Michael Kurt | Head of Finance at Hinge
Mays MasterCast | Episode #113
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Please welcome the Head of Finance at Hinge.co, Michael Kurt! Michael shares an incredible story about his grandpa coming to America, his winding career from being best friends with Tigger to now working in tech for the dating app "that is designed to be deleted." We'd like to thank Michael for coming on and we hope you enjoy this special episode. Feel free to gives us a shout or leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. It helps us a lot! Thanks and Gig 'em! #hinge # datingapps #maysbusiness #maysmastercast #findinglove
Michael currently serves as Head of Finance at Hinge, where he has been tasked with building out the team and function and supporting the company's rapid growth in collaboration with its product, marketing, engineering, and community teams.
Prior to his role at Hinge, he worked at Disney in their finance department, Paramount Pictures in their Strategic Planning and Business Development department, as well as at Wasserman and Cycle Media.
Michael graduated from Mays in 2009 with University, Foundation, & Business honors, received the Buck Weirus Spirit Award, and was nominated for both the Brown-Rudder and Gates-Muller outstanding student awards. While a student, he served in numerous leadership roles, including President of the Business Student Council. He also has his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he graduated with concentrations in Finance, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship.
Michael now has the honor of serving on the Mays Business School Dean’s Advisory Board through which he has had the opportunity to recruit prospective students for Business Honors and speak at the last two Business Honors Signature Work retreats.
After having lived in Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City, Michael currently resides in the DFW area with his beautiful wife, Alisha, precious daughters, Kaitlyn Elizabeth (2 years) and Olivia Grace (3 months), and dogs Ruby and Violet.
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