Webscorer team

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Vesa Suomalainen
CEO
vesa@webscorer.com

Witnessing the difficulty of providing timings and posting results in cross-country skiing and biking races he participates in, Mr Suomalainen saw an opportunity to help both organizers and racers alike with a simple tool to replace the pen & paper method still in use at most recreational races today. Vesa's background includes a 12-year career at Microsoft Corp where he founded the Microsoft Host Integration Server product unit and lead its rise to a $100M/year business as General Manager. Most recently he spent 4.5 years as the CTO of the ad-supported music downloading site SpiralFrog. A native of Finland, Vesa holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from University of New Mexico, attended on a cross-country skiing scholarship.

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Brad Kirkpatrick
Information Technology
brad@webscorer.com

An early fan of the iPhone, Brad provided the spark that helped form Webscorer. An avid sportsman, Brad plays softball and hockey and races mountain bikes and saw an obvious need to improve score keeping for all his sports. Brad is a 13-year veteran of Microsoft Corp. where he's worked on all versions of Windows dating back to Windows 95. He also spent 3 years at SpiralFrog, designed and operated a data center capable of handling up to 30 million monthly visitors. Hailing from Alaska, Brad holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

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Antero Koskinen
App Development
antero@webscorer.com

With a passion for quality software done properly from the start, Mr Koskinen was eager to join Webscorer from day one. Antero spent 13 years at Microsoft Corp. as a senior developer in the Microsoft Host Integration Server and Visual Studio development teams. After leaving Microsoft, he joined SpiralFrog as the chief architect and lead the development of the 280,000 lines of code for the site over 4.5 years. A native of Finland, Antero holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the Helsinki University of Technology.

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Henry Rawas
Web Development
henry@webscorer.com

With a belief that software should perform well in addition to being engaging and easy to use, Mr. Rawas was thrilled at the opportunity to join the Webscorer team. Henry spent the previous 15 years at Microsoft where he worked on the Host Integration Server and several versions of Windows. On his days off, Henry enjoys playing tennis, cycling, and relaxing with his family. Henry grew up in Canada and has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.

About

Webscorer Inc. was founded in July 2009 with a mission to make race timing easier, more affordable and to improve the quality & speed to get the results to racers. The company has 6 employees, each with solid background in their respective fields – product / project management, graphics & design, web development, app development, data center design, and app marketing. Two of the company's founders are active multi-sport racers. Webscorer designs and develops all of its technology in house, and owns and operates its own data center equipment to ensure it is in full control of the whole customer experience. Webscorer Inc. is privately held, and is based in the Seattle area in Washington state, USA. For more information, see our Company info page. Webscorer is an official trademark, registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.