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Kurtis Wilkinson

Head of Strategy for Google Play in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Kurtis Wilkinson leads the Strategy team for Google Play in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Google, Kurtis completed his MBA at the Sauder School of Business and HEC Paris. He was a Principal with Accenture’s Global Strategy practice, where he spent nearly five years helping organizations of all sizes grow internationally, and leading non-profit initiatives in Africa. Now based in London, Kurtis is focused on incubating new opportunities within Google Play and is an active startup adviser.
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I Left My Job, Failed At A Startup, And Changed My Life

Many people in corporate roles fantasize about breaking free and launching an entrepreneurial venture. Three years ago I took the plunge and did just that, leaving behind a senior role in management consulting to start a talent marketplace for freelance consultants. Unfortunately, my business model didn't gain traction, but the experience was the best thing that ever happened to me professionally speaking.
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