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MEET THE TEAM

Bob Bickel

Bob Bickel

Bob originally conceived of, created, and financed RunSignUp. He has had a long career in technology, and in 1994 began focusing on Internet middleware-the stuff that makes website work-at companies like Blue-stone (IPO in 1999 and acquired by HP in 2000), JBoss (acquired by Red Hat in 2006), and various other companies.

A runner since high school, Bob ran competitively through his years at Bucknell University, and returned to his running roots in 2003 when he began to volunteer as an Assistant Coach for the Moorestown High School Track and Cross Country Teams. In 2006 he opened the Moorestown Running Company with Dave Welsh and Joe Halin. Additionally, Bob helps direct several charity races in the area, and helped create a home Cross Country course for the Moorestown High School by building a system of wood chip trails.

Bob first conceptualized RunSignUp in 2006 while busy with other ventures. In 2009, he brought on Stephen Sigwart to help develop the site, and Bob has spent the last few years building the RunSignUp team and technology to meet the needs of the running community.

Roger Bradshaw

Roger Bradshaw

Roger, the founder and developer for the timing software The Race Director (RD), joined the RunSignUp team in 2015. He works to support and expand the current Race Director product, and to develop the next generation version. He is most excited to be involved from the ground floor of developing the next generation product, while maintaining the hundreds of relationships he has built with timers around the world in the past 25 years of developing RD.

Working from Freemont, MI, Roger has always been a runner, beginning with track and cross country in high school. He continues to run 2-3 times a week, but only participates in a few "official" races each year. In addition to running, he has a background in music education, and continues to play trumpet with a local brass quintet.

Kevin Harris

Kevin Harris

Kevin heads up the Financial and Operational areas from RunSignUp's headquarters in Moorestown, NJ, where he lives with his wife Nina and 3 sons. He spent the last 15 years as the CFO and in other financial executive positions with both public and private equity owned software companies, and has experience as a CFO and in other executive management positions with Consumer Product Goods Marketing companies.

While not much of runner, Kevin is no stranger to endurance sports - he rowed in college and is an active biker, regularly riding in events like the MS150. In addition to biking, he enjoys golf, spending time at the beach and following his kids' sports.

Jordan Desilets

Jordan Desilets

Jordan is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University currently living in Pinkey, MI with his beautiful wife Jamie, son Chase, and daughter Piper.

Jordan loves the ever-evolving nature of RunSignUp, and spends his days helping race directors utilize the full functionality of the system. He seeks frequent feedback from users to ensure that the site continues to meet the needs and desires of the running community.

A former runner at Eastern Michigan, Jordan earned several prestigious running titles in Track and Field, including MVP, All American, NCAA Champion, and Olympic Trials Finalist. Want to know how fast Jordan is? Check his best times:

  • 3:59:82 - Mile
  • 8:24:62 - 3K Steeplechase
  • 13:52 - 5K
  • 29:16 - 10K
  • 50:30 - 10M
  • 67:55 - Half Marathon
  • 2:27:42 - Marathon

Bryan Jenkins

Bryan Jenkins

Bryan works from his Richmond, VA home to assist existing and potential RunSignUp customers. In addition to helping customers maximize current RunSignUp features, Bryan is always listening to customer issues and working with the development team to update and improve the RunSignUp system. He's a big fan of the RunSignUp mobile timing app.

Bryan stays involved in the running community in several ways, volunteering as an assistant Course Director for the CASA Superhero run each year, volunteering with the Hermitage High School Cross Country Team, and timing home Cross Country meets. He does some running himself, as well, competing in a few 5K to 10 Mile races each year. Outside of running, Bryan also enjoys disc golf.

Frank Brown

Frank Brown

Frank works with the San Diego office as Business Development for the West Coast, and strategic partnerships with large events and series nationally. He gradated from The University of San Diego, where he played tight end for the Division 1 (FCS) football program, and lives there now with his wife Kendall and daughters Hayley and Gracie.

After working in the running industry for the last 5 years, he is most excited by RunSignUp's ability to be responsive to the needs of our customers, and believes it should be an obvious choice when race directors get a chance to see all the tools designed for them.

Frank is still an athlete, completing a number of triathlons (sprint distance to half-iron distance), and he enjoys running 5K's with his two daughters... who are already avid runners.

Brian Graham

Brian Graham

Brian is Business Development for the West Coast, Large Events, and Running Series from San Diego, CA. A former college basketball player who played professionally overseas, Brian now enjoys distance running (although he thinks Bob could beat him), and has competed in multiple Half, Olympic, and Sprint distance Triathlons. In 2013, he completed his first Full Distance Ironman.

While he has a hard time picking one feature of RunSignUp that he is most excited about, Brian loves that it is very nimble and responsive to customer needs, and that it continues to push out cutting edge technology to make the client and participant experiences better. He believes it truly is the "best overall solution" in the industry.

Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke is a Software Engineer who focuses primarily on technical support and customer engagement, as well as adding some new features. Originally from Massachusetts, Andrew moved to Philadelphia to attend Villanova University and elected to stay in the area after completing is BS in Computer Science and his MS in Software Engineering.

Andrew is most excited about RunSignUp's Participant Management system, and the opportunities that it creates for races to easily offer refunds and transfers that are mutually beneficial for both races and runners.

Although he has run the Philadelphia Marathon, Andrew generally considers himself a casual runner, and enjoys 5Ks and running with his wife and their two dogs. Running also keeps him in shape for his favorite extracurriculars like Ultimate Frisbee and Dodgeball. In any leftover free time, Andrew is currently working on his MBA at the Fox School of Business at Temple Universtiy, and tries to find the time to go hunting with his wife.

Matt Sinclair

Matt Sinclair

Matt joined the RunSignUp team in September 2013 as a Technical Account Manager located in Virginia, where he lives with his wife Jen and their five rescue pets.

Matt graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2003 with a degree in Management Information Systems, and holds an additional degree in Network Security from ECPI. A down-to-the-bone runner and a people person, Matt sees RunSignUp as the perfect opportunity for him to use his experience in both technology and customer service. On a daily basis, he assists customers as they transition to the RunSignUp platform, and helps Race Directors grow their events.

While at CNU, Matt earned All American honors in Cross Country and holds multiple school records in track. In 2010, he was introduced to his High School's Athletic Hall Of Fame.

Natalie Young

Natalie Young

Natalie Young currently resides in San Diego with her husband Ryan, after earning her Bachelors at San Diego State University. She is a Technical Account Manager, helping customers to set up their races, and gathering customer input to drive future improvements to the RunSignUp system. She genuinely loves learning about and working with each endurance event, and becoming a behind-the-scenes team member for so many unique events.

Natalie has hands-on experience throughout the Endurance Industry, having facilitated over 100 endurance events, including 5K's, 10K's, half marathons, bike rides and mud runs, as well as providing volunteer assistance for onsite registration and donation processing for charity events. Her bucket list includes increasing her own personal roster of running events, since she has "only" run 10 or so...and dedicates so much of her life to setting up events and working in the industry.

Personally, Natalie is most excited about the integration RunSignUp has with RunScore & Race Director, since she knows how much they can simplify a Timer's life. As a former Event Director, she also loves the valuable insight into participant behavior that can be found with the the custom analytics built directly into the RunSignUp platform.

Lauren Bergren

Lauren Bergren

Lauren is a new Center City, Philadelphia resident who is looking forward to exploring her new city... by running! She was born and raised in Lancaster, PA (no, she's not Amish), but lived in Jacksonville, Florida for three years while working for a youth development sports organization. She received a B.S. in Management and a Minor in Advertising from Clemson University Graduate Certificate in Sports Marketing and Sales from The Citadel.

Lauren contacts and assists existing RunSignUp races to optimize their race configuration. Additionally, she helps the sales engineer team to onboard new large races, and is helping with the development of a RunSignUp User Forum Support System. She's excited to improve methods of customer feedback and learn how to better meet their needs.

An NCAA All-American and Olympic Trials qualifier in swimming, Lauren swam sprint freestyle for Clemson University from 2005 - 2009. Since retiring from swimming, she has enjoyed using running as a fun outlet to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Half Marathons are her favorite, as they give her a challenging goal that requires sticking to a training plan. Lauren's other hobbies include nutrition and wellness, reading, and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Herman Kinard

Herman Kinard

Herman is an Account Manager working out of Richmond, VA, where he is from. He has recently obtained his Masters in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University to go along with his Bachelors in Sport Management from Old Dominion University.

Herman who is not much of a runner these days after his running career came to a halt after only one season at Brookland Middle School due to the excessive amount of running that was required. Now he coaches a 9th grade AAU basketball team for EverythingBasketball, a nonprofit based out of Richmond, VA.

Andrew Sigwart

Andrew Sigwart

Andrew is a graduate of The College of New Jersey, with a major in the Radio / TV / Film track of Communication Studies and a minor in Interactive Multimedia. He creates various forms of visual and written content for RunSignUp, and manages the virtual help desk during the week. Using 3D animation, Andrew brought to life the RunSignUp man from the RunSignUp logo... which is "Phase One" in an effort to limit the amount of time that you have to look at his face on video.

Andrew began running competitively with elementary school track at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Berlin, and he continued running, adding cross country to his schedule, throughout high school at Paul VI in Haddonfield. These days, he can still be spotted running around various locations in South Jersey and Philadelphia... occasionally with a video camera in hand.

Beyond running and RunSignUp, Andrew also works as a comedian with the Philly Improv Theater, and is a member of the YouTube Partner Program.

Matt Avery

Matt Avery

Matt grew up in Rochester, NY and now resides in Philadelphia, PA to work out of the RunSignUp headquarters. He ran for Gates Chili High School and The College at Brockport, where he competed in XC and Track & Field. He holds the College of Brockport record for the 8K XC and placed 85th at the 2010 NCAA D3 XC National Championships. XC and trail running are his true love.

Matt joins RunSignUp with a major in Computer Science - Software Development, and worked previously as the lead timer at YellowJacket Racing. At RunSignUp, he uses his timing and technical experience to support customers using RunSignUp, The Race Director, and RaceJoy. He helps produce training materials, design next generation solutions, and provide higher quality technical support for race day features.

Outside of running and RunSignUp, Matt plays, records, and produces music.

Aaron Ford

Aaron Ford

Aaron joins RunSignUp from Northern California to provide technical support to Race Director and RD Go! customers. As the owner of Ford Timing, he provides guidance and recommendations with the perspective of hands-on experience.

As a Timer, Aaron is excited that about Race Day Check-In that allows Race Directors to keep registration open until the start of the race because they no longer need pre-printed and alphabetized bibs. Additionally, he loves that the Race Director Integration lets him use his current Timing Software to offer live, searchable, and mobile results from a local environment.

When he's not running, Aaron enjoys building with LEGO stimulate his brain. His current collections stands at 806 sets comprising of 245,021 bricks.

Stephen Sigwart

Stephen Sigwart

Stephen Sigwart, of Berlin, NJ, is the Chief Technology Officer at RunSignUp. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of New Jersey and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Delaware. Stephen designs and maintains the technical infrastructure for RunSignUp, manages the API that allows external systems to interact with RunSignUp, develops new features, and works on fixing any potential website issues.

Stephen is most excited about RunSignUp's features allowing for registration for high-volume races, and the ability to have real time results-including live text message notifications.

Stephen started running track in elementary school, ran cross country and track at Paul VI High School, and continues to run local road races. In his free time, he works on side projects such as Redline13 (http://www.redline13.com), enjoys other outdoor activities, and likes the challenge of solving a Rubik's cube or a difficult Sudoku puzzle.

James Harris

James Harris

James Co-founded RaceJoy with his wife, Shelly, and is very excited to be part of RunSignUp where he can continue to help change the race experience. The idea of RaceJoy came from his triathlon days where his family would be cheering him on all day at Ironman events. James has more than 20 years experience in leading international software development teams and hands-on software development involving enterprise wide large scale database systems, in-depth technology integrations, and mobile software platforms. James received his Masters in Computer Science from Carnegie Melon and his engineering degree from University of Florida.

At RunSignUp James continues to oversee RaceJoy's development and is excited to be integrating with RunSignUp's Go platform to bring new innovation to the industry.

James lives in Florida with Shelly and has three daughters (Anna, Becca and Catherine). James has had to dial back the triathlon training, but appreciates the many experiences he had at races like the Kona Ironman and being on the USA Triathlon Team at the Denmark Ironman. James still enjoys non-competitive running, cycling, swimming, hiking and long runs/walks with his wife and dog, Blue Ridge. He also enjoys tracking and sending cheers to those who use RaceJoy on race day.

Shelly Harris

Shelly Harris

Shelly helped to co-found RaceJoy with her husband, James, and continues to support RaceJoy's evolution and growth at RunSignUp. Shelly has more than 20 years strategic marketing experience comprising all aspects of marketing, including product launch campaigns, branding strategies, public relations and social media. Her experience includes large and small corporate environments and marketing consulting agencies. She received a MBA from the University of Central Florida and a BS with a marketing concentration from Salisbury State University.

Shelly is thrilled to be a part of the RunSignUp team where she is focused on increasing RaceJoy's market awareness, enhancing product usability, and providing customer support.

Shelly lives in Florida with James and has three daughters (Anna, Becca and Catherine). Shelly has had much experience in being a supporting spectator for James over the years and has run many races, including the Disney Marathon, half marathons, and 5Ks. She enjoys social running, yoga, paddle boarding, long walks and cycling.

Johanna Goode

Johanna Goode

Johanna is a NC native who moved to Philadelphia to earn a B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management at Temple University, and has stuck around to work in the local recreation and fitness industry. She joins RunSignUp to help find new ways to gather and share user experiences and help RunSignUp customers learn from each other.

As an enthusiast of local, well-coordinated races, Johanna loves the personal touches provided by RunSignUp, and the ability to combine the best technology with customizations for specific events.

A competitive gymnast throughout high school who hated running, Johanna accidentally caved to peer pressure in her 20's and started running. Now it's hard to get her to stop running, and she runs locally with the Fishtown Beer Runners and the South Philly Striders. She loves trail running and distance, and is an ultramarathoner who is happiest spending her weekends wandering in the woods with friends.

Sue Lindeboom

Sue Lindeboom

Susan MacLean Lindeboom operates out of Moorestown, NJ as the Office manager and Financial Manager. While not a runner herself, Sue has previously worked for Moorestown Running Company, and cheers on her son in many 5K's... and recently, his first half marathon.

Outside of RunSignUp, Sue volunteers with a local environmental group as an AARP Tax Preparer for Seniors. She is a married mom of 3 grown (or almost-grown) boys, and enjoys biking, swimming, stained glass, gardening, crochet, and embroidery.

Catherine Harris

Catherine Harris

Catherine supports RunSignUp's RaceJoy product offering. She recently graduated with a communications degree from the University of Florida. Catherine has been instrumental in helping to launching RaceJoy to the industry and wears many hats including the administration of races requesting to be on the RaceJoy platform, race promotion of RaceJoy and social media marketing. Her background also includes customer relations, event coordination, market research and marketing fulfillment.

Catherine lives in Florida and is pursuing her MBA this fall. Although not a runner herself, she has many years experience cheering on her dad and mom at races around the country. She only wishes RaceJoy existed when she was young so she could know where they were and send them fun cheers. Catherine enjoys water polo, swimming, yoga, working out and walks with their dog, Blue Ridge.

Ryan Snell

Ryan Snell

Ryan contributes to the team as a Software Developer for RunSignUp. He has recently received a B.S. in Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Security & Risk Analysis from Penn State as well as Associate's Degrees in both Art and Graphic Design & Digital Media. Ryan contributes to the development team by adding new features, enhancing user interface design, and aiding in the technical operation of the website.

Outside of RunSignUp, Ryan is interested in photography and aviation safety, and can often be heard critiquing poorly designed websites and user interfaces. Despite not being much of a runner, Ryan enjoys long walks, bicycling, and hiking.

Erik Ramstad

Erik Ramstad

Erik is a Haddonfield, NJ native currently living in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He focuses on RunSignUp sites, helping people to create place to showcase their races and timing services, but he loves seeing the continued progression of RunSignUp services for all users.

Erik coaches Track and Cross Country at Steamboat Springs High School, while trying to get back into shape for running in the mountains. While not running, he spends plenty of time outside as an enthusiastic skier and mountain biker.

Billy Connolly

Billy Connelly

Billy is a Cherry Hill, NJ native currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He develops mobile applications for RunSignUp that are necessary due to today's increasing reliance on smart phones.

Billy is thrilled to be a part of the RunSignUp team because the real-time nature of RunSignUp is unmatched by competitors. He believes that having the ability to be notified of one's results immediately following a race is an extremely rewarding feature.

While swimming has dominated most of his free time, Billy is an athlete who has recently starting to pick up running as a way to stay in shape and defeat the "freshman fifteen".

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

Brian resides in Mulicia Hill, NJ, where he contributes to RunSignUp through Agile Project Management and Technical Implementation. He is most excited about the scalability features of RunSignUp that allow for support of big races.

A former cross country runner, Brian has run on and off since he was 14 and currently considers himself to be a Turkey-Trotter. Brian is able to bend his legs backwards about 15 degrees... but unfortunately, thus far has been able to discern no competitive athletic advantages from this skill.

Bill Reichardt

Bill Reichardt

Bill Reichardt is a professional Software Engineer with broad experience in desktop, web, and mobile application development who lives in Deptford, NJ. A multi-year presenter at the JavaOne conference, Bill has also been a contributor to open source projects for the Apache Foundation and OASIS. Having worked for both large corporations such as Oracle and Hewlett Packard, as well as small startups, he understands the focus that an innovative company like RunSignUp can bring to an organization looking to simplify hosting a race.

Although not a runner himself, Bill respects the commitment it takes to focus on a goal, train hard, and work to achieve it. In his spare time Bill pursues his interest in science fiction and robotics on his blog http://gwfronteirs.blogspot.com .

Jeff Kiesel

Jeff Kiesel

Jeff is a User Experience Designer and Presentation Layer Architect with more than 10 years experience designing and developing web applications. He lives in South Jersey with his wife and young daughter, and can frequently be found complaining about browser support to anyone who will listen.

While mostly a recreational runner, Jeff has encountered other signup services while registering for Mud Runs and 5K's, and felt there was room for improvement.