Kirstin Marr is head of marketing for Valen Analytics, focused on creating top-of-mind brand awareness and innovative thought leadership to complement Valen’s reputation of going the extra mile for its customers.

Kirstin has a passion for building companies that invent leading-edge technologies to improve customers’ lives and solve the inefficiencies that exist in many traditional marketplaces. In previous roles, she ran business-to-business marketing for internet technology pioneer, (now HomeAdvisor), and launched a consumer brand promoting energy-efficient products for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Kirstin has a long-standing commitment to philanthropy and community leadership. She was most recently Board President for Colorado MESA, a non-profit that serves underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students to graduate from college and successfully pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Kirstin also co-founded a non-profit to benefit the Teen Lounge at Children’s Hospital Colorado, helping teens enjoy a fun and relaxing space to spend their time while seeking medical treatment. Kirstin is past-president for American Society for Training & Development (Rocky Mountain Chapter), and has volunteered as a mentor for I Have a Dream Foundation as well as several other organizations.

Kirstin earned her Masters degree in Communication from the University of Denver and her Bachelors degree in English from California State University, Chico.