Kurt Steltenpohl is a managing director in the Transaction Advisory Services practice in the New York office of Duff & Phelps and leads Operations Advisory for the Corporate Finance practice. Kurt has over 17 years of experience advising industry executives, corporations and private equity firms on company strategy, operations, and transactions. 

Kurt specializes in operations improvement in the consumer, industrial, and healthcare sectors, specifically driving performance improvement through effective and efficient strategy and planning, production, and distribution and logistics. He has significant experience working with company executives and management teams on pre-acquisition diligence and post-acquisition improvement to support public and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Kurt was a director with Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Services, where he led operations diligences identifying EBITDA and working capital opportunities in mid-market companies for private equity clients. Before working with Alvarez & Marsal, he drove enterprise and shop floor transformations as a strategy and operations consultant with the boutique firm PRTM. As part of his team’s turnaround of a $4B train manufacturer, he served as the interim program manager of an $80M railcar refurbishment operation restoring cash flow by stabilizing material flow, fixing supplier management, and implementing scheduling practices.  When his firm merged with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kurt served as lead director responsible for business development efforts on a major global, multi-service line account.  Prior to that, he served as a U.S. Navy submarine officer.

Kurt has contributed to articles published in Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine and participated in industry events specific to his client base where, for several years, he was a regular speaker at aerospace and industrial market conferences.

Kurt has an MBA, MS, and BS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 
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