As the VP of Operations at Sailes, Alex leads the teams that ensure Sailebots sail smoothly, from onboarding to ongoing voyages. Having worked the past decade in customer success for other local KC start ups, Alex has experience in building and improving processes from the ground up.
As a coach’s daughter and a former college volleyball and basketball player, she understands the importance of shared victories. At Sailes, her role revolves around collaborating with customers and guiding them toward their desired outcomes — celebrating the wins along the way!
Currently residing in Kansas City, Alex loves spending time outdoors with her husband and three children, visiting local coffee shops, and reliving her glory days playing in rec leagues. She also loves to expand her knowledge, constantly researching the latest holistic health trends and the latest life hacks to enhance well-being.
Meet Michael, Sailes’ VP of Engineering, a software development veteran with almost two decades of experience. Michael is committed to making code readable, testable, and scalable while ensuring it provides business value and drives growth. He takes pride in fostering high-performance engineering culture and developing people to achieve great things.
Throughout his career, Michael has played multiple roles in software development, from developing software in multiple languages, overseeing engineering teams across the globe, and driving vision by leading product managers. No matter the role, always keeping his hands on the keyboard making magic happen with software. He is foremost an engineer coding, leading, and growing with others.
When he’s not working, Michael enjoys spending quality time with his family, climbing mountains, and exploring the world of biohacking.
As the Chief of Staff, Kate’s role is to support the leadership team by ensuring the company vision is clear both internally and externally, assisting in driving and executing strategic planning and providing hands-on support throughout the business.