Rick Bowman is the Chief Executive Officer and is the driving force behind the company’s innovation and strategy. He joined the company as CTO in June 2017 and prior to that, served as the Chief Software Officer for Morningstar. Rick also worked as the Senior Vice President of engineering for HelloWallet.
Eddie, our co-founder and executive chairman, is an angel investor and board director of several technology companies in Chicago. He is also a co-founder of One Goal, a 501 © 3 non-profit. Before Shiftgig, Eddie was a general partner at OCA Ventures. His experience and business acumen have been instrumental in helping us get to where we are today.
Vikki has been making a difference in our employees’ lives since July 2017. As VP of People (also known as human resources), she is passionate about combining culture, innovation and leadership to create a workplace people truly love. Formerly, she was the director of human resources at Datica.
Heading up our product team since April 2017, Irem helps build software products that improve customers’ lives. Before joining Shiftgig, Irem worked at TripAdvisor, scaling their marketplace product for restaurants. Other experience includes working in the finance industry and B2B investment banking. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ralph joined Shiftgig in April 2014 as a mobile developer. After many dedicated years of helping Shiftgig grow, he was recently named as our director of engineering. Ralph has been building websites for over 18 years and has a passion for technology, arts and entertainment. Prior to Shiftgig, Ralph worked as an interactive developer at Nerdery.
Formerly our director of strategy, Matt now leads our software success team. An innovative thinker who has made significant contributions to how we’re viewed in the marketplace, he holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, has sat on education-related nonprofit boards and worked at Deloitte in their customer strategy practice.
Amy joined Shiftgig in June 2017 as head of our software sales team. Her focus is on increasing our customer base and ensuring that they’re comfortable implementing and using our software. Previously, she was the director of sales at Strive Consulting. Amy also co-founded Hire Hope, a program that provides job services to underserved young women.
Bob has been our head of revenue since January 2018. Before Shiftgig, he spent six years at Groupon in both director and vice president roles. He excels at creating processes that allow companies to scale up or down as needs dictate. Bob consistently applies his experience and expertise to help Shiftgig move into exciting new directions.