Specializing in industry-funded research in the physical sciences.
As a Senior Industry Contracts Manager, Kirt develops, negotiates, and administrates industry-funded contracts and other industry agreements for Oregon State University. Kirt brings over 18 years of industry experience in research and development-related contracts. Kirt began his career in Tokyo, Japan, working as a licensing contracts specialist for Fuji Xerox. He has also worked as a supplier and contracts manager for Xerox Corporation and senior subcontracts manager at Rockwell Collins.
Kirt has a Master of Arts degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and an MBA from Marylhurst University. He also holds professional certifications from the National Contract Manager Association as a Certified Federal Contracts Manager and and a Certified Professional Contract Manager, and from the Institute for Supply Management as a Certified Purchasing Manager.