Iloriem McLaughin

Kipsuvian since
May 2022
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What were you up to before joining Kipsu? 

Before entering the tech world, I was a music therapist at a hospice company. My primary instrument in college was voice but I also play guitar. I enjoyed being able to alleviate pain and bring comfort to my patients through music.

What are something you enjoy doing outside of work? 

I love to bake -- my 2022 New Year's Resolution is to bake my way through the '100 Cookies' cookbook! I am a film and television fanatic -- my favorite TV show of all time is Friends. Some of my favorite pastimes include reading, exploring new places and cuddling with my dog, Luna.

What drew you to Kipsu in contrast to other companies? 

The company culture is what drew me to Kipsu. At Kipsu, everyone wants you to succeed and they have many opportunities for growth. They are incredibly passionate about the work they do and value every individual's input, no matter how big or small.

What were some things you noticed about the Kipsu team during your first week?

At Kipsu, the people are what stands out. Each person is authentic, kind and genuine in their actions and their words. Kipsu is full of driven and talented people, ready to put their best foot forward and do the hard work but they also have fun while doing it!

What challenges are you looking forward to tackling in your work at Kipsu?

Kipsuvians welcome any challenge that comes their way. I look forward to collaborating with others in tackling these challenges, creating innovative solutions and accomplishing shared goals as a team.

What is your favorite Kipsu core value and why?

Go Beyond Together is my favorite core value because I believe so much greatness can be achieved in and within a team environment. When we create goals together and then achieve those goals, it makes it that much more special and rewarding.

If you could pick any person for a chat over a shared dinner, who would you pick and why?

I would love to meet Dax Shepard and Monica Padman from the podcast Armchair Expert because they're SO funny, have the most fascinating stories and dig deep into the messiness of being human. If you haven't listened to an episode before, GO LISTEN! I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

Want to join us?

We're looking for motivated people to join our growing team in Minneapolis. See our careers page to view all open positions and submit an application.