The Team


Jason Kaplan

Co-Founder & CEO

Jason has worked in technology start-ups for over 17 years. His responsibilities have included senior management roles in sales, business development and marketing. Prior to Milestone Sports, Jason led business development at Sensics, a wearables/virtual reality goggle company. Other positions included roles at Akamai, Digex and Motista. Jason brings passion, leadership and vision to the team day in and day out. When time permits, Jason is an avid runner, having completed a number of marathons and half-marathons.

Meir Machlin

Co-Founder & CTO

Most recently Meir worked with Jason at Sensics, where he was responsible for technology design and production of wearables, including virtual reality goggles.  Prior to that, Meir was the first R&D Manager at PrimeSense, the developer of the sensors inside the Microsoft Kinect. Meir also spent almost ten years in the defense industry developing advanced technologies.  As an experienced technology leader and a serious athlete (multiple Ironman distance events, a 2:48 marathon PR and almost weekly ultra marathons), Meir is the perfect fit to lead Milestone’s R&D.

Tzach Goren

Co-Founder & Business Dev.

Tzach opened the first of many specialty endurance retail store in Israel 17 years ago and operated them until co-founding Milestone Sports.  He has tremendous knowledge of retailing, distribution and the needs of runners and other athletes. Tzach sees the momentum behind sensor-based products in the sports market and knows how to apply these products for the benefit of retailers and consumers.  Tzach enjoys cycling and running and has completed a dozen marathons and two Ironman distance events. He is also a certified triathlon coach.

Nancy Rowe

VP Marketing & Communications

Nancy brings 18 years of experience in integrated brand marketing and product launches, both regionally and globally.  Prior to joining Milestone Sports, Nancy served in global marketing roles at Puma and SRAM and spent over a decade at Nike.  Nancy has held roles touching all aspects of marketing, including events, retail, production, PR and branding. Nancy is a veteran ultra-marathoner, having participated in 50 ultra distance races.  Nancy dreams of breaking 24 hours in her favorite distance of 100 miles.

Dr. Stephen Suydam

Director of Research

Stephen combines his years of mechanical and electrical engineering experience with a PhD in Biomechanics to develop sport related performance and health metrics. He comes with a strong research background and specializes in gait and movement analysis. Steve is published in four Journals and is a member of the International and American Societies of Biomechanics. He enjoys almost every sport, including running, so Milestone Sports allows him to make his hobbies a profession.

Ron Bresler

Director of Product Management

Ron comes to Milestone Sports after 20 years in the tech and software industries. He brings extensive experience in software development and design, R&D management and consulting. Previous to joining Milestone Sports, Ron worked as a Software Architect and R&D Lead in several start-ups including Snapcentric which was acquired by VeriSign at the time. Ron is a certified Pilates instructor, enjoys swimming, and has taken up running with a coach (after getting his first MilestonePod!).

Orin Eden

Director of Software Engineering

Orin has been working with leading companies in the tech space for over a decade. One of his more notable projects was his work as the Embedded Software Lead at PrimeSense where he developed the technology inside the Microsoft Kinect. Apple recently acquired the PrimeSense technology and now you can find Orin’s software in over 10 million devices! Orin is a fitness fanatic and also enjoys spending time with his brand new daughter.

Chris Feitz

Account Manager & Data Analyst

Chris started his running journey by competing for the University of Missouri track and field team. After a few years at the Federal Reserve Bank, he officially entering the running industry, landing a job with Ultramax Sports. Timing races gave him the chance to dive into data while helping Race Directors and retailers connect and engage with runners. A self-professed data nerd, he then spent some time back in the finance field before following his heart back to running by joining Milestone Sports!