Hi there, my name is Jon.

This is a personal website where I write about anything that strikes my fancy. Primarily that means writing about my various running adventures, observations gleaned from several years spent managing a fully distributed technology company, and sharing projects I’m working on around the house.

Professionally, I’m COO of Kinsta, a managed hosting provider. In my time at Kinsta, I’ve managed or interacted with many departments in the company. However, today my primary focus is on scaling the operations of this growing, fully-distributed global technology company, with specific responsibility for HR, TA, IT, and Legal.

On a personal note, I’m married and my wife and I have six kids and two dogs. I’m into running, and particularly enjoy trail running and ultra marathons. I also really enjoy building things with my hands and taking on all sorts of projects around the house.

I moved a lot growing up but ultimately settled down in northeast Georgia, where I live today.

I have Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts that aren’t particularly active and don’t necessarily check every day (or month). I’m also on Strava and I’m pretty active there.

If you want to get in touch please use the contact form on this website. Things I’m most interested in hearing from you about: opportunities to appear on your podcast to talk about Kinsta and invitations to go on a group trail run.

Photo of myself, Jon Penland, out hiking in the mountains
On top of the world during the Sky to Summit 50k, November 2021

We’ve added one more kid to this crew since this photo was taken in May 2020.