The RedLine13 Team

The RedLine13 Team is led by co-founders Bob Bickel, Rich Friedman and Stephen Sigwart.

Bob Bickel

RedLine13 Team - Bob Bickel

Bob is a 30-year software industry veteran who mentors and works closely with emerging software companies. In addition to co-founding RedLine13, he is currently the CEO of GiveSignup | RunSignup and a board member for CloudBees. Other companies he has advised include Hyperic (acquired by SpringSource, in turn acquired by VMware), Bristol Technologies (acquired by IBM) and Princeton Softech (acquired by HP). Bob was vice president of strategy at JBoss (acquired by Red Hat), where he was responsible for the company’s growth strategy, early strategic partnerships and recruitment of key management personnel. Previously, Bob was general manager of Hewlett-Packard’s middleware division. He came to HP through its acquisition of Bluestone Software, which Bob helped create. At Bluestone, he oversaw initial sales, marketing and product development. He also led product strategy through the company’s IPO and, later, its acquisition by HP. You can learn more about Bob at

Rich Friedman

RedLine13 Team - Rich Friedman

In addition to co-founding RedLine13, Rich has held various leadership tenures at MeetMe including CTO, VP Engineering, and Director of Engineering. Previously he was CTO at Stuzo Inc, Product Management at JBoss and its acquirer Red Hat, and various roles at Bluestone Software and its acquirer Hewlett Packard.

Stephen Sigwart

RedLine13 Team - Stephen Sigwart

Stephen is the CTO of RunSignUp. He works on application design and development, infrastructure management, and ensuring PCI compliance.

Chris Baeckstrom

RedLine13 Team - Chris Baeckstrom

Chris has held leadership positions at Bluestone Software, Lockheed Martin, ADP and others. He has also consulted at startups including Basecamp Business and EventUpon. His roles include digital marketing, partner management, business development, and project management.

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