Founder & CEO
Stevi has tackled marketing roles in every realm - in the corporate world, an agency setting, and in startups. It was intentional that each of her career moves brought her to even faster paced environments, nurturing her entrepreneurial spirit. Those moves also helped her make her way from internal creative roles to more client facing ones, embracing the part of her that loves relationship building. After working with enterprise clients up to the Fortune 500 level in her last role, she was ready to be freed of excessive red tape and approval processes and work with clients who were ready to make moves, fast. She reconnected with Sara, learned about AK Ops, and the rest was history.
Stevi was born and raised in St. Louis, and has been making frequent visits to Ted Drewes her whole life. She’s even a SLU grad and thinks the Billiken mascot is rather endearing. She loves walking her Stray Rescue dog, playing recreational softball, and game nights.
As our client's needs have evolved with more demand gen channel requests, it's been important for us to recruit a seasoned marketing leader to add depth to our team and expertise. That person is Stevi. When you meet Stevi, you’re instantly hit with her intelligence and intensity. Soon after, you're bound to hear her contagious laugh. Her experience with managing clients, quick turnarounds, and ability to push the boundaries creatively is paired perfectly with her desire to do big things. She’s a risk taker and has been the strong personality behind many growth teams in past roles as well as her current. I’m excited to welcome her to our team!
Founder & CEO
Director of Marketing Communications
Amy Kohl and AK Ops have completely blown us away. After kicking off mid-June, they hit their 45-day goal in 20 days by booking us 20 meetings. The speed at which they make things happen is shocking—they have violence of action! Every time we’re looking at a new goal or objective, we’re used to a report taking a week or two to build. With the AK Ops team, it’s either the same or next day. Every expectation has been met or exceeded. Our two closers now feel like they have the horsepower of a fully-staffed, well-tuned sales org behind them. We’re incredibly happy and plan to work with AK Ops for as long as possible.
CEO & Founder of StageConnect
As a small startup, we were challenged to develop new qualified leads and a robust pipeline quickly. Instead of hiring an army of SDRs, training them, and managing them going forward, we chose a modern sales approach with AK Ops. AK Ops are experts in digital marketing and lead development techniques. They developed a dynamic process to drive quality outbound communication and lead generation. They complemented this approach with weekly analytics to manage our progress. This allowed us to focus on the most important work of turning these leads into customers.
VP of Partnerships at Crowdsmart
I believe the most important factor that can make or break a startup is having the right people in place on your team as you work to execute your strategy. More than anything else, this is why we have been thrilled with AK Operations – and not just AK herself… this especially includes Mallory first, and now Christy and Sara!
In 90 days, Amy and team have been instrumental in most of the areas I would consider critical to our go-to-market success, including:
If you are a revenue leader and your priority this year is to build a successful, scalable, and predictable revenue machine in the ever-chaotic world of startup sales, AK Operations should be your first call!
VP of Sales at VertifyData
AK operates as a true part of our team – especially Anna and Sara. They are analytical, thoughtful, data driven, and fun to work with on sales & marketing – and their technical ability to manage our CRM/Hubs platform is strong. AK rolls up their sleeves to be a true team player, jumping into whatever is needed to make the business successful. They are creative and agile in nature, which is important as we learn to scale our GTM efforts.
CEO / Co-founder, Streamloan
Imagine waking up every day with an average of 3-4 emails a day from warm leads that are being forwarded over to you. Sound too good to be true? That’s what I thought before working with AK Ops and Danielle Matthews. They are “difference makers” inside and outside of the workplace. They truly go above and beyond for their clients. Danielle is a rockstar. She is encouraging, disciplined, and equally determined as I am. I am glad to have her as my account manager.
Sales at BotDoc
Amy and team have been a phenomenal addition to our marketing efforts, becoming an integral piece of our go to market team. Lead by the amazing Sara Bray, AK has driven significant top of funnel growth through multiple channels. The amount of time and dedication to our account is second to none, allowing us to hone in on what is working, making macro and micro adjustments to achieve a broad spectrum of specific KPIs. Thank you!