OPKIX Co-Founder and VP Product/Mobile Application Tamio Stehrenberger has long clung to a deep passion for technology. It became so fervent that he eventually transitioned from professional hockey and owning and operating a luxury automobile leasing company to opening his own app and tech firm Rêve Technologies, Inc. in 2013.
“It’s something that I felt like I could truly build a future off of,” he explains. “I’ll always love hockey and cars, but tech really clicked with me. I learned as much as I could and dove right into it.”
During his childhood in Santa Barbara, the Southern California native spent much of his time on the ice.
“It might be surprising that there’s so much ice hockey here, but there truly is,” he assures with a laugh.
Eventually, he became an Academic and Athletic All-American while studying Business at Brigham Young University and continued to play professionally for the Utah Grizzlies. Ever the entrepreneur, he opened Luxe Exotic Group and led the company from 2005 through 2008.
Steering the ship at Rêve 2013-2015 as C.E.O., he would drive the creation, launch, and introduction of countless apps in addition to a children’s consumer product, KinderKall. Rêve became acquired, and Tamio consulted for a myriad of companies—notably collaborating on a banking app backed by CitiBank.
However, OPKIX represented the ultimate job for him.
“I’m so excited for everything we’ve got coming up,” he leaves off. “I really think this can be a game-changer. The door is wide open for innovation.”
We agree! Stay tuned for more from Tamio and the team soon.