Kurt Scherer is Managing Partner, C5 Accelerate & Chief Operating Officer, C5. He joined C5 in 2018 to lead and manage coordination of the firm’s global operations. Prior to C5, Kurt led Booz Allen’s Innovation Services practice for a wide range of commercial and government leaders, including strategy and implementation of Accelerator programs. He served as the first Director of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Innovation Center in Washington, DC and led the National Innovation Hub network. Kurt served over 9 years as an AH-1W Cobra pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps.