17 Apr Adidas Appoints General Manager Of Runtastic
Adidas announced the appointment of the new general manager for Runtastic. Scott Dunlap will head up the company’s leadership team in Linz as of May 27 together with co-founders Alfred Luger and Christian Kaar, as well as Mathis Gerkensmeyer.
The U.S. citizen will report to Scott Zalaznik, who is leading Adidas’ digital division. Dunlap succeeds Runtastic co-founder Florian Gschwandtner, who left the company at his own request at the end of 2018.
Dunlap has more than 20 years of experience developing digital products and strategies for large corporations and start-ups. At Brilliant Home Technology, he most recently served as chief product officer. Prior to that, Dunlap held various executive positions at Silicon Valley companies, for example, CEO and founder of NearbyNow, a developer of mobile shopping applications, as well as vice president of innovation for online payment service PayPal.
Dunlap holds an MBA from Californian Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is an enthusiastic trail runner and national champion in numerous distances, including marathon, 50 miles and 100 miles.
Founded in 2009, Runtastic has become a leader in the digital health and fitness space and provides mobile applications focused on running and bodyweight training as well as curated expert content. The Austrian-based company was acquired by Adidas in August 2015. With more than 270 million downloads and 140+ million registered users, Runtastic’s mobile apps track distance, speed, pace, duration, heart rate, calorie consumption, and route traveled (via maps) when running, biking, or engaging in other fitness activities.