Sometimes, figuring out your passion requires you to take the long way. After over a decade working in sales, service and operations with the Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder, Karlis was tapped to build out and lead the BI & Strategy team for the Thunder. In this role, he quickly fell in love with analytics and saw firsthand how working with different departments to make data-driven decisions can make a huge difference. As an analytics consultant with InterWorks, he takes everything he learned in his career and meshes it with the incredible knowledge bank that exists within the IW walls.
When Karlis’ hands aren’t on data, they are usually out in nature camping his with wife, kids and dog. If he’s not in the great outdoors, there is a decent chance he’s dressed head to toe in purple and gold to celebrate his beloved Minnesota Vikings. The Kezbers family is no stranger to cooking up huge weekend meals that are familiar to whichever team the Vikings are playing.