Join us in welcoming Adom to our Customer Partnership Team! Prior to Kipsu, Adom studied Economics at Macalester College. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, dancing, and meeting new people. Adom is currently learning how to salsa and is thoroughly looking forward to it. We're so excited to have him a part of the Kipsu team and asked him to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far.
What drew you to Kipsu in contrast to other companies?
Kipsu’s commitment to “walking the talk” was what drew me to the company. Their core values are not obscure posters in the corner of the building. They are living breathing systems that guide the company, and the employees that comprise it. Mission-driven organizations, in my opinion, are the best organizations. So, finding a company where people in different teams are focused on the mission, and use the core values as a means to go for it, was definitely a magnet for me.
What were some things you noticed about the Kipsu team during your first week?
I had expected to experience some slight “new person on the team” syndrome during the first week - where people would not be as open to talking to me. This did NOT happen at Kipsu. Everybody in the organization is open and willing to help. Additionally, there is an innate curiosity that seems to permeate the Kipsu culture. As fresh hires, we were encouraged to question processes and continually give feedback. This willingness to hear different opinions and viewpoints was something that I saw during the first week.
What challenges are you looking forward to tackling in your work at Kipsu?
I am looking forward to understanding and mastering the lead generation process. Especially how to leverage our existing channels of distribution to make a more effective system that positions Kipsu optimally to our potential partners.
What is your favorite Kipsu core value?
Practice stewardship is my favorite Kipsu core value. I resonate with it because it advocates taking responsibility for your own actions.
If you could meet any person for a chat over a shared dinner, who would you pick and why?
As long as I’m not cooking, (that would make for a very short dinner) I’d want to chat with Tayo Oviosu. He is the the founder of MyPaga - a fintech company based in Nigeria that focuses on delivering financial services to the masses, especially in rural areas. I would pick him because he had a vision that people in lower socio-economic classes, ignored by traditional banking institutions, wanted access to financial services. He then created a company that did just that, and as a result has created employment and job growth in different parts of Nigeria. I want to ask him how he was able to get past the dominant logic, at the time, that these people did not want access to financial services. I also want to hear his experiences being in the sub-saharan African entrepreneurial ecosystem.