Robert (Bob) VanKirk
Senior Vice President, Americas Sales & Services
Bob VanKirk is the senior vice president of sales in the Americas for Entrust. Bob joined Entrust in May 2001 as senior director to establish and implement Entrust’s Customer Value Add program. This effort was instrumental in re-shaping Entrust’s key business processes and functions, including the focus on creating Entrust’s current world-class service organization.
In his 10 years at Entrust, Bob has also overseen regional sales, implemented Entrust’s inside sales and SSL teams, and driven global marketing, including Entrust’s re-branding and the launch and execution of Entrust 2006 global print and advertising campaign.
Prior to joining Entrust, Bob held a number of positions at Nortel Networks where he joined as a member of Nortel’s Leadership Development Program. While at Nortel, Bob held a number of key roles, including installed base and database marketing, competitive strategy, corporate marketing and global business operations for Nortel’s enterprise business.
VanKirk received his B.A. from Davidson College and received a Masters in Public Policy with a minor in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration from North Carolina State University. Bob is based out of Entrust’s global headquarters in Dallas, Texas.