Kirk YoshidaDirector of Research

In his more than 20-year career with Strategic Partnerships, Kirk Yoshida has become an expert in using government information to drive business development activities for clients. He began his work with the SPI Team in 1999. After a sabbatical year in Japan, Kirk returned to SPI as a senior research analyst, and was later promoted to director of information services, senior consultant, and director of research.

As director of information services, Kirk led all company research and information gathering activities in support of client delivery, business development, communications, and marketing. Because of his years of researching procurement information, Kirk is particularly adept at finding, vetting and analyzing potential contracting opportunities. He is a master at surrounding any issue or opportunity with historical data, budget information, legislative activity, vendor competitive analysis and political implications. With this background, he is well poised to fulfill his role as director of research.

Prior to joining SPI, Kirk held a number of different positions in the public sector. His government agency experience covers a municipality, a regulatory agency and a state transportation agency. Kirk holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine and a master’s degree in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He also attended the master’s program at the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.