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David Kurtz

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Chief Product Officer, AdColony. Previously VP, Publisher Network, AT&T Interactive. Stanford grad.

Chief Product Officer, AdColony. Previously VP, Publisher Network, AT&T Interactive. Stanford grad.

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SVP Product Strategy Opera Mediaworks January 2015 - present
Chief Product Officer Opera Mediaworks January 2015 - present
Chief Product Officer AdColony November 2012 - present
VP, Publisher Network AT&T Interactive March 2010 - November 2012
Head of Products Smaato June 2009 - March 2010
Sr. VP - Product Management and Co-Founder Mobile Content Networks March 2005 - June 2009
Sr. Director - Product Management Sentius Corporation December 1998 - March 2005
Product Manager Davis Instruments July 1995 - December 1998
Assistant Producer, Graphic Designer, Technical Writer Davis Instruments June 1990 - July 1995


Stanford University English, with emphasis in Creative Writing 1985 - 1989

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Susheel Daswani
We worked together  •  Mobile & Software Engineering Leader
David has amazing insights in the mobile ad space and is a proven innovator and leader.
Matthew Goldman
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO, Wallaby Financial, Inc.. Previously Executive Director, Product Management (Subscription Ad Products), AT&T Interactive.
David is extremely smart and extremely diligent. He is among the best product managers/leaders I have ever known.
Corey McMahon
We worked together  •  Executive Director - Digital Ad Products & Strategy, YP. Previously Director - Digital Product Strategy, YP.
David is an unbelievable leader in the industry. His wide experience with mobile combined with his natural skill as an innovator make him th ... e perfect leader for mobile product management. He's able to successfully bridge the gap from technical to business leadership.
Chung Meng Cheong
We worked together  •  EVP Product & Consumer Marketing, Financial Engines and Mentor, MuckerLab.
I had the opportunity to partner with David in building out the top 3 local-mobile ad network in the world. David certainly showed his deep ... expertise in mobile and digital advertising, but what is sometimes under-appreciated is his ability to get the best in almost all people/situations. He has an ability to identify the right outcome and the best path to get there with his combination of product execution chops and strategic vision.
Stephen Burke
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Western Region, and VP Mobile, Resource and Vice President, Mobile Practice, Resource Interactive.
David's global experience (working with Nokia, launching services in Japan, Thailand, Europe) and deep technical and program management expe ... rtise, especially in mobile search and advertising, would make him an outstanding advisor to any startups seeking monetization paths, strategic partnerships, or venture-backed investment. He's also a super fun guy and brings enthusiasm and passion to all he does.
Joanna Newman McFarland
We worked together  •  GM, Previously: VP Publisher Network at AT&T Interactive. Stanford MBA. Seasoned Product, Marketing, Operations Executive.
David is a product visionary who can see something through from vague idea to launch to scalabiilty. He is a great coach and mentor with lo ... ts of patience and unending enthusiasm for building new and disruptive technologies.
David Williams
We worked together  •  SVP Customer Experience (Head of Product & Marketing), VerticalResponse. Boston grad.
Great personality and easy to talk to. Open minded but highly opinionated (in a good way). Forms opinions from data and logic and openly dis ... cusses inputs and options.

Marc Bookman
We worked together  •  CEO, TrendLife, LLC. University of Chicago grad. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.
Creative and resourceful, Marc finds interesting ideas and ways to get them done.