Kurt Madsen is a senior technology leader with over two decades of experience in software engineering and management consulting. He has delivered large, multi-firm, international projects and speaks regularly at conferences.
2002 - Present. Mr. Madsen was one of the founders of MetaTech, Inc., a consulting firm that helps companies become more agile with respect to how their IT departments handle continually changing requirements. His focus at MetaTech has been on product development and leading agile software teams.
1998 - 2001. At Perot Systems, Inc., Mr. Madsen was a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies in several industries. He specialized in enterprise architecture and aligning technology with business. Projects included a Business-To-Business (B2B) Internet marketplace, Business-To-Employee (B2E) portals for corporate intranets, and a wireless, Internet banking product.
1993 - 1998. At Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup), he designed an integration framework for electronic trade confirmation as well as securities settlement and clearance. Building on this platform, he established and managed the Agent Services desk, a team which grew to support $1.5B of daily trading volume among banks in New York and London.
1986 - 1993. Mr. Madsen began his career at Nynex Science and Technology, a preeminent R&D laboratory in the telecommunications industry. There, he developed strong software engineering skills, specializing in object-oriented technologies and distributed computing.
He has contributed to and learned from teams that have successfully introduced advanced technologies into production years ahead of widespread commercial acceptance. Examples include Internet portals in 1988, XML-style messaging in 1994, and techniques for rapid application development to support continuous change in business requirements as early as 1990.
Mr. Madsen has an M.S. in computer science from New York Polytechnic and a B.A. in economics from Rutgers University. He teaches management and computer science courses at the University of South Florida and the University of Phoenix. He is an instrument-rated pilot. He has served as treasurer and director of several not-for-profit organizations.