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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), 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 become the next great global sport.

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.

11) 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

CEO

Scott Palmer

COO

Izzy P.

Community Manager

Tina P.

Graphic Designer

Joel G.

Senior Manager, International Operations

Janne C.

Director of Global Logistics

Jack S.

VP of Sport & Strategy Development

Skyler B.

Director of Play

Edith B.

Shipping & Receiving Manager

Hadas L.

Director of Supply Chain Integrity

Scott W.

Senior Manager,

Wholesale Operations

Adam L.

Midwest DC Manager

Kyle K.

National Accounts Manager

Christina C.

Senior Marketing Manager

Mike W.

Amazon Business Manager

Logan C.

Technology Director

Ruth T.

International Marketing Manager

Bridget M.

HR & Culture

Director

Jessica P.

Manager, Wholsale Accounts

Wendy S.

Wholesale Accounts Manager

Shane K.

Lead Mobile Developer

Derek R.

Director of Operations

Nora W.

Senior Sport Development Manager

Tom R.

International Operations Associate

Jurie V.

Director of Finance & Accounting

Moises V.

Warehouse Operations Manager

Ken S.

CSO

Lee M.

Accounting Associate

Imane J.

Accounting & Tax Manager

Nick G.

CMO

Hilary P.

Wholesale Order Manager

Neeraj H.

Ecommerce Data Analyst

Alexandre T.

Product Owner, Sport Software

Sam B.

Product Development

Manager

Alyssa Y.

Videographer

Shaquille M.

Routing Manager

Aubree H.

Domestic Wholesale Operations Manager

Claudia R.

Fulfillment Manager

Emilie H.

Fulfillment Manager

Shan W.

Accounts Receivable Manager

Matt H.

Inventory & Purchasing Manager

Shaun B.

Director of Content

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