Jeff Brown - CEO

As CEO of Mivation, Jeff serves a world-class team at Mivation that marries his passion for enterprise SaaS, customer success, team building and accelerating growth curves.

With more than 20 years of experience partnering with Fortune 500 enterprises, Jeff is no stranger to bringing transformational technologies to market and delivering upon the promise in complex ecosystems.   Jeff is well respected for his customer-centric focus and delivering business results for clients. such as Aetna, Alaska Airlines, Charter Communications, Dell, and the U.S. Army.

In his spare time, you will likely catch Jeff spending time with family, friends, golf, fly-fishing, relaxing at Priest Lake or following his beloved Gonzaga University Bulldogs where he was a 3-time Academic All-American.

Jerome Carlile - SR VP Client Services

Jerome is the co-founder of Mivation and for the past 17 years has overseen Mivation’s sales and marketing efforts but is also intimately involved in assisting in the design of new functionality and future product enhancements.   

He has a passion for organization, which to all his friends comes as no surprise. He moved to Arizona and became a University of Arizona Alumni. Jerome, his wife and 2 children love Arizona where it is warm all year round, but they can still visit the snow when they want.  

Katie Vienhage - Finance Manager

Katie has over 15-years of executive-level HR and Finance experience with a demonstrated history in the information technology and services industries. Katie graduated from Eastern Washington University, quadruple majoring in; HR, Finance, Management and Marketing, with a minor in Economics.  Additionally, she has earned SHRM-CP and PHR certifications. 
Away from the office, you can find Katie on the golf course, enjoying nature, enjoying a fine wine with friends, or catching up on Bravo TV.

Kelly Birr - Chief Technology & Privacy Officer

Kelly Birr has spent over 25 years in Software Technology and InsureTech. Technology has been a passion for Kelly since he was a boy. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Raphael Swatzell - VP Operations

Meet Raphael Swatzell, a motivated individual who has a passion for creative solution development. As the Vice President of Operations, he is dedicated to innovative planning to produce stable results.  

Coming from a background of end-user support & team management, Raphael has worked with numerous businesses, staff members, and consumers to develop strategies that foster collaborative process-building. He is passionate about helping others reach their goals and enjoys the opportunity to facilitate success. 

Currently residing in the inland Northwest, Roffa loves exploring nature’s majesty with his family and indulging in his favorite hobbies. Whether it’s gardening, reading, or listening to Andy Cohen, he finds joy in activities that bring him new perspectives. 

Paul Rouse - Dir of Business Development

Paul’s experience as an FSR and knowledge of the insurance industry made him a perfect fit for Mivation where he started in Customer Success, but quickly became an Account Manager and sales rep before he went on to manage the sales team. Currently, he works closely with our existing channel partners and building new relationships and partnerships.

Paul enjoys the outdoors, especially in the winter. If he’s not out in the woods with his sons in the Inland Northwest, you are likely to find him in deep powder on a high mountain strapped to a snowboard or skis. In the summer, Paul enjoys spending time with his family in Alaska where he touts his family’s smoked salmon recipe and process as world class.

Nikolas Rich - Product Manager

Nikolas is the Racing Snail Product Manager for Mivation. He ensures that the Racing Snail application has an up-to-date feature roadmap and makes sure that new features and the application itself are efficient and are meeting customer expectations.

Nikolas enjoys watching/going to college basketball and football games and enjoys kayaking with his wife and dog.

Seth Preus - Founder/Advisor

Seth is the creator of both Racing Snail and Leaderboard Legends. He is truly passionate about learning, and then sharing, as much as he can about the nature of motivation. Seth currently serves as a key strategic partner to Mivation through Partly Cloudy LLC, a consulting and motivational speaking company he founded in 2021.

He resides in Arizona where he enjoys spending time with his wife, teasing his three daughters, and feeding “his” hummingbirds.

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