SportsEngine is the melding of collective passions and talents. We are a team in every sense of the word. We believe in fostering an open, entrepreneurial culture that encourages each of us to use our skills and talents to enrich the experiences of our customers.
We are guided by a collection of shared principles that shape all that we do.
Leave Everyone in Awe
Boldly Embrace Change
Work Hard, Play Hard
Powered from Nordeast
We're incredibly proud to call the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District home. "Nordeast" as it's referred to locally, is filled with beautiful warehouse buildings that have a deep history in craftsmanship. Many of these buildings started out as product manufacturing plants that built some of the great products of this century. Over time, as manufacturing moved to other areas, these buildings went vacant before being transformed by the artist community. Their wide open spaces, large windows, brick and timber construction, and rich history prove to be great spaces for galleries.
We believe that being inspired by the craftsman before us, and the artists today, helps us build amazing software. Nordeast is an amazing neighborhood in Minneapolis, and Minneapolis is rapidly becoming a hot bed for technology companies in the United States.
Justin Kaufenberg is Chief Executive Officer at SportsEngine, which he co-founded in 2008. Justin is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company, as well as new growth initiatives. Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics and marketing from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he graduated with honors and served as a captain of the UWEC Varsity Hockey Team.
Carson Kipfer is Principal Designer at SportsEngine, which he co-founded in 2008. Carson leads the product design vision and inspires holistic design alignment across the organization. He is a passionate advocate of user-centered design. He evangelizes the SportsEngine cause and core values through communication, events, and experiences and works tirelessly to to preserve and enhance SportsEngine culture. Carson holds a BFA in graphic design from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he graduated with honors. He is a board member of Positive Coaching Alliance - Minnesota.
Greg Blasko is Chief Technology Officer at SportsEngine and oversees product management, infrastructure, hardware, software and IT. Prior to SportsEngine, Greg founded Peak Timing Systems, a national leader in the event and active sports timing industry. Greg holds a BA in management information systems from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he graduated with honors.
Dan Kinsella is Chief Financial Officer at SportsEngine and is responsible for the finance, accounting and various operations functions. Prior to SportsEngine, Dan held senior finance and operating roles at several successful technology companies including JAMF Software, Shavlik Technologies, and Datalink Corporation where he led a successful IPO. Dan is a CPA and holds a BA, Accounting from the University of St. Thomas.
Brian Bell is Chief Revenue Officer at SportsEngine and is responsible for all customer support, inside, enterprise, and network sales activities. Prior to SportsEngine, Brian has held several executive positions at technology companies including President/COO at Code42, Executive Director, Americas Sales at Dell, and VP of Worldwide Sales at Compellent Technologies. Brian holds a BS, Human Factors from United States Air Force Academy and MS, Human Factors from University of Illinois.
SVP, Human Resources
Anna Klombies is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at SportsEngine and is responsible for leading human resource practices and objectives and focuses on an employee-oriented culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, goal attainment and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Prior to SportsEngine, Anna helped build Marketwatch.com, which was acquired by Dow Jones. Anna has a bachelor’s degree in HRM from Concordia University, St. Paul, where she graduated with honors.
Prior to joining SportsEngine, Odell held positions of Chief Technology Officer, Chief Architect, and VP of Development at tech companies Xata/XRS, Digital River, Gearworks, and Net Perceptions. Odell holds a BBA from the University of North Dakota, where he graduated with honors. He also attended the post-graduate software engineering program at the University of St. Thomas.
SVP of Product and UX
Lee Zukor is Senior Vice President of Product and UX at SportsEngine and is responsible for creating products our customers love. Before joining SportsEngine, Lee held executive positions at both large companies and startups, including VP of Product and UX at Bluestem Brands, Founder/CEO at Simplegoodandtasty.com, and Chief Experience Officer at Wize.com. Lee earned his undergraduate degree from Boston University.