Kurt Kratchman is the COO of Grapeshot. He leads global operations across offices in New York, Cambridge, Chicago, London, Singapore, and Sydney. Kurt began his career in traffic engineering in New York City. From there he applied his skills to data visualization, rich media creation, content management, digital distribution and software development. After two successful exits to WPP (Blast Radius and Schematic), Kurtworked as a consultant helping companies with technology transfer, economic development initiatives, and most recently in private equity. He studied Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Tulane University and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and new media at The Vancouver Film.