Kurt is a former investment banker who provides strategic CFO services to high-growth companies. As a consultant, he brings a pragmatic approach to problem-solving, tailored to the unique requirements of each client. He is equally comfortable partnering with C-suite execs and boards as diving into the weeds alongside junior staff. Kurt has held numerous finance and strategy leadership roles within VC and PE-backed companies operating in healthcare, food, technology, retail, and mobility sectors.
Rebuilt NationBuilder's financial model and led the 2022 budgeting process. Worked closely with the CEO, President, and leadership team to identify key business drivers and improve forecasting accuracy.
NationBuilder acquired Speakable in early 2021, and I managed the integration process, including migrating accounting systems, setting up new systems and processes, and creating consolidated reports.
Managed the 2021 audit process for NationBuilder and its subsidiaries, including Speakable and international entities.
Led the successful acquisition of a clinical services business and the associated equity capital raise.
Rebuilt and streamlined modeling, budgeting, reporting, and analytics processes across the business.
Assumed responsibility for the food operations division; led the COVID-19 supply chain project; and implemented processes that improved data, performance tracking, supplier management, and new product development.
Led a project to improve receivables collection, reducing the average receivables days by 40% (from 24 to 14) within six months.
Executed projects initiated under private equity ownership as part of "Project Accelerate," resulting in $200 million of annual earnings improvements.
Developed and implemented a turnaround strategy for the Turkey division, which went from breakeven in FY16 to EBITDA of AUD 8 million in FY17 (from a combination of cost-out, operational improvements, and launch of new products).
Played a key role in a successful AUD 1.2 billion IPO deal team in 2016. I was responsible for drafting the prospectus and marketing materials, financial analysis, and managing the IPO verification process.
Managed private equity investments for a $300 million fund across origination, execution, and exit.
Implemented performance improvement initiatives and managed the sale process of BWA Water Additives (a UK-based global provider of water treatment chemicals), leading to a successful sale that generated an IRR of 20%.
Served as a board observer (non-voting member) at Kosan Crisplant, a Denmark-based provider of LPG cylinder systems and solutions.