MapMyFitness – Why Work For Us?

undefinedAbout MapMyFitness

MapMyFitness, a wholly owned subsidiary of Under Armour, is the leader in Connected Fitness - building the world’s largest community by providing interactive tools to make fitness social, simple and rewarding. Our flagship consumer brands - MapMyRun, MapMyRide, and MapMyWalk - are among the most popular apps on iOS and Android and our cloud-based platform has been supporting millions of users since we launched in 2007. MapMyFitness is an open platform, seamlessly integrating with more than 400 fitness tracking devices, sensors and wearables. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, MapMyFitness offers integrated marketing and advertising solutions, premium consumer subscription products, and a SaaS platform that helps partners of any size tap into our advanced technology, database of workouts, nutritional data, calorie calculators, and 160+ million of the best running, cycling and walking routes around the world.

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MapMyFitness is all about the commitment to fitness and helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. We are made up of ex-professional athletes, fitness enthusiasts and casual gym goers who all share a passion for a healthy and active lifestyle.

We are looking for people who want to work for a cool, fast-growing technology company that specializes in promoting and encouraging active lifestyles. We don’t just want anyone – we want the best. (If you happen to know what a chamois is, or a recent topic of discussion has included words like pace, goal, lycra or blisters, that’s always a plus.)

Management Team


Robin Thurston
Robin Thurston

CEO & Co-Founder

Robin is the Chief Executive Officer and also one of the co-founders of MapMyFitness. Prior to MapMyFitness Robin worked in the investment management industry where he spent more than 14 years as a senior manager at a number of industry leading firms including Lipper, American Century Investments, and most recently, Wellington Management in Boston. During his time there he actively contributed to the development of many of the investment technology platforms and models that are widely employed by investment management professionals today. Robin has participated in endurance sports all his life and he still competes in USCF sanctioned masters bicycle races. Notably, Robin rode as professional cyclist for the Swiss Helvetica-Lugano team for four years. Robin attained his B.S. in Finance from the Metropolitan State College of Denver, and then went on to earn an M.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado Denver.


Kevin Callahan

Vice President, Innovation Strategy & Co-Founder

Kevin, co-founder of MapMyFitness, created the original MapMyRun to help him map and record the runs he completed over the course of his training for his first marathon. In 2006, he teamed up with Jeff Kalikstein and Robin Thurston to form MapMyFitness and envisioned the launch of a wide variety of fitness related websites aimed at empowering individuals to live healthy and active lifestyles. Before his foray into the fitness industry Kevin was Lead Architect at SiteLab; VP Technology at Universal Travel Insurance; Director of Development at PopStick. Kevin attended Johns Hopkins where he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Leslie Gruver

Chief Financial Officer

Leslie joined MapMyFitness in 2010 when the company moved its corporate headquarters to Austin, TX. She brings more than 20 years of corporate finance and management experience to MapMyFitness having served in high-growth public and private companies such as Moxie Software, AlterPoint, Inc., BMC Software, Inc., and Computer Sciences Corporation. Leslie received her B.B.A from Texas A&M University and is a Texas Certified Public Accountant.

Cliff Drane

Chief Product Officer

Cliff Drane is the Chief Product Officer for MapMyFitness, responsible for the strategic vision for web and mobile channels, as well as design and user experience across the company. Prior to MapMyFitness, he was a Group Creative Director at Razorfish where over the course of six years he helped lead four of the largest accounts, including AT&T, where he led the team that redesigned, JCPenney, leading eight seasons worth of interactive marketing for online and digital out-of-home, and Samsung, leading product launch marketing and social experiences for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S3.

Chris Glode

General Manager

As General Manager, Chris is responsible for the Consumer line of business including the MVP subscription, mobile purchases, and all digital and physical goods offered by MapMyFitness.  Chris has a deep background in mobile product, marketing, and location based applications.  Chris joined MapMyFitness in 2010, after serving as head of Product Management at Useful Networks (a Liberty Media company).  He spent the first 6 years of his career at Accenture, after graduating from Colorado College in 1998, and is based in Denver, CO.

Jesse Demmel

Vice President, Engineering

Jesse is the Vice President, Engineering and is responsible for all engineering development at MapMyFitness. He’s been with MapMyFitness since September 2010. Prior to joining the team, Jesse led engineering at Useful Networks (a Liberty Media company) and was also a technical lead at Intuit and Openwave. Jesse has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and is based in Denver, CO.

John Loudamy

Director of Client Services

As head of the MapMyFitness Services business, John is responsible for driving customer success across the web, mobile and API product offerings. John has over 15 years of client-facing services experience across global consulting, large enterprise, and rapid growth start-up environments. Prior to joining MapMyFitness in 2012, John held leadership positions at Demand Media (formerly Pluck), Dell, Inc., and Accenture. John received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and is based in Austin, TX.

MapMyFitness Reviews

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    MMF was a great place to work. I was out of a different location so I didn't get to experience the office environment, but from what I experienced, the people were great-comprised mostly of young people that work hard/play hard.


    Growing pains: Company went through a few restructurings while I was there...typical start-up environment-hire too fast, too many layers of management, etc. I'm sure it's evened out now.

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MapMyFitness Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at MapMyFitness.

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    Initial interview was over the phone with the HR manager there - he was very pleasant to talk with and kept me in the loop of the hiring process. I came in for an in-person interview and was there for over 2 hours - after meeting with about 5 different people. Everyone was very personable and great to talk with.

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MapMyFitness Awards & Accolades

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People’s Voice - Best Lifestyle Mobile App, Webby Awards, 2013
Best CFO - Small Business (Leslie Gruver), Austin Business Journal, 2013
Best iPhone Running App Winner,, 2012
50 Websites That Make the Web Great, Time, 2011
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Additional Info

Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Acquired By Under Armour
Founded 2006
Type Company - Public
Industry Consumer Services

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, MapMyFitness, a wholly owned subsidiary of Under Armour, is the health and fitness technology company that powers the Internet’s largest social network of fitness enthusiasts. The MapMyFitness suite of website and mobile applications, under the MapMyRun and MapMyRide flagship products, uses built-in GPS technology to provide users worldwide with... More

Mission: We are the established leader in the rapidly growing field of Connected Fitness. Our apps and websites help more than 20 million registered users get off the couch... More

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