Meet the individuals that make up Smarty.
Smarty Team

Our values

We see the humanity of others and consider their needs, objectives, and challenges as we go about our work. We hold ourselves accountable for our impact on others as well as our results.
We actively develop our skills. We welcome the uncomfortable work it takes to master ourselves and our craft. We continuously learn, improve, and help others do the same.
Whether it’s traveling together or creating useful products together, it’s essential to have a good time. Even though we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we’re serious about providing value. Our desire and ability to create and deliver keeps things fun.

The Smarty Team

It's all about relationships.
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We never stop learning, growing, improving, and helping others to do the same.

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Kent Gividen
Kent Gividen
Software Engineering Manager

Kent provides us with decades of experience as a software engineer. Prior to Smarty he worked at Novell where he developed custom solutions for high profile customers as well as led his team on a number of consulting development engagements. Kent has also started a few of his own companies, so his experience in startups is also extremely valuable. Kent primarily works in Go at Smarty, but he's also worked in Javascript, Node, Angular, Java, JMS, SQL, Spring, jQuery, Novell Identity Manager, LDAP, HTML, CSS, and several other languages. We count on Kent's vast knowledge and skill set as we continue to make Smarty better every day.