Kurt is the VP of Strategic Alliances at Tempered Networks where he is responsible for developing and landing strategic partnerships that will accelerate our revenue growth. Kurt has a long history of building successful businesses including 20 years at Microsoft developing the OEM, Midmarket, and Partner businesses, as an entrepreneur in residence with Ignition Partners, and most recently was Founder & CEO of Ratify, Inc, a data analytics startup. He brings a combination of partner, international, and startup experience together with extensive experience in IP development, sales management, and strategic alliances. As a long-time Pacific Northwest resident, Kurt also serves on the board of the University of Washington’s Meany Center for the Performing Arts.