Marathon Laundry Machines is located in San Mateo, California.
We are a startup appliance company,
taking cues from Tesla Motors, Apple, and Nest.


The Marathon Team



Glenn Reid

Founder & CEO

Glenn is an engineer and entrepreneur, and has created and launched many innovative products, including high-profile software like iMovie and iPhoto. For many years Glenn worked closely with Steve Jobs to design and deliver breakthrough products. Glenn holds numerous patents for technological innovation and has founded five different startup companies.



Steve Dussé

VP Engineering

Steve is an MIT-educated electrical engineer with a career in engineering management at Logitech, aerospace, RSA security, and everything in between. Steve can fix anything, design sophisticated electronics, or speak at a board meeting, with equal aplomb. He leads our engineering efforts with skill and deep organizational skill.



Dr. Stephanie Shorter

Director of Communications

Stephanie has a PhD in Experimental Psychology, and has built a career in understanding people and language, through behavior design, data science, and relentless pursuit of excellence.



Cirilo Cavalli

Research & Development

Cirilo is a Brazilian mechatronics engineer and strong manager who was most recently the head of Electrolux's R&D lab in North Carolina. He holds several patents related to fabric care technology and brings a wealth of industry experience and practical know-how to our team.



Lisa Summers

National Sales Director

Lisa comes to us from Kansas City, the "real world", as we think of it in Silicon Valley. She has a knack for people and situations and is a gifted sales person and negotiator.



Giovanna Baffico

Design Director

Giovanna is a gifted visual thinker with a background in fashion design, color theory, textiles, and everything related to the clothing we wash in our machines. She brings her amazing work ethic, critical eye, and indomitable spirit to everything we do. And a few things we don't do.'



Lyla Jacobs

Office Manager

Lyla has a background in property management and administration which gives her a great perspective on our multi-tenant building strategy. She also gets a lot of shit done.



Kristina Schmidt

Finance Director

Kris brings years of experience handling the financial details for many business entities and is easily the most optimistic person ever.


Advisory Board

Sina Tamaddon



Sina was on the senior executive team at Apple for many years during the Second Wave. He was a Senior VP, but his business card just said "Office of the CEO". Badass.

Peter Gleason



Peter has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, specializing in product design. Peter was previously part of Monkey Wrench Design, a San Francisco-based consulting firm.

Jim Rutt



Jim is the past Chairman of the Santa Fe Institute. He was CEO of Network Solutions, Inc., which operated the .com, .net, and .org domain namespaces on the Internet. He served as chief strategy officer and division President after Network Solutions was acquired by VeriSign in 2000.

Ron Walter



Ron was the co-founder of Calpine Energy, and is a 30-year veteran of the electrical power industry, having grown with Calpine since its inception in 1984. He brings a range of knowledge about all aspects of the power industry, energy management, and markets.

Matt Renner



Matt is currently Executive Director of the World Business Academy. Matt is passionate about energy, conservation, and stewardship for the planet.

Joe Bazzinotti



Joe was CEO of American Dryer Corporation for 7 years, and worked in various capacities there for 11 years. He is currently President of Xeros, Inc., an innovative commercial laundry company.