Kevin Wentzel of Kopis Named to Best and Brightest List

Staff Report From Greenville CEO

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Kevin Wentzel, the chief operating officer at Kopis, has been named to Greenville Business Magazine’s 2019 Best and Brightest 35 and under.

For 25 years, the Best & Brightest 35 and under list has celebrated the men and women who are making their name known in the business community. With more than 100 nominations, the annual selection committee narrows the list down to 37 individuals that have made an impact in their fields of work.

After graduating from Penn State University in 2006, Wentzel began his career as a reporting developer for TetraData, a small, Greenville-based company specializing in the educational market. In 2011, he joined Kopis as a developer. At Kopis, Wentzel came full circle back to his first love, specializing in business intelligence.

Recently, Wentzel was promoted inside Kopis to Chief Operations Officer where he is responsible for making sure that the company runs efficiently and profitably, that they exceed client expectations by delivering high-quality, high-value solutions, and that they stay true to the budget guidelines, time frames and quality control that they set with clients.

In his role as COO, Wentzel plays a crucial part in making sure that the Kopis team works well together. He has been using technology to support others in his position for years, and he believes that his experience building data systems from the ground up enriches his management style and helps him communicate with his team more effectively.

“It is a huge honor to have been chosen for this award. There is no better feeling than when your hard work and dedication to your career is rewarded with recognition.”

The 2019 Best & Brightest and Under will be honored with an awards ceremony on Tuesday, September 17th at Revel Event Center, 304 E. Stone Ave., in Greenville.