Brett Hurt


Brett is the CEO and co-founder of, the modern catalog for data and analysis and the world’s largest collaborative data community. The platform wakes up the hidden data workforce within your enterprise, multiplies your data’s value, and creates a data-driven culture faster. is a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corporation®. In 2017 and 2018, it was honored on the “Best for the World” list by B Lab, placing the company in the top 10% of all B Corps globally.

In addition to his leadership of, Brett is the co-owner of Hurt Family Investments (HFI), alongside his wife, Debra. HFI are involved in 61 startups, 18 VC funds, and multiple philanthropic endeavors. Brett co-founded and led Bazaarvoice as CEO, through its IPO, follow-on offering, and two acquisitions. Brett also founded and led Coremetrics, which was rated the #1 Web analytics solution by Forrester Research and, like Bazaarvoice, expanded into a global company and leader. Coremetrics was acquired by IBM in 2010 for around $300m. In 2017, Brett was given the Best CEO Legacy Award by the Austin Business Journal. Brett Hurt began programming at age seven and doing so on the Internet at age eighteen.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Brett Hurt and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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