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Kurt P Schmidt, Ph.D.

Kurt P Schmidt, Ph.D.

Kurt’s passion is the identification of unifying principles that provide the insights to further the reach of Lean IT in order to transform organizations.

Kurt’s experiences include implementation of business processes through enterprise software, transitioning organizations to modern software architecture, software platform modernization, cloud technology, DevOps and resiliency.

Kurt founded and developed Delphi Consultants into highly respected SAP HR consulting firm serving Disney, Halliburton, Bristol Myers Squibb, Motorola and Ogilvy and Mather achieving revenues in excess of $12M and fifty consultants. He initiated Delphi’s Java Practice in 1996 for web based application development to service general business (e.g. TIG) and software clients (e.g. i2 Technologies). He originated the development of SAP implementation methodology, Delphi Navigator, to enable junior consultants to deliver consistent and repeatable deliverables on multi-million dollar implementations with teams over 20 individuals.

Kurt successfully exited Delphi with a sale to Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Wyatt), an HR Management Consultancy. Kurt remained with Towers for 5 years as a Principal bringing the implementation of HR strategy to clients.

Exiting Towers, Kurt has focused on Product Development, including a SaaS legal case management system for solo and small law firms and a mobile application game, Rule of Words, released in Canada and Australia. He has during this time also consulted in the areas of IT transformation at major US and international firms.


Silver Tree offers Comprehensive Reporting:

Our ITAD program provides comprehensive reporting on all major activities to not only ensure compliance with complex governmental regulations but ensure full traceability and transparency on all of the assets we manage on your behalf.

Audit & Report

Each asset received into our facility network undergoes a value-based audit based upon it’s type, age, and condition, whereby we destroy data through eradication of valued HDDs and shred the balance of HDDs. Each asset is tested and we capture the serial number, model, configuration and condition of each asset.

Certificate of Data Destruction

All storage media assets are eradicated or physically destroyed and we provide a ‘Certificate of Data Destruction’ depicting the serial number, model, destruction method, technician name and destruction date

Certificate of Recycling

When older equipment reaches a state where it no longer has any useful life in part or whole form, it must be recycled responsibly, and we ensure that it is done so in strict compliance with our “zero landfill/zero export” policy. We provide a ‘Certificate of Recycling’ depicting serial number, model, weight and recycle date.