Our Team

Leadership

Since 2002, John has been an entrepreneur, selling his first website at 14. Since then, he founded five successful ventures, including Scientific Marketing Group, which generated over $50 million in revenue for its clients. John also founded Future School, a nonprofit devoted to ensuring children develop the skills to be happy, healthy, and successful.

John Winner

Founder, CEO, Chairman

Scott has been fascinated with solving complex problems since childhood. He took advanced college calculus in 6th grade, graduated high school at 16, and went on to become valedictorian of his Chemical Engineering class. In just a few months at 3M, he co-invented and patented a product that sells over $35 million per year and revolutionized their media buying and analytics teams.

Scott Turner

Founder, COO, Board Member

Connor wrote his first lines of HTML and CSS in elementary school to configure his Neopets profile. In high school, he had a revenue-generating website and did freelance software development, creating custom web applications. Before co-founding Kizen, Connor developed custom marketing, modeling, and investor relations tools for the financial industry in Austin, TX.

Connor Smith

Founder, CTO, Board Member

Hailey joins the Kizen team from Insight Global, the 3rd largest staffing and services firm in the United States. At Insight Global, she was a Senior Account Manager dedicated to supporting Fortune 100 accounts like Microsoft, Cisco, and Dell. She focused on B2B selling (enterprise and SMB), consulting on managed service opportunities, staff augmentation opportunities, as well as complete project and program management outsourcing on a national level. Hailey was a Top 10 IT sales person, a multi year Sales contest Winner, 2 million dollar club member, 1.5 million dollar club winner, generated over 20 million in revenue in one fiscal year, and an IT Presidents award winner- the most prestigious award in Insight Global. Hailey also managed and mentored an internal team of recruiters and junior accounts managers and was responsible for their promotions as well as guidance on pursuit business and sales strategies. Hailey has her BS in Corporate Communications and Business from the University of Texas at Austin.

Hailey Heitkamp

Vice President of Sales

Kaitlyn drives the customer success engine at Kizen. She’s spent the past decade perfecting her expertise in marketing and client success in the e-learning and SaaS industries. Prior to her role at Kizen, Kaitlyn led a global team at ClickFunnels that fielded requests from over 65,000 clients and helped create a team culture that focused on customer success, rather than solely on technical support. She also managed the marketing team at LeadPages, automating lead generation and customer acquisition. Kaitlyn attended Boston University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Full Sail University to pursue an education in both computer science and digital marketing.

Kaitlyn Aliano

Director of Customer Success

As the lead designer at Kizen, Eun-Hee has been focused on spearheading the corporate rebrand. She’s responsible for overseeing all design projects from conception to delivery as well as creating original pieces for Kizen. Prior to her role at Kizen, Eun-Hee has worked as a UI and UX designer for a number of startups across the Bay Area. Eun-Hee has her MFA in Web Design and New Media from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and her BFA in Graphic Design from Namseoul University in Seoul, South Korea.

EunHee Han

Creative Director

Ian is veteran full-stack developer with 11 years experience working for both startups and Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco, Hyundai, and Gucci. He's especially passionate about building intuitive experiences and helping companies get the most out of their data to make confident, correct decisions that drive growth and happiness.

Ian Kinsey

Product Development Team Lead

Matt is a business development leader at Kizen. Prior to his role at Kizen, he worked for a number of years in the startup world with companies like ClickFunnels, the fastest growing, non-VC backed, tech startup. Matt’s expertise spans customer success, marketing, operations, and sales. He attended Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Matt Weisberg

Customer Support Team Lead

Adrian has established his career in sales and business development for SAAS companies and startups in the Bay Area, with roles at Upstream Tech, PagerDuty, Dataguise, and UpOut. With his deep interest in renewable energy, Adrian co-founded Reneco, a San Jose-based startup that focuses on utility scale solar thermal electricity generation. Adrian has his MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and his BA from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Adrian Assassi

Business Development Team Lead

Board and Advisors

John Winner

Chairman

Since 2002, John has been an entrepreneur, selling his first website at 14. Since then, he founded five successful ventures, including Scientific Marketing Group, which generated over $50 million in revenue for its clients. John also founded Future School, a nonprofit devoted to ensuring children develop the skills to be happy, healthy, and successful.

Susan Sheskey

Board Member

Susan Sheskey is a noted authority on eCommerce and supply chain technologies, as well as in the use of standards and innovative solutions to transform businesses while driving down costs. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Dell Inc, an organization recognized by CIO Magazine as a CIO 100 Innovation Award winner for nine years, and she was recognized by eWeek in 2007 as among the Top 10 Most Powerful Women in Technology.

Alex Smith

Board Member

Alex Smith’s career spans more than 30 years in the global financial markets and high-tech industry sectors. Prior to establishing Meritage Capital in 2003, Mr. Smith founded and was a Managing Director of Dell Ventures, the private equity arm of Dell Inc. He also served as Vice President and Treasurer of Dell Inc. Prior his time at Dell, Mr. Smith held finance and treasury positions at Commodore International, Ltd., and EDS.

Patrick McGee

Board Member

Patrick co-founded MPK Equity Partners and serves as Managing Partner and member of the investment committee. Prior to MPK, Patrick was a co-founder, Partner, and member of the investment committee at Brazos Private Equity Partners, a $1.4 billion private equity firm. Prior to co-founding Brazos, Patrick was a senior investment professional at Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, a private equity firm and was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Co.

Peter Wooster

Senior Advisor

Peter Wooster has over 25 years of experience in technology sales and sales leadership. Peter built the first SaaS sales team during his time at Salesforce as the founding member and leader of the sales organization and the 15th employee overall. Peter went on to manage sales at Angel Points and more recently served as Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales for Marin Software, part of the team that took the company public.

Moriah Scoble

Senior Advisor

With more than ten years managing SEO and performance marketing for startups in the Bay Area, Moriah provides strategic guidance on Kizen’s performance marketing strategies. Prior to working with Kizen, Moriah was the Director of Performance Marketing at Atlassian and led content strategy across all properties and products including Jira, Confluence, and Trello. During her time as the Head of SEO at RingCentral, she turned her channel into the largest revenue driver overall and was a big contributor to the rapid growth of the company. Moriah has a BA in Communications from California Lutheran University.