Our Story

Empowering the people who power the world

We’re building the energy industry’s largest marketplace, connecting independent contractors with work and matching service providers and operators with the workforce that will get the job done.

Leaders in the field.

What began as a workforce bidding platform quickly grew into the largest marketplace and provider of labor in the energy industry. Our growing team is diverse and talented, and we’re focused on leading the energy industry into the future with innovative technology.

Our Founders
Xuan Yong

Xuan Yong

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Before co-founding RigUp, Xuan was an energy investor at Citadel and D.E. Shaw. He began his career as an energy analyst at Goldman Sachs. Xuan graduated from Texas A&M University.

Mike Witte

Mike Witte

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Mike previously worked at Encana Corporation as a petroleum engineer and in energy private equity consulting. Mike graduated from Columbia Business School and Texas A&M University.

Zarah Charania

Zarah Charania

Head of Business Operations
Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers

Head of Engineering
John Mark Warren

John Mark Warren

Head of Finance
Derek Beckman

Derek Beckman

Head of Marketplace Operations
Shane Kinder

Shane Kinder

Head of Product
Patrick Duncan

Patrick Duncan

Head of Special Projects
Olivia Howe

Olivia Howe

Head of Legal
Kaitlyn DeBernardo

Kaitlyn DeBernardo

Head of Strategy
Our Investors

Awards

Press

Our partners.

PetroLegacy engineers and project managers can now identify, hire, track, and pay vendors all in one place with RigUp Connect, our online platform that allows E&Ps to find and hire service providers in real time, with no hassle. Further, they can manage how much they spend with each vendor in one centralized place, with only one invoice from RigUp.