Prior to Kipsu, I took a few months to recharge after working for another tech company in the Twin Cities, VidGrid. Over my 6 years at VidGrid I held numerous roles in sales, customer success and partnerships as we grew the company until it was ultimately acquired by Paylocity.
I love traveling and experiencing new people and cultures with my family (pre-pandemic obviously). We're the crazy parents that took our 4 month old on a plane to Italy! I also enjoy being outside year round - fat biking, hiking, beaches - you name it!
The people I met along my interview journey drew me to Kipsu! The passion and pride each person I chatted with exuded was infectious and it was obvious they cared about each other as well as their work.
The most striking thing I noticed about the Kipsu team during my first week was a continuation of what drew me to Kipsu in the first place - the authenticity of the people. Each person is unashamedly themself, takes pride in what they do, and cares about those around them. It's an incredible experience to be part of that kind of team and a testament to the foundation that's been built here over the years.
I'm looking forward to tackling the complexity of the healthcare market building off of what we've learned in the hospitality space over the past decade. Healthcare is an industry most shy away from given the intricacies with compliance, health info, etc. Those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work through those roadblocks can capitalize on a massive opportunity, and I'm excited to be part of the team doing just that!
Play the Long Game is my favorite Kipsu core value because in order to build for the long term each of the other values is critically important. Without a solid foundation you can't make it to the long term. It also mixes thinking creatively to solve challenges we're facing now while at the same time having a vision for what a future state looks like. The art is weaving those together!
Gino Bartali - Gino was an Italian cyclists who won the Tour de France a couple times in the 1930's/40's in the midst of WWII. Years after the war ended, it was revealed he was ferrying falsified documents for Jewish refugees in the tubes of his bike so the Nazi's wouldn't be able to locate them during their roadblocks/searches. He saved hundreds of lives and I think it would be fascinating to chat with him about what it was like to be pressured by the Italian government to be the face of Italian greatness as they persecuted the Jewish people and simultaneously work undercover to ferry documents and save as many lives as he could.
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