Kurt is the Director of Kids and Family for Amazon, where he leads all digital and hardware products for kids and families, including Amazon FreeTime, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and Fire Kids Edition tablet. Kurt is a seasoned global business leader with experience in the US, Asia, and Europe. He has led major international media businesses for Amazon in Beijing, China, where he ran the physical media product categories for Amazon.cn and also launched the Amazon Kindle. An Amazon veteran since 2005, Kurt began his Amazon career as the founder and head of Amazon’s global enterprise print-on-demand (POD) fulfillment service. Prior to Amazon, Kurt was a Senior Consultant with Princeton Consultants, Inc.

Kurt has two master’s degrees in Chinese Language and Literature, one from Princeton University and one from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Lehigh University. Outside of Amazon, Kurt has served on the board of directors for several organizations, including the Arthritis Foundation.