Kurt is connecting People, Places, and Things for over twenty years with a mission to develop ecosystems that excel at delivering value. During his tenure at Verizon, responsibilities included the launch and oversight of the M2M practice, Partnership Program, along with many other roles in the Central Texas region. Next, he joined a global MVNO to develop their strategic partnership ecosystem and drive platform adoption through cellular, satellite and LPWAN partners. Most recently, he founded Excelerated Technology Consulting providing services focused on Modeling, Strategy, and Go-To-Market for domestic and international companies. In parallel to launching ETC, he has become a co-founder, board member, or trusted advisor to hundreds of companies around the world.