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, 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Eric works from the Richmond, VA office of RunSignUp working with strategic clients and partners. In addition to helping clients and partners with RunSignUp, Eric works with the leadership team to improve the RunSignUp system and business initiatives. Eric has spent the past 10 years working and volunteering in the industry. Prior to RunSignUp, Eric was the founder and CEO at RaceIt.com.
He joined RunSignUp because he wanted to give back to the industry. Eric is impressed by RunSignUp's strong platform and focus on meeting the hard requirements of the endurance industry. Eric loves technology and RunSignUp is the new leader in the endurance industry.
For fun, Eric loves to adventure race, bike, run, paddle, and play with his two sons. He also loves to travel the USA looking for new adventures. He got his sense of adventure while growing up in the Florida Keys.
Joe is currently located in Northern California working with all RunSignUp events on the West coast. Joe works with both large and small clients and loves working with race directors, timers, running clubs, and running stores who are passionate about the endurance industry and growing their events. Joe has been working in the endurance registration business for over 5 years and has previously been at Active and Eventbrite.
For fun, Joe likes to run recreationally, play golf, play softball, and play with his kids. He currently resides in Davis, CA with his wife, Marissa, and his 4 children.
Joe's favorite RunSignUp feature is all the different ways RunSignUp can track conversion codes through advertisers like Facebook and Adroll. Knowing exactly how many people registered based on the amount of money that is spent is the key to growing races.
Curtis, a native of Flint, Michigan, moved from Flagstaff, AZ to Richmond, VA in 2016 to join the RunSignUp team as a Junior Sales Rep. An Eastern Michigan University graduate, he joins a personal running background with sales experience. He loves the simplicity of the RunSignUp System.
As a runner at EMU, he was the 2009-2010 Team Captain and a 2010 Track All American. His running PR's include a 4:06 mile and a 14:15 5K; today, he runs enough to look like he runs a lot.
Outside running, Curtis has his scuba certification. He spent the 2013-2014 year volunteer teaching at a bilingual school in Honduras, and returned in the spring of 2016 to visit the kids at his school.
Matt joined the RunSignUp team in September 2013 as a Technical Account Manager located in Virginia, where he lives with his three 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Megan is a Customer Support Representative, helping customers with RunSignUp, The Race Director, and RaceJoy. Additionally, she is responsible for building internal and external training programs and content for timers and race directors. She brings significant endurance and sports management experience to RunSignUp, joining RunSignUp after years of working as the Event Timing Director for a large timing and Event Management Company in Texas. She has timed hundreds of running, cycling, and triathlon races... and even a bed race!
With her experience in timing, Megan appreciates how much RunSignUp and The Race Director have improved the services being offered to events, and how much extra value can be offered to customers now (beyond just good timing).
A true Texan, Megan lives in Austin and in her free time can be found strolling the boardwalk of Lady Bird Lake in her active wear, searching for the best breakfast taco in town.
Matt is a RunSignUp's Seattle-based Senior Developer. A graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in Computer Science, he joined RunSignUp with significant development experience. Among other companies, he was a part of a twice-acquired startup and ended up at HP for 8 years, and most recently spent 5 years at Amazon. Most of his professional work has been building "enterprise" systems in Java.
Matt already knows how to apply technology to the endurance space: he and his wife, Kathy, are a part of a triathlon club in Seattle and he has built systems for club membership, club store, and training logs. Additionally, he has done some race timing with the club system (they use Winning Times hardware) and has used RunScore and now Race Director.
Kathy and Matt have a daughter heading off to New Haven for forensic science, and a high school son hoping to beat the school record in the 2 mile. When not training for his next running/biking/triathlon race, he codes sudoku and crossword puzzle software.
Jeff is a developer working out of our office Moorestown, NJ, where he grew up. He has a degree in Computer Science from Gettysburg, and began with RunSignUp as an intern while he was still in college. While there, he was heavily involved in campus radio, Ultimate Frisbee, and Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity.
Since joining RunSignUp, Jeff has been impressed with the company's dedication to improvement and technology, and he looks forward to learning from the talented and professional people around him. He has been happy to contribute to various parts of the site including volunteer management and the promotion dashboard.
Jeff ran cross country at the Moorestown High School under the stern tutelage of Bob Bickel, and still runs casually as a source of relaxation. When he isn't enjoying a good movie or book, he is looking for new music to rock out to, as well as trying to wow and amaze the other members of the RunSignUp team with obscure pop culture facts.
Meredith joined RunSignUp as a part of the User Experience Team, coming to us with a diverse set of User Experience design and development work. Her Psychology degree gives her perspective on what users want, and she combines that with an artistic eye for design that will bring a fun, vibrant look to our offerings. Additionally, she has coding experience; her early projects at RunSignUp include an Individual Results screen and a new Profile Page.
Phil is one of Penn State's first graduating class with a Risk Management major back in 2012 and has assumed the position of the Credit and Customer Service Analyst at RunSignUp. His primarily focus is reviewing accounts and delivering excellent customer service at RunSignUp.
Phil has been an athlete his entire life. As a former coach/trainer for Penn State University, he developed a discipline to having a sound structure with his training, nutrition and recovery. Outside of running, Phillip enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, and living a healthy lifestyle.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Frank is also a co-owner of the Night Nation Series, the world's first Running Music Festival.
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.
Brian is also a co-owner of the Night Nation Series, the world's first Running Music Festival.
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 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.
Rich lives in Cherry Hill with his wife and two boys, but can typically be found at technology MeetUps in Philly or writing code at one of many coffee shops. Rich is CEO @ RedLine13 (a project turned company with Bob Bickel and Stephen Sigwart) and CTO consultant at large. Previously Rich has been CTO/VP Engineering at MeetMe(NASDAQ: MEET), Director Product Management at RedHat/JBoss, FVP Middleware at BankOne, CTO Bluestone@HP and other technical roles.
Rich has three favorites when it comes to RunSignUp:
2. The Pricing Model
3. Everything that has not been done yet.
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 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 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 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 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.