Bryant Kirk has over 35 years of executive leadership experience in the fields of retirement, insurance and financial services.
Bryant currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of CapAcuity. In this role, Bryant provides leadership and vision to ensure the company has the resources, operational capabilities, administrative, reporting, and compliance procedures in place. As a member of CapAcuity’s executive committee, Bryant collaborates on the strategic direction and policies of the firm to effectively grow the organization and to ensure its financial strength and operating efficiency.
Most recently, Bryant was the Chief Operating Officer of Newport Group. In this role, he launched successful growth initiatives that included numerous strategic acquisitions for this leading qualified and non-qualified retirement services provider. Through these and other organic initiatives which Bryant led, Newport saw significant growth; the firm presently has over $250 billion in corporate retirement and insurance assets, and over 1,200 employees nationwide.
Prior to his tenure with Newport Group, Bryant was Vice President of Financial Planning with Prudential Financial. In this role, he created a new objective fee-based financial planning platform and customer experience which included technology, a broadened product suite and a new sales channel. He oversaw the consolidation of Prudential’s regional marketing units to create a centralized national marketing and sales support organization for the firm’s retail insurance business. He served in a consultative and oversight role as a Board member of Pruco Securities Corp., helping to resolve regulatory issues in support of stakeholder interests and compliance requirements.
Formerly, Bryant was a Board member and advisor to Main Data Group, now a subsidiary of Pearl Meyer, which empowers executive compensation professionals through benchmarking executive compensation and corporate governance procedures—delivering comprehensive total rewards and corporate governance information through a state-of-the-art online service. In his role, Bryant provided consulting and support for strategy development, budgeting and planning, and serving as a liaison between the company and its stakeholders, including investors.
Bryant received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his master of business administration in finance from Arizona State University.