W. Kirk James

Kirk James

Chief Strategy Officer

W. Kirk James serves as Chief Strategy Officer on Hub International Limited’s Executive Management Team. In this capacity, Kirk has responsibility for strategic development and communications, as well as working with the Company's office locations to leverage insurance carrier relationships.

Kirk acted as legal counsel for the brokerages that formed HUB International and as General Counsel of the company through 2004. From 2005 through 2007, Kirk acted as Chief Corporate Development Officer, managing people strategies, corporate organizational planning and internal communications. Kirk then acted as President of the company's Central Region (Canada and the US Midwest) in 2008, was named COO in September, 2009 and currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer.

Kirk earned his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). Kirk is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario), the Union League Club of Chicago, and The Canada-U.S. Business Council Chicago. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Family Services, one of Chicago's largest charities serving families in need in the greater Chicago area.