Kurt A. Underwood

Managing Director, Global Strategic Account Executive

Kurt serves as a Managing Director at Protiviti, responsible for architecting and planning advanced technology deployments, building out solution centers, governance, risk management, and compliance for data centers (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure). Kurt actively advises C-suite Fortune 500 leaders on critical business transformations and transactions involving cloud adoption in financial services, healthcare, biotechnology, energy, aerospace, semiconductors, software, and digital-commerce.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Board Advisory on Technology 
  • Global Solution Center Deployments
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Workflow Optimization
  • IT Strategy
  • Enterprise Risk Management 
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software Development 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Digitalization
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


  • UCLA, Bachelor of Arts, Economics
  • Graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
  • Awarded Internationally with Omicron Delta Epsilon in Economics, Pi Gamma Mu in Social Sciences

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified by the Association for Supply Chain Management in Production and Inventory Management (APICS / CPIM)
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)


  • English (native)
  • French (limited proficiency)