Join us in welcoming Kirsten Ruge to our Engineering Team! Prior to Kipsu, Kirsten graduated from Software Guild in 2016 and worked as an Automation Engineer and developer at RedBrick Health and a local golf club management company. Outside of work, Kirsten enjoys writing music and playing drums in local bands, competitive weightlifting, and cooking. She also loves every dog on the planet. We’re so excited to have her a part of the Kipsu team and asked Kirsten to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far.
Join us in welcoming Turner Sundby to Kipsu as a Market Development Representative. Prior to Kipsu, Turner was working for SAP Concur on their Market Development Team. Outside of work, you’ll find Turner golfing, playing basketball, and going to concerts in the Twin Cities. We sat down with Turner to get to know him a bit better.
Driving Change goes for a ride with Chris Smith CEO and Co-founder of Kipsu and talk about the path from venture capitalist to entrepreneur, staying patient, spending time with customers, and using the skill of storytelling.
Kipsuvians continue to be committed to volunteering at local organizations and being active as a team through soccer and kickball leaguesk.
Meet Connor Valenti, master of board games and politics nerd. Connor Valenti graduated from Macalester College with a major in Computer Science and minor in Political Science. He enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and volleyball and spending time with friends. Connor was a part of Kipsu’s first Rotation Program, and was placed on the Engineering Team after the program ended! Read more about Connor’s thoughts and reflections on the Rotation Program and Kipsu thus far.
Meet Rachel Hain, world traveler and lover of Costco. Rachel graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a double major in Communication Studies and Anthropology. She enjoys teaching gymnastics, going for runs, and good podcasts. Rachel was a part of Kipsu’s first Rotation Program, and was placed on the Customer Success Team after the program ended! Read more about Rachel’s thoughts and experience a part of the rotation program.
Join us in welcoming Kyle Ronning to our Engineering Team! Prior to Kipsu, Kyle was involved in a couple early stage start ups as well as being a “solopreneur” building custom web applications. Outside of work, Kyle enjoys coaching hockey, playing golf and tennis, and nerding out on personal finance. We’re thrilled to have him join the Kipsu team and asked Kyle to share his thoughts on Kipsu so far.
Join us in welcoming Sean Olson to Kipsu as a Customer Success Representative! Prior to Kipsu, Sean graduated from the full stack software engineering program at Prime Digital Academy in Minneapolis. Outside of work, you’ll find Sean captaining a rugby team in Minneapolis, writing, and playing music while contemplating band names.
Join us in welcoming Carlos Espinoza as an intern to our Engineering Team! Prior to Kipsu, Carlos was tennis pro at a Lifetime and currently attends Augsburg University. Outside of work, Carlos enjoys working out and cooking, his favorite workout outlets are playing tennis, rock climbing, and dancing, especially Lindy Hop and solo jazz. We’re excited to have him join the Kipsu team and asked Carlos to share his experience with Kipsu so far.
Join us in welcoming Matt Gasper to our Customer Success Team! Prior to Kipsu, Matt spent a few years managing and training baristas in the specialty coffee industry and most recently graduated from the UMN Coding Bootcamp. Outside of work, Matt likes playing Dungeons & Dragons and Overwatch, as well as baking and grilling. We’re thrilled to have him join the Kipsu team and asked Matt to share his first few days with Kipsu so far.