About KOVUS

OUR VALUES

No matter the type of product you're looking to build, we can help you research and design it. Our passion is helping people succeed and we show it in the work that we do.

Our values drive the work that we do everyday. Check out our values that create our stellar culture and influence our performance.

Research Driven Innovation

Testing assumptions, listening to concerns, and remaining open-minded allow us to come up with the best solutions for our clients. If we can test it, we will.

Hard Work

We're no stranger to sweat on our brow. We put in the time and relentless effort needed to make sure that you get what you want and come back to us with another great idea.

Energy

We love what we do and talk about it passionately. We can lighten the mood and we enjoy a good pun. We've got jokes.

Mutual Respect

Transparency and integrity drive our client interactions. We're not afraid to have the "tough conversations" with our clients and expect them to do the same for us.

Business-Minded

We consider ourselves a part of the New Breed of Business. We're up-to-date on trends and integrate them to deliver meaningful results to our clients.

MEET THE TEAM

AMANDA KOHLER, BS, MBA

amanda@KOVUS.com

AMANDA KOHLER, BS, MBA

PARTNER

Amanda’s focus on user experience and research stem from her 7 years working for a Fortune 200 railroad and launching two businesses of her own before starting KOVUS. Her first business was featured in Fast Company for its design and usability.

In her time in the transportation industry, she successfully completed user interface design for several million-dollar software projects. Despite a unionized workforce with low technology skills, 97% of users voluntarily switched to a new web-based inventory system due to the usability of the product.

On another project, Amanda collaborated with key vendors to develop a warranty portal that eliminated 15,000 company phone calls a year and improved warranty processing time from 20 days to 3 days. Amanda’s tenacious and data-driven approach helps organizations test and implement solutions that exceed project goals.

KEVIN KOHLER, BS, MBA

kevin@KOVUS.com

KEVIN KOHLER, BS, MBA

PARTNER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

With over 10 years' experience working at a Fortune 200 company, Kevin served in a variety of roles for the Supply, Finance and Real Estate departments. In a company-wide initiative to improve the operating ratio, Kevin was selected to research vehicle fleet data (over 5,000 vehicles) and find process improvement opportunities. As part of the research, he conducted over 50 user interviews to gain valuable insights on the use and maintenance of all types of vehicles. The recommendation of the team was a complete overhaul to the fleet management process, resulting in a $25 million year-over-year savings.

In addition, Kevin designed and implemented a new real estate project management system for tracking the company's real estate portfolio and yearly revenue in excess of $100 million. Kevin's education and vast experience working with hundreds of businesses give him a unique results-oriented approach.

KELSEY MONOCHIE

kelsey@KOVUS.com

KELSEY MONOCHIE

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Kelsey has 6 years' experience in operations and client coordination. She is passionate about user research and works tirelessly to ensure all the tactical aspects of conducting user research are a success. Recruiting a narrowly defined group of research participants, scheduling research interviews, transcribing, and compensating participants are all key aspects of making a research project run smoothly.

Kelsey also serves as a client coordinator and support for all project managers, which allows KOVUS to produce the highest quality work for our clients at amazing speed.

SOMMER KING

sommer@KOVUS.com

SOMMER KING

PROJECT MANAGER

Sommer joins KOVUS with a background in business management and marketing and is currently a full-time student obtaining her Master’s of Business Administration from Creighton University.

Sommer works closely with each team member at KOVUS to assist in providing outstanding customer service and valuable results for our clients. Through her work, Sommer is able to use her experience in marketing, customer relations, and community outreach to develop a better understanding of client and end user needs.

Her favorite part of her work at KOVUS is being able to positively impact the lives of others by conducting thoughtful research.

JAKE WIESENTHAL

jakew@KOVUS.com

JAKE WIESENTHAL

INTERN

Jake is a senior at Creighton University double majoring in Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) and Marketing on the customer analytics and information technology track. He is applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to KOVUS, while providing new perspectives and new insights. Jake is passionate about testing assumptions, observing, and listening to find solutions to known and unknown problems.

Jake adds value and support to the KOVUS team by providing an extra hand on projects to ensure the highest quality work is quickly brought to clients.


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