Nuru-Ghana (Nuru) Ba'th

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

Working as the Lead QA for a Mobile team in the Financial sector. We worked on a trading platform where you could trade a variety of equities like stocks, options, futures, etc. Our app was actually the first to feature a mobile futures trading ladder, allowing our clients access to the futures markets from their devices. Prior to that, I was a licensed broker. I currently still hold a series 7 and 63 license (for the next two years).

What are some things you enjoy doing outside of work? 

Anything that puts a smile on my face. Hanging with my family, playing with 17 month son is always a riot! I enjoy video games and anime (full subscription to Crunchyroll). Also, you can often catch me on of my many electric skateboards zipping through my neighborhood.

What drew you to Kipsu in contrast to other companies? 

Chris, that man can sell!!! Lol! Jokes aside though, it really was the management/executive team. I believe that a company's culture reflects their leaders. You don't see many companies where the CEO not just sits down to interview incoming personal, but is willing to speak with them about his vision for the company prior to even presenting an offer. It was very refreshing to see a management team that open.

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

That they are a very welcoming group. It seemed like everyone made it a point to come and introduce themselves to me during the week. I've also never seen such a tight knit group, where having lunch together at the lunch tables is just the norm.

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

I'm most excited for building a QA process that is scaleable for the firm. having this in place will make our testing process smoother overall for both the QA's as well as the teams they service. A huge/first step is having the team move to a test management tool like Xray.

What is your favorite Kipsu core value and why?

That is hard, there are two that I really like. But if I had to choose just one, I would choose Pursue Relentlessly. The reason for this is, that is just how I approach my work anyway. Obstacles are opportunities for you to grow. You will either overcome and maybe learn you need to redefine what you consider an obstacle, or you may fail and learn that your approach was maybe not exactly right. Either way, you learned, you grew, and you'll see the next challenge with a new set of eyes.

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

Anyone from 2500 years in the future from now. I find it fascinating how far humanity has come in a short amount of time when compared to this planet's history. I just think it would be incredible to hear what humanity "will have" learned since our time.

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