RizePoint, a Salt Lake City food safety technology company, has named Kari Hensien its new president. Before being named president, Hensien was vice president of product and brand experience at RizePoint, where she was responsible for driving product strategy and helping the business pivot to support customers’ quality and safety across the supply chain.
“As RizePoint’s president, I’m focusing on growth and championing a new continuous quality initiative,” Hensien said. “Since travel and interpersonal interactions have been devastated by COVID-19, it’s been challenging for businesses to obtain regular third-party audits, which are integral to assessing and ensuring safety compliance across a business. I’m excited to facilitate a new self-assessment solution, where businesses and their locations can conduct more frequent audits themselves, leading to broader visibility during the pandemic and beyond.”
Hensien started her tech career in 1992 at Microsoft, beginning in customer-facing roles, moving into product marketing for Microsoft Office and then to product management and product planning for the Office family of products. In that position, she managed a large global planning team responsible for the innovation process of the Microsoft Business division.
Hensien left Microsoft in 2013 to join Optimum Energy, where she helped the company design, build and launch machine learning modules that optimize energy consumption of large chiller-driven buildings and campuses. From there, Hensien moved to Utah, where she joined Workfront to manage product and user experience departments before joining RizePoint.