Meet the experts that make MarkSetBot® possible
Kevin is the founder and designer of the MarkSetBot. He built the first prototype in 2014 and now spends his time working on the latest and greatest developments while leading our team. Kevin has more than 20 years of experience leading successful software development teams. Kevin is an avid sailor and especially enjoys racing his Lightning “313” with his brother, Matt and wife, Marcie.
Matt is the co-founder of MarkSetBot. Together with Kevin, Matt has founded and led four successful businesses, including MarkSetBot; Macro Connect, a IT managed service provider; Hunt Street Station, a coworking space in a 120 year old police station; and Fountain Bistro, a fine dining restaurant. As a lifelong sailor and entrepreneur, he provides strategic direction and mentorship for the organization.
Sales and Marketing
Michael leads the MarkSetBot sales and marketing team. His advertising firm was responsible for naming the Bot and the original design work. His 50 years of marketing experience plus 40+ years of trying to raise Kevin, while capturing tons of flags racing sailboats, gives him huge resources to draw on to help grow the company.
Design and Communication
Marcie leads our branding and communications work. She has a diverse background with experience in project management, business strategy and operations, marketing and design. On the water, Marcie can be found most often as a Lightning crew.
Fin joined the MarkSetBot team after studying computer science at Boston College. Initially focused on feature development, he now spends his time building new and existing customer relationships. Fin has been active in 420, FJ and Laser classes and now enjoys racing Lightnings.
Will leads the MarkSetBot manufacturing process. He studied business administration and accounting at College of Charleston and is now pursuing a Master of Accounting at the University of Toledo. Will is active in multiple keelboat and dingy classes, including the J/30, J/105, and Thistle.
With more than 20 years of experience in designing and prototyping new features in the automotive industry, Jim is a vital part of our manufacturing and development team. An avid sailor, he is active in J70, Lightning, and VX One racing circuits.
If you’ve reached out to us on social media, you’re talking to Caroline! An experienced social media manager, Caroline is also a former member of the Boston College sailing team. She’s excited to once again be working with a sailing-minded crew.
Ryan brings a diverse background in marine sales, leasing and operations, sailboat manufacturing, and finance to the MarkSetBot team. Ryan is an avid One-Design racer with multiple National Championships. He currently races his recently restored 1959 Thistle “Dancing Squirrel”.
Doug joined the MarkSetBot team after leading social media and marketing efforts for the International Lightning Class. He also is an accomplished sailor having won US Sailing’s Sears Cup and many Lightning regattas in his home waters of Sheboygan, WI and beyond. Recently, Doug competed in US Sailing’s Championship of Champions.
Strategy and Partnerships
Nic joined the MarkSetBot team in a sales position and now focuses on marketing strategy and distribution partnerships. Nic attended Yale University and led the Yale Sailing Team to multiple national titles. Notably, he was named the ICSA College Sailor of the Year. Nic travels around the world competing on many different One Design boats.