Executive Team

Valerie Just

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

Prior to joining Kipsu, I was VP of Human Resources at NBC Sports Next supporting all HR functions for SaaS products supporting youth sports organizations.  I partnered with business leaders to drive people strategy and business growth.  Prior to NBC Sports Next, I worked for NBC Universal's parent company, Comcast, for 12 years in a variety of HR positions.

What are some things you enjoy doing outside of work? 

Outside of work, I like spending time with my family.   We enjoy sports, traveling, boating, and all sorts of outdoor activity.  I've been married to Tim for over 20 years.  Our daughter, Alexa, is a student at University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, while our son, Evan is in high school.

What drew you to Kipsu in contrast to other companies? 

I was attracted to small and intimate atmosphere at Kipsu.  I felt this was a place I could come and make a difference.

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

I've noticed how friendly and outgoing everyone is.  It's great to have so many people stop by and introduce themselves. I also noticed everyone is working hard, but also having fun.

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

I look forward to working with leaders and employees as Kipsu enters its next stage of growth.

What is your favorite Kipsu core value and why?

My favorite core value is "Go Beyond Together".  I love the teamwork and inclusivity associated with this value, that together we can accomplish great things, and are different backgrounds and perspectives make that possible!

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

Ruth Bader Ginsberg - she was a pioneer in so many ways and amazing advocate for others.  I admired her bold servant leadership and diverse thought.

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.