Bill Kurtz

Chief Financial and Commercial Officer

Bill has accumulated 39 years of professional experience in Finance, Operations and Accounting and has operated for the last 20 years serving primarily as a COO/CCO & CFO for fast growth public and private companies headquartered in the Silicon Valley and on the East Coast. He has led and/or played a principal advisory role on 4 successful IPOs and has served on private or public company boards. Bill’s professional experience includes 4 years in public accounting where he earned his CPA at PriceWaterhouse; 15 years at AT&T where he rose up the ranks to become an officer of the company at age 39 and held several high profile positions aimed at preparing Bill to be the CFO of AT&T; and the last 20 years operating as a CFO and/or CFO & COO for 5 public and private high growth companies in the Bay Area, including Scient, 3PAR Data, Engenio, Novellus and Bloom Energy. In addition to his role as CFO and CCO for Ripcord, Bill also operates as a Strategic Advisor to SpinLaunch(a private company), is a member of the Board at Verint Systems and Mohawk Holdings Group (both public companies) and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Rider University. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (major in Accounting) from Rider University and a Master’s degree in Management Sciences from Stanford University.