Kipsu Welcomes Lisa Brezonik and Chip Pearson as Newest Board Members.

March 1, 2021

Kipsu excitedly announces their two newest board members, Lisa Brezonik and Chip Pearson, who both bring a wide breadth of expertise to the company.

Minneapolis, MN (March 1, 2021) - Kipsu, one of the Twin Cities’ leading growth-stage technology companies, is excited to announce the addition of Lisa Brezonik and Chip Pearson to its board of directors. The company has a strong market leadership position in Real-Time Engagement and is planning for substantial growth as it exits the pandemic with its contactless technology.

“I am excited to welcome Lisa and Chip onto our board to help us take our company to the next level," announced Kipsu's CEO and Co-Founder Chris Smith, "they both bring unique skills that are directly applicable to the size organization we are and will round out our board as we continue to scale with our expected growth.”


Lisa Brezonik is the Chief Executive Officer of Salo, a leader in placing senior-level finance, accounting and human resource professionals in permanent, interim or project-based assignments. Prior to taking on the role of President, she served as the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Salo and her career has focused on building high performing teams.

“Kipsu’s focus on people while embarking on strong, long-term customer partnerships has proven successful through the COVID crisis, and I am excited to jump in as the Kipsu team drives to the next level of growth,” stated Lisa.


Chip Pearson was Co-CEO of one of the Twin Cities most successful technology companies in the last decade, Jamf, until 2017. Chip and his wife Amy have since launched to invest in and help grow other software organizations by leveraging their background and high growth company building expertise.

“I am delighted to join the Kipsu board — Chris and his leadership team bring the same long-term thinking and focus on company culture that we valued at Jamf, and I am excited to be part of building another great company here in the Twin Cities,” stated Chip.

Chip and Lisa will be joining long time board members Marty Leestma, Jeff Hinck and Chris Smith.

About Kipsu

Kipsu is the industry leader in Real-Time Engagement, connecting service driven brands with their customers through texting and digital messaging. Kipsu currently partners with over 2,700 customers, facilitating tens of millions of digital messaging engagements per year through SMS, Live Web Chat, social messengers, and in-app messengers. Kipsu currently operates in over 45 countries across the services sector, including hospitality, shopping, higher education, living environments and healthcare. For more information about Kipsu, visit

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