Managing Director, APAC
Kurt has been a resident of Japan for over 30 years, and brings expertise in Learning & Development HRD and OD throughout Asia, new business development and entrepreneurship. Originally from San Francisco, Kurt began his professional career in finance as an analyst with UBS where we was a top-ranked analyst, before starting his own management consulting firm with partners from McKinsey Japan. Later he joined the preeminent silicon valley venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital, as Japan advisor forging alliances with leading Japanese think tanks, including The University of Tokyo, and more recently, senior manager with Amazon Japan, in charge of a $800 million business. Kurt was educated at San Francisco State University, Stanford Business School and Japan’s prestigious Waseda University.