Kirk Palmer


Dr. Kirk Palmer is a senior engagement manager who has been with Strategic Decisions Group since 1996. Based in the firm’s San Mateo, Calif., office, he leads SDG’s activities in the technology and communication sectors, working with Fortune 1000 industry leaders, as well as innovative start-ups and smaller firms in Silicon Valley. He has extensive experience in new business creation, M&A and alliances, product and portfolio strategy, R&D management, and corporate and business-unit strategy development. He also teaches courses through the Stanford Strategic Decision and Risk Management certificate program.

Before joining SDG, Dr. Palmer worked on marketing and product strategy for a software start-up that survived the dot-com bubble and is now a thriving public company.

Dr. Palmer holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an AB in physics from Princeton University.