Bill has just over 30 years of experience serving as either Chief Financial Officer for Fortune 500 companies or COO/CCO & CFO for fast growth Mid-Cap companies in both the East Coast and Silicon Valley. Bill joined Bloom in March 2008 as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer and focused on financing Bloom’s growth and the development of Bloom’s operations, administrative and commercial infrastructure for the first seven years. In 2015, Bloom’s Board asked Bill to focus his efforts on the development of Bloom’s international business, and as such, Bill now operates as the Chief Commercial Officer responsible for the development & management of Bloom’s international business and the structured finance team. Kurtz started his career on the East Coast as a CPA with PriceWaterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers,LLC) and then joined AT&T where he rose up the ranks during his 15 year career. He became a Corporate Officer at age 39 and held several high profile positions. Two of significance were AT&T Cost Czar, where he was responsible for AT&T's world-wide cost reduction program, and VP and Financial Officer of AT&T's $25B Business Markets Division. Bill also led the financial negotiations for the $15B acquisition of McCaw Cellular. Kurtz left AT&T and moved to the Silicon Valley in 1998 and has operated as either COO & CFO or CCO & CFO of several fast growth start-ups, including Scient Corporation and 3PARdata that successfully made the transition from private to successful public, profitable companies. Prior to joining Bloom, Kurtz operated as EVP & CFO at Novellus Systems, Inc., a $2B global semiconductor equipment company, where he led the company’s focus on improving its profitability and cash flow. Bill currently also serves on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Audit Committee for Verint Corporation, an NYSE listed public company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (major in Accounting) from Rider University and a Master’s degree in Management Sciences from Stanford University.