Team

Meet the team! We're a bunch of travel geeks and tech nerds who share a crazy love for road trips. We have offices in Cincinnati and New Zealand, as well as team members scattered everywhere in between!

Leadership

James Fisher

James Fisher

Founder & CEO

A world traveller who spent years running African safari-tours and epic road trips as a part of his family business. They would jump in a truck for up to a year at a time, venturing where few westerners would tread. They slept rough all the way, hustled their way past problem borders or corrupt officials, endlessly dug through sand and mud, creatively hacked to keep battered vehicles running, and even cut down trees to build our own bridges to cross jungle rivers.

Joshua Smibert

Joshua Smibert

COO

Prior to joining the Roadtrippers team, Joshua co-founded Carbon Ads, a venture backed, vertical Ad network which was acquired by Buy Sell Ads in December of 2012 and also built the Fuel Brand Network, a group of web publications which he ran as Managing Editor with Adelle Charles, until it was acquired by Design Crowd in early 2012.

John Lauck

John Lauck

Co-founder, VP Engineering

John was intrigued by computers and software in elementary school. He pursued this interest personally and earned a BS of Math and Computer Science. Professionally, he exercised his interest in software and technology with roles at both startups and larger companies including Clear Channel and Vitrue (acquired by Oracle). John also appreciates coffee — a lot. Locally-roasted-coffee in hand, John leads the engineering team at Roadtrippers. Talk to John about Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Postgres, building scalable web services or your favorite Seinfeld episode.

Team

Investors

  • Drive Capital
  • Ludlow Ventures
  • Cincy Tech