Founder and CEO
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Outside Hockey Interests: Family, Music, History, Dogs
Hockey Heroes: Gordie Howe, Bill Gadbsy, Alex Delvecchio, Ted Lindsay, Keith Magnuson
As the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of KO Sports, Inc., Kurt has represented NHL players since 1992. As an international businessman and attorney, Kurt has a unique insight into the business of professional sports. He has negotiated numerous NHL Player contracts exceeding $800 million in value, endorsement/sponsorship contracts, licensing and video game agreements for hockey players and other professional athletes. Kurt is a licensed Certified Player Agent by the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, and he has represented players under all areas of the NHL CBA, including the Entry Level System, First Round NHL Draft Picks, Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents, and the Salary Arbitration system.
Kurt’s previous experience as a Labor and Employment lawyer gives him a unique insight into a plethora of issues encompassed in NHL Collective Bargaining issues. Kurt’s reputation as a strong advocate on behalf of KO Sports clients is well established with all NHL clubs and players.
Prior to representing professional hockey players, Kurt practiced law for several years in the areas of labor and employment, intellectual property, licensing, mergers and acquisitions and business law. Kurt also worked for the Denver Broncos (NFL) where he was involved in contract negotiations, stadium issues and sponsorship agreements.
As a former hockey player who grew up in Detroit, Michigan, Kurt’s practical experience in the business world and credibility with NHL executives enable him to create winning relationships for KO Sports clients and their NHL team.