good, I think.
“Brian, you are inspiring, supportive, flexible and a model for young entrepreneurs. Our local business community was impressed; our elevator pitch winner has now been connected with an international landmine removal company, and Radford University’s status was raised by your participation. Personally and professionally, I benefitted from your insights into people, business and the future of our global economy. I hope we get to collaborate on a similar project in the future.” – Dr. Iain Clelland, PhD., School of Business and Economics Radford University
I’ve realized a measure of success as an executive and entrepreneur, raised a lot of money, led successful sales teams, built numerous management teams, and started, grown and sold several successful businesses. I’ve also been a professional athlete and volunteer firefighter.
Some mildly interesting footnotes include me co-founding the Atlanta-based Accelerator where I get to help early-stage companies with strategy, capital, and first or new customers. I’ve also co-founded Team10X, a professional services firm with a focus on cloud-based technology strategies with specific offerings for startups, small business, and enterprise-level companies. Along the way I was named a G2 economics “Coalition Member of the Year”, and Catalyst Magazine “Top 25 Entrepreneur”.
Philanthropic interests include the Prudent Society of Optimistic Gentlemen, a global group business investors, intellectualista’s, and theorists, and Real Men Don’t Text and Drive, and was a founding Board Member and Strategy Chair for ROI Ministry.
I am a proud and deeply involved Dad. Joanne and I celebrate twenty-three years of marriage. Great results include, Haley Anne and Emma Jo. One of my greatest passions is coaching them in soccer. They are beautiful, strong, confident and happy. I have also coached Boys Select feeder Lacrosse for Cambridge and Milton High School. If things go as planned, I’ll eventually teach business and economics at a University, and maybe coach the Lacrosse team.