Empowering the people who power the world

We’re building the energy industry’s largest marketplace, connecting independent contractors with work and matching vendors 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.


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

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.


Paul Rogers

Head of Engineering

John Mark Warren

Head of Finance

Derek Beckman

Head of Marketplace Operations

Shane Kinder

Head of Product

Olivia Howe

Head of Legal
Our Investors


100 Promising Startups To Watch In 2019 – CNBC
RigUp made this global list for our scalability, diversity, intellectual property, and opportunity. Was t...
#3 Best Workplaces in Texas (Small & Medium Companies) – Fortune
RigUp made 3rd place on this list of best places to work based on feedback from 42,000 TX employees. Was ...
Startups That Will Boom In 2019 – Business Insider
Dozens of venture capital investors listed RigUp as one of the 57 most promising startups of 2019. Was th...


Andreessen Horowitz leads $300M Series D for RigUp
David George of Andreessen Horowitz on why a16z is excited to back RigUp. Was this article helpful?YesNo
Austin’s RigUp could be among next ‘unicorn’ startups
RigUp is recognized as one of 50 private companies around the world on a path toward a $1 BN valuation. W...
These 50 Start-Ups May Be the Next “Unicorns” – New York Times
The New York Times goes into detail on their list of the “next unicorn startups”, which includes RigU...

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 vendors 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.

Parsley Energy uses RigUp to manage tail spend and contract labor. RigUp gives Parsley’s procurement team real-time spend analytics in categories that were historically fragmented, while providing its operations functions access to the best contract workforce at the most competitive rates.