Curt Doman

Founder @ Progressive Leasing and Doman Innovation Studio

Curt Doman is co-founder of Progressive Leasing, the leading fintech provider of lease-to-own solutions (PROG Holdings, Inc. NYSE:PRG). A seasoned entrepreneur and visionary in the financial technology space, Curt has been driving innovation and growth in financial technology solutions for over 25 years. 

Curt is a member of PROG Holdings’ Board of Directors. He previously served as PROG Holdings’ Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Product Officer. He also is instrumental in guiding PROG Holdings’ philanthropic efforts through its non-profit arm, the PROG Foundation, and its PROG Youth Development Center. These community resources offer young adults in the greater West Valley City, Utah area access to in-person and hybrid programming, initiatives, and other offerings designed to develop the skills necessary to positively shape their futures. PROG Holdings is headquartered in Draper, Utah, has over 1,600 employees, and reported consolidated revenues of $2.4 billion last year. 

Curt began his entrepreneurial journey at 12 with the founding of SoftArt, a loan document programming solution. Following his success with SoftArt, Mr. Doman earned a Finance degree from the University of Utah while co-founding International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), a leading mortgage services provider. Curt also acquired and developed Checkstop, LLC, before co-founding Progressive Leasing in 1999, effectively creating the virtual lease-to-own industry while emphasizing principles like grit, innovation, integrity, and valuing people. 

In addition to being a prolific angel investor, Curt started the Doman Innovation Studio at the University of Utah. The studio is an incubator that empowers entrepreneurs to realize their potential, create positive change in their communities, and build adaptable processes that allow them to succeed in current and future ventures. 

Outside of his professional activities, Curt enjoys spending time with his wife Alisa and their four children—Morgan, Tyler, Ethan, and Brooklyn. He is an avid road and mountain cyclist, enjoys chess, and is also a licensed pilot. Curt served a two-year religious mission in Taiwan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he became fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Curt Doman will be speaking in the Entrepreneurship Track.