Our Team

Kait Ries

Board of Directors

Kait Ries is a multi-faceted marketing professional with over a decade of experience, skilled at leading initiatives that significantly elevate business profiles and revenues. She began her career at Stitch Fix pre-IPO and then transitioned to a first-mover AI/ML SaaS startup, Bid Ops (later rebranded as Arkestro). Currently, Kait is the Head of Campaigns at Arkestro, driving innovative strategies and impactful initiatives for their Marketing Campaigns and Advisory Programs.

Kait has a proven track record of success, particularly in marketing, events, campaign design, and execution. As the first employee at Bid Ops, her committed efforts contributed to a $26 million Series A  round of strategic funding and expanded the team from 8 to over 100 members within a year. Kait thrives in the innovative and fast-paced environment of Silicon Valley.

Kait holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from  Monmouth University in NJ. Currently residing in Orange County, California, she can often be found on the beach with her husband Christian and their two sons, Austin and Donovan, participating in PTA/School Board meetings, serving as the Structured Autism Classroom “Class Mom”, or advocating for more resources for kids on the Spectrum in-and-out of the classroom. Kait’s son, Austin, who is on the Autism Spectrum, is nonverbal, and epileptic, profoundly inspires her dedication to inclusion and advocacy. His challenges and strengths fuel her passion for creating a world that celebrates diversity and embraces all differences.