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Our Story

Our Story

I launched Spikeball Inc in 2008 with no real clue about starting a business, let alone launching a new sport. Yet, here we are with 4+ million players (all over the world), 30 full-time employees, 150+ tournaments every year, and tons of love from Shark Tank, Casey Neistat, Dude Perfect, The Today Show, Inc Magazine, countless professional athletes and celebrities.

 

Our first ‘warehouse’ was my basement and could fit about 72 sets in my beat up, 1998 Outback (may it rest in peace). 5 years later, in 2013, we hit $1 million in annual revenue with zero full-time employees. We’re headquartered in Chicago but most of our employees live all over the US. We’re firm believers in live where you want just do good work. The mission of the company is to create the next great global sport. With that said, THANK YOU for joining me on this ride. Hopefully I'll see you at a tournament or at a pick-up game soon.

I launched Spikeball Inc in 2008 with no real clue about starting a business, let alone launching a new sport. Yet, here we are with 4+ million players (all over the world), 24 full-time employees, 150+ tournaments every year, and tons of love from Shark Tank, Casey Neistat, Dude Perfect, The Today Show, Inc Magazine, countless professional athletes and celebrities.

 

Our first ‘warehouse’ was my basement and could fit about 72 sets in my beat up, 1998 Outback (may it rest in peace). 5 years later, in 2013, we hit $1 million in annual revenue with zero full-time employees. We’re headquartered in Chicago but most of our employees live all over the US. We’re firm believers in live where you want just do good work. The mission of the company is to create the next great global sport. With that said, THANK YOU for joining me on this ride. Hopefully I'll see you at a tournament or at a pick-up game soon.

Mission

To bring people together through

competition and fun.

Vision

To become the next great global sport.

Our Values

Our Values

1) Have fun.

2) Trust. Give it until you shouldn't.

3) Be optimistic.

4) Go big. Failure is part of success.

5) Listen. Improve. Always be learning.

6) Be different. Embrace change and status the challenge quo when necessary.

7) Surprise and delight.

8) Bring people together and build community.

9) Own it.

10) Don't be a jerk. See above.

11) Be curious.

Last Updated March 2019 | Older Versions

1) Have fun.

2) Trust. Give it until you shouldn't.

3) Be optimistic.

4) Go big. Failure is part of success.

5) Listen. Improve. Always be learning.

6) Be different. Embrace change and status the challenge quo when necessary.

7) Surprise and delight.

8) Bring people together and build community.

9) Own it.

10) Don't be a jerk. See above.

11) Be curious.

 

Last Updated March 2019 | Older Versions

Meet the Team

Chris Ruder

CEO

Scott Palmer

COO

Izzy Parizeau

Community Manager

Tina Park

Graphic Designer

Joel Graham

Senior Manager, International Operations

Janne Christensen

Senior Global Logistics Director

Jack Scotti

VP of Sport & Strategy Development

Skyler Boles

Senior Manager,

Community Development

Edith Burton

DC Shift Lead

Hadas Look

Director of Supply Chain Integrity

Scott Wilson

Senior Manager,

Wholesale Operations

Adam LaGesse

Midwest DC Manager

Kyle Kirkman

Inside Sales Manager

Christina Coppola

Marketing Manager

Mike White

Senior Manager,

Ecommerce

Logan Cornelius

Senior Manager,

Automations Specialist

Ruth Troughton

International Marketing & Community Manager

Bridget Miles

Senior Manger,

Wholesale Support

Jessica Perez

Wholesale Accounts Associate

Shaun Boyer

Director of Content

Shane Keney

Lead Mobile Developer

Derek Riechers

Director of Operations

Nora White

Event Manager

Tom Rogers

International Operations Associate

Jurie Victor

Director of Finance & Accounting

Akia Davis

Accounting Associate

Ken Simon

VP of Sales

Lee Matthews

Accounting Associate

Imane Jlil

Accounting & Tax Manager

Nick Gonzales

VP of Marketing

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