What were you up to before joining Kipsu?
Before I joined Kipsu, I worked in omnichannel healthcare communications. Ranging from appoint reminders to payments, I was a product specialist focused on SMS-based offerings that sought to increase engagement while decreasing cost over the paper alternatives.
What are something you enjoy doing outside of work?
If I'm not at work, it's a pretty safe bet that you'll find me playing guitar or gaming on PC. To offset the cost of hobbies like those, I also have a side gig making and selling handmade leather goods at local markets. Well, all this is only true if my two dogs give me a break from throwing the frisbee (regardless of outside temperature).
What drew you to Kipsu in contrast to other companies?
There were two main boxes I was looking to check in my job search: a culture where I could grow and work I could be excited about. It was immediately clear that Kipsu was laser-focused on creating and maintaining a culture that keeps their talent around, and I was quickly drawn to that. As far as the work goes, Kipsu's product exists in spaces users will already be in, and Kipsu just makes that experience better!
What were some things you noticed about the Kipsu team during your first week?
Everybody at Kipsu is welcoming and excited to add new coworkers to the team. In just the first day it was clear that the wonderful culture I heard about in the interview process was a real, live thing!
What challenges are you looking forward to tackling in your work at Kipsu?
I'm the most excited about meeting and beating the product challenges that new and emerging lines of business bring about. It is always exciting to be a part of something from the groundwork and upward.
What is your favorite Kipsu core value and why?
It's hard to settle on just one, but Go Beyond Together is at the top of my list. Kipsu's drive to assemble a team of various backgrounds while having a common mindset is something I have yet to see in my career. A company can only be as successful as they set themselves up to be, and this value ensures that Kipsu has a solid base to launch from.
If you could pick any person for a chat over a shared dinner, who would you pick and why?
Without a doubt, that would be the late chef Carl Ruiz. There was a lot more to him than being a food network celebrity chef; that man had a unique take on how to live life unlike any other, and his deep enthusiasm for all things that brought him joy was contagious to those around him. I think his advice on how to get the most out of life would be fairly simple, yet it would still be powerful coming from a person like him - with the signature Carl Ruiz bravado, of course. Plus, the restaurant hook ups he could secure for the meal!
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