Software industry pioneer Sandra Kurtzig founded Kenandy in 2010 with the vision to once again transform the world of manufacturing management software. She did this the first time starting in 1972 when she founded ASK Computer Systems and created the groundbreaking MANMAN product family. During her 20-year tenure as founder, chairman, and CEO of the ASK Group, Kurtzig grew the company into one of the 10 largest software companies in the world.
Now, as founder and Chairman and CEO of Kenandy, she is helping to create and drive the new industry paradigm of manufacturing management in the cloud, supporting a growing, global, social community for collaborative manufacturing.
Kurtzig has been widely covered in the media and has received numerous business awards. She was the first woman to take a technology company public, and was included on Business Week's list of the top 50 corporate leaders. Her best-selling autobiography, CEO: Building a $400 Million Company from the...
Andy Kurtzig is CEO of JustAnswer, which he established in 2003. Under his management, JustAnswer has increased in popularity such that it is now a top 200 website, according to Quantcast.com. The driving force behind JustAnswer, Kurtzig invites millions of users to seek personalized answers from Experts, which include licensed doctors, attorneys, veterinarians, and car mechanics, among a host of others. With a diverse array of topics ranging from legal issues to relationship questions, Kurtzig has built JustAnswer into the go-to resource for anyone looking for Expert answers.
Kurtzig has pursued several other entrepreneurial interests over the course of his professional career. He facilitated the development of his first company while a student attending the University of California at Berkeley. His first company, ANSER Corp., serviced and developed software to automate calendar listings for the newspaper industry. Having landed several high-profile clients, such as the San ...
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In this special lecture, mother and son serial entrepreneurs Sandra and Andy Kurtzig share smart reasons for starting companies that matter. Sandra Kurtzig outlines similarities and differences between her previous ventures and her current company, Kenandy. Andy Kurtzig discusses his company, JustAnswer, and key lessons for entrepreneurs.