Lee Kirby

President
Uptime Institute

Mr. Kirby holds the position of President of Uptime Institute, providing thought leadership, global services, new product development and strategic marketing. In addition to his many years as a successful technology industry leader, he has masterfully balanced a successful military career over 36 years (Ret. Colonel). As the founder of Salute Inc., he continues to be a champion for hiring military veterans in the data center industry and serves as an advisor to many veteran support organizations. He is based in Seattle, Washington. 

In addition to an MBA from University of Washington and further studies at Henley School of Business in London and Stanford University, Lee holds professional certifications in management and security (ITIL v3 Expert, Lean Six Sigma, CCO).