kurt southern view gallery
Male, 28 years old

Business meets relationships meets technology!!! Kurt Uhlir has 15+ years experience launching new businesses and effectively leading teams across six continents. During his tenure leading competitive strategy and business affairs at Navteq, they grew annual revenue from $80 million to more than $1.4 billion, including an $880 million IPO and later $8.1 billion sale to Nokia. Currently, Kurt is the Director of Corporate Development for Vitrue in Atlanta, GA where he is responsible for strategy, corporate development and strategic partnerships. He is a regular speaker on emerging technologies (e.g. social media, location-based services/gaming, and new technology), lead inventor on multiple patents (including foundational patents covering check-in services, such as Foursquare and Facebook Places and other mobile platforms). Kurt has also played an instrumental role in the founding, mentoring, development and management of many technology companies. Kurt combines an excitement for converting complex technologies and business models into innovative plans with actionable execution and SEC pride. Specialties * Corporate Development / M&A * Global Expansion * Strategic Alliances/Partnerships * Growing companies profitably * Emerging Technologies * Corporate and Market Strategy * Pricing/Licensing Development * Intellectual Property Strategies/Valuation/Licensing * Corporate Strategy * Incubation of New Businesses * Angel Investing