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Corey Kirkendoll is the president and CEO of 5K Technical Services, an award-winning MSP committed to establishing solid IT solutions for SMBs throughout the North Texas area. Corey has over 27 years of experience in the information services and technology sector. He has worked for IBM, Cisco Systems, Dell, EMC and VMware, where he held various engineering and high-level positions.
Corey is recognized by his peers as an IT and cybersecurity expert. Through his leadership, his relentless focus on being process-oriented and his commitment to delivering excellence in security and compliance, he has been a major influence on the rapid growth of not only his own MSP, but with other MSPs across the country as well.
A speaker and author, Corey chaired the CompTIA Managed Services Executive Council and is a board member of the National Society of IT Service Providers, a member of the ASCII Advisory Board and Security Council, ConnectWise Security Partner Advisory Board and National Convergence Technology Center’s Business & Industry Leadership Team, the CompTIA Advancing Diversity and Tech Executive Committee and the CompTIA ISAO, MSP Champions Group.
A tech titan, Corey and his MSP have received numerous awards in the IT industry. 5K Technical Services has on the Channel Futures MSP 501 list and received the CompTIA Community Leadership award in 2022, the ChannelPro 2021 Peer of the Year award, CRN MSP 500 and CRN Tech Elite 250 and CRN Nextgen 250, as well as the Dallas Business Journal Top North Texas Family-Owned and Black Business awards lists.
Known as a channel influencer, Corey has been recognized by CompTIA and the ChannelPro Network. He is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert, Certified Information Security Systems Professional and Certified Cyber Security Architect. He holds a bachelor’s degree and two MBA degrees in IT management and conflict and management resolution from Jones International University in Colorado. He is also a graduate of the SBA Emerging Leaders and Goldman Sachs SB 10K Programs.