About

About

Schiller was founded on the daring belief that a blue planet is meant for biking. We want to give people of all athletic abilities the most exhilarating and dynamic cycling experience riding the world’s most advanced water bike. Our commitment to design, technology, safety and engineering, matched with a passion for all things aquatic, is what guides us each and every day. With nearly one billion bikes around the globe built for land, our eyes are singularly focused on the trailblazing voyages, weekend expeditions and incredible sunset spins on a new aquatic terrain. Schiller Bikes is headquartered in Mill Valley, California. The ride doesn’t end at the water’s edge.

More than just the bike itself, the vision for Schiller is to build a thriving, global community of water bikers.

The Team

Judah Schiller

Judah Schiller

Founder CEO

In 2013, Judah Schiller became the first person in history to bike across the San Francisco Bay and Hudson River. What started as a socially innovative statement to the biking community spurned the pioneering idea that water sport enthusiasts and cyclists alike could enjoy water biking purely for sport, recreation and fun. And so Schiller Sports, Inc was launched to design and manufacture the most advanced water bike ever created, giving people an entirely new way to enjoy oceans, seas, lakes, canals and rivers around the globe. A water sports enthusisast at heart, Judah was a CEO and co-Founder of both Saatchi & Saatchi S and AIKO, a design & innovation agency based in San Francisco. In both roles, he has successfully helped major brands develop and launch new consumer products and build engaged communities. He lives in Mill Valley with his three kids.

Brad Knop

Brad Knop

CFO

Brad has over 25 years of experience successfully managing the operations of a variety of technology, software, lifestyle and financial services companies. The early part of Brad’s career was in marketing at First Deposit (which later became Providian), where he directed the main business units within the company over the course of 8 years including new account acquisition, customer retention and product development. At Providian (15,000 employees/ $30B Assets), Brad developed multiple product areas including several that became core business lines within the company – leading one from 0 to over 1,000 employees and over $1b in assets under management. Brad’s ability to calmly manage chaos resulted in the successful development of Providian’s international division - spending 2 years developing products/markets in Mumbai, India as well as other parts of Asia and Europe. Among many other leadership roles, Brad is the former CEO and current board member of the socially responsible, outdoor lifestyle/bicycle company, Xtracycle.

Bobby Frick

VP of Design

Bobby was raised on the shores of San Francisco Bay . A lifelong mariner and watersports fanatic, Bobby was behind the tiller of an outboard motor almost before he could walk. An early innovator in the kite boarding industry, Bobby was one of the first designers of lightweight composite kite boards renowned for their excellent light wind performance. Bobby brings to Schiller Bikes a passion for all things aquatic, an entrepreneurial spirit and natural gift of transforming product design challenges into opportunities. Bobby holds a BA in Industrial and Product Design from the Academy of Art University and lives in Tiburon, CA.

Robyn Cathey

VP of Operations

Robyn brings 15 years of practical experience in project direction with an emphasis in industry and business demographic analysis. As a former Director, Operations for GIS, she successfully guided over 50 communities in leveraging their business attraction and economic development programs, utilizing deep data, market analysis and geographic information systems (GIS). Along with her community development background, she also has extensive experience in high tech, luxury and lifestyle marketing and public relations. She is committed to the mission of championing the world’s most advanced water bike. Robyn is a licensed Pilates instructor, avid surfer and cycling enthusiast.

Head Quarter

COMPANY VALUES

People

Schiller is a family business based on respect, freedom of expression, positivity, creativity and a love of water biking. Every person who works at Schiller shares a common aspiration - to inspire and excite people of all ages around the world with the joy and freedom of water biking. For us, it's much more than just creating the world's most advanced water bike. It's about building a global water biking community that everyone can be a part of.

Innovation

When we set out to create the world's most unique riding experience we simply weren't willing to compromise. Our obsession to innovate an entirely new form of cycling and water sport simultaneously has been a driving force since our doors first opened. And it will continue to carry us forward into the future as we develop new technology, products and features to make riding a Schiller bike an experience without comparison.

Safety

Nothing matters more to us than the safety and well being of our customers. Every employee at Schiller is committed to engineering the safest water bike in production and educating our customers on best practices for enjoying and respecting the open water. Our simple mantra is: always wear a personal floatation device ("PFD") and understand water conditions before going out for a ride.

Sustainability

We are dedicated to sustainability and protecting the marine environment - oceans, seas, lakes, ponds, rivers, swamps and streams - and the marine life that inhabits them. Working with the broader Schiller community, we will support initiatives that aim to support these ecosystems and ensure future generations of water bikers can enjoy memorable rides across clean and vibrant aquatic playgrounds. At the same time, our long term vision is squarely fixed on leveraging our technology and engineering to improve the lives of people in the developing world living in water based communities.

And we are only just beginning....