Minneapolis

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Get to know the leaders who are shaping the future of Spyder Trap and digital marketing in the Twin Cities.

Mike Rynchek

Mike Rynchek

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Rynchek is CEO and founder of Spyder Trap. Mike’s experiences have made him an industry leader in the digital marketing arena. This is demonstrated through his participation in events such as a digital marketing panel at the mHealth Summit conference, as well as speaking at the National Business Group on Health. Mike was named one of AdFed’s “32 Under 32,” and was a semi-finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2013 and 2014.

Barb Vanags

Barb Vanags

Chief Financial Officer

Barb is Spyder Trap’s CFO and is responsible for its financial direction as well as human resources. Barb is a certified public accountant with 20+ years of experience with for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as international entities. Outside of Spyder Trap, Barb volunteers for Prepare + Prosper, an organization that prepares tax returns and provides financial guidance for low-income individuals.

Ben Wood

Ben Wood

Creative Director

Ben leads an extremely talented group of designers at Spyder Trap. With over a decade of design experience, he’s created beautiful, functional solutions for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to small nonprofits. With his focus on empathy for the end-user, Ben believes in balancing the kind of artful design that leaves a lasting brand impression with a user experience that’s so simple, it goes unnoticed. The result? Digital experiences that push creative boundaries in their seamlessness.

Ryan Beckman

Ryan Beckman

Director of Client Strategy

As Director of Client Strategy, Ryan oversees the business development side of Spyder Trap. Ryan brings over a decades worth of experience in opening markets, developing teams and analyzing target audiences. His dedication and competitiveness give clients the edge on all digital projects coming through Spyder Trap. While not working Ryan enjoys being a mentor in the community through athletics, scouts and military.

Joe Barhorst

Joe Barhorst

Development Team Manager

Joe leads an elite team of developers and software engineers who create amazing websites, mobile apps, custom software and more. His ability to leverage code and creativity with the right approach and execution put Joe and his team in position to launch award-winning platforms and marketing hubs. Joe is a thought leader and expert in creating solutions at the convergence of marketing and technology.

Scott Storlie

Scott Storlie

Operations Manager

Scott has more than 10 years of experience in online retail, enterprise web applications and corporate process improvements. Spyder Trap relies on his unique expertise to ensure consistent quality from the production team by developing and improving processes, crafting necessary tooling and by leading the quality assurance team.

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