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Kellen Kruse is Partner at Blue Room Research and is based in Santa Monica, CA.

Kellen brings more than 17 years of experience in data analytics, strategy, finance, and enterprise sales. Kellen began his career as a Finance Manager at Raytheon Technologies where he focused on financial analysis and reporting. As a Senior Strategy Analyst at Capital Group American Funds, he facilitated research methods and analytics to improve investor experiences and business growth. Most recently, Kellen served as Head of Tourism Sales and Partnerships at AirDNA, where he created and implemented the tourism industry’s first short-term rental (STR) Trend Report product and oversaw the sales implementation and client retention of more than 500 DMO clients in five years. Kellen holds an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Kansas.

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