Tom says: "Train at current fitness level to race at peak performance! "
Tom started runcoach to make proven training methodology more widely available through the web.
Tom has qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon three times (2000 '04 and '08). He trained under legendary coach Harry Groves at Penn State and graduated in 1996. Tom ran with the Nike Farm Team and Coaches Jeff Johnson, Vin Lananna, Jack Daniels and Ray Appenheimer from 1996-2004.
From 2004-2006 Tom served as Assistant Distance Coach to Frank Gagliano for the Nike Farm Team. During that time the team included more than 15 Olympic Trials qualifiers, 3 Olympians and 4 National Champions.
In 2007 Tom coached Jim Sorensen to the Over-40 World Record in the 1500m = 3:44 (4:02/Mi. equivalent).
Tom has coached 7 women to the U.S. Olympic Trials including Brooke Wells who finished 19th at the 2012 Marathon Trials in Houston.
Through runcoach, Tom has helped thousands of runners set new PR's. The service is the only algorithmically-fueled training on the web designed to bring the World-class service of a personal coach to runners of all levels at an affordable price.
Kate O'neill Tenforde
Kate says: "Enjoy the journey! "
2004 Olympian Kate O'Neill Tenforde joined the runcoach staff in April, 2010.
Kate competed for Yale University, where she was a seven-time All-American, ten-time Ivy League Champion, and was named NCAA Woman of the Year for Connecticut in 2003. She was a 3rd place finisher in the Chicago Marathon in 2007, won the U.S. Half Marathon Championship in 2008 and made the U.S. World Cross Country team in 2004.
Kate joined runcoach in 2010 and manages the customer experience. She has helped thousands of runners reach their goals.
Rob says: "I'm a walker not a runner but I can code anything! "
Rob joined runcoach in May 2009.
He previously held the position of Sr. Architect & Project Lead at Technodyne. Rob is PHP/MySQL Certified and an E-Commerce expert.
runcoach Technology, Architect
Renga says: "I love running more than chocolate. "
Renga joined runcoach in July, 2008. He has extensive experience in Software Development especially in ERP Applications Development, Database Design and Data Warehousing.
From 1996-2004, he worked as a Development Manager of Order Management Applications Division at Oracle HQ. From 2004-2007, he worked as a Data Warehouse Architect consulting with companies like EFI, Sephora and Shutterfly.
He met Tom several years ago and started training again under runcoach. With renewed passion for running and training, he decided to become an active member of the runcoach team and wrote the code for the runcoach methodology.
Mandy says: "I have to run, just to keep up! "
Mandy joined runcoach in March of 2011.
Prior to that she was the CFO at HomeGain, a subsidiary of Classified Ventures. Mandy is a graduate of University of California Berkeley & San Francisco State University, College of Business, MBA.
Cori says: "If I don't run today, I'll definitely run tomorrow. "
Cori joined runcoach as the Director of Marketing in June of 2012.
Prior to runcoach, she worked at Oracle for 14 years as a Senior Manager on the Marketing Events team where she managed C-Level executive programs, product launches and Internal Sales Incentive events. Cori lent her expertise to the rollout of the original adjustable training from Focus-N-Fly in 2008 which is now runcoach.
Dena says: "If I don't answer, I'm running"
Dena Evans joined runcoach in July, 2008 and has a wide range of experience working with athletes of all stripes- from youth to veteran division competitors, novice to international caliber athletes.
From 1999-2005, she served on the Stanford Track & Field/ Cross Country staff. Dena earned NCAA Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year honors in 2003 as Stanford won the NCAA Division I Championship. She was named Pac-10 Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2003-04, and West Regional Coach of the Year in 2004 Dena graduated from Stanford in 1996.
Running Development & Sales
Danny says: "I only know how to live one way = running 80 miles per week. "
Danny joined runcoach in 2012.
Prior to joining runcoach Danny worked as an east coast sales manager for Columbus Salame. Collegiate cross-country and track, Occidental College.
Running Development & Product Management Consultant
David says: "Want to run? I'm in! "
David joined runcoach in 2012 and manages runcoach partnerships and products. He is also the CEO and Founder of Candidate Metrics, a company that helps firms test and evaluate engineering candidates. Prior to Candidate Metrics David has held positions as a Software Developer at AOL, Marketing Manager at Scalent Systems and Product Manager at mSpot. David is a graduate of Princeton, BSE in Computer Science and Stanford MBA. He also ran collegiate cross-country and track.
Running Development Consultant
Christopher says: "I'm 30 going on 20 because of running and CrossFit! "
Mr. Angelo joined the runcoach team in 2009 and is currently a Running Development Consultant. He is also a Senior Director of Finance for Silicor Materials. He has 10 years of experience spanning investment banking, investments and corporate finance. Mr. Angelo has an MSc in Law and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a double major in finance and economics from Lehigh University, where he also ran varsity track and cross-country. He is a U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School graduate.
Board of Directors
Mebrahtom (Meb) Keflezighi joined the runcoach board of directors in October of 2012. Throughout his 15 year professional running career, Meb has won over 20 national titles, set two national records, and brought the US back to the top of the international distance racing scene. His most impressive accomplishments to date include his silver medal in the 2004 Olympic Marathon, his win at the 2009 ING New York City Marathon, and his fourth place finish in the 2012 Olympic Marathon.
Born in Eritrea, Meb and his family moved to San Diego in 1987. He competed for UCLA where he won four NCAA distance titles and 12 All-America honors.
Meb lives and trains in Mammoth Lakes, California. He and his wife Yordanos have three daughters.
Rusty has just completed the successful 16 month leadership role as Coordinating National Co-Chair for Technology for Obama (T4O) for the reelection of President Obama.
He is also the Chairman of The GRAMMY Foundation in Los Angeles and President of the Board of Trustees of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Corporately, most recently Rueff was the Chief Executive Officer at SNOCAP, Inc. until the acquisition of the company by imeem, Inc. in April 2008.
Before joining SNOCAP in 2005, he was Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Electronic Arts (EA) from 1998 until 2005. He was also with the PepsiCo companies for more than ten years, with the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies for two years, and in commercial radio as an on-air personality for six years.
Rusty holds an M.S. in counseling and a B.A. in radio and television from Purdue University. In 2003 he was named a distinguished Purdue alumnus, and he and his wife, Patti, are the named benefactors of Purdue's Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. He is a corporate director of HireVue, Inc., Glassdoor.com, Rethink Books and runcoach. He is also the co-author of the book Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business. Rusty and his wife, Patti, reside in Hillsborough, CA and Charlestown, R.I. In October 2012 he ran his seventh Marathon with a PR in Columbus, Ohio at 3:48:19.
Board of Advisors
Jeff Johnson Jeff Johnson was the first employee at Nike. Not only did he come up with the name for the company he also helped them become an independent U.S. manufacturer and distributor. Jeff started the Nike Farm Team in Palo Alto in 1994. He also coached many high school state champions in New Hampshire and has helped myriad post-collegiate athletes reach National and International prominence.
Jeff has been a tremendous mentor and proponent of the train at current fitness level to race at peak performance mantra for runcoach.
Steve Richardson Currently, Steve is a Director with Golub Capital's opportunistic credit group. Prior to joining Golub, Steve was a Vice President with D. E. Shaw, where he helped establish the New York office for their direct capital strategy and was responsible for originating and evaluating debt and private equity investments.
Prior to D. E. Shaw, Steve worked in Morgan Stanley's credit research group. Steve received his B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, where he was a Tauck Scholar, Presidential Scholar, Track & Field Captain, Athlete of the Year, and a Division 1 Regional All-American in the 1000m.
Gary Stolz Gary Stolz was an NCAA runner-up in Cross Country in 1992. After graduation from Stanford he joined the Nike Farm Team where he routinely ranked in the Top 10 in the country in the 5,000m and 10,000m. Gary won the first Marathon he entered in 1999 in Long Beach, CA.
Gary developed all aspects of the original runcoach athlete tracking system and has been a tremendous supporter of the team.
Angela Strange Angela is currently Product Manager for Chrome Mobile (Android & iOS) at Google. Prior to Google, Angela worked as Director of Product Management and Business Development at Ruba.com (acquired by Google 2010), and as a Senior Associate Partner at Bay Partners where she focused on investments in the Consumer Internet sector.
Angela has been working with coach Tom since 2003. She was previously ranked 7th in Canada for the marathon and has won the Detroit and Vancouver marathons. She is excited to help bring Tom's training programs to runners everywhere.
Angela has a Bachelors of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from Queen's University Canada and an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School. She sits on the board of C100, an organization dedicated to helping accelerate Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment.
Mark A Fadil, BA, CMP Mark is the Executive Director of the Sports Medicine Institute in Palo Alto.
Mark is the Executive Director of the Sports Medicine Institute in Palo Alto. The clinic employs a team of myofascial tissue massage therapists, nutritionists and acupuncturists. Mark attended Stanford University and went on to be an All-American and co-captain of the 1995-96 Stanford Track and Field Team. Mark has worked with numerous Olympic medalists, world record holders and professional athletes. He co-authored a book with Dr. Michael Frederickson entitled "Foam Roller Techniques" which details using the foam roller for self-massage. He has been mentioned on numerous occasions in Runner's World and Running Times as an injury prevention specialist and provides therapy to the Stanford Cross Country & Track & Field Teams.