Meet the team
Chief Operating Officer
Prior to Workface, Kevin spent more than 16 years starting and growing two different Minneapolis-based software product and SaaS companies including: establishing strategic direction and growth plans, product and service planning and development, attracting and hiring senior management and front-line personnel, operating model development, significant revenue growth through both direct and indirect global sales channels, capital raising and investor relations, highly effective culture development and other initiatives. He developed and grew a highly sophisticated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)/Cloud-based business (www.verifybrand.com) focused on product and supply chain security sold and supplied to US and OUS global product manufacturers (e.g. Dell, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Lexmark International) and government globally. Kevin graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in economics.
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Lief Larson is the Founder and CEO of Workface Inc. Lief's role with Workface has resulted in the company being featured in CNN, NetworkWorld, The New York Times, and other major media, as well as recognition including the 2010 Social Business Innovation award, the 2010 OnDemand 100 award, and a presenting company at DEMO in 2011. Larson is a software and human factor engineer with over fifteen years' experience in human-machine dynamics, including eight years in self-service kiosk systems and twelve in web-based applications. He has been working in web-based marketing and social media sciences since 2001. He was previously named #8 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 10 American Entrepreneurs Under 30 list. Lief founded and grew KIOSK Inc. into one of the world's largest providers of interactive self-service terminal technology solutions, and subsequently navigated the business to a successful sale. During his tenure in that industry he also built the industry publication and premier industry event. In 2004 Lief was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kiosk & Self-Service industry association and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. Lief is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and has been a mentor to over 200 entrepreneurs during the last decade, including through programs at the Carlson School of Management, TiE Global, Project Skyway, and the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship. Larson attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota.
Director of Business Development
Bruce spent over 18 years working for a combination of Great Plains Software and Microsoft Corporation. During his career, Bruce has held leadership roles in Sales, Product Marketing, Technical Sales, Training and Customer Service. Bruce's time at Great Plains Software and Microsoft Corporation provided a strong foundation for business not only from these great companies but also from the tremendous opportunity he had to work with literally thousands of channel Partners around the globe. Bruce carries a great passion for and has demonstrated skill around channel distribution models, business development, and taking a customer viewpoint to a company's approach and messages. Bruce attended North Dakota State University.
Manager, Sales Operations and Support
Over the last 8 years, Jason has been working with talented thought leaders at prominent technology firms, as a fire-starter for sales, marketing and product development initiatives. Some of his personal wins included Apple, Genentech, Roche, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pandora, Oracle, Nike, Google, Cisco, HP, Salesforce.com, Netflix, Accenture, Citrix, ICANN, GILT, Zynga, Evernote, Kraft, Los Alamos, NASA, LLNL, Sandisk, Samsung, Xilinx, Oliver Wyman, Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, MIT and other fortune 1000 companies. Jason is an energetic, well-organized leader with a dynamic, goal-driven sales approach lending itself to client and employee loyalty. He’s an individual that brings to the table distinguished passion, conviction, adaptability, an inquisitive mind and good judgment delivered with care, integrity and a get it done approach. According to Jason, “It's not about ‘building winning teams,’ it's about building a great culture and environment where the winning comes naturally!”
Sr. Enterprise Sales Executive
Prior to Workface, Kris spent seven years in the medical technology industry for Vertebral Technologies, Augustine Biomedical and Medical Solutions, Inc. as a an account executive and regional sales manager. Kris earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration from University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, where he also lead the varsity hockey team as their captain for four years. He is excited about the new challenge of selling our technology to multiple verticals and lives by the philosophy of work hard, play hard and do great things.
Customer Project & Support Manager
Tammy joins Workface with over 20 years of client service experience. She spent 15 years with BI Worldwide leading initiatives to improve the performance of Fortune 100 client's employees, consumers and distribution channels from concept through final analysis. Most recently, Tammy led execution of digital and traditional communication strategies at Twin Cities marketing agencies. Burns Woodhouse holds a B.A. in political sciene, history and American studies from the University of Iowa.
Carissa was formerly a trainer and HR Administrator for Ferguson Enterprises where she coordinated efforts between branch, regional, and corporate resources to train staff in the areas of mentoring, job skills, product knowledge, safety, and SOP's, as well as a Marketing Manager for Keller Williams Realty where she developed marketing strategies to increase sales, generate leads, and brand the business. Belden obtained a BS in Human Development and a Masters in Secondary Education from Warner Pacific College.
Evan is a web developer, designer, and system architect who loves developing systems for both online and offline use. He is passionate about optimization, scaling distributed systems, user experience and interfaces, and new technologies. Evan holds a BS in Computer Sciences and Information Systems.
Wade is a senior programmer with over 15 years of development experience with such organizations as TheMLSonline, Regis Corp, Home Buyers Marketing and Anderson Cargo Services. He prides himself on his ability to learn and understand new programs and languages in a short period of time, and meeting or exceeding customer expectations. His diverse programming and development background enables him to customize rapid application development techniques to suit customer needs. Wendorf attended Lakeland College, where he completed coursework in computer science.