Kurt Uhlir is a globally-recognized marketer, operator, and speaker. He’s built and run businesses from start-up to over $500M annual revenue, assembled teams across six continents, been part of the small team leading an IPO ($880M), and participated in dozens of acquisitions. As a dynamic and charismatic speaker on marketing and innovation, Kurt’s speaking experience includes speeches across the United States and Europe in addition to presenting at prominent industry events such as PPAI, GDC, the White House, and private company/team workshops. He advises leaders, from startup founders to private-equity backed CEOs to the President of the United States. Kurt is a popular and entertaining commentator and has appeared on national television shows and periodicals including the Wired, TechCrunch, Thrive Global, USA Today, Business 2 Community, WGN Radio, NBC, and ABC. Reach out to him for a guest on marketing, real estate, or growing American based businesses. Kurt serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Showcase IDX, which has helped real estate agents and brokers bring more than 3 million visitors to their websites in the past year. You’ll find him regularly sharing modern marketing strategies and tactical tips with agents - as well as pointing out the tools and trends to skip. Prior to working with Showcase IDX, Kurt was part of the small team that created the spatial data and navigation industry that grew NAVTEQ (now called HERE) from $85 million in revenue to $1.2 BILLION. He later joined Vitrue, one of two companies that created the social media management industry used by brands from Fortune 100 to tens of thousands of SMBs. Kurt then co-founded Sideqik, one of the first influencer marketing platforms. He is also the lead inventor of disruptive technologies in 5 industries, with 16 granted patents.