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Runcoach is a team of coaches, athletes, engineers, designers, scientists, and product specialists, who are committed to helping individuals move more and lead healthier lifestyles.
Tom McGlynn
Founder and CEO
Tom McGlynn
Tom founded Runcoach in 2008 to help runners reach their goals with customized, dynamic plans based on individual goals and current fitness. Tom holds a patent for the Web-enabled aerobic training methodology that drives the Runcoach experience. Tom is also the founder and CEO of Movecoach, an online training program that has helped companies such as Salesforce, Genentech, and Visa lower healthcare costs and improve well-being by engaging employees to move more. Before launching Runcoach and Movecoach, Tom worked with some of the world’s largest software companies in sales and alliances. As founder of Focused Consultants, LLC, he worked with VERITAS, Palo Alto Networks, Hewlett Packard, and other companies to grow sales and partnerships. Tom spent eight years working for Salesforce, where he helped develop the sponsorship program for Dreamforce, now the largest enterprise software conference in the world. Tom ran professionally for Nike, qualified three times for the Olympic Marathon Trials, and served as an assistant coach for the Nike Farm Team.
Sarah Lippitt
Data Scientist
Sarah Lippitt
Sarah joined Runcoach in 2015. She handles all forecasting and quantitative analysis for Runcoach. She tracks participant engagement, and provides mathematical models for business development, marketing, and product pricing. Before joining the company, Sarah spent 13 years in the financial services industry working for companies such as Deutsche Bank and Citigroup.
Cori Tresser
Head of Marketing
Cori Tresser
Cori spearheads all communications for Runcoach, and manages all reward programs. Before joining the company, Cori spent 14 years working for Oracle managing corporate executive initiatives, new product launches, and internal sales incentive programs.
Brett Miller
Director of Business Development
Brett Miller
Brett manages corporate relationships for Runcoach. Brett joined the company in 2014, after spending 13 years managing logistics for Nakajima USA, and working in account management at DHL and Airborne Express. He founded Demanding Life Foods, a non-profit that provided food delivery, concierge services, and catering to corporate and individual clients. He is a USAT Level 1 coach, and an Ironman finisher.
Ashley Benson
Head of Product
Ashley Benson
Ashley joined Runcoach in 2013. She manages the daily work of the design and technical teams, weekly sprint cycles, and releases of new applications and features. Before joining the company she served as head cross country coach at Cal State University- Bakersfield, and assistant coach at University of Redlands. Ashley was an All-Big Ten Athlete in Cross Country and Track & Field while at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach.
Charles DeWald
Senior Application Engineer
Charles DeWald
Charles manages back end development for Runcoach, writes mobile APIs, and also handles data conversion and front-end work. Charles joined the company in 2014 after spending nine years working in enterprise application testing at Accenture.
Aaron Bentley
Application Engineer
Aaron Bentley
Aaron joined Runcoach in 2015. He works on developing and managing front-end website features, and native of the iOS Application development. Aaron also manages all iOS and Android app releases, and quality assurance and quality control.
Jen Van Allen
Marketing
Jen Van Allen
Jen helps manages customer experience and marketing for the company. Jen joined Runcoach in 2017, after 20 years writing for newspapers, magazines, and digital channels, and creating content for corporate clients. Her experience includes six years at Runner’s World, where she developed online training programs for marathoners, half-marathoners, and beginners and related events. Jen has written four books about fitness, nutrition, race training, and injury prevention, including Run to Lose (Rodale, 2015). She is a running coach certified by RRCA and USATF.
Rohan Thakar
Designer
Rohan Thakar
Rohan designs the user interface and experience for Runcoach. Rohan joined the company in 2016, and brings 10 years of experience in UX/UI across iOS, Android, and web platforms. He has worked with companies such as BlackBerry, Mitel, and Wesley Clover.
Our Team
Runcoach is a team of coaches, athletes, engineers, designers, scientists, and product specialists, who are committed to helping individuals move more and lead healthier lifestyles.
Tom McGlynn
Founder and CEO
Tom founded Runcoach in 2008 to help runners reach their goals with customized, dynamic plans based on individual goals and current fitness. Tom holds a patent for the Web-enabled aerobic training methodology that drives the Runcoach experience. Tom is also the founder and CEO of Movecoach, an online training program that has helped companies such as Salesforce, Genentech, and Visa lower healthcare costs and improve well-being by engaging employees to move more. Before launching Runcoach and Movecoach, Tom worked with some of the world’s largest software companies in sales and alliances. As founder of Focused Consultants, LLC, he worked with VERITAS, Palo Alto Networks, Hewlett Packard, and other companies to grow sales and partnerships. Tom spent eight years working for Salesforce, where he helped develop the sponsorship program for Dreamforce, now the largest enterprise software conference in the world. Tom ran professionally for Nike, qualified three times for the Olympic Marathon Trials, and served as an assistant coach for the Nike Farm Team.
Sarah Lippitt
Data Scientist
Sarah joined Runcoach in 2015. She handles all forecasting and quantitative analysis for Runcoach. She tracks participant engagement, and provides mathematical models for business development, marketing, and product pricing. Before joining the company, Sarah spent 13 years in the financial services industry working for companies such as Deutsche Bank and Citigroup.
Cori Tresser
Head of Marketing
Cori spearheads all communications for Runcoach, and manages all reward programs. Before joining the company, Cori spent 14 years working for Oracle managing corporate executive initiatives, new product launches, and internal sales incentive programs.
Brett Miller
Director of Business Development
Brett manages corporate relationships for Runcoach. Brett joined the company in 2014, after spending 13 years managing logistics for Nakajima USA, and working in account management at DHL and Airborne Express. He founded Demanding Life Foods, a non-profit that provided food delivery, concierge services, and catering to corporate and individual clients. He is a USAT Level 1 coach, and an Ironman finisher.
Ashley Benson
Head of Product
Ashley joined Runcoach in 2013. She manages the daily work of the design and technical teams, weekly sprint cycles, and releases of new applications and features. Before joining the company she served as head cross country coach at Cal State University- Bakersfield, and assistant coach at University of Redlands. Ashley was an All-Big Ten Athlete in Cross Country and Track & Field while at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach.
Charles DeWald
Senior Application Engineer
Charles manages back end development for Runcoach, writes mobile APIs, and also handles data conversion and front-end work. Charles joined the company in 2014 after spending nine years working in enterprise application testing at Accenture.
Aaron Bentley
Application Engineer
Aaron joined Runcoach in 2015. He works on developing and managing front-end website features, and native of the iOS Application development. Aaron also manages all iOS and Android app releases, and quality assurance and quality control.
Jen Van Allen
Marketing
Jen helps manages customer experience and marketing for the company. Jen joined Runcoach in 2017, after 20 years writing for newspapers, magazines, and digital channels, and creating content for corporate clients. Her experience includes six years at Runner’s World, where she developed online training programs for marathoners, half-marathoners, and beginners and related events. Jen has written four books about fitness, nutrition, race training, and injury prevention, including Run to Lose (Rodale, 2015). She is a running coach certified by RRCA and USATF.
Rohan Thakar
Designer
Rohan designs the user interface and experience for Runcoach. Rohan joined the company in 2016, and brings 10 years of experience in UX/UI across iOS, Android, and web platforms. He has worked with companies such as BlackBerry, Mitel, and Wesley Clover.
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