Jon Penland

Hi, my name is Jon. I'm COO at Kinsta.


I'm not looking for opportunities at this time but I'd be glad to connect on social media and talk about volunteer or contribution opportunities that align with my interests.

Professional experience



I have extensive experience recruiting and managing remote sales, support, and customer service teams. I am also good at developing and implementing operating procedures, policies, and workflows, and managing sales, support, and customer service operations.

I consider myself to be a junior full-stack web developer. I have experience working with WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and LEMP stacks (Ubuntu, nginx, PHP-FPM, MySQL/MariaDB). I've also studied or interacted with git, Linux containers, and Google Cloud.

In a prior life I was a pretty damn good centrifugal pump salesman in the municipal pump market.

Personal interests

Spending an unplanned day exploring out in nature with my family is my absolute favorite thing to do. I'm interested in science, business, and living well, and I read books on those topics as time allows. I love to travel and see new places. I'm also a big fan of leveraging technology to make work better for people.