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making you more productive.

RescueTime is a distributed company with members spread throughout the United States. We were funded by YCombinator in January 2008, and secured Series A Financing led by True Ventures in September 2008. For more information, please feel free to drop us a line.

  • Robby macdonell

    Robby Macdonell


    Robby has played key roles in design and user experience at startups for over a decade. A strong advocate for data-informed personal improvement, he loves connecting people with information that will positively impact their lives. He lives in Nashville, TN, but is a vegetarian so if you have any questions about Nashville hot chicken he’s the wrong guy to ask.

  • Mark wolgemuth

    Mark Wolgemuth

    COO & President

    Mark Wolgemuth focuses on platform engineering, data science, and operations at RescueTime. He has been trying to build fast, efficient and reliable web applications since he walked from his Williams College graduation to the Employease, Inc. office in 1996. Before joining RescueTime, he last served as Manager of Production Architecture and Chief Architect for the HRB product (Employease, acquired by ADP, Inc. 2006) at ADP. He loves the data-dense technical challenge it takes to deliver people the good feedback they want about the digital life they lead in near real time. He has a general interest in the technical challenges of early stage startups, and advises and interacts with Atlanta area teams, especially those on Ruby and Python platforms.

  • Joe hruska

    Joe Hruska

    Founder & Company Advisor

    Joe has a long history with multi-platform environments, having been responsible for networks that included mission critical Unix based applications, Windows desktops, and Linux database servers. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies like British Petroleum, the SAFE project for the State of Utah, Division of Child & Family Services, and non-profits like AREA - Alaska Robotics Education Association. Prior to co-founding RescueTime, Joe was the President and CTO of Integrity Solutions, Inc. a custom ISV and software integration company. ISI was successfully acquired by investors in November 2006. For RescueTime, Joe builds the data collectors for both the Mac and the PC, works on the REST web service, and does magical things with MySQL.

  • Jeff fessler1

    Jeff Fessler

    Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    Jeff has been leading the sales and business development efforts for technology start-ups for over 15 years. Most recently he led the business development efforts for Livemocha, and prior to that for PayScale, Video Professor, Singingfish, LapLink and others. He received his MBA from Seattle University and his Bachelor Degree in Business from the University of Washington. At RescueTime, Jeff is in charge of driving new customer growth and making sure the fridge continues to be well stocked with tasty refreshments.

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