Mr. Riedinger co-founded Alta Colleges, Inc. Currently, Kirk's primary focus at Alta is chairing the Board of Directors. Previously, he served as President of Alta Colleges from 1987 to 1995. In 1995 he became executive Chairman of the company and was responsible for developing and managing the company's sales, marketing, and acquisitions.
Prior to founding Alta Colleges, Inc., Kirk was a Project Manager for Mentor Graphics Corporation and a Management Consultant for Cresap, McCormick & Paget. He has also served as a member of the Governor's Commission on Science and Technology and the Board Nominating Committee of the Career College Association CCA. Kirk is also very active in the Scouting Community. Kirk was a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Region Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 and is a member of the Mile High United Way Tocqueville Society. Kirk earned his BA in International Relations from Stanford University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.