We're passionate about
making you more productive.

RescueTime is a privately held company with offices in Seattle, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia. 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.

  • Joe hruska

    Joe Hruska

    Founder & CEO

    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.

  • Mark wolgemuth

    Mark Wolgemuth

    VP Technology & Business Development

    Mark Wolgemuth 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. Through the years, he walked the stack from the web front door to the database by way of every Dantean plane in between. 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 currently maintains technical chops in automated operations designs, and app and API development in Python, Ruby on Rails, and the Android platform. Technical business outreach is another focus: helping our partners integrate and interact with RescueTime for common strategic goals.

  • Robby macdonell

    Robby Macdonell

    Vice President of Product Development

    Robby drives product development at RescueTime, helping knowledge workers around the world better understand how they are spending their time. He's played key roles in design and user experience for several Seattle-area startups, and has a passion for connecting people with information that will improve their lives. As an active member of the Quantified Self community, Robby is also a strong advocate for the use of personal analytics as a foundation for self-discovery and behavior change. He loves helping people understand their time and productivity in a way that's both entertaining and valuable.

  • Jeff fessler bw

    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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