Brian Kao

Operations Manager

Started with Prepare + Prosper (P+P):  Right at the end of tax season on April 2012 as the Claim it! campaign manager. I became the operations manager in May of 2014. Prior to joining P+P, I worked at the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans as an adviser to state and public leaders on issues pertaining to the Asian Pacific community in Minnesota. I also worked at the University of St. Thomas, YMCA, and AmeriCorps VISTA.

In my role:  I take care of a lot of the background details, such as our financial management, human resources, IT, as well odd projects, to make sure P+P runs smoothly and doesn’t burn down.

Geeks out over:  Finding unconventional solutions that turn out to be extremely effective. I’m an avid reader of Lifehacker, Harvard Business Review, and other publications that make me feel like a super geek at work.

When it’s not tax season:  I’m still here! HR, IT, and financial reporting waits for no one.  Outside of work, I enjoy laughing and spending time with my toddler daughter, Sonata, and my wife, Clara.