Kurt Schmidt

Kurt Schmidt

President, Foundry

About Kurt

At the age of twenty, Kurt Schmidt was recognized as one of the top BMX freestyle bike riders in the world and launched his first company. As a professional athlete, he was renowned for his biking skills and entrepreneurial spirit.

In 2010, he was tapped by The Nerdery to join the Development Department and was quickly promoted to the Director of Project Management. Kurt established the company’s first PMO and helped to lead, train, and grow The Nerdery’s project management team of over 50 Project and Program Managers.

Currently, Kurt Schmidt is the President of Foundry, a digital product, and experience agency and hosts a weekly Podcast named the “Schmidt List” where he interviews industry leaders to learn their thoughts on bridging modern management techniques, design thinking, and cutting-edge technology for our ever-increasing “agile” world.

KEYNOTE: Army of Awesome

DPM. What’s that mean? It means Digital Project Manager. Okay? What’s that mean? Think about it—very few people know what it is you actually do every day. Even your mom scratches her head when you explain your job. You need a simple explanation for the awesomeness that you unleash at work every single day. We […]

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