Meet our team
A perfect blend of creativity and technical wizardry. The best people formula for a resurgence of brick and mortar.
Stephen Dodge, Founder & CEO
Stephen has expertise spanning networking, virtualization, and storage technologies.
Stephen brings a unique background of technology, sales, and customer experience as he was a Systems Engineer for 5 years holding a leadership role in designing, supporting, deploying, managing, and servicing the SAN environment for one of the largest financial institutions globally.
Stephen also held a sales and customer experience role at Nordstrom for 5 years where he gained prolific insight and skills by delivering the world-famous Nordstrom experience during his time there as a full-time working student.
Stephen is known for his never-ending supply of energy and drive to get things done.
"If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing."
Luke Rabin, Product Lead
Luke has spent a decade in the earliest stages of tech startups and also cofounded BLDR as a new approach to creating products.
An economist turned professional musician/record producer turned entrepreneur and all-round product person, Luke is the go-to man for creative innovation and team leadership. His passion is for doing significant work that improves the lives of others and doing so alongside other passionate individuals in a vibrant community.
Luke ensures Regulr as a product and service is solving real and difficult problems in an innovative and transparent manner.
Brandon Lewis, Design Lead
Brandon enjoys bringing people together with various talents to solve problems worth solving. Brandon's experience and passion lie in human-centered design and design thinking to unpack ideas and bring them to life.
Brandon co-founded BLDR in order to approach startups in a unique manner.
Brandon sees the value and importance in simplicity and seamless user experience for Regulr users given the sensitivity around a location-aware app and service that facilitates personal data.
Joseph Baumgardner, Lead Brand Strategist
Joe is the lead behind building the story, the brand, and the experience for anyone using Regulr. Joe became a Brand Strategist because at the core of any business should be authenticity and empathy.
Joe believes in the art of seamlessness and simplicity. He likes to keep up with all things e-sports, gaming, VR/AR, publishing, and emerging tech.
He strongly believes Regulr's platform can create a radically transparent channel that better meets consumers' needs and delivers more value to businesses for the time and money they spend in trying to attract customers and engage them.
Ian Major, CoFounder & COO
Ian spent the last 8 years helping the world's largest and most successful retailers, restaurants, and hospitality brands make better decisions through experimentation and analytics.
Ian brings deep expertise across analytics, data systems, shopper intelligence, and retail transformation to the Regulr team where he'll focus on leading day-to-day operations and spearheading Regulr's data insights for businesses.
Joey Figaro, Software Developer
Joey is a tinkerer who has been designing and building products on teams both large and small for over 10 years. Throughout his career he's been responsible for voice acting, UX and UI design, institutional redesign efforts, and API development.
These days, he focuses mostly on web and mobile development using React, Node, and Overmind. Working through the details of experience and finding ways to spark joy are two of his favorite things, and he serves local clients through his company, Shovel & Sandbox, doing just that.
Eric Gymph, Fractional CFO
An innovative leader that blends financial and business acumen while promoting positive organizational change. Eric is skilled in identifying financial performance drivers, implementing process improvements, and streamlining daily activities. Eric is instrumental in achieving financial and business objectives while working collaboratively with teams.
Eric has a comprehensive background managing teams while developing talent for future opportunities within the organization. Being the owner of EDGe Business Planning helping business owners so that they can truly understand their business and financial information and use it to grow their business profitably.
Mark Waser, Technical Consultant
Mark has 35 years of leading systems development for clients like Citicorp, Panasonic and several armed services. He has led a wide variety of projects specializing in artificial intelligence, collective intelligence and both developing and programming blockchain. He is currently writing Hands-On Machine Learning for a Blockchain-based Cognitive Services Platform for Packt Publishing which describes the non-proprietary implementation details for this project.
His passion is introducing large groups of people to emerging technologies in order to improve the quality of life for everyone by improving the decisions of individual humans and societies.
Will Middleton, Strategic Adviser
Will earned his Masters Degree in Data Science from the University of Virginia in 2016. He spent time in the banking industry having originally attended Virginia Tech for a Masters in Accounting & Information Systems.
Fusing this new tech centered degree with his banking experience, Will became a blockchain technology and crypto-currency evangelist. He founded Cloudy Data Systems a local tech startup focusing on public blockchain security.
Will is excited to see how Regulr can transform the ways in which businesses and consumers interact in person in real-time in-store but also how a new ecosystem can emerge and layer into Regulr, rewarding consumers for their data and time; data as labor and the right to earn and control one's data is a key element to Regulr's long term vision.
Andy Sitison, Strategic Adviser
Andy is an expert in blending strategy, teams, and emerging technology to achieve business results. Andy has held leadership roles in both regionals and global organizations, driving strategy, product solutions, partners, services and sales.
He has developed hands-on skills in user experience, solutioning, marketing, customer engagement, and branding.
Andy has execution experience in startups and in international enterprises.
Justin Earley, Fractional General Councel
When he’s not closing a deal or helping a business navigate a key contract, Justin can be found talking on porches with his friends in Richmond, writing & speaking on the power of habits, or chasing down one of his four sons.
Justin is a self-starter, so as a lawyer he doesn’t just think about how to manage risk, he thinks about how to take the right risks.
Justin primarily handles M&A, PE acquisitions, venture capital financings, corporate governance and structuring, non-profit issues and commercial contracts. Heis admitted to the Virginia State Bar as well as the U.S. District Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
David Ngo, Adviser & Behavior Design Strategist
As the founder of Behavior Delta, a behavior design firm, David workshops and brings consulting to teams that want to Behavior Design effectively & ethically.
In 2011, David designed and created the world's first Behavior Design major program while at Stanford University; and has been helping teams implement Behavior Design. David is excited to influence Regulr's platform development through the lense of positively changing and influencing everyday interactions between people; shoppers and business staff behavior when engaging with each other.
"You can design a beautiful product, but if it doesn't actually beneficially change people's behavior, it doesn't really matter."
KitelyTech, Software Development Consultant
KitelyTech is a full-service technology consulting, design & development firm with offices in downtown Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Austin, and Charlotte.
KitelyTech was started as a company to set industry standards: a full-service technology firm setting trends in web design, web development, branding, mobile application development, custom software, and SEO services.
Since its inception in 2009, KitelyTech has become a nationally-ranked development powerhouse, completing projects in verticals ranging from oil and gas to healthcare to CPG and beyond. In addition to technological acumen, our management team is truly positioned to set clients up for success with their wide array of business experiences in both startups and established corporate cultures.
Creative Marketing Group, Marketing Team and Social Media
Serving as a dedicated and fractional marketing department to startups, small businesses, and
non-profits in the areas of branding, digital marketing, business development, public relations and advertising.
As the CMG client base has grown, so has the team. And along the way, it has been challenging, but important to remain lean and process driven, in an effort to be most efficient and to, again, provide a simple marketing resource to clients.