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Kurt Schneider

Host of Smart Drivel & former CEO of Harlem Globetrotters

As the Host of Smart Drivel, Kurt Schneider boasts an impressive executive resume that is sure to catch any audience’s attention. 

The Walt Disney Company, FOX Sports and The World Wrestling Federation are just a few names Kurt throws on his resume. 

As an Entertainment Industry expert, Kurt most recently served as the Harlem Globetrotters CEO, where he revolutionized the brand to cater to a new generation of sports and entertainment enthusiasts.

Smart Drivel is a popular comedic podcast where Kurt and Co-Host Jon Ellenthal explore various topics to keep their listeners coming back for more.

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Kurt Schneider

Host of Smart Drivel & former CEO of Harlem Globetrotters

As the Host of Smart Drivel, Kurt Schneider boasts an impressive executive resume that is sure to catch any audience’s attention. 

The Walt Disney Company, FOX Sports and The World Wrestling Federation are just a few names Kurt throws on his resume. 

As an Entertainment Industry expert, Kurt most recently served as the Harlem Globetrotters CEO, where he revolutionized the brand to cater to a new generation of sports and entertainment enthusiasts.

Smart Drivel is a popular comedic podcast where Kurt and Co-Host Jon Ellenthal explore various topics to keep their listeners coming back for more.

read more

BOOK NOW FOR your podcast

Kurt Schneider

Host of Smart Drivel & former CEO of Harlem Globetrotters

As the Host of Smart Drivel, Kurt Schneider boasts an impressive executive resume that is sure to catch any audience’s attention. 

The Walt Disney Company, FOX Sports and The World Wrestling Federation are just a few names Kurt throws on his resume. 

As an Entertainment Industry expert, Kurt most recently served as the Harlem Globetrotters CEO, where he revolutionized the brand to cater to a new generation of sports and entertainment enthusiasts.

Smart Drivel is a popular comedic podcast where Kurt and Co-Host Jon Ellenthal explore various topics to keep their listeners coming back for more.

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Kurt Schneider, 54, is a bit of an adventurer. Originally from Scarsdale, N.Y., as a kid he spent three years in Tokyo, Japan, while his father was working for Union Carbide. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Schneider and his wife and two sons moved from California to Wilton in 2003 where he was hired as CMO (chief marketing officer) of World Wrestling Entertainment under Vince McMahon in Stamford.

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Pope Francis didn’t have a prayer of spinning a basketball — but scored a slam dunk Wednesday as an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.

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Timeline

2020 - Present

Smart Drivel Media

Host

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2020 - Present

2017 - Present

Harrumph Entertainment, LLC

Co-CEO & Co-Founder

 

2017 - Present

2007 - 2016

Harlem Globetrotters

CEO

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2007 - 2016

2003 - 2007

World Wrestling Entertainment

EVP and Chief Marketing Officer

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2003 - 2007

1996 - 1999

Fox Sports

VP Marketing, FOX Sports Net

1996 - 1999

1994 - 1996

The Walt Disney Company

Director of Corporate Alliances

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1994 - 1996

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What is Smart Drivel all about?
What makes you qualified to host Smart Drivel?
If you could live anytime/anywhere in history, when/where would it be?
Where do you get your love of history/language/travel?
Where are you happiest?

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