Happy Mother's Day from Kipsu to you! We wanted to celebrate this special day by highlighting one of our amazing Kipsu moms, Victoria Schanen. Victoria has been at Kipsu for almost one year and leads our recruiting and development efforts. She has two children, Lamont and Vincent, who enjoy catching bugs, fishing, and pranking each other. They are also wonderful colorers- moreover, the whole Kipsu team gets to enjoy their fun artwork hanging around Victoria's office! To celebrate such a great mother and teammate, we asked Victoria to answer a few questions about what it is like being a mother while also working on the Kipsu Executive team.
Kipsu recently welcomed Sarah Cooke to our Customer Success team. Prior to joining us, Sarah graduated from Prime Digital Academy. Before that, she spent four years working for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. Sarah plays bass trombone and has been a regular pit orchestra member of the Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company the last four years. We're excited to have Sarah a part of the Kipsu team and asked her to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far, this is what she had to say.
Celebrate with us as we officially welcome our 50th Kipsuvian to the team! Our Minnesota-based team has tripled in size since 2016 and is thrilled to cross the 50th team member threshold.
Every quarter, Kipsu spends a day volunteering in order to give back to the community. This quarter, we decided to volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland, which is one of the nation’s largest hunger relief organizations. Second Harvest Heartland is a food bank that collects food from farmers, hotels, restaurants, manufacturers, and others so that food can be packed and delivered to their agency partners such as shelters, after-school programs, soup kitchens, and food pantries. Agencies like these then provide a place for children, parents, and seniors to have access to food.
Kipsu recently welcomed Justin LeFurjah to our Engineering team. Prior to joining us, Justin lived in Norway for four years where he owned his own business doing Norwegian-English translation and brochureware sites. During that time, he also learned software engineering through classes at the University of Bergen. We're excited to watch him apply his universal expertise in software engineering at Kipsu.When we flagged down Justin to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far, this is what he had to say.
Charlie Lehmann, Kipsu's Director of Customer Success, recently celebrated his two year anniversary with Kipsu. Take a look at a quick interview with Charlie to hear about his experience, the start of the employee engagement committee, and how "Charlie" became "Charloe".
Kipsu recently welcomed Ben Stavig to our Customer Partnership Team. Prior to joining Kipsu, Ben came from a small startup, Zipnosis, where he helped in developing their market. We're excited to watch him apply his market development expertise here at Kipsu. This is what Ben had to say when we flagged down him to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far.
Kipsu crosses the finish line at #5 in the top 10 best places to work in all hotel tech companies around the globe!
Kipsu recently welcomed Alex Whitaker to our Engineering team. Prior to joining us, Alex was a graduate of Prime Digital Academy. Not only is he a great software engineer but also a masterful organist. We're excited to watch him apply his expertise in developing Kipsu. When we flagged down Alex to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far, this is what he had to say.