For over 20 years, Twisthink has been serving businesses and creating impact through digital transformation. Inspired by the value of twisting together creative and technical minds, we have assembled a team who share a passion for helping organizations create a powerful strategy followed by execution.
At Twisthink, we value innovation excellence and believe that success is measured by impact. To live out this value and achieve our goals, Twisthink has a team of dedicated leaders who are committed to delivering great work and exceptional results.
With many recent changes happening within the company, we’d like to introduce our leadership team and some of the new faces steering the company towards continued growth and success.
Bob is one of the leaders who helped create Twisthink back in 2001. His leadership and strategic vision have played a key role in shaping our journey.
Bob’s commitment to leading with integrity and inspiring excellence has made him an admired leader and team member. He’s always focused on delivering the best possible results for our clients while creating a work environment that’s collaborative and inclusive.
One of Bob’s strengths is his ability to connect with people. Whether it’s clients or colleagues, he’s always building strong relationships. His enthusiasm for serving clients and passion for creating high-performing teams has been a driving force behind more than 20 years of success.
Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
Chief Technology Officer
Since 2001, Kurt has played a critical role in steering the company towards success and driving continued growth. With over two decades of technological experience, Kurt has been an influential leader behind Twisthink’s strategic technology direction.
As an expert in IoT trends, Kurt has a deep understanding of the rapidly evolving landscape of connected technology. He uses this knowledge to advise development and technology research, keeping Twisthink at the forefront of industry innovation.
Along with leading Twisthink’s technical strategy, Kurt is also focused on delivering maximum value to our clients. He has a talent for translating technical feasibility into business leadership, unlocking value and driving tangible results.
Kurt earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Calvin College and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Chief Strategy Officer
Rob’s role as Twisthink’s first CSO has been critical to the growth and success of our strategy offerings. He leverages his extensive experience to establish key growth initiatives and partnerships through a global open innovation process, ensuring that Twisthink remains at the forefront of value creation for our clients.
With an impressive background in innovation and design, Rob is an expert in generating exceptional long-term value and designing award-winning advanced concepts.
Rob’s philosophy centers around building a culture of trust and accountability and fostering an environment where teams can thrive and generate meaningful results. His ability to inspire and motivate those around him has made him a respected and valued leader.
Rob earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati.
Chief Financial Officer
As Twisthink’s CFO, Steve is responsible for ensuring the financial health of the business through budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and cash management. His ability to calculate and analyze key financial indicators helps guide the company in making sound business decisions that support our long-term success.
Steve is a strategic problem solver, always seeking out new solutions to complex financial challenges. Steve enjoys interacting with different people, and is known for his exceptional leadership skills, fostering a culture of collaboration and accountability within the finance and operations team.
In addition to his financial responsibilities, Steve also plays a key role in Twisthink’s strategic planning and execution. He collaborates with the leadership team to evaluate potential investments, partnerships, and growth opportunities that align with the company’s vision and goals.
Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in social sciences and economics from Calvin University and master’s degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University.
VP of Team and Operations
Dave’s creative problem-solving approach has made him an invaluable member of our team since 2010. With over a decade of experience, Dave is known for his ability to identify and develop creative solutions that help clients achieve their goals.
As a dedicated client advocate, Dave brings a depth of technical and business expertise to every project. From business development to ideation and delivery, he ensures that our clients receive exceptional service and expertise. His ability to build strong relationships with clients and teams has earned him the respect and trust of everyone he works with.
At the core of Dave’s approach is his belief in the power of innovation to drive positive change. He is passionate about developing solutions that make a real difference, and he is always looking for new ways to help our clients achieve their goals.
Dave earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Calvin University and master’s degree in engineering, communications, and signal processing from Illinois Institute of Technology.
VP of Brand and Business Development
Committed to excellence and dedicated to driving results, Taryn has played an integral role in Twisthink’s continued expansion in the digital space. As a strategic thinker with a vision for success, Taryn leads the team in charting the course towards continued growth and greater global brand recognition.
With a passion for blending left and right brain thinking, Taryn is fueled by connection and creativity. Taryn’s ability to bridge the gap between analytical thinking and creative problem solving allows her to create outstanding client experiences.
Through her expertise, Taryn has helped position Twisthink as a global leader, with a focus on delivering innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients.
Taryn earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration from John Brown University.
Director of Talent Strategy
Kristen is a talent acquisition and development leader with a passion for improving the employee experience. With her exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to build strong relationships, Kristen is dedicated to driving talent initiatives, processes, and recruitment to ensure that the best talent is recruited, developed, and retained.
Kristen’s goal is to create a work environment that encourages teammates to reach their full potential. To achieve this, she integrates mindfulness and coaching into her leadership style, which she believes are essential tools for creating a more fulfilling work environment.
As a passionate advocate for talent development, Kristen is always looking for ways to enhance career experiences and foster opportunities for growth. She recognizes that investing in her team’s development benefits the entire organization, and she is committed to cultivating a workplace culture that empowers employees to thrive.
Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.