Hannah Stoker Joins Kipsu!

Posted by Christine Gale on Aug 1, 2018, 2:53:08 PM

In New Hires, Kipsuvians, Life at Kipsu

 

Join us in welcoming Hannah Stoker to our Customer Success Team! Prior to Kipsu, Hannah studied Economics and Statistics at St. Olaf College. For fun, Hannah enjoys running outside, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. We're so excited to have her a part of the Kipsu team and asked her to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far.


  

What drew you to Kipsu

in contrast to other companies? 

After interning at a small company, I knew that I was interested in joining a start-up after graduation. I loved the fast-paced, ambiguous environment and opportunity to take a lot of ownership in my work. One of Kipsu’s founding principles, to value relationships, is also a foundational principle in my own life. Along that vein, Kipsu truly cares about its employees, a feeling I didn’t sense as strongly elsewhere. 

 

 What were some things you noticed about

the Kipsu team during your first week? 

During my first week at Kipsu, everybody was more than happy to answer questions and give guidance as needed. Kipsuvians take their work seriously but have a lot of fun doing it. Time and time again, I saw that Kipsu is strongly committed to ensuring customers’ success. I also noticed that Kipsuvians aren’t only teammates at work; check out Kicksu’s season record (the kick ball team).

 

What challenges are you looking

forward to tackling in your work at Kipsu? 

I’m excited to dive into learning opportunities and be versatile. I look forward to really ensuring that customers are successful as this contributes to Kipsu’s long-term success as a company.

 

What is your favorite Kipsu core value?

My favorite Kipsu core value is Go Beyond Together. I have played soccer since I was really young, so team mentality has been a large part of my life ever since I can remember. Kipsu exemplifies the notion that as a team we are greater than we are as individuals. 

 

If you could meet any person for a chat over a shared dinner,

who would you pick and why?

I think I would meet Desmond Tutu for a chat over dinner. I am fascinated by his work in human rights. I read his book, No Future Without Forgiveness, before spending some time studying in South Africa, so I’d love to engage with him about parts of that book in particular.