Kenton Hansen


I make things. I make people make things. I help teams make things. I see big problems broken down into smaller, manageable parts. My superpower is arranging these parts in a logical order that creates a clear road map to the goal.

I've spent my career building more than 50 products, in both a consulting capacity as well as an internal team member of the team. I've managed cross-functional teams ranging in size from two to thirty. I'm excited to build a product that makes me proud with a team I can learn from.


Experience


Director
Ennovar Software @ Wichita State // November 2015 - Present

Ennovar is an institute of applied learning; giving those learning theory an opportunity to put it into practice. The Software Development team builds web sites, applications for web and mobile devices, embedded software, hardware, and electrical engineering projects.

  • Leads product development, project scoping, and road map creation for external client projects and internal projects
  • Increased customer base & lab revenue more than 350% since starting at Wichita State University
  • Augments lab expertise to include additional programming languages and software development practices
  • Promoted from Manager to Director in three months; was given the reigns of the organization after 16 months
  • Builds dynamic, cross functional teams to meet customer-specific needs
  • Managed product development for products including software for time management, contracts & tracking, content management for native mobile applications, PeoplePixel, and Date Night Genius during Accelerate the Heartland

Director of Marketing & Product Management
BalancedComp.com // June 2014 - November 2015

BalancedComp.com is a software-as-a-service startup in the Financial Services industry, serving more than 200 financial institutions and 32,000 employees. While my title included the word "Marketing," my contributions were more robust and focused on new products, systems, growth, and internal tools.

  • Implemented and launched the Annual Salary Survey product with over $50,000 in sales the first year
  • Planned the survey tool we wished we'd had, named it Lewis & Clark, developed the roadmap to be built in 2016
  • Converted a laborious internal process to a revenue and lead generating tool at What Should I Pay My CEO
  • Leveraged the massive goodwill from clients with the "Why I Love" campaign from concept to launch
  • Increased email subscriber list, content marketing, and webinar engagement quality by over 300% with direct results in the sales funnel

Managing Partner
Go Banana // September 2009 - June 2014

Go Banana was a technology company providing consulting services and product development for web application projects and custom software products. Go Banana built several products that were offered directly to customers. The Company grew to serve more than 200 customers, and products were sold to various parties in 2014.

  • Built more than 40 products for clients
  • Consulted with clients on product creation, marketing, technology, electronic payments, and custom software
  • Managed a electronic payment portfolio of more than $10 Million processed per year
  • Created and produced Wichita's premier coworking space, the Labor Party

Contact

3827 E. English
Wichita, Kansas 67218
(316) 833-1036
himself@kentonhansen.com
@KentonH

Education

Bachelors of Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Wichita State University

Wichita Code School Beta

Awards

2016 Innovation Awards
Wichita Business Journal
2016 50 Kansans You Should Know
Ingram's Magazine
2015 Innovation Awards
Wichita Business Journal
2015 40 Under 40
Wichita Business Journal
2013 Newsmaker
Wichita Business Journal

Skills

Management
Project Leadership
Product Management
Agile Development in Kanban and Scrum
Market Research
HTML 5 & CSS 3
JavaScript
Ruby on Rails
PHP
Git
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign