About Us

foliomatch.com Connecting Students, Schools, Organizations One Portfolio at a Time

Our Mission:

At FolioMatch, we are constantly striving to become the go-to strategy for tracking individual professional development and achievement through online-based portfolios.

We are a passionately driven team of entrepreneurs who believe that if you engage with your customers they will engage with you. Especially when provided with unparalleled customer service and the right personalized on-line set of tools to succeed.

Wanting to stand out and market yourself by showing off your talents and abilities? We are here to support you in your pursuit. What you do has always been more important than what you know, so at FolioMatch we make sure to match you up with the opportunities that make most sense for your own personal goals and future endeavors.

Our Events:

Each and every day we look to engage the local and civic community to produce high-quality student-based events.

Missouri Entrepreneurship Challenge 2013 and 2014

Our Team:

Evan Kirsch
Founder & CEO

Evan Kirsch began his entrepreneurial life in real estate. And while his company grew fast, and well beyond his initial projections, he left its daily management to return to the UMKC Bloch School of Business and the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Since then, the blur of accolades and success has only reinforced his drive and vision. He was one of 20 students nationally selected for Seth Godin’s 2012 Summer Seminar in New York City, he’s won the 2012 Student Entrepreneur of the Year at UMKC and the 2012 and 2013 UMKC Venture Creation Challenges. He is, as well, a distinguished E-Scholar at the Regnier Institute.

Evan is the founder and CEO of FolioMatch, an education-focused start-up. FolioMatch provides all students, not just artists, with an online portfolio to collect and show off their top achievements, projects and experiences including websites they’ve coded, artwork they’ve created, robots they’ve built, and much more. FolioMatch’s algorithms then pair that with their academic record and match them to colleges where they will most likely succeed and with scholarships they are uniquely qualified to receive. Beyond that, their analytics tracking platform allows any organization, school or business to track their investment through the analysis of student progress and achievement. FolioMatch has been accepted into Digital Sandbox, Launch KC and SparkLab KC start-up accelerator programs.

Outside of work Evan provides portfolio coaching to students in the Blue Valley CAPS programs, is a mentor, and a motivational speaker for high school students seeking to pursue ideas and turn them into business models. Evan enjoys reading, traveling, and as a hockey play for over 18 years from Pittsburgh, PA, he rarely misses a Penguin’s game.

Andrea Moran
Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

Andrea is the chief architect of FolioMatch's marketing blueprint. From branding strategies and inbound marketing to content marketing, SEO, customer acquisition and social media, Andrea has led the charge from day one.

As the former Business Development Director for a digital marketing agency in Kansas City she has worked on national brands like Payless, Salvation Army, Houlihans, UMKC, and Beauty Brands as well as local brands including Boulevard Brewery, Roasterie Coffee, Ingredient Restaurants, Aristocrat Motors, Park University and more. Three years ago she set out to become an entrepreneur and business owner of her own tech company called AMDigital. She specializes in helping clients with anything and everything online from website technology to email marketing, social media and mobile experiences.

Currently, she serves as the Co-Founder and CMO for FolioMatch, and enjoys partnering with organizations and training women and students on the online platform. Andrea’s passion is in helping women and girls learn about technology and career opportunities. As a speaker at UMKC, KU and for the Shawnee Mission School District she teaches young girls not only about STEM careers but about obtaining confidence in their skill sets.

This summer she helped found an organization called Kansas City Women in Technology focused on providing young girls and business professionals with access to online programming, design, coding and development skills. She’s also the Editor in Chief of a women’s online healthy living magazine called, House of Femme which consists of over 25 writers regular contributors writing about health, style, careers and relationships. In the past, she has worked with St. Vincent’s Operation Breakthrough to provide the 4th grade girls with ballet lessons, assisted DeLaSalle Education Center and MindDrive with email marketing programs and provided First Downs for Down Syndrome with a mobile giving plan. She truly believes in the mantra, "if you educate a woman; you education a nation."

Carson Oldson
Developer

Carson is a web developer with a diverse background in infrastructure, development, and mobile applications. While he’s specifically skilled in all things .NET, he also has a multitude of web-specific skill-sets (HTML5, JavaScript, AJAX, and Responsive Design). His focus at FolioMatch is implementing new features, improving the overall UI, and working closely with Evan to maintain and improve the site’s overall efficacy, stability and scalability.

Carson is constantly looking for anything new in the technology ecosystem. Staying up to date on the newest technologies, and keeping up with the newest web design trends are a hobby of this technocrat.

Outside of work, Carson enjoys spending his time with his friends, and family, sitting down to watch a good movie, or eating a delicious home cooked meal. But, most of all Carson’s passion is learning and teaching, as he aspires to be a future educator.