Kurt Williams has more than 15 years of experience envisioning software products and bringing them to reality.
He oversees technology and product development at Mindshare Technologies.
Kurt is a software design innovator and Internet pioneer with more than fifteen years of experience in architecting solutions for technology start-ups. With extensive experience in enterprise-level software development, product design, information architecture, and user experience design, Kurt specializes in crafting solutions to complex business problems.
In 2010, Kurt was the recipient of the CTO of the Year Award from the Utah Technology Council.
At Mindshare, Kurt leads one of Utah's best software development teams. He provides product vision and oversees the development and implementation of Mindshare's hosted software solutions. He also provides leadership and direction for product management and is responsible for creating the platform the company has built its business on.
Kurt was director of software design for BlueStep, Inc. from 1999 to 2002. He also worked with Sungard Data Systems as director of Internet technology. While at Sungard, he created highly interactive web-based solutions for major clients including State Farm, USAA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and IBM. Prior to his work with Sungard, Kurt founded the Web Solutions Group at Sterling Wentworth in 1997, a financial services software company. Before Sterling Wentworth, Kurt developed practice management software for healthcare software startup The Hoehne Group from 1994 to 1997.
As CTO of a company built on new technology, Kurt has a few thoughts on innovation: “Innovation doesn't happen by running with the first idea that comes to you. You have to be willing to wrestle ideas longer than other people will. You have to be willing to take one step past where you were comfortable. That next step always stretches you, but it's where the good ideas lie.”
Kurt also remembers the words from his favorite fortune cookie: “Every truly great accomplishment is at first impossible.”
Kurt holds a bachelor's degree from Weber State University, specializing in software engineering and economics.
John Sperry has been solving constrained business problems through automated systems for the last 18 years.
He founded Mindshare in 2002 and works directly with the board of directors to guide the company direction.
Lonnie Mayne has more than 23 years of executive-level experience.
He leads the customer experience team at Mindshare Technologies, including marketing, sales, and client advisors.
Brad Clark has more than 20 years of experience in business administration and software design & development.
He leads the operations team responsible for deploying Mindshare’s state-of-the-art customer feedback systems.
Chadly Hortin has more than 20 years of senior-level executive experience in technology design, consumer behavior analysis, product development, and market creation.
He works directly with Mindshare’s clients and client advisors to establish strong relationships and maximize the value of each client’s customer reviews.
Mark Webb has been leading high-growth technology companies in all aspects of finance and accounting for more than 18 years.
He is responsible for Mindshare Technologies’ financial strategy and goals as well as the accounting, legal, and human resource teams.
Jon Sanderson has worked with three successful B2B startups—helping each achieve substantial growth.
He develops and executes a clearly defined marketing and communications strategy to support consistent business growth and enhance brand equity and awareness.
Erich Dietz has more than 15 years of executive-level experience.
He is responsible for leading and managing the sales and support efforts for Mindshare’s Contact Center vertical.
Randy Jordan has 34 years of entrepreneurial and business management experience.
He is responsible for leading and managing the new business development and support efforts of Mindshare’s Food Service division.
John Crofts has been mixing analysis and creativity for more than ten years to build transformative business solutions.
He leads Mindshare’s Business Analytics Group, envisioning, developing, and birthing some of Mindshare’s most innovative new products and methods.