Rapid Response Appoints Peter Kirk Vice President of Software Engineering

Kirk joins Rapid Response after leaving the company in 2014 to start his own business. In his new role, he will oversee the Software Development, Architecture, Data Management and Stages teams within Technical Services.

SYRACUSE, NY – Rapid Response Monitoring Services announces that Peter Kirk has returned to the company as Vice President of Software Engineering.

During his initial seven-year career with the company, Kirk held various positions within the programming department. He worked on several key projects, including the company’s migration from outdated and inefficient PICK/jBASE-based alarm processing software to the robust SQL/Linux-based stagesTM monitoring platform and the launch of the original RapidMobile app, according to the ad.

Kirk left Rapid Response in 2014 to start his own business. For the past eight years, he has owned a successful consulting firm specializing in systems architecture and design, as well as a wide range of development projects and codebases.

Many of Kirks’ engagements were in the alarm industry, and he is said to have earned a positive reputation based on quality workmanship and innovative design. Kirk graduated from Villanova University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and brings nearly 20 years of experience to the company.

As Vice President of Software Engineering, Kirk will oversee the the software development, architecture, data management and stage teams within the technical services. He will also play a vital role in the continued development of client applications such as Rapid Response’s secure web portal, RapidWeb, the latest generation of the RapidMobile application, etc.

“It is a testament to all Rapid Response employees who have helped us build a world-class organization to have a former employee return to our company,” said Jeffrey Atkins, president of Rapid Response. “It is a pleasure for me to welcome Peter back to our team. I am confident that his specialist knowledge and leadership will enable us to drive our next generation forward as a technology leader.”

Gordon K. Morehouse