We understand the problems
manufacturers are facing today

You can do the work. You can win the business.
But the machine operator shortage is holding you back. That’s why we started Rapid Robotics.

Focused on the future, inspired by you.

Rapid Robotics was founded in 2019, with a vision of reinvigorating American manufacturing by providing accessible, affordable automation solutions in record time.

We build robotic solutions with human instincts and adaptability, and combine that with robotic reliability, speed, and accuracy, all within a matter of days. Leveraging generative AI, 3D Vision and machine learning technologies, we aim to remove the complexity from robotic automation in manufacturing and logistics so the focus can be on your business growth, not maintaining robots.

Meet the Leadership Team

  • Kim Losey

    Kim Losey

    CEO

    Kim Losey

    CEO

    Kim Losey

    Kim is a serial entrepreneur and business designer with a passion for manufacturing, marketing, and leading high-growth businesses. She has led global teams responsible for the growth of some of the world's most well-known toy and entertainment brands, built an award-winning omnichannel retail business, and was part of the founding team of Modio Inc., which Autodesk acquired in 2014. At Autodesk, Kim led the marketing teams responsible for Emerging Products, Acquisitions, and Growth, including Fusion 360, expanding on years of manufacturing expertise. She holds a B.S in Marketing and a B.S in Owner Operated Management from the University of South Carolina and thrives on translating creative vision into plans with immense impact.

  • Tom Hummel

    Tom Hummel

    Chief Technology Officer

    Tom Hummel

    Chief Technology Officer

    Tom Hummel

    Tom previously spent three years as the Director of Robotics at Kindred. He was responsible for architecting both the robotic software and hardware systems and growing the cross-functional teams that delivered them. Tom has 12 years of robotics experience in both industry and academia, including founding his own startup and developing high-end robotic vision systems for space and defense. Tom holds a PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Guelph in Canada.

  • Jordan Kretchmer

    Jordan Kretchmer

    Co-founder & Executive Chairman

    Jordan Kretchmer

    Co-founder & Executive Chairman

    Jordan Kretchmer

    Jordan is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Rapid Robotics. He has over 20 years of experience as a product strategist, marketer, and business leader with expertise in scaling enterprise software companies and a passion for problem-solving. Prior to co-founding Rapid, Jordan founded Livefyre, the largest cloud-based content and community platform on the web for marketers and publishers. He sold Livefyre to Adobe in 2016 and, through various subsequent advisory and board roles, found himself immersed in the world of manufacturing. Working with some of the world’s leading robotics and AI experts, Jordan quickly saw the potential of bringing the service model to manufacturing automation. Alongside his co-founder, Ruddick Lawrence, he created this revolutionary low-cost robotic workforce subscription business that promises to disrupt the traditional CapEx approach to robotics and deliver a new level of service and support to manufacturers.

  • Chris Oberhaus

    VP of Finance

    Chris Oberhaus

    VP of Finance

    Chris joined Rapid in 2022 and leads the Finance team. Previously, he led the Strategic Finance function at Crisp, a risk intelligence SaaS company, and prior to that he was an investment professional with Baird Capital focused on buyout and growth investments in technology and healthcare companies. Chris also worked in investment banking at Baird, and he started his career at General Electric in its Financial Management Program.

  • Erin Veneziano

    Erin Veneziano

    VP of People Operations

    Erin Veneziano

    VP of People Operations

    Erin Veneziano

    Erin has spent the last decade managing and owning enterprise-scale infrastructure and people projects at various technology companies, including managing Tier 1 Data infrastructure changes at Kaiser Permanente's core data centers. Most recently, she's been responsible for the growth of manufacturing and gig-economy startups democratizing access to tools, suppliers, and talent across the globe. In addition, she's proud to have managed the scaling of organizations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by providing employees and organizations with strategies, change management and risk mitigation to support the growth endeavors of industry-changing technologies in adverse times. She can be found practicing her risk-mitigation techniques racing motorcycles with The American Federation of Motorcyclists (AFM) and spearfishing on the Big Sur coast.

  • Steve Barsanti

    Steve Barsanti

    VP of Customer Operations

    Steve Barsanti

    VP of Customer Operations

    Steve Barsanti

    ​​Steve has over a decade of experience working in Operations, Manufacturing and Deployment for various startups specializing in hardware and software in the Bay Area. Prior to Rapid, Steve worked at Carbon Robotics where he was responsible for manufacturing and supply chain, as well as customer deployments. At Skycatch, Steve oversaw manufacturing operations and the transition to two different contract manufacturers. Steve currently runs the Deployment team, managing operations and customer relationships, and ensuring automation is designed to meet customer expectations. Steve’s breadth of experience in operations and professional services is one that places the customer first.

  • Jonathan Chu picture

    Jonathan Chu

    Director of Engineering

    Jonathan Chu

    Director of Engineering

    Jonathan Chu picture

    Jonathan's career originally started on the East Coast, working in software consulting for large finance, insurance, and government agencies, where he built large database systems and business workflow management software. After many years, he moved out West and transitioned into B2B SaaS software. Jonathan worked on online presentation software before founding his own startup building B2B tools for UI and UX. He then got into the IoT space, managing the core platform at Zipcar, and fell in love with the physical world. Jonathan learned MLOps at Chase while working on their credit card payments platform, before ending up at FarmWise, where he brought together the combination of Platform, IoT, and MLOps, to build autonomous robotic weeding tractors. At Rapid, Jonathan has moved into another legacy industry, now building the robotics platform of the future for manufacturing and logistics. Jonathan holds a degree in Computer Science and Engineering, with a minor in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • David Hallock wearing a navy button down, smiling in front of a light colored cinderblock wall.

    David Hallock

    Director of Hardware & Mechanical Engineering

    David Hallock

    Director of Hardware & Mechanical Engineering

    David Hallock wearing a navy button down, smiling in front of a light colored cinderblock wall.

    Before joining Rapid Robotics to lead the development of the company’s hardware product, David came from an extensive mechanical background across various industries: Medical Devices, Aerospace, and Robotics. From designing spinal surgery equipment, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy and Reusable Rocket cores, to now 7 years in robotics, David's focus has been connecting the software world to the physical. His approach to new product introduction is helping put Rapid's robots into manufacturing plants across the country. David trained as a Mechanical Engineer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with concentration in manufacturing and product design.

  • Mallory Dakan

    Director of Customer Success

    Mallory Dakan

    Director of Customer Success

    Mallory is the Director of Customer Success at Rapid Robotics, spearheading strategic development and growth of customer relationships to ensure mutual success. With a background in hardware manufacturing, Mallory brings over six years of experience in technical customer success, complemented by a decade of empathetic customer support. Her customer-first philosophy and passion for innovation drive Rapid Robotics towards excellence in agile robotics, with customers as the guiding North Star.

We're backed by leading investors

  • 468 capital
  • Bee partners
  • Draft ventures
  • Greycroft
  • Kleiner perkins
  • Nea
  • Tiger global

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