Alex has joined the Golf Genius team in early 2021 and will work closely with the UK and European team. He has over 6 years’ experience working within the UK Golf Industry and has specialised in golf club management software.
Outside of work, he has a strong desire to visit and travel to over 100 countries around the world, currently he has made it halfway. In the winter months you can find Alex on the football field playing for his local team, and in the summer, you will find him playing as much golf as possible. In a previous life before working within the Golf Industry, Alex worked as a Scuba Diving instructor in Honduras.”
Alyssa’s interest in golf started at a young age when her father would take her along to practice and teach her the challenges and allure of the game. After graduating from Susquehanna University with a BA in Public Relations and a minor in Advertising, Alyssa began her career in software marketing with positions at Philadelphia area tech firms. When the opportunity to work in a high tech golf company came along, Golf Genius Software was the perfect fit.
Alyssa was one of the company’s earliest employees, and today she leads the marketing function, which includes marketing communications, web site management, event management and demand programs.
Andrew Crichton has spent his entire working life in golf. He was first exposed to the game as a caddy in one of the more unlikely places…St. John’s Newfoundland.
Andrew completed formal education in Professional Golf Management in Western Canada. After that part of his life was complete, he returned to Southern Ontario where he spent the next 20 years working with ClubLink Corporation. While with ClubLink, he was Head Professional at Cherry Downs Golf Club, Director of Operations at Emerald Hills Golf Club, and Director of Operations at Wyndance Golf Club. One of his favorite aspects of the Golf Pro profession was watching members really enjoy themselves while participating in the member events at the club. Whether it was the Club Championship, Men’s or Women’s member guest, or simply a couple’s night, he always felt the events were part of the glue that kept the club together and made it a fun place! That is what brought him to Golf Genius. As a customer, he found he could strengthen the experience with the use of their software.
Andrew resides in Port Perry, Ontario with his wife Tammy and 3 sons. He an all round sports junkie, but especially enjoys playing golf and watching his son’s play hockey.
Bob Wampler grew up in the Philadelphia area and is a graduate of Penn State University. We Are! Bob has been a PGA Member for 13 years, and he most recently served as the PGA Head Golf Professional at Cattail Creek Country Club in Maryland. Bob led a very successful golf operation, managed an award winning Golf Shop, and was a Golf Genius customer before joining the company in 2017. Prior to Cattail Creek, Bob held positions at Waynesborough Country Club (PA), Stock Farm Club (MT), Caves Valley Golf Club (MD), Crooked Stick Golf Club (IN), Applebrook Golf Club (PA) and Penn State Golf Courses (PA). Bob resides in Columbia Falls, MT with his two children, Audrey (7) and Preston (3).
In his free time, Bob enjoys playing the piano, exploring and being outside, spending time with his kids, and cheering on his Nittany Lions, Eagles and Phillies.
Bobby was born and raised in Vacaville, California. Most recently, he was the Head Golf Professional for five years at Park Meadows Country Club in Park City, Utah. He served as the Director of Golf at The Rim Golf Club and the Golf Club at Chaparral Pines in Payson, Arizona. Prior to these positions, Bobby was Head Golf Professional at The Estancia Club in Scottsdale, Assistant Professional at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff and The Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale. He obtained his Class A PGA Membership in October 2001.
During his free time, Bobby enjoys spending time with his thirteen-year-old daughter, Sophie, going to sporting events and playing golf.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, Brad has been an avid golfer since the age of 13.
Formally educated in Business Administration at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS, Brad worked throughout his time at university as a Starter at his home course, Abercrombie Golf & Country Club, located in New Glasgow, NS. Soon after graduation, Brad moved to Ottawa in 2003. He took a job in sales at a small retail outlet called Chuck Brown Golf and also began working at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. Climbing the ranks from Back Shop Attendant, to Assistant, to 1st Associate, throughout the years at Ottawa Hunt, Brad was promoted to Head Golf Professional in 2013 and has had the opportunity to be involved in all facets of a high level private club golf operation. Throughout his 20 year career in the golf industry, one true passion of Brad’s is the setup, coordination and execution of golf events for his members and guests.
Away from work, Brad thoroughly enjoys spending time with his family, is an avid sports fan, enjoys travel, and reading and has a distinct love for cooking.
Brad currently resides in Ottawa, Canada with his wife, Mireille, and their two children, Ellie and Zach.
Charlotte is a PGA Professional based in London, UK. Over the past 6 years, Charlotte has gained experience from a variety of perspectives within both public and private Golf Clubs, from events and administration to retail, custom fitting and teaching. Charlotte is passionate about the future of golf and the role technology will play, so is looking forward to help golf clubs and event operators to improve their client experience whilst saving time and adding revenue to the business.
Charlottes hobbies include Crossfit, playing golf and spending time with her family and friends.
Craig is a PGA Professional based in Ayrshire, Scotland. He has over 8 years experience in the golf industry, serving as a senior member of the Professional Staff at the world leading golf resort, Trump Turnberry. In recent years, Craig has focussed on Corporate golf and event management. With the help of Golf Genius Software, Craig has been able to deliver consistent 5 star service and provide memorable experiences for a wide range of clients.
Growing up on the west coast of Scotland, Craig has been swinging a club on the famous links courses since the age of 3 and continues to play competitively on local tours and International Pro-AMs. In addition to golf, Craig has played rugby to a high level in Scotland as well as Australia. Away from sport, Craig enjoys exploring the great outdoors and spending time with his friends and family.
Growing up in Zanesville, Ohio, Greg was involved in all sports before growing attached to Golf. After attending West Virginia University, he moved to Myrtle Beach, and enrolled in the PGA Apprentice Program. Spending time at Pine Lakes Country Club, Greg advanced his career by taking on a roll with Walt Disney World Golf Operation. Following that position, he moved to Maryland and opened the first private facility in Howard County, Cattail Creek Country Club. While their, Greg was instrumental in bringing a PGA Senior Tour Event to the Baltimore Area. Operating an award winning golf shop, Greg won 2010 Section Merchandiser of the Year - Private Category.
After an 18 year stint at Cattail, Greg accepted the position of Head Professional at Congressional Country Club, rising to Director of Golf in 2016. He was a key component in securing the contract for several PGA Tour Events at Congressional. While at Congressional, he was part of a nationally award winning merchandise team, being named one of the top 100 Golf Shops for 8 consecutive years, including Best of the Best on multiple occasions. The team at Congressional has been named The Top Platinum Club in America in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
Joining the Golf Genius Team in 2019, Greg brings years of experience in several different areas of the Golf Operation. In his free time he enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and riding his bike.
Greg resides in Chevy Chase, MD, with is wife Rose and 3 children, Jake (20) a junior at the University of Colorado, Elle (17) and Wyatt (12).
Jake began his career in the golf industry with the PGA seven years ago, straight out of university where he studied Sports Business Management. Since then, he has enjoyed time in the media with Sports Publications and National Club Golfer, working with leading golf brands delivering exceptional advertising and media campaigns.
More recently for the past three years Jake has worked with PlayMoreGolf, the UK’s leading flexible membership provider. Here Jake formed new partnerships with golf clubs across the UK, to grow the partner network allowing golfers to enjoy hundreds of golf courses under one membership.
Jake has been a keen golfer since he first picked up a golf club aged 15, playing at county level as a junior and continues to play at a good level today. Outside of golf Jake is an avid football fan, enjoys long walks with his dogs and remains as active as possible.
James is from Yorkshire and relocated and trained as a PGA professional with Golf at The Grove, Hertfordshire. Moving into the Sales team, James also spent time planning, selling and running the many Golf days and became an early fan and adopter of Golf Genius. James then went to Marriott UK and led the Golf sales team for the Country Club Cluster, managing all Golf Sales Revenue and key Account Management for Marriott’s top customers in an above property role and was instrumental in bringing Golf Genius to the Marriott UK properties. In recent years, James moved into technology, and in particular Toptracer Range. Joining the early team, James helped grow the ‘European arm’ of the impressive strong portfolio of operators across Continental Europe and is a keen ambassador to help grow the game of golf whilst helping venues realise significant growths of their business.
On a personal note, James still loves to squeeze in a game of golf and loves spending time with his 2 daughters and wife-to-be. Also, don’t hold it against him, but he supports Leeds United.
John was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. A graduate of The Ohio State University, John is a PGA Professional and worked at Sand Ridge Golf Club, New Albany Country Club and Waynesborough Country Club. His past career experience also includes 3 years at Crooked Stick Golf Club, where he was part of the professional staff team that put on the 2012 BMW Championship.
John joined the Golf Genius Software team in the Fall of 2015 after his position as Head Golf Professional at Ravinia Green Country Club on the North Shore of Chicago. While at the helm, John and his team became real enthusiasts of Golf Genius, recognizing the product benefits that all clubs could realize using the product.
Married in late 2018, John and his wife, Megan have a son Griffin born in January 2020. Outside of time as a family, John enjoys activities like hiking, music and more while he particularly enjoys golf and attending sporting events – Go Bucks!
Jon is a Customer Support Manager at Golf Genius Software. He got his start in golf around age 12 and, although the golf seasons were short growing up in Northern Maine, he grew to enjoy the game. His first job in golf came at the age of 16, working in the pro shop at his local course, Presque Isle Country Club. Jon continued his golf career at Penn State University as a Professional Golf Management major. After several internships throughout the northeast United States, his first Assistant Golf Professional job was at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, MD. In June of 2010, Jon started at Golf Genius Software.
Jon has many interests, one of which is obviously golf, but he also enjoys most sports and is currently involved in both soccer and volleyball leagues. His other interests include hunting, fishing, camping, cooking and traveling.
“Doc” is an award winning third generation PGA Professional. Originally from Skaneateles, NY, Jonathan played on scholarship and lettered all four years at The Ohio State University. After graduation he turned professional, and worked as an Assistant Professional at Chester Valley Golf Club. In 2002 he was awarded the Philadelphia Section PGA Assistant Professional of the Year. Jonathan became the Head Professional at Chester Valley in 2005, managing a busy tournament operation, as well as a profitable golf shop concession. In 2010 Jonathan was again honored by the Philadelphia Section PGA with the Bill Strausbaugh Award. After 13 seasons at Chester Valley, Jonathan moved to Rochester, New York to be closer to family, and be the Head Professional at Irondequoit Country Club. He joined the team at Golf Genius in 2021.
Doc enjoys watching his son train and compete in crew at Brock University, spending time with nieces and nephews, listening to music, cooking, learning, and playing golf. He currently resides in Rochester.
Josh has been working in the Golf Industry for over 21 years now. He spent 10 years in the Philadelphia PGA Section as a club professional which included time as Tournament Director for the Assistant's Organization. In 2009, he joined the team at Event-Man Tournament Software until January 2021 when I joined GGS.
Josh is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts but has lived in the Philadelphia area since graduating Temple University in 1998. He has been married to my wonderful wife Melissa for 18 years and they have 3 beautiful children (Noah 17, Lilah, 14, Jonah 9).
In his downtime, Josh enjoys playing competitive golf and coaching youth baseball. He is a die hard sports fan. Josh resides in Pennsylvania, but his allegiance is with the New England sports teams.
Justin grew up in Tennessee and started playing golf at the age of 3 - he and his family moved to Richmond VA where he continued to play competitively throughout High School and 2yrs as part of the Men's Golf Team for The College of William and Mary. Following his graduation from W&M he decided to follow his passion for golf and enrolled in the PGM program at Arizona St. University in Phoenix, AZ. Justin landed an internship at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst NC, where he became an Assistant Professional at Pinehurst No. 8, Tournament Manager, and ultimately the Director of Tournament Operations for the Resort. During his tenure at Pinehurst Resort and CC, Justin attained his Class A PGA status in 2009 and in 2010 Justin moved to Downingtown, PA to open Applecross Country Club, a new private Club in the Philadelphia area, as the GM/Dir of Golf where he continued until he joined the Golf Genius Team in 2016.
Justin resides with his wife Elizabeth and their kids, William and Vivian, in Glen Allen, VA and enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family.
As International Account Manager, Nick's role is to ensure that customers outside of the U.S. are utilising Golf Genius Software to its full capability and to help them run great golf events!
Previous to Golf Genius Software, Nick used to work fulltime as a DJ - playing in nightclubs all over the UK and Europe. During his 8 year DJ career, Nick was lucky enough to have performed alongside names such a Snoop Dogg and Tinie Tempah.
His hobbies include losing golf balls, supporting his childhood football team Millwall, socializing with friends and keeping fit.
Patrick has been working with Golf Genius Software since 2012. As a producer and designer based in Los Angeles, his wide-range of skills can be seen throughout Golf Genius Software's websites, videos, print and digital advertisements, logos, animations and more. Pat's talents have truly added a genius touch to the Golf Genius Software brand.
A passionate Australian PGA Member for 20 years, Peter has seen all facets of the golf industry. From shop management, teaching and playing on professional tours in Australia and Asia, he has seen the industry from many perspectives. Currently spending time working with the corporate golf and events side of the industry, Peter joins Golf Genius as they are a market leader. "The Golf Genius tournament management software is a game changer and a company I'm excited to join with."
As a winner of numerous Pro-Am events, Peter still enjoys playing the odd competitive round of golf as well as heading to the Rugby League to support my hometown team the Gold Coast Titans with his wife and son.
Scott is the son of PGA Golf Professional, and started playing golf at the age of 3. He grew up mostly in Kentucky, but spent time in the St. Louis area where he played collegiately for Rend Lake College. After attending Rend Lake, he signed a scholarship offer to play for Jacksonville (FL) University, but during the transition decided he wanted to be a PGA Golf Professional. Scott enrolled in the PGA Program, becoming a PGA Member in 2006.
During his career he has worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Flossmoor Country Club, Louisville Country Club, The Plantation at Ponte Vedra, and Long Cove Club. He had a successful track record as a Head Golf Professional at facilities such as TPC Piper Glen and Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club before joining Golf Genius Software in 2015.
During his free time Scott enjoys all sports, especially University of Kentucky basketball, music, reading, honing his golf skills, and spending time with his family.
Scott resides in the Tampa area with his wife Stefanie and their daughter Charlotte.
Steve has been a software marketing executive since the first Taylor Made metal driver was introduced. He began his career at General Electric and has worked for a number of large and small technology companies, including several years as SVP of worldwide marketing at Lotus Development, which became an IBM company in 1995. Steve has degrees from Tufts University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He is lucky to play golf nearly year round, although he never seems to get any better.
Adam was born and raised in Missoula Montana where he grew up hunting, fishing, and rafting. His passion for the game of golf grew through vacationing to western Wisconsin each summer where is uncle and PGA professional started to teach him the game of golf. In 2008 Adam moved to San Diego, CA to attend college at The Golf Academy of America. In 2010, he graduated with honors from the Academy and moved to Eureka, MT. to continue his career in the golf industry.
In 2018 Adam was elected to the PGA, became a Certified PGA Professional and was voted “Assistant Golf Professional of the Year” in the Western Montana Chapter of the PGA. Adam has held multiple titles in the golf business Maintenance Staff Member to Director of Golf. After 10 years of working as a club professional, he decided he wanted to pursue new opportunities within the golf industry, which led him to Golf Genius.
Adam currently lives in Whitefish, MT with his girlfriend Abigail, his dog Monte, and their cat Dr. Meredith Grey. In his free time he enjoys hunting, bowling, and floating the rivers of western Montana. As Adam’s family is from western Wisconsin he supports all things Wisconsin including the Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, and the 13 time world champion Green Bay Packers.
Allison graduated with cum laude honors from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with B.S. degrees in Economics and Finance and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Applied Business Analytics part-time at Boston University.
Allison resides in Springfield, PA and is an avid Philadelphia Flyers fan.
Angela grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts in the town of Norwell. Her passion for the game of golf has been instilled since the age of 5. Angela had a strong junior golf career which continued into high school. She attended Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts and won the state championship her senior year. Angela graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Justice Studies/Sociology and a degree in Business from the Professional Golf Management program. While obtaining and maintaining her PGA Class A, she has had the pleasure of working at private golf facilities in Massachusetts and Arizona. Including, Marshfield Country Club, Cohasset Golf Club, The Country Club at DC Ranch and Paradise Valley Country Club. Angela was an Assistant Golf Professional and most recently Merchandise Manager.
Angela resides in Phoenix, Arizona. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, golfing, hiking, and watching Boston Sports Teams.
Ashley is the administrative assistant for Golf Genius, she takes care of the daily accounting tasks and administrative duties. Ashley works closely with all departments to provide support with customer and employee relations. Prior to joining the Golf Genius she worked for an accounting firm in the Philadelphia area.
Ashley graduated from Albright College with a BA in English & Communications.She resides with her husband and three children in West Chester, PA.
Born in Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada. Bob grew up in a small coastal town (which happens to be the Lobster Capital of the World) and started playing golf at the age of 12. After high school he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he competed on the golf team for 4 years and majored in Physical Education.
Upon graduation, Bob competed on various mini tours in Florida and the Carolinas. He started his career in the golf business as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Heritage Golf Club in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina and also managed two off-course golf shops in Myrtle Beach. Prior to joining Golf Genius Software, Bob also spent 22 years at The Springfield Country Club in Ohio. While at Springfield Country Club, he conducted numerous club events while serving as an Assistant Golf Professional as well as the Head Golf Professional for 7 years.
Away from the golf course, Bob enjoys attending Columbus Blue Jacket hockey games and other local sporting events. He has 3 kids; Andrew (Golf Professional), Adam (Computer Engineer) and Aimee (Criminal Justice Advocate) as well as 2 grandkids, Kaylee and Ashton. Bob currently resides in Springfield, Ohio and manages many of our accounts in Canada as well as Ohio.
Brad has been working in the golf business since the age of 15. Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., Brad has been progressively moving south since graduating high school. He attended Methodist University in North Carolina where he majored in business with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. While at Methodist, Brad interned at the Country Club of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., as an Assistant Golf Professional. After graduation, he was elected to PGA Membership. Brad worked at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla., as an Assistant Professional for 7 years before joining Golf Genius Software.
Brad resides in Boca Raton and in his free time he enjoys playing golf, boating, fishing, disc golf, cooking and riding motorcycles.
Casey was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He began playing golf at age 4, started working in the golf business at the age of 15, and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Business Administration and Professional Golf Management degree. He currently resides in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area with his daughter, Payton.
Casey has a long history with the private club industry. He is extremely passionate and dedicated to the entire golf experience from presentation to operations. He has served as the Head Golf Professional at Trophy Club, Hamilton Mill, Shady Valley, and Hackberry Creek. He also served as the General Manager at Shady Valley and Lake Park Golf Club before joining the team at Golf Genius Software.
During his spare time, Casey enjoys spending time with his daughter, hiking, playing golf and traveling the country. He’s a rather typical SEC football fan and lives on the Texas Rangers during the baseball season.
Cassidy was introduced to golf at the age of 11 by her father and grandfather. She grew up on a rural, 9-hole golf course in south central Kentucky and has been hooked on golf since the first swing. Her high school team, Green County, won back-to-back Kentucky High School State Championships. She then went on to play for Campbellsville University where she was named three-time NAIA All-American. She earned a degree in Exercise Science and was named the Head Women’s Golf Coach upon graduation.
Cassidy enjoyed her time coaching, but her career path took a different direction when she was offered an Assistant Golf Professional position at Audubon Country Club in Louisville, KY. She joined the LPGA in 2018, and launched Audubon’s first LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program in 2019. One of Cassidy’s primary responsibilities at Audubon was tournament operations lead, during which time she earned Golf Genius Certification.
Cassidy resides in Kentucky with her husband Evan and their son Tripp. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, kayaking, and taking their dog Gunner for walks.
Chad has been playing golf since he was 13 years old. He grew up in a small town named Mullica Hill in Southern New Jersey. When he realized the golf business was in his future he decided to attend Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, where he received a Business Administration degree with a concentration in PGA Golf Management. He has been a PGA Member since 2014. After graduation, Chad became an assistant golf professional in eastern North Carolina at The Carolina Club in Grandy, NC. During his tenure at The Carolina Club, Chad spent most of his time on duties involving tournament operations, merchandising, and member management.
During his free time, Chad enjoys watching any and all sports (especially the Dallas Cowboys), playing golf and spending time with family and friends
Chad currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his Wife Kelli
Clint has been involved in the game of golf his entire life. He played 4 years of college golf at Southern Wesleyan University where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Webster University. He is a Certified PGA Professional in Executive Management, General Management & Golf Operations and has been a PGA Member since 2004.
Clint currently resides in Melbourne, FL where he enjoys watching and playing all sports including basketball, tennis, and golf.
Originally from Quebec City, David was introduced to the game of golf at 11. His passion for the game grew quickly as he became a member of the first “Sports-Study Golf Program” in the province of Québec. His academic background includes a degree in Business Administration & Marketing from St. Lawrence College and a degree in Business Management from Laval University.
David has 25 years of experience in the golf industry, most recently as the Head Golf Professional at one of the top 36-hole private facilities in Québec, Le Mirage Golf Club. David’s main responsibilities at Le Mirage included managing the golf shop and being the Head fitter and manager of the Callaway Performance Centre. His expertise and professionalism have been a contributing factor to Le Mirage attaining the highest sales volume in a green grass facility in the province. In addition to his duties, David is proud to act as Vice-President of the PGA of Quebec. His objective is to support colleagues throughout the province by providing the toolsand the knowledge they need to feel valued in their profession.
David resides in Terrebonne, Québec with wife, Julie, and their two children, Raphaëlle and Samuel. He is an avid sports fan, he enjoys travel and coaching his children in different sports.
Eric was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin. He started playing the game of golf around the age of 12 and got his first job in golf at the age of 13 and has been in the golf business ever since. He graduated from Concordia Univerty of Wisconsin in 2013 where he played on the golf team all four years, and decided to become a club professional after graduation. Eric is currently awaiting to take his final PGA PGM test to become a Class A professional.
Prior to GGS he worked at Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine, WI for 9 years, 6 as an Assistant Professional. In 2020, he was a finalist for Assistant Professional of the Year in the Wisconsin section. Eric loves growing the game of golf and views GGS as a great way for him to help grow the enjoyment of the game on a global level.
Eric has been married for 2 years to his lovely wife Sarah. They have 3 fur babies, 2 cats, and 1 dog. Kendal (5) and Honey (3) are both rescue cats, and Jackson (2) is a Pitbull/Shepherd/Boxer rescue dog from Kentucky! Eric is a big sports fan, loves the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, and Marquette Golden Eagles. He attends sporting events of all kinds regularly (non-COVID times). Eric loves golf (of course), gaming, watching movies/tv shows and making some great BBQ in all weather.
A Native Floridian - Evan had his first introduction to golf as a young child, however his true love for the game developed while attending Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. Upon completion of his dual bachelor’s degrees in PGA Golf Management and Communication, Evan was elected to the PGA in February of 2015 and has worked for several high-end private country clubs in Southwest Florida.
As a PGA Golf Professional, Evan thoroughly enjoyed setting up member tournaments through Golf Genius and providing his members with the best possible tournament experience. This passion led him to pursue an opportunity with Golf Genius, where he can help many PGA Professionals create the best overall experience for their members and guests.
In Evan’s spare time he likes to have fun with his wife, Brandy, their one-year-old son, Enzo, and their two dogs; a rottweiler named Khaleesi (huge fans of GOT) and a black lab named Vader (huge fan of Star Wars). He and his wife play in a recreational hockey league on Sundays (if game time does not get in the way of Formula 1 or the PGA Tour) and they cannot wait to share their passion for sports with their son.
Holland has been involved in the game of golf since he was 9 years old. He grew up in Idaho and spent most of his childhood around the country club atmosphere. He comes from a family of golf enthusiasts, which intensified his love for the game through family connection and bonds. His childhood experience with the game of golf made his career decision easy. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Marketing and a Professional Golf Management Option. He has been a Class A PGA member since 2009.
Holland has been in the golf industry for 15 years, including most recently Head Golf Professional at Sunset Hills Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. He has a wide array of experience with private clubs, resort golf courses, and public golf courses. He was 1st Assistant Golf Professional at MountainGate Country Club, CA; and an Assistant Golf Professional at The Valley Club, ID; Snake River Sporting Club, WY; Vail Golf Club, CO; Jugg Mountain Golf Club, ID; Bully Pulpit Golf Course, ND; University of Idaho GC, ID; and Plantation Country Club, ID.
During his free time he enjoys attending concerts, sporting events, watching a wide variety of sports, playing golf, and has a rather strong obsession with the NFL (Raider Nation).
Holland currently resides in Phoenix, AZ
Jay comes to us Sarasota Florida, his home since 1997. A Maine native, Jay has been working in the golf industry for 18 years, serving as a Golf Professional at clubs in New England and Florida Since 2003. Jay’s experiences as a PGA Professional at premier facilities such as The Golf Club of New England (GCNE), Kebo Valley Golf Club, Gator Creek Golf Club and Boothbay Country Club have provided him with a proven history of tournament operations success. Outside of golf, Jay has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and a background in finance obtained while working as a financial advisor for American Express. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Nida & their dogs Ryder & Peanut, practicing guitar, playing hockey & rebuilding old motorcycles.
Jim started working for Golf Genius Software in 2018 as a Customer Support Representative.
Prior to GGS, Jim began his PGA apprenticeship at Governors Club in Chapel Hill, NC followed by Myers Park CC in Charlotte, NC, Pleasant Valley CC in Little Rock, AR, and The First Tee of Arkansas. Most recently, Jim was an Assistant Golf Professional at Westmoreland CC and Park Ridge CC, both located in suburbs just outside Chicago. He has been a PGA Member since 2005.
Jim was born and raised internationally before moving to Akron, Ohio at the age of 13. He attended New Mexico State University for two years and graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Jim, his wife, and son reside in Chicago, IL.
In his free time, Jim enjoys family activities, playing golf, and woodworking.
Joe was first introduced to golf at the age of 11 by his uncle, was immediately hooked and has been a golf enthusiast ever since. Joe has a professional background in sales and service and has worked on business teams and in management for ADP, ADT and Time Warner Cable. He has a bachelor's degree in communications from Old Westbury.
Joe resides in upstate New York with his wife and two children. He enjoys playing as much golf with his family and friends as the weather permits. Joe also enjoys outdoor activities, playing cards, coaching and supporting his children's interests and activities.
Julie joined Golf Genius in 2016 as a marketing assistant, putting her design skills to work primarily in portal branding and development. Julie was first introduced to golf after college when she met and eventually married a PGA Golf professional.
A graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Julie is a big fan of Xavier Basketball. When she's not working, she can typically be found in her car, chauffeuring any of her four children to or from activities. If she ever has any free time, Julie enjoys decorating, home improvement and photography.
Justin was born in Tulsa, OK, but his golf career has taken him to Colorado, Wyoming, Florida, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. After graduating from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Marketing he moved to Colorado where he met his wife Amy. After a stint on the east coast he has relocated back to Wyoming with his wife and daughter Jordan, his pride and joy. Justin enjoys anything that gets him outdoors. Whether it’s white water rafting, biking, skiing, golfing, bull riding (just kidding), he is up for almost anything. Justin is excited for his role within Golf Genius. He enjoys helping others and is enthusiastic about growing the game of golf.
Born in Scranton, PA, Ken grew up in the suburb of Clarks Summit and began playing golf at age 12 with his father and neighbor. After high school, he attended Penn State University and majored in Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management. After some consideration and discussion with one of the assistant professionals at Penn State, Ken chose a career in the golf industry. He served as the Head Golf Professional at Downingtown Country Club as well as assistant professional positions at Schuylkill Country Club, Berkshire Country Club, French Creek Golf Club and Chester Valley Golf Club. Ken was selected as the 2012 Philadelphia PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Public Facilities and was a nominee for the National Merchandiser of the Year in 2013. He also has 4 Central Counties Chapter (Philly PGA) tournament victories to his credit.
Ken greatly enjoys attending Penn State football games at Beaver Stadium and is a fan of all of the Philadelphia sports teams. He also enjoys reading, tennis, doing minor home improvements and, of course, playing golf.
He has been married to his wife Jennifer since 2000 and has two daughters, Ashley and Charlotte. Ken resides in Sinking Spring, PA.
Kurstyn grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma where she found her love for the game of golf around age 12. She quickly began playing in tournaments which gained her a scholarship to play golf at Oklahoma City University. After one year of playing college golf, she decided to transfer to the University of Central Oklahoma and complete the PGA Golf Management program. While double majoring in Business Administration and Marketing she had the opportunity to intern in Utah, North Carolina, and New Jersey before deciding to stay in Oklahoma for her last internship.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Josh and their two Boston terriers. She currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Kyle grew up in rural Iowa in a small town where more Boys & Girls Golf State Championships have been collected than any other school in state history. His passion for the game grew through junior golf and into high school golf where he decided to make golf his career. He moved to Myrtle Beach, SC to attend college at The Golf Academy of America. In 2004, he graduated from college and moved to Naples, FL to begin his career in the golf industry.
Kyle was elected to the PGA in 2010 and has held multiple titles in the golf business, Outside Service Supervisor, Assistant Golf Professional, Director of Instruction and Head Golf Professional. After 15 years of working as a club professional, he decided he wanted to pursue something different within the golf industry, which led him to Golf Genius.
Golf has afforded Kyle many opportunities in life, two that he is most proud of are being hired to work at Berckman's Place at The Masters Tournament the past three years and accepting an invitation to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am as a player caddy this past February.
Kyle has a wife, Shaunna, and a 13 year old daughter, Marah and two dogs, Charlie and Javy who live with him in Naples, FL. In his free time he likes to hang out with his family and dogs and watch his daughter play sports. He also enjoys reading and writing and is an avid supporter of the University of Michigan athletics along with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.
Matt grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned his degree in marketing from Sacramento State University. Matt is a PGA professional that has been organizing and facilitating events since 2003; his golf career includes experience at private, public and resort style clubs.
He currently resides in Phoenix, where he worked for 8 years as a golf professional at Desert Forest Golf Club. Matt has enjoyed living in Arizona and traveling with his wife during the quiet summer seasons.
Matt's passion for executing great events is what drew him to Golf Genius as a customer in 2016. Now he enjoys helping Golf Genius customers tailor their events to their members and guests!
Michael is a native of the beautiful state of Utah. He picked up golf at the age of 21 after his father bought him a set of clubs and told him “it’s a good skill to have in the business world.” Little did he know that it would eventually become a career for him. He was elected to PGA membership in 2020 and has been privileged to work at Red Ledges Golf Club in Heber City, Utah, East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, and Park Meadows Country Club in Park City, Utah.
Michael currently resides in Heber City, Utah with his wife Anna and son Bennett. When not golfing, he most enjoys spending time with his family.
Mike grew up in upstate New York (Ithaca) and when he wasn’t playing hockey, he was at the golf course. As the decision of where to attend college approached, Mike took his love for the game and traveled south to attend Campbell University’s PGA Professional Golf Management program, playing on the golf team as a “walk-on” and graduating with a PGA membership in 2006.
Mike's experience using Golf Genius Software as a customer led him to pursue the opportunity to work for the company. The tournament operation side of the business has always been a passion of his and combined with the flexibility of the Golf Genius Software, Mike has found creative ways to help elevate many of the tournament programs he is still involved with.
Currently Mike resides just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Rachel and their twin daughters, Cameron and Madison. In his free time, Mike volunteers with a local charity organization, works on home improvement projects and is always looking for the next "best practice" for his lawn.
Nick is originally from Kentucky and completed the PGM Program at Eastern Kentucky University. Nick has extensive experience using our software including an almost 4-year stint at Congressional Country Club. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife Jaclyn and son Caden.
Rory joined Golf Genius Software in 2016 as a PGA Professional with 15 years of industry experience and PGA Certifications in Golf Operations and General Management. As a PGA Professional at Interlachen Country Club and Director of Golf at Bent Creek Golf Club, Rory has conducted thousands of golf events ranging from local club events to state and regional tournaments all the way up to the US Women’s Open Championship. During his career, Rory has been awarded the 2010 MN PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year and has held numerous leadership roles within the PGA, including serving on the MN PGA Tournament Committee and as president of the MN PGA Assistant’s Chapter. Rory has also attended USGA Rules of Golf and Tournament Administration workshops throughout the country to help complement his background in tournament operations.
As a Minnesota native, Rory grew up playing hockey on the frozen ponds around Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BIS degree in Marketing/Management in 1995. Away from golf, Rory enjoys traveling, live music, sports, and spending time with his wife, Jody, and their 3 children.
Born in Nashua, NH, Steve grew up playing golf at a young age with his father and brother. After high school, he attended Western New England University and played four years on the Golf team. Steve got into the golf industry accidentally in high school when he needed a place to play and practice. His first Club, working summers in high school and college, was Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua, NH. After graduating college and enrolling in the PGA Program Steve moved to Orlando, Fl to continue growing as a Golf Professional. He spent 4 years at Falcon’s Fire Golf Course before moving to Lake Nona Golf and Country Club. After spending 8 years, the last 3 as the Senior Assistant, at Lake Nona Steve joined Event-Man Tournament Software. He spent 3 years working Sales and Support at Event-Man before joining the Golf Genius Team. Steve has been a Class A PGA Member since 2013.
He is a fan of all Boston sports teams, and enjoys traveling with family, fishing, wine and, of course, playing golf.
He has been married to his wife Sara since 2016 and has a daughter, Stella and a dog, Callie.
Prior to GGS, Steve was the Executive Director of the Northern Nevada Golf Association for 13 years. Prior to that, he was the tournament director for NNGA for 7 years. He moved to Nevada from Washington state in 2001. In 2007 he received his PGA Class A and is now working on certified golf operations.
Steve is now living in Cabo San Lucas and just moved there from Reno. He works at Cabo del Sol during the winter and is going on his 6th year at CDS. Prior to that, he had spent the winters in Mazatlan.
Originally from Radnor, PA, Ted brings both a love of golf and analytical experience to the Golf Genius team. His passion for the game began at an early age and grew as he competed in regional and national events, culminating in being named Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Player of the Year in 2010. Ted then attended Villanova University where he served as a two-year captain of the Men’s Golf Team and earned a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Data Analytics.
After college, Ted moved to the private equity sector, providing strategy and analytical services to portfolio companies of a Pittsburgh-based fund. His passion for golf then led him to start his own company focused on leveraging technology and analytics to objectify and individualize golf swing mechanics. Today, Ted serves as a business analyst at Golf Genius, bringing his passions and skills together to help us reach our mission.
Tim learned to play golf growing up in Hong Kong. He attended the San Diego Golf Academy and after graduation returned to Hong Kong to work as Assistant Manager at the Discovery Bay Golf Club. After 3 years in club management, Tim was offered a role in tournament operations with the Asian PGA Tour in its infancy. He worked for the tour for 3 years running professional events throughout Asia and the Middle East. In 2002 Tim returned to Hong Kong and set up Impact Golf Management Group – a golf events business with his business partner. Although still a keen golfer he is as happy with a fly rod in hand or a pair of skis on his feet these days.
Tommy has worked in the golf industry since graduating from University in 2011. Prior to joining Golf Genius, he worked as an Account Manager for Impact Golf (based in Hong Kong) helping organize over 200 tournaments in the Asian golf market. Tommy brings a sincere dedication to improving customer's tournament experience and his trilingual (English, Cantonese, Mandarin) skills are a welcome addition to the growing Golf Genius market.
Troy was born and raised in Seattle: GO HAWKS! He is a Certified PGA Professional with more than 20 years of golf industry experience including Overlake G&CC in Medina, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, and The Peninsula G&CC in Delaware. Troy has conducted more than 500 member, corporate and charity events, pro-ams, leagues, trips and outings, including The Boeing Classic - Champions Tour Event, U.S. Open Regional Qualifiers, the AJGA Peninsula Classic, Delaware State Open and the Merrill Lynch Shootout.
Troy loves being outdoors with his wife and children and helping others.
Tyler started playing golf when his father introduced him to the game at 7 years old. He grew up in Oregon and spent most of his childhood playing in both high school and junior tournaments while also working at his local golf club. He graduated from Utah Valley University and holds an MBA from California University of Management and Sciences. He was elected to PGA Class A Membership in 2011 and completed his Certified PGA designation in Golf Operations in 2014.
Tyler has been working in the golf industry for 12 years, including most recently as a golf program faculty member for a small college in Southern California. He has vast experience at large high-end resort and public golf courses mainly on the West Coast. He was 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Beach, CA; Associate Golf Professional at Escena Golf Club, Palm springs, CA; Assistant Golf Professional at The Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA; Golf Shop Assistant at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Portland, OR.
During his free time he enjoys playing golf, watching any University of Oregon event, Portland Trailblazers basketball, and staying active by hiking and working out.
Tyler currently resides in the Orange County area of Southern California.
Wes was born and raised in the small town of Dillon, MT. Wes graduated with a bachelor's in English - Film Studies from the University of Montana and continues to have a passion for videography and editing. Wes was a recreational golfer all his life, but his love for the game grew after he finished his college basketball career and was looking for something to fulfill his competitive itch. He took a job at Missoula Country Club in Missoula, MT in 2017 and has maintained many positions at the club.
Wes currently resides in Florence, MT with his fiance, Amelia, and his golden retriever, Bronny. Outside of golf, Wes enjoys exercising, photography, playing sports, cooking, watching movies, rooting for the Atlanta Falcons and whatever team Lebron James is on, and spending time with his loved ones.
William attended The University of Alabama where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Recreation Management. William most recently was at The Standard Club in Johns Creek, GA where his responsibilities were focused around Tournament Operations.
During his free time, William enjoys watching all sports (especially Alabama Crimson Tide), playing golf, spending time with friends, family and best of all his wife.
William Currently lives in Huntersville, NC with his wife Alexandra.
Adrian holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He has been building web applications for friends and family ever since he got his first computer. His skills are based on a thorough understanding of IT technology concepts with a stroke of graphical design.
Before joining the team at Golf Genius Software, Adrian worked on systems for secure file transfers on the web and associated Android applications. He also ran his own photo studio creating beautiful photo albums for high school students.
Adrian enjoys driving, photography and playing with his husky, Jack.
Alex Belc is studying Computer Science at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca for a Bachelor’s degree. During high school he participated in a few programming contests, including the Olympiad of Informatics. Alex joined us trough our internship program. He likes brain puzzles, thinking problems and finding the easiest way to solve a task. He’s interested in technology and likes being up to date with new discoveries and devices.
During his free time he likes to work out, watch movies or TV and hang our with his friends.
Alex is one of our youngest prodigies, currently studying Computer Science at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. He developed his passion for Ruby in high school and his enthusiasm has since grown significantly. He is always doing his best trying to use the latest technology in order to build a better web for everyone.
Alex competed in numerous Computer Science contests and hackathons, most noteworthy being his participation at the American Computer Science League final two years in a row. In his free time, he enjoys reading poetry and playing video games.
Alexandra holds a BSc. degree in Psychology from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She loves studying human behavior and she is curious about what makes people happier. She thinks that a healthy mind is maintained with starvation for knowledge of any kind. Alexandra’s background is in customer support for a large telecom company. She then joined our team and started applying her skills in golf software support.
In her free time, she enjoys reading books, taking long walks or singing.
Since the 10th grade, I knew that I wanted to become a developer, so after high school, I studied Computer Science at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In my second year, I received an Erasmus+ training scholarship in France. Now I hold a BSc degree in this domain and plan to further my education with a MSc degree in Software Engineering.
In my free time, I like playing basketball with my friends, reading, watching movies and traveling. Also, I am a very spontaneous person, and I love to experience new things.
Alin holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. His previous professional experience provides awards received at school olympiads and online programming competitions. He is passionate about algorithms, SQL and application development in Arduino.
His leisure time interests include tennis, cars, and body-building. Believing that every day is a chance to get better, he enthusiastically embarks on new challenges.
Andrei’s background includes a BSc. degree in Computer Engineering and a MSc. degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca - North University Center of Baia Mare. Prior to joining the company, Andrei honed his skills developing large web applications in various domains.
He likes to spend his free time playing soccer, hitting the gym and watching movies.
Andrei is studying Computer Science at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. During High School, he got the chance to take part in the National Olympiad of Informatics and many other contests. He also likes developing games.
Besides work, he enjoys playing video games, watching movies, playing sports and spending time with friends.
Andrei got his BSc in Computer and Software Engineering at “Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara”, and was always very passionate about programming and algorithmic problems ever since high school. During his study years, he went to the National Olympiad of Informatics and many other problem solving contests. Later on, he worked for multiple companies, including Microsoft, on many projects, using a large variety of technologies.
One of the things he enjoys most is sharing his knowledge with others, often mentoring children, students and younger coworkers.
Among other hobbies, he enjoys going out with friends, jogging and swimming.
Andrei’s educational background is in Electronics and Information Technology at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. After having a brief run in the field of Electronics, he switched back to his first passion, programming. When he discovered Ruby on Rails, it was love at first gem as he was quickly impressed by its power and beauty. He previously used Ruby on Rails for building property management software in conjunction with front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap.
Besides work, Andrei has a big crush on everything that implies an internal combustion engine, especially motorcycles and he is also a winter sports lover.
Andrei is responsible for growing and improving the Golf Genius Android app. He holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Prior to joining the company, Andrei focused on developing monitoring and communication tools for impact organizations with emphasis on: building and displaying complex nested forms on mobile devices, communicating data in low connectivity areas, and clear and usable user interface design.
When not coding, he’s probably watching or doing sports. He’s also a car and dog lover.
Andrei holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is an iOS enthusiast and enjoys developing performant APIs, but his great love resides in coding with Apple's Swift. Always up to date with iOS news and changes, he incorporates the latest OS additions in an application's architecture, flow and design. At a younger age, he flirted with acting, so he can always come up with a different perspective when solving an issue.
While not coding, he enjoys playing his guitar, hitting the gym, going to the theatre and reading science-fiction.
Hi. My name is Andrei and I’m a junior engineer. Also, I am studying Computers and Information Technology at “Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara”. This is my first workplace, but because I do what I like it doesn’t feel like one. I’m also volunteering at LigaAC, an NGO from my university where I help with organizing programming competitions.
Besides working and volunteering I like reading, watching TV series and riding my bike. Currently working at making the best version of myself.
Bart has been working in the golf business since the age of 14. He grew up an avid player and received his Business Degree in 2007 from Methodist University with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. Shortly thereafter, he was elected into PGA Membership. Before working for Golf Genius Software, he was employed as an Assistant Professional for one year and as a Tournament Administrator with the Metropolitan PGA for 3 years.
During his free time, Bart enjoys all outdoor activities, which include, but are not limited to, fishing, hunting, hiking, snowboarding, and (of course) playing golf.
Bart resides in Northeastern, PA with his wife Alana and son's Beau and Penn.
Ben began playing golf at the age of 8 and took his first job in the sport at age 10, caddying at Belmont CC near Toledo, Ohio. Since then, his passion for the game only has grown. Ben has served as a Golf Professional and Tournament Coordinator at both public and private facilities in Central Ohio. He brings with him a wide array of tournament, league and event experience, and is very active within the Southern Ohio PGA Section (SOPGA) where he has served as Chair of the SOPGA Associate Committee. In 2012, Ben was named the SOPGA Apprentice Assistant of the Year. In addition to his experience in the golf industry, Ben brings the unique perspective of having been a Golf Genius client during his tenure at New Albany CC, making him distinctly aware of the challenges golf professionals face daily.
Ben has held several different roles since joining the Golf Genius team in January 2015: Customer Support Representative, Manager − Account Management, Product Manager since 2018, and now Sr. Product Manager. He truly enjoys learning all aspects of technology, the customer experience, and desires to be a part of continually improving the usability of the Tournament Management product.
Ben and his beautiful wife Megan are the proud parents of three children, and, as a family, are all very active in their church and with Scouts BSA. In addition to his passion for the game of golf, Ben loves spending time with family, travel, history, technology, music and fine dining. Ben is an honors graduate of Kent State University.
Bill has been around the game of golf and in the industry for over 35 years, primarily at private clubs, and has been a proud PGA member since 1996. He was most recently the head professional at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, MD, where he spent 12 years working for Honorary President of the PGA, Allen Wronowski, prior to taking over as Head Professional. Some of Bill's notable achievements include:
Bill has a BSBA in Business Administration from Appalachian State University where he played on the golf team. He currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and enjoys competing in section tournaments, the NFL (go Steelers!), wine tasting, and roller coasters.
Bogdan studied Computer Science at Babes Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca. He joined the development team during his second year and he was accepted in the internship program. Since then, his passion for coding grew up a lot and he has learned a lot about it. Bogdan was promoted and now he is working on Ruby on Rails. He enjoys being part of the dev team. He is serious in what he has to do at work, but he still likes to be a fun spontaneous person.
In his free time, he enjoys playing football, hiking, driving and playing board games.
Catalin started college in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at Babes-Bolyai University, where he obtained his BSc. degree and is now finishing his MSc. degree in Software Engineering, with international experience in the Netherlands.
After contributing for a while to desktop performance systems at Micro Focus (former HP office), he returned to his early passion for web development. In a constant search for learning new things, he came across Ruby on Rails and found it “charmingly simple and robust”, thus continuously looking for the latest improvements brought to the platform.
When not behind a keyboard, Catalin enjoys going out for a jog, hiking, reading books of both personal interest and professional development, while also finding some time to play video games.
Catalin has a BSC in Computer Science from Jacobs University Bremen, and is pursuing MSC in Applied Computation Intelligence at Babes Bolyai University in Cluj.
He has practiced data analysis and web development at Microsoft OneNote, neural networks and program synthesis research at the Romanian Institute of Science and Technology, image segmentation at Frahunhofer MeVis and Accesa.
Catalin enjoys algorithmic thinking and problem solving (programming competitions), data analysis, computer vision, artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, programming psychology, simply programming.
Catalin likes exploring many things. Among others he's very interested in the variety and expressivity of program representation & semantics, how to navigate large amounts of source code conceptually and the mechanisms that allow programmers to take an abstract idea and express it into machine language.
Cătălin studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. He started developing applications from high school for contests like InfoEducație and competed in Computer Science contests and hackathons. Passionate about technology and gadgets since he got his first computer, he is eager to employ his talent in the golf software industry.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his friends, playing video games and driving.
Chris grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He started playing the game of golf at the age of 9, quickly picking up the game while playing with his father. While in Chicago he spent a lot of time on the course till college where he went to Iowa State University and obtained a Degree in Community and Regional Planning. This took him away from the game of golf for a period, but when opportunity struck, he made his way back to golf by going to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At UNLV Chris earned a degree in Hospitality Management with an emphasis in Professional Golf Management.
Chris has now been in the golf industry for the last 7 years, spending most of that time in Las Vegas as an Assistant Golf Professional at TPC Las Vegas. At TPC Las Vegas, he spent 2 years working with the Golf Genius Software as an end user, while running tournaments from 6 to 144 players over multiple rounds. His career in golf also took him to courses like Painted Desert Golf Course in Las Vegas, NV and Timber Creek Golf Course in Roseville, CA.
Chris now resides in Sacramento, CA with his wife Elisabeth and son Luca. He enjoys spending as much time as possible in the water, snowboarding or at a ball field if he is not at the course. Chris also keeps his Chicago roots as an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox and Bears.
Corina graduated from Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca where she studied Computer Science in English. She acquired experience during her years as a student working as an intern for Evozone. In this internship she further developed her programming skills as well as her soft skills. She enjoys any sort of programming challenge and doesn’t stop once she started something.
Aside from that, she likes keeping up with TV series, playing computer games and occasionally going for a hike or traveling with friends.
My name is Crina and I am part of QA & Support team. My educational background is in Psychology, Sociology & Social Work, but I have chosen the diversity and I worked in different environments and cultures, mostly around and with people, from social worker in mental health field to QA assistant for an IT French company, customer support & sales assistant, front desk manager in a Greek hotel. In the end, I have focused on customer support and quality control. Discover, learn and share! This is the leitmotiv that moves me!
In my free time I love to travel and take dozens of photos, read, stay on the beach till late and enjoy sunsets, craft decorations and jewelry and watch romantic comedies.
I studied Computer Science at Babes Bolyai University and hold a BSc. degree in this field. My interest in this domain slowly started in middle school, but actually gained momentum in high school when I started to take some interest in algorithmic.
Starting as an intern with the company, I had the opportunity to work with both back-end and front-end technologies, which increased both my interest in anything that is new and my passion for experimenting with the latest tech.
In my free time, I enjoy playing various sports, from soccer or swimming to American football and rugby.
In his free time, Dan likes playing DnD with friends, going to the gym and hiking.
Dan’s intuitive and observant nature complement his engineering skills like a glove. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and his career debut was as a QA engineer, which developed his strong analytical sense. Every detail counts in his methodical approach to software development. Given his background, he was a natural fit in taming convoluted integrations with 3rd parties and payment systems.
In the meantime he loves picking up different hobbies every now and then, keeping an open mind for adventures that may arise.
Dan brings more than 20 years experience in large systems programming to Golf Genius Software. He started his career in an aluminum plant as a Systems Engineer and then moved into the telecom business with a job at Romtelecom, the largest telecom service provider in Romania. He then worked for Atlas Telecom, a privately held telecom company, where he led the billing systems development team. He next combined his skills in large billing software systems with web development by joining Lechpol, a company operating in the electronics shopping domain. Dan holds a MSc. degree in Computer Science from "Politehnica" University of Timisoara in Romania.
Dana is studying Computer Science at Babes Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. She always tries to do her best, to learn something new every day and to improve herself. She became a Ruby on Rails lover since she joined this company and is very happy to be part of this awesome team.
In her free time, she is a football referee, enjoy sreading books, watching football games, running, swimming or cooking.
Daniel graduated from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and holds a degree in Mathematics. He learned about the company during his third year and was accepted in the internship program. He was then promoted on the Android team where he improves and develops new Android apps for our product portfolio.
In his free time he likes to play tennis, soccer, watch movies and travel.
George finished his BSc and MSc degree at the West University of Timisoara. His previous industry experiences include internships at Facebook and Palantir. He competed in programming competitions like Algoritmiada, ACM ICPC and lots of other online competitions. Nowadays he focuses on web development. He is always trying to improve in everything he does.
George can play several musical instruments, mainly the violin. In his free time, he likes to play table tennis, work out and watch Twitch.
Iliuță is a young and talented developer who likes to see the job done well and efficiently. He likes a variety of programming languages like: PHP, Java and Ruby on Rails. He has a lot of interest in technology and is always up to date with the latest tech news. He is an avid movie watcher, especially if the movies are with a twist. In his free time, he likes to travel, cook and party.
Ion holds a MSc. degree in Software Engineering from VU University Amsterdam. While studying there, he had the chance to get an inside look into a few companies from one of Europe’s most vibrant start-up hubs. He developed software for advertising on Facebook and online copyright protection services. He loves the expressivity and elegance of Ruby on Rails for developing applications that are fast and enjoyable.
In his free time he plays in volleyball tournaments and is a hiking enthusiast.
Kinga holds a Master of Arts Degree in Design awarded by the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca. She completed her studies with specialization programs in Belgium and Hungary. She studied art from an early age and she participated in various art and design competitions, exhibitions and art camps. She then applied all the acquired skills in the digital world by creating branding and advertising concepts, web and mobile app designs either as a freelancer or part of various design agencies.
Her job is also her hobby. She enjoys hiking in the wild. These trips are great sources of inspiration and they can transform into the environment of her land art works.
Marcel is a people-oriented leader with great experience in management and human resources. With this in mind, he is able to recognize the potential of people and help them reach their goals. He has a degree in Oil and Gas Engineering and a MSc. degree in Oil and Gas Management. He has completed courses in organizational and risk management in controlled environments.
Maria holds a BA Degree in design from the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca. Her work includes a wide range of graphic design projects such as product design, logo and brand development, printed materials and more. She is interested in expanding her skills by constantly learning new forms of graphic expression, as well as the software that helps them materialize.
Maria is also interested in nature, and thus, in her free time, she goes hiking. When not spending time outdoors, she enjoys watching movies, reading or drawing.
Mihaela is a sociable and friendly person, passionate about programming and technology, always trying to keep up with the newest frameworks. She holds a BSc. degree in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. During university, she attended various trainings and internships in multiple companies and technologies.
In her free time, she likes doing sports, reading and traveling.
Mircea is a Ruby on Rails specialist with extensive knowledge in responsive web design, where applications look and behave nicely on a plethora of devices. On the back end, his skills include using specialized index services to quickly query the database. After switching from Python a number of years back, he has found in Ruby on Rails a framework that easily integrates both front and back end technologies, and is now putting this combo to work in the game of golf.
He holds a BSc. in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His hobbies include a good read, hitting the gym and researching the latest technologies.
Hello, my name is Rachitan Nichita, and I am a graduate in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca. I would describe myself as a very curious and creative being, as I love to discover more fields and domains where I can apply my personal ideas and originality. I am very passionate about what I do and that includes programming and some personal hobbies such as drawing. In my spare time I like watching movies, playing video games or board games, spend some time with my friends, but mostly with my girlfriend and I am not that into large descriptive texts and conclusion.
Oana’s curious nature led her to experiment with different sorts of technologies and programming languages. From a full-stack .NET developer, to Xamarin/native mobile developer and a light connoisseur of Apple’s AR framework, it was Ruby on Rails that she really grew fond of.
The keywords that drive her work are: efficient, scalable, well-documented, convenient.
In her free time she likes to paint, hike and cook.
Ovidiu has graduated from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Database Systems. Previously, he has worked as a PHP web developer building Facebook apps, where he has discovered a new passion for Ruby on Rails.
In his free time he enjoys playing video games, watching movies and participating in the occasional match of soccer and tennis.
Friends call him Rafa. Prior to joining Golf Genius, he was part of the Steelcase support team where he helped customers use the products correctly and efficiently via phone or chat. It was very rewarding when customers found solutions to their issues and can happily utilize the products to achieve their goals.
Beyond work, Rafa likes running, playing video games, reading books and having deep philosophical discussions with his friends. He also just started a new course in Karate.
Rares is a very enthusiastic Ruby on Rails developer, always seeking to improve himself. He is very dedicated and focused on his tasks, going the extra mile to achieve great results. He holds a BSc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Babes-Bolyay University in Cluj-Napoca. In the past, Rares focused on developing various projects and experimenting with multiple technologies.
In his free time he enjoys traveling, reading and playing video games.
Raul holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Romania's highest ranked IT university, Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. During his studies, he applied his knowledge developing complex web applications in diverse domains. Today he is tackling the intricacies of golf software at Golf Genius.
When he has a free moment, Raul enjoys reading, playing table tennis and teaching his cat new tricks.
Alex was the first employee of Golf Genius Software. He met Mike in the early stages of the company in January of 2009, and has worked for the company ever since. Alex gained experience at top software companies Microsoft and Google, and is now focusing his skills on the continued growth of Golf Genius Software’s products. He is originally from Romania where he competed in various national and international computer science competitions. Alex is the recipient of the Bronze Medal - Balkan Olympiad in Informatics 2008, is a Google CodeJam semi-finalist and a TopCoder finalist.
Chris comes from the world of financial technology for global financial markets with 20+ years of experience. As the head of product development for Financial Software Systems, Chris led the scaling of the company’s global software operation that resulted in the sale of FSS to ION Trading in 2012. He remained on to run the FSS business unit until 2014.
Chris is a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. His volunteer roles in club governance led him into the club software space where he combines his management experience in commercial software with a life-long love of golf.
Craig is responsible for sales outside of the U.S. He has spent the last ten years in the golf business working on innovative ways to increase participation—making the game faster, more fun and more tech friendly. Prior to that, Craig spent the majority of his career in IT supplies distribution, developing channel sales and marketing strategies for large multinationals in the UK, Europe and the U.S.
Away from work, Craig plays as much golf as he can whilst making sure his wife, twin daughters, three dogs, three horses, two donkeys, twelve sheep, and one cat get the attention they need! Craig doesn't play as much golf as he would like but is the organizer of an annual golf trip, which is where he first discovered Golf Genius.
Flavia holds a MSc. degree in Computer Science from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and a BSc. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. She previously worked for Microsoft and is an Apple and Google scholar.
When not writing code, Flavia enjoys blogging and playing tennis.
George Hansen has worked at the intersection of financial/economic analysis and data for over 30 years. He specializes in applying data and statistical analysis to decision-making under uncertainty and has held founder/leadership roles in several of the most prestigious financial advisory and consulting firms. A former competitive golfer in his youth, George is motivated to leverage new technologies and the data they produce for the benefit of golf and golfers. He has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Georgia Tech and an MBA, with Distinction from Carnegie-Mellon University’s Tepper School.
Lou is the Vice President of Finance & Administration for Golf Genius Software. He is responsible for all financial, human resources, and administration functions of the company. Lou’s 15+ year career in financial leadership positions in the E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, and Web Services space has focused on helping companies grow and improve through financial and operational excellence. Prior to joining Golf Genius Software, he was Vice President, Divisional CFO for 1&1 Internet Inc., the US division of the World’s 2nd largest Web Services company for small businesses. Prior to 1&1, Lou spent many years with GSI Commerce and following the acquisition by eBay Inc, served as CFO for eBay Enterprise’s Interactive Marketing Division.
Lou holds a degree in Finance from Penn State University and an MBA from Temple University. Go Nittany Lions and Owls! Lou resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two kids where he is actively involved in the local community. He is an avid sports enthusiast and now spends a lot of time coaching his kid’s numerous sports endeavors. Lou enjoys playing Golf but must admit his short game needs some work.
Mike has a long career in building and managing successful businesses. In 1979, Mike founded Soft-Switch, the leading supplier of software to interconnect electronic mail systems. Soft-Switch was sold to Lotus Development Corporation in the early 1990's, where Mike became CEO. IBM acquired Lotus in 1995, and Mike went on to become a Vice President in the IBM Corporate Strategy Group, and served on the IBM Worldwide Management Council.
Mike has a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from Penn, and was on the faculty at M.I.T. before becoming an entrepreneur. His long-standing interest in scheduling problems is the genesis of Golf Genius Software.
Mike is a member of Merion Golf Club, Saucon Valley Country Club and Sea Oaks Country Club. He is passionate about the game of golf and the camaraderie that it fosters.
Nick Wolfe joined Golf Genius Software in January 2014 as the Vice President of Sales. He has been a PGA Member since 1995, and is an industry veteran with 24 years in the golf business. Nick began his career at Olympia Fields Country Club and Butler National Golf Club, and then moved on to Head Golf Professional positions at Pebble Creek Country Club (OH), Urbana Country Club (OH), and, before joining Golf Genius Software, Waynesborough Country Club (PA).
Nick has won numerous accolades throughout his career, including:
He has been a two-time finalist for the PGA's prestigious National Private Club Merchandiser of the Year and his programs with junior golf have been recognized as “Top 50” in the United States. Nick is also an expert in tournament and event administration.
When not working, Nick enjoys playing golf, watching all kinds of sports, particularly college football, and spending time with his family.
Nick holds a degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in organizational leadership from Urbana University (OH).