About Kirk

Kirk McMillan

Kirk McMillan is a CEO, team facilitator, business advisor and executive coach whose entrepreneurial spirit and proven aptitude have earned him the reputation as a seasoned business leader throughout the United States. Over the course of nearly three decades, he has garnered extensive leadership experience within the business world. He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Family Business from Kennesaw State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from The Citadel.

No matter what venture he has undertaken, his lifelong mission remains unwavering. Ultimately, he strives to elevate his community’s leaders and enrich their journey so they can pave their way to lasting personal and professional enrichment. From being promoted to CEO of his family business at the age of 26, to spearheading numerous companies, his vision goes beyond his field of choice. His sights are set on creating a ripple effect of positive change across local and global communities that continues impacting people for years to come.


Outside of advising and coaching his clients, Kirk McMillan enjoys paddle surfing, yoga, tennis, and sailing. He is also a student of life and avid reader who strives to be continually curious. Above all, he cherishes spending time with his family. Residing in Charleston, South Carolina, Kirk is happily married and the proud father of three beautiful children.

Kirk's work experience:

  • 16 years leading teams and growth for a family-owned business

  • President & CEO

  • Grew annual sales from $2M to $75M in mature segment of the food industry

  • Certified executive coach

  • Co-founder, PeopleSurge, a strategy consulting firm

  • Board Chair, leading and facilitating CEO groups for international, multi-generation family businesses

  • Advising clients through strategy planning, people strategy and exit transactions