Director of Product Management, YouTube on TV Screens
San Francisco, California
FFlick (Acquired by Google)
March 2010 to January 2011
San Francisco Bay Area
January 2007 to March 2010
San Francisco Bay Area
July 2005 to January 2007
Greater Chicago Area
September 2004 to July 2005
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Director of Product Management
San Francisco Bay Area
I founded an innovative machine learning startup, raised seed funding from Founders Fund, built a world class product with a world class team, and sold the company to Google in 2011. I founded an innovative machine learning startup, raised seed funding from Founders Fund, built a world class product with a world class team, and sold the company to Google in 2011.
What company does Kurt Wilms work for?
Kurt Wilms works for FFlick (Acquired by Google)
What is Kurt Wilms's role at FFlick (Acquired by Google)?
Kurt Wilms is Founder
What industry does Kurt Wilms work in?
Kurt Wilms works in the Internet industry.
💼 Past Experience
I am a product management specialist with over 10 years of experience in product management, technology, and software development. In my previous roles, I have helped develop products that engage users and drive evangelism. I am deft at developing strategies and driving execution while maintaining aBalance ofSacrifice andCollaboration. I have a history of working with teams of engineers, designers, and managers to create world-class products.
Kurt Wilms's educational background and work readiness are based on his experience in computer science and his current education. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University ofMinnesota, where he worked on software development projects.Kurt Wilms has also completed an online program in technology and business management fromIllinois Management Institute. These experiences give him a resourceful and knowledgeable approach to computer science and the business world.Kurt Wilms says he has always been interested in technology and business. In fact, he credits his early interest in technology with helping him to develop his skills in all these areas. Wilms has found success in the computer science field because he is able to concentrate on the tasks at hand, whereas other professionals may not have the same discipline while always being able to work with other aspects of their work.Wilms also realizes that there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to how competent someone should be when it comes to computer science. He has found that the best way to learn is to shadow other professionals in order to gain a better understanding of their skills. He also uses his course work and experiences with business to better assess his own potential.Kurt Wilms plans to stay in the computer science field for the long run. He is confident that his current education and experience will lead him to a successful career in the field.
💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills
People first, products second. That's the credo that I live by and it's one of the things that arming myself with the proper technical skills, and then working closely with my team, has let me accomplish great things at Google.I was born and raised in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, a metro area that’s been known for its skilled labor force for decades. After graduating from college, I worked on my own for a few years, building and developing software. At that point, I realized that I was more interested in working in product management than as a software engineer. I moved to San Francisco, and founded my first startup, an innovative machine learning startup. We raised seed money from Founders Fund, built a world-class product, and sold it to Google in 2011. As a product manager, I was responsible for the design and implementation of many core features and algorithms for YouTube. Additionally, I was a consultant at Deloitte Consulting from July 2005 to January 2007 (1 year 7 months) in Greater Chicago Area. In this time, I worked on a variety of projects including a system that helps financial and telecommunication systems share information, a system that helps manage business processes, and a collaboratory filtering tool that I used to develop a new recommender system for YouTube based on user data. I also did research in several areas of human-computer interaction including online communities, local geographic information systems, recommender systems, machine learning, and collaborative filtering. In my free time, I enjoy playing Jeopardy! and playing the violin.
Extraversion (E), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Judging (J)
1 year(s), 8 month(s)
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