“Brian Cork brings energy and new ideas to his endeavors. As the keynote speaker for the Elevator Pitch competition at Radford University in 2008, Brian used his experiences to reach out to the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders. As a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Business and Economics, he stays focused on student learning and what we can continue to do to enrich our academic culture with applied learning experiences. We are fortunate to have him on our team and look forward to the next idea and connection he will provide.” – Faye W. Gilbert, PhD, Dean, College of Business and Economics, Radford University
“I first met Brian Patrick Cork when he was a professional Triathlete. He was was feared on the bike and run for very good reason. His tenacity in the hills made his competitiors blood run cold.
Today I know Brian Cork as that leader we read books about. He helps other men realize their own success.
Brian could write the book on how to be a terrific Dad. His wife is happy. If you ask his daughter what her Daddy does she will look you in the eye and tell you “He helps people”.
The story gets better every day.”
“Brian Cork has immovable independence that is matched only by his character and keen desire to raise up others around himself. This is such a rare human attribute, in which respect, almost all, including intelligent people, are mediocraties.”
past (ironically) Democratic Senator
Champions and Rare Human Attributes
Champions are a special breed.
Regardless of their venue, few, if any, are merely first among equals.
Each is a dominant player who, in many instances, successfully defends their title many time.
Like other exceptional performers, champions heed their inner voices.
When you first meet Brian Patrick Cork you have to be impressed with the aura of uncompromising integrity that surrounds him.
Brian Cork’s long time friend and business partner Santi St. James would tell you that Cork is relentless when analyzing a position, opportunity or challenge.
He will typically not accept a step in analysis unless he is certain of its correctness. But, he has to convince himself first. He rarely accepts any external authority. There is strength of conviction and situational awareness. These and other unique qualities comprise the source of that incredible confidence that he possesses that serves everyone around him so bloody well’. - Santi St. James
Most people who deal with Brian Cork admit he is willful and has a singular obstinateness. Once he holds an idea or opinion, it is virtually impossible to dissuade him otherwise. Cork is an extreme in this regard. Other champions might be more open and flexible. But, few can boast his charisma, presence and track record. But, having said this, I have rarely met a man more adaptable. He learns fast – incisively adjusting even to potentially life-threatening crises.
We saw this outside of Sarajevo and in Colorado. We observe it in the way he adjusts for economic trends, and always emerges as a leader in his field of endeavor.
Aubrey Nelson, Biographer