I really appreciate Kersten's quick turnaround times, the support he provides and the comfort level he has provided in ‘showing me the ropes’. Whenever I’ve come across a glitch or concern, Kersten has been available to either walk me through it or have it fixed in record time. Kersten makes my job easier and assists Foundation Capital in providing quality, professional web presentations.
Date of Posting: 10 June 2010
Posted By: Shandra Carlson
Marketing Director at Foundation Capital, Calgary, Alberta
Kersten has helped tremendously in giving us our Push Start. His web strategy initiatives have propelled PushStart into all my social networks, delivering a unified message about the Push Start Initiative of giving forward. He helped with the website development, our new logo and imagery, my Blog, all my social network interactions and now my e-commerce site. Kersten has an incredible aptitude for technology trends but also has the ability to explain all the concepts to me in simple terms I can understand. Kersten is a testament to the vision of PushStart. He gives first and only hopes for good fortune to return the favour. I would highly recommend Kersten to anyone looking for a leader in web based sales and marketing projects.
Date of Posting: 27 March 2010
Posted By: Christina Smith
Olympian, President at Olympians Canada Alberta Chapter, Sportscaster for CTV, Founder Pushstart International, Calgary, AB, Canada
Kersten adjusts easily to customer needs, delivers on time and as agreed to, and all at a reasonable cost. Great to work with!
Date of Posting: 13 November 2009
Posted By: Daco Vroegindewey
President, Dry Air 200 Inc., Calgary,AB, Canada
Kersten worked hard at Cask to improve his marketing and sales abilities. He helped them with their website and in the development of their canning systems. I have always found him to be a person that enjoys a challenge and is very passionate in the work he does.I feel that he would be an asset to any team.
Date of Posting: 20 September 2009
Posted By: Brent Pearson
President , Advanco Group., Saskatoon, SK, Canada
I can paint this image for you - a translator that makes the miracles of technology make sense, then without having to go to a host of other layers to get a job done, he plugs it all into corporate strategy - regardless of how big the dream. The fact that a corporate identify hosts the word refreshing is abundantly accurate in this case! Kersten Kloss understands organizational strategy, period. I liken him as a business strategist first and technologist, second. He speaks my language and then interprets it to his passion, which is the science and language of technology and solutions. This allows him to uniquely listen for the critical anchors of my business and the areas that need attention from technology and how to have pillars in place to grow and change as business always does. The science behind Kersten and Refreshed is that he immerses himself in the complexities and innovates as a constant bridge between what is old and what will always be new and emerging in the world of technology - so I don’t have to. This formula MAKES THINGS HAPPEN! From a customer perspective, in addition to being a keen strategist, he will intensely work to meet, at times, impossible deadlines. He gets being an owner because he is one himself. That certainly is refreshing!
Date of Posting: 30 May 2009
Posted By: Delana Zarokostas
Consultant, Human Capital, Organizational Development, Calgary, Canada
Kersten is an intelligent, forward-thinking and loyal individual. His passion and creativity shines through in every task he completes. Kersten has successfully contributed to so many areas of our business including: Research and development Kersten provided extensive research in the areas of investment products and strategy as well as sourcing and implementing innovative technology solutions. Information technology Working with the Executive team, Kersten contributed to IT strategies which were aligned to the business objectives. Kersten sourced the appropriate IT solutions and then built the appropriate architecture and mapped the tools to our business operations. Sourcing and implementing innovative technology solutions is where Kersten shines. Kersten encouraged us to think about our business needs, not just for the moment, but for where we wanted to go in the future. In fact, Kersten had our entire team working with IT solutions which were 100% web-based enabling us to work remotely whenever we were required to do so. This directly contributed to our commitment of being a best-in-class experience for our team, investors and strategic business partners. Kersten has the ability to work well within a team and on his own and possesses a ‘do what it takes’ mindset. This was demonstrated on several occasions, as he even took on a sales role as needed. Kersten worked evenings and weekends to ‘get the job done’, playing to the flexible work environment Bears & Associates Inc. offers it team members. Kersten is a solution-focussed individual who has the ability to find quick, short-term solutions that may be needed at the time, all while not losing sight of the longer-term strategy and objectives."
Date of Posting: 19 May 2009
Posted By: George Bears
Private Equity Fundraising, Calgary, Canada