Kip Wetzel is a Principal at Navigate. As the leader of Navigate’s Digital Transformation practice, Kip brings extensive digital knowledge and deep insight into how companies can leverage disruptive technologies to drive innovation in their customer experience and business offerings. Kip and his team focus on supporting digital transformation, emerging technology adoption, and Design Thinking principles for organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia business community.
Prior to Navigate, Kip was Vice President of Emerging Technology and Social Media Strategy at Capital One, where he developed and executed a company-wide strategy to maximize associate and customer experiences through emerging technology. He started his career with Accenture and spent eight years at Comcast as a digital product manager and strategy lead.
Although born and raised in Oregon, Kip is a long-time and passionate member of the Philadelphia community. He is entering his second year on the board of the Arts & Business Council, he serves as a trustee for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, and he is an advisor to the Radnor Memorial Library.
My family… Wife Michelle; kids Maisie, Kate, Evan, and dopey Labrador Phinney
Where did you grow up?… Portland, OR –Go Ducks!
Most adventurous experience. . . Thru-hiking the 2,700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail
If I worked elsewhere I would… Push cattle again in Wyoming
When I’m not working… with my kids, riding my bike, or trying to find some nature
I could teach you how to . . . Row a boat, sculling or sweep
Favorite book… Enchantment(business) and East of Eden (fiction)
What did you want to be when you grew up? A dentist, to pursue a life of action/adventure
Best Burger … The Pastime Burger in Dufur, Oregon
My last meal would be… My wife’s crab cakes and Brussels sprouts