The auctioneer and the tech guy…

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 … built a mobile bidding app.

TIM tried to find a modern solution to enable mobile bidding in his auctions, but everything he saw entailed lugging lots of equipment into the field with him. He wanted something simple yet powerful that used the smartphone already in his pocket. Something that didn't exist yet.

So he contacted ANDY, a friend of his who had decades of industry experience building software for Amazon and Rosetta Stone. Tim knew he and Andy would make an excellent team solving problems for auctioneers. BidWrangler was born.

After spending time talking to auctioneers, Tim and Andy realized what you really wanted was all the BidWrangler performance in your own app. So they delivered. They continue to listen to auctioneers, expanding on the platform that powers all of BidWrangler's products.


 Meet Our Team

Tim has more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate and is also the co-owner of an auction company, Cottonwood Auctions. He has his auctioneer's license in both Virginia and West Virginia. The idea for BidWrangler was born out of a need for mobile bidding at his real estate auctions. Tim lives in Harrisonburg with his wife Krista, their four children and their Irish Wolfhound, Conan.

Tim has more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate and is also the co-owner of an auction company, Cottonwood Auctions. He has his auctioneer's license in both Virginia and West Virginia. The idea for BidWrangler was born out of a need for mobile bidding at his real estate auctions. Tim lives in Harrisonburg with his wife Krista, their four children and their Irish Wolfhound, Conan.

Tim Peters, Co Founder and Auctioneer

Andy has been building software and leading teams to deliver products for the past 20 years at companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Amazon and Rosetta Stone. He cofounded BidWrangler in 2013 and serves as the company’s CTO. He graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in 1996 and lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.

Andy has been building software and leading teams to deliver products for the past 20 years at companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Amazon and Rosetta Stone. He cofounded BidWrangler in 2013 and serves as the company’s CTO. He graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in 1996 and lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.

Andy Harbick, Co Founder and CTO

Josh comes to us as a trusted resource in problem solving. Formally trained as a classical pianist and educator, Josh’s work experience is diverse, from giving recitals with Grammy Award winning singers to serving on college faculty to developing programs to administer $3.2 billion of federal disaster relief. Passionate about both art and teaching, Josh will help to get you on your feet with your website or app, and will not rest until you understand the tools we provide you to deliver your message to your clients beautifully. With Josh, you will get it right.

Josh comes to us as a trusted resource in problem solving. Formally trained as a classical pianist and educator, Josh’s work experience is diverse, from giving recitals with Grammy Award winning singers to serving on college faculty to developing programs to administer $3.2 billion of federal disaster relief. Passionate about both art and teaching, Josh will help to get you on your feet with your website or app, and will not rest until you understand the tools we provide you to deliver your message to your clients beautifully. With Josh, you will get it right.

Josh Bennetch, COO

Working at the intersection of strategy and product development, Milt draws on 15 years in corporate leadership, along with a love for the humanities and communications, to identify opportunities, analyze challenges, and implement solutions. He can’t resist a tough problem, and once attempted to teach symbolic logic to high school students. Milt holds a degree in Philosophy.

Working at the intersection of strategy and product development, Milt draws on 15 years in corporate leadership, along with a love for the humanities and communications, to identify opportunities, analyze challenges, and implement solutions. He can’t resist a tough problem, and once attempted to teach symbolic logic to high school students. Milt holds a degree in Philosophy.

Milt Matter, Chief Product Officer

For over a decade, Jarek has been founding web start-ups and honing his programming skills — both for the back end and front ends. He loves systems design and Linux and uses every opportunity to learn something new. He lives in Krakow, Poland with his wife and daughter.

For over a decade, Jarek has been founding web start-ups and honing his programming skills — both for the back end and front ends. He loves systems design and Linux and uses every opportunity to learn something new. He lives in Krakow, Poland with his wife and daughter.

Jarek Skrzypek, Lead Developer

Steven, known by everyone as simply “Warren," joined the team in 2016 to expand the support and success of BidWrangler’s growing customer base. Drawing from a variety of experience in management, customer support, problem solving, and production, Warren is the Swiss Army Knife of the team. He's passionate about helping our clients achieve success in the online auction industry.

Steven, known by everyone as simply “Warren," joined the team in 2016 to expand the support and success of BidWrangler’s growing customer base. Drawing from a variety of experience in management, customer support, problem solving, and production, Warren is the Swiss Army Knife of the team. He's passionate about helping our clients achieve success in the online auction industry.

Steven Warren, Customer Success

Samantha joined the team in 2018 as a data analyst. She's from Virginia Beach and is a senior Statistics major at JMU graduating in December 2019. She's worked on projects that include data cleaning and exploratory analysis to derive questions that can be answered by applying statistical design and methodology.

Samantha joined the team in 2018 as a data analyst. She's from Virginia Beach and is a senior Statistics major at JMU graduating in December 2019. She's worked on projects that include data cleaning and exploratory analysis to derive questions that can be answered by applying statistical design and methodology.

Samantha Avitto, Data Analysis

With almost two decades of experience in the web industry, Matthew has worked for himself, private web development firms, and established, single industry businesses. His skills and abilities in the industry space include architecture, design, front end development, back end development, Section 508 compliancy, and website deployment into a variety of LAMP hosting environments

With almost two decades of experience in the web industry, Matthew has worked for himself, private web development firms, and established, single industry businesses. His skills and abilities in the industry space include architecture, design, front end development, back end development, Section 508 compliancy, and website deployment into a variety of LAMP hosting environments

Matthew Kirkpatrick, Director of Website Development

Aurelien has been passionate about the web since its democratization 20 years ago. He worked at HSBC Banking & Markets in New York City, then Paris. In 2013 he co-founded WEB STYLE STORY, an influencer marketing company, and brought to life a web application for hosting blogger video stories. Aurelien graduated from EPITA in Paris in 2003.

Aurelien has been passionate about the web since its democratization 20 years ago. He worked at HSBC Banking & Markets in New York City, then Paris. In 2013 he co-founded WEB STYLE STORY, an influencer marketing company, and brought to life a web application for hosting blogger video stories. Aurelien graduated from EPITA in Paris in 2003.

Aurelien Chivot-Buhler, App Development

Tim Shelton joined the Customer Success team in 2017. Tim brings experience in accounts management and sales. He has extensive knowledge of and passion for the auction industry. Tim lives in Staunton with his family.

Tim Shelton joined the Customer Success team in 2017. Tim brings experience in accounts management and sales. He has extensive knowledge of and passion for the auction industry. Tim lives in Staunton with his family.

Tim Shelton, Customer Success

As an operator of an online and live auction house in rural Southside, Virginia, Andy understands the personal property auction business and how crucial the proper technology can be to your marketing program. In addition, he's a Realtor and has operated a commercial real estate appraisal service for over 10 years. He has a degree in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Tech, and lives in Kenbridge, VA with his wife and son.

As an operator of an online and live auction house in rural Southside, Virginia, Andy understands the personal property auction business and how crucial the proper technology can be to your marketing program. In addition, he's a Realtor and has operated a commercial real estate appraisal service for over 10 years. He has a degree in Agricultural Economics from Virginia Tech, and lives in Kenbridge, VA with his wife and son.

Andy Austin, Customer Success and Auctioneer

With a background in the auction industry as the Director of Operations for a real estate auction firm, Megan can speak your language. She understands the dynamics of live and online auctions, as she has been instrumental in the success of many auctions for her firm. Her position with BidWrangler is unique; her understanding of the BidWrangler technology platform comes firsthand since she uses it on a almost daily basis. If you get the pleasure of talking to Megan, you will be a customer for life.

With a background in the auction industry as the Director of Operations for a real estate auction firm, Megan can speak your language. She understands the dynamics of live and online auctions, as she has been instrumental in the success of many auctions for her firm. Her position with BidWrangler is unique; her understanding of the BidWrangler technology platform comes firsthand since she uses it on a almost daily basis. If you get the pleasure of talking to Megan, you will be a customer for life.

Megan Ruckman, Project Manager

German grew up in Tuapse, a small Russian city on the Black Sea shore. During his university years, he started his journey to the web development world by working part-time on small web studios where he cultivated a real passion for web and programming in general.  Today, he has 7 years of diverse web development experience, and he is committed to always improving his skills.  Currently, German lives in Kaliningrad, Russia with his beloved wife.

German grew up in Tuapse, a small Russian city on the Black Sea shore. During his university years, he started his journey to the web development world by working part-time on small web studios where he cultivated a real passion for web and programming in general.

Today, he has 7 years of diverse web development experience, and he is committed to always improving his skills.

Currently, German lives in Kaliningrad, Russia with his beloved wife.

German Prostakov, App Development

Chris joined the Customer Success team in October of 2018 and brought along 11 years of Technical Support and Project Management experience. A graduate from James Madison University with a Computer Information Systems Degree, he enjoys learning new technologies and finding creative ways to put them to good use. He currently live in Harrisonburg, VA with his wife.

Chris joined the Customer Success team in October of 2018 and brought along 11 years of Technical Support and Project Management experience. A graduate from James Madison University with a Computer Information Systems Degree, he enjoys learning new technologies and finding creative ways to put them to good use. He currently live in Harrisonburg, VA with his wife.

Chris Starkey, Customer Success


 BidWrangler Core Values

We believe our core values contribute to how we function as a team for our clients.

  1. Treat customers like teammates and help them succeed.

  2. Be a generous listener.

  3. Show empathy.

  4. Have your team’s back in business and in life.

  5. Be honest, even if it means owning failure or facing fears.

  6. Deliver product that you want to use.

  7. Find work that you are passionate about.

  8. Say nice things (even if you suck at it).

  9. Work + life, not work vs. life

  10. Be curious and embrace change.