Chief Product Officer
Kurt Fulepp is the Global Chief Product Officer of AccuWeather. In this key leadership role, Kurt is responsible for the vision, strategy and design for the enterprise-wide product portfolio, as well as brand design, creative services, audience & analytics, business intelligence and mobile app development.
AccuWeather, with global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania, now reaches over 1.5 billion people worldwide through smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile Internet sites, radio, television, newspapers, digital signage and the AccuWeather Network cable channel. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of other businesses worldwide including such well respected brands as Amazon, Disney, Google, LG, Microsoft and Samsung. Recognized as the most accurate source of highly localized weather forecasts and warnings everywhere in the world with proven Superior Accuracy™, AccuWeather has saved tens of thousands of lives and prevented tens of billions of dollars in property losses.
As CPO, Kurt is charged with every element of the AccuWeather product roadmap, from conceptualization to launch and post-launch performance. Drawing on his extensive experience working at the intersection of cutting-edge digital products and premium content, he leads the development of the latest ecosystems of products, leveraging artificial intelligence, big data, and connected and smart devices. His expertise in multiplatform storytelling, product management, content commercialization, and crossplatform brand development shapes how AccuWeather delivers weather information to consumers and enterprises around the world.
Before joining AccuWeather, Kurt served as Vice President and Digital General Manager of News and Business at Time, Inc leading the digital brands of TIME, Money & Fortune. Previously, he was Vice President and Head of Product at AOL, Inc., where he oversaw product management, technology and design of AOL’s core business of AOL.com, as well as a portfolio of lifestyle brands focused on home, food, style and weddings. Concurrent with his AOL tenure, Kurt also served as General Manager of MAKERS.com, providing endto-end leadership for this first-of-its-kind multiplatform video destination, which profiled exceptional women and their groundbreaking achievements.
Earlier in his career, Kurt served as Senior Manager, Consumer Marketing for NineMSN (Microsoft’s joint-venture in Australia) covering Bing, MSN and Windows Live (incl. Hotmail, SkyDrive & WebApps), as well as Director of Marketing at Nine Television Network Australia; one of Australia’s largest commercial television networks. Kurt is also an adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Publishing - Digital Media program at New York University, teaching a full semester course that examines the various business models in digital media and what it takes to build a successful digital publishing business.
Kurt resides in New York City and based at AccuWeather’s New York office at 7 World Trade Center.