Kirk Chewning — Management Partner at Cane Bay Partners
Kirk Chewning is a management partner and co-CEO at Cane Bay Partners (formerly Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP), a management consulting company located in Christiansted, St. Croix, United States (U.S.) Virgin Islands. Kirk is recognized as a leader in the financial services industry due to the strength and depth of his knowledge and experience. He earned his Bachelor of Finance from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, and has over twenty years of experience in leadership positions in the financial business sector. His experience includes business process control, metric development, regulatory compliance, software and technology development, financial modeling and consumer and commercial lending.
Prior to taking on his position at Cane Bay Partners, Mr. Chewning served as Executive Vice President at TransDotCom Solutions, where he oversaw the growth of the company from three original partners to a staff of over 100 employees. Currently, in addition to his role as co-CEO of Cane Bay Partners, Chewning is the owner of Strategic Link Consulting. Over the last 20 years, he has also served as the founder and developer of several technology start-up companies.
A leader not only in business, but in the community as well, Kirk sits on the Board of Directors for the local Junior Achievement. He also stepped up as a sponsor for Relay For Life of Waterford, an event put on by the American Cancer Society. A further example of this giving spirit is Kirk’s role at Cane Bay Partners in organizing a $1 million fundraising campaign to provide relief to the citizens of St. Croix after the Category 5 hurricane, Irma, devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. This was more than just a financial aid; this was a hands-on aid effort. Both Chewning and his fellow management partner at Cane Bay Partners, David Johnson, assisted in the relief efforts to St. Croix and her sister islands, delivering supplies and helping with support.
Kirk Chewning and David Johnson have also set about making Care Bay Partners a sponsor of the St. Croix Roseway Educational Program (for a video overview of this program, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbYq3lT15c0 ). Kirk’s efforts to utilize his leadership skills and civic commitment extend beyond his ‘home base’ of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He actively participates in teaching life skills and business best practices throughout North America.
Locally, Kirk enjoys sharing his personal time with the people of St. Croix. He can often be found volunteering his time to assist nonprofits and small business owners to help them enhance and expand their market efforts.