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Kurt Johnson

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

President, CEO, KUNE8. Kellogg grad. University of Iowa grad.

President, CEO, KUNE8. Kellogg grad. University of Iowa grad.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Growth
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
Shanti Foundation For Peace


President, CEO K8 Solutions August 2012 - present
President, CEO KUNE8 August 2012 - present
Vice President, North America Agentrics/Neogrid April 2010 - August 2012
Vice President, North America NeoGrid Europe April 2010 - August 2012
Vice President Sales Virtela 2005 - April 2010
Board Member Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education 2009 - 2011
Regional Manager British Telecom 1999 - 2005
Vice President Sales Virtela Technology Services Incorporated (An NTT Communications Company) 2005 - April 2010
Board Member Shanti Foundation For Peace 2000 - 2005
Regional Manager BT 1999 - 2005


Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Marketing, Management Strategy 2000 - 2002
The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business Finance/Accounting 2000 - 2000
University of Iowa Political Science 1987 - 1991
KENSHO 2011 - present

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Green
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Saas • Account management • Cloud Computing • Telecommunications • Solution selling

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Bill Dodds
We worked together  •  Founder | Business Consultant, Caribou Consulting Group.
Kurt sees past the obstacles and stays on point. Builds strong trust. Understands negotiations and expectations exist throughout the transa ... ctions.
Scott Kitun
They're my current cofounder  •  Founder, Techfacture and Creator and Host, WGN Radio AM 720. Kellogg grad. Northwestern grad.
He's smart, driven and experienced
Matthew Doubleday
They're my investor  •  Senior Vice President, Marketing, Wintrust Financial Corporation. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Kurt has a great mix of big company, start-up and consulting experience that makes him uniquely qualified to identify and take advantage of ... opportunities in any give market. His leadership across industries, contacts in multiple sectors and genuine enthusiasm give him access to people and resources that most would envy.
Mike Galvin
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, One Six Solutions. Previously Principal, Pariveda Solutions.
Kurt has extreme passion for building and growing his business. He's a great communicator and a strategic thinker.
Marco Susani
We worked together  •  Partner, Co-founder, Koz Susani Design. Previously Vice President, Global User Interaction and Digital Experience Design, Motorola.
Kurt is a visionary able to clearly see future opportunities, and able to transfer them into reality. He has a human-oriented approach to te ... chnology innovation, and this helps him develop business solutions that are tailored to consumers and successful on the market.

Bill Dodds
Founder | Business Consultant, Caribou Consulting Group.
Bill has tremendous experience running global companies, both small as well as large. He's built and executed on growth strategies while man ... aging the P&L to ensure the right EBITDA objectives are achieved.