Kristjan Sigurdson is the Director of CDL-Seattle at the University of Washington. He was one of the first employees of the Creative Destruction Lab in 2013, and was Venture Recruitment Lead at CDL-Toronto from 2014-2016, and Global Recruitment Lead from 2017-2018. As CDL’s Director of Community from 2019-2020, he led global venture recruitment, admissions, and alumni relations across the CDL network as the program grew from five locations in Canada to ten locations in four countries. From 2020-2021, he was Director at CDL-Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kristjan holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on research commercialization, entrepreneurial strategy, and innovation prizes.