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

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Kurt served as 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 that, he held the title of strategy and operations consultant with the boutique firm PRT, where he drove enterprise and shop floor transformations. 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. He restored 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 specializes in operations improvement in the consumer, industrial, and healthcare sectors, specifically promoting performance improvement through effective and efficient strategy and planning, production, and distribution and logistics. Kurt has contributed to articles published in Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine. He also 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 received an MBA, M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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