Member of the Month: Kevin Steinkirchner, Bitwise Industries

Member of the Month: Kevin Steinkirchner, Bitwise Industries

We’re welcoming in spring with a new Member of the Month, Kevin Steinkirchner, Business Development Manager for Bitwise Industries, a tech company that’s just recently put down roots in Tulsa. You can usually find Kevin in the kitchen chatting with other members while drinking coffee out of his specialty Corgi coffee mug.

A custom-software company, Bitwise Technology Consulting, hires the very best out of their own Workforce Training program, proving it’s possible to build stellar technology and top-notch companies in unexpected places, using that diverse army of nontraditional talent.

What do you do? Tell us a little bit about your company.

I’m a Business Development Manager with Bitwise Industries. Bitwise does many things but it all revolves around our mission to connect humans from marginalized communities and stories of systemic poverty to skills and resources necessary to access opportunities in the tech industry. I’m in our technology consulting division working with local businesses, non-profits, and government entities to develop innovative tech solutions to solve complex problems. We’re a full-stack development team with proven experience in custom mobile and web application development, smart website design, staff augmentation, salesforce implementation and more.  

What is the best part of your job?

The amazing people I get to work with everyday.  

How did you end up in your current role?

Bitwise’s co-founder, Irma, reached out to me on Linkedin early last year. I joined the team shortly after and haven’t looked back since!  

What do you do to get rid of stress?

Spend quality time with my family, preferably outside.

What is your favorite restaurant in Tulsa and what do you get there?

My answer for this will probably change tomorrow but right now one of my favorite restaurants is Nola’s on Cherry Street. I had the St. Peter’s Street Snapper last time and it was delicious.

What trend do you hope makes a comeback?

Civility. We all have differing beliefs and I believe we can disagree without disrespect. 

Would you survive a zombie apocalypse? How?

Doubtful BUT I’d give it my best shot! I think I would run to the northwest to live it out in the woods as far away from civilization as possible. 

What is one of your favorite things about being a member of The Root Coworking?

I’d have to say the vibe and the people. It’s a great place to work while also being connected to a larger community of professionals from various industries. Also, the endless drip coffee. 

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Member of the Month: Taylor McMillan, Tallgrass Management Group

If The Root had an influencer, it would absolutely be our February Member of the Month, Taylor McMillan. Taylor first gave me her phone number to exchange amazon dupe finds, then salmon air fryer recipes, then tiktoks, then her yoga class schedule, and just like that, a new friendship blossomed. She moved to Tulsa from a little town outside of Austin, Texas, and she keeps it a little weird, balancing her day job as a property manager and her other day job as a yoga instructor.

She’s the definition of “be yourself, unapologetically,” and her infectious energy and empathy make her a friend, colleague—the type who empowers others by making them feel valued. So lock in, because Taylor can show you what it means to be soft and fierce at the same time.

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