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RaftUp Founder Corey Boelkens Named Imaginnovate Vice President


Corey Boelkens

A Little Rock entrepreneur has been named vice president for an international company focused on transporation, logistics and technology solutions.

RaftUp founder Corey Boelkens has been tapped to be the vice president of operations for Imaginnovate, which provides strategy and technology solutions for both startups and the transportation industry. Effective Sept., Boelkens joined the company, reporting directly to Imaginnovate founder and CEO Krishna Vattipalli.

“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead Imaginnovate’s efforts in assisting new venture and enterprise clients in building meaningful and innovative technology solutions,” Boelkens said in a statement. “Building and enhancing technology products is our passion and we are uniquely capable of assisting our clients in bringing their vision to market efficiently. As a bootstrapped entrepreneur I understand firsthand what it takes to research, design, build, and bring new products to market.”

As vice president of operations, Boelkens is charged with overseeing the company’s Technology Services Division. In addition to establishing a presence in Arkansas, Boelkens is heading up the company’s “strategy, planning and expansion of operations in the U.S.,” according to a company release.

“Corey has a passion for product development and understands the strategic growth opportunities in this space. At Imaginnovate we strive to deliver exceptional customer experience and Corey’s experience in bringing new products to market and his customer-centric approach will add great strength to our core values,” Vattipalli said.

Imaginnovate currently has offices in Austin, Texas and Visakhapatnam, India. The copany was founded in 2013. According to the company’s website, the company is centered around mobile application development.

This is a field Boelkens brings significant experience to the table, having founded RaftUp Technologies, an all-in-one mobile recreational app. Developed as an app for recreational boating, RaftUp has continued to evolve and grow. As Boelkens described it to Arkansas Money & Politics, RaftUp is “essentially Facebook for the outdoors.”

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