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NEW AND IMPROVED SPIKEBALL STANDARD KIT IS HERE!! SEE IT IN ACTION

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), 40 full-time employees, 150+ tournaments every year, and tons of love from Shark Tank, Jonas Brothers, 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.

 

Have a good one,

Chris Ruder
Spikeball CEO
@SpikeballChris

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, Jonas Brothers, 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.

 

Have a good one,

Chris Ruder
Spikeball CEO
@SpikeballChris

Mission

To bring people together through

competition and fun.

Vision

To be the model for how great sports are built.

Our Values

Our Values

 
1) Have fun.

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

3) Go big. Grow from failure. Celebrate success.

4) Listen. Improve. Always be learning.

5) Be proactive. Embrace change and status the challenge quo when necessary.

6) Surprise and delight.

7) Be intentionally inclusive.

8) Own it.

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

10) Be curious.

Last Updated October 2021 | Older Versions

1) Have fun.

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

3) Go big. Grow from failure. Celebrate success.

4) Listen. improve. Always be learning.

5) Be proactive. Embrace change and status the challenge quo when necessary.

6) Surprise and delight.

7) Be intentionally inclusive.

8) Own it.

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

11) Be curious.

Last Updated October 2021 | Older Versions

Meet the Team

Chris Ruder

he/him

CEO

Scott Palmer

COO

Izzy P.

she/her

Social Media Manager

Tina P.

she/her

Graphic Designer

Joel G.

he/him

Senior Director, Operational Innovation

Janne C.

she/her

Director of Global Logistics

Jack S.

he/him

VP, Strategy & Sport Development

Skyler B.

he/him

Director of Play

Edith B.

she/her

Shipping & Receiving Manager

Hadas L.

she/her

Director of Supply Chain Integrity

Scott W.

he/him

Director, Wholesale Operations

Adam L.

he/him

Global Warehousing Director

Kyle K.

he/him

National Accounts Manager

Christina C.

she/her

Senior Marketing Manager

Mike W.

he/him

Senior Ecommerce Manager

Logan C.

Technology Director

Ruth T.

she/her

International Marketing Manager

Bridget M.

she/her

HR & Culture Director

Jessica P.

she/her

Manager, Wholsale Accounts

Wendy S.

she/her

Wholesale Accounts Manager

Shane K.

he/him

Technical Lead

Derek R.

he/him

Director of Localized Operations

Nora W.

she/her

Senior Sport Development Manager

Tom R.

he/him

International Operations Manager

Jurie V.

Director of Finance & Accounting

Moises V.

he/him

K3 Facilities Director

Ken S.

he/him

CRO

Casandra T.

Accounts Payable Manager

Imane J.

she/her

Accounting & Tax Manager

Nick G.

he/him

CMO

Hilary P.

she/her

Wholesale Order Manager

Neeraj H.

he/him

Ecommerce Data Analyst

Alexandre T.

he/him

Product Owner, Sport Software

Sam B.

she/her

Product Manager

AKA Spikedaddy

Alyssa Y.

she/her

Videographer

Shaquille M.

Routing Manager

Aubree H.

she/her

Domestic Wholesale Operations Manager

Claudia R.

Fulfillment Manager

Emilie H.

she/her

Fulfillment Manager

Shan W.

she/her

Accounts Receivable Manager

Matt H.

he/him

Inventory & Purchasing Manager

Shaun B.

he/him

Director of Content

Martin S.

he/him

International Accounts Associate

Andrew G.

he/him

Event Logistics Manager

Hanna G.

she/her

European Marketing Manager

Joelle N.

she/her

Sports Marketing Manager

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