Our Team

Join the marketplace and community for creatives and keep doing what you love.

Why we do what we do

We launched GearUp to help the community of photographers and filmmakers keep doing what they love, capturing images. As photographers ourselves, we know how challenging it is to keep up with the latest gear. We created this platform with the purpose of helping this community get the most out of their camera gear.

How we do it

We help the community by offering a secure and safe platform with the lowest fees around. We provide real support to our users and provide free value content to our community. We actively care about this amazing community made up of professional photographers, video producers and hobbyists.

our team

Joel V.

Founder & CEO

Joel has been working in the camera industry for over 12 years. He has owned a production company in California that has worked on commercials for companies all over the world. He now brings his expertise of the camera market and camera users to GearUp.

Caleb B.

Founder & COO

Caleb has been working in video production and web development for over 7 years. He brings his management skills and application vision to the table. Caleb believes every platform should be beautifully designed and easy to use.

Drew K.


Drew is a sought-after motion picture director. He has worked with artists such as Taylor Swift, John Legend, and Khloe Kardashian. He’s won 2 VMA awards and has a deep pool of talent relationships, industry connections, and social media influence.

Drew T.


Drew is a world class front end developer and designer. He was one of the first software engineers at Reverb.com. Drew was instrumental in the growth and acquisition of Reverb.com to ETSY in 2019.

Ana S.

Product Designer

Anastasiia is a Product Designer with 5 years of experience in corporate and small business settings. Her passion lies in making the complex simple, shaping behavior and creating interfaces with a pixel-perfect look that are intuitive, and functional in user-system interaction.

Sandip M.

Lead Project Manager / QA

Sandip is an expert project manager and QA tester. He runs the development at GearUp and is dedicated to producing the best user experience possible.

Sajith S.

Lead Developer

Sajith is a senior react native developer with over 18+ years of front and back end experience. He brings his iOS and Android development experience to the team. 

Eldho A.

Back-End Developer

Eldho is a back-end developer with many years of experience. Having worked with Sajith on previous projects together in the past, the two continue to crush the code game for GearUp! 

Jessica D.

Lead Support

Jessica has been working in customer support for over 5 years and loves helping each and every customer have an amazing end to end experience.

Maisy D.

Support Rep

Maisy is our entergetic and bubbly customer support representative ready to respond to most of our customers within a few hours of receiving tickets.  

Simi G.

SEO Expert

Simi is our white hat SEO specialist. Helping us rank high organically is her top priority as we grow GearUp. She helps drive more buyers to the platform to help people sell more gear.  

Steve M.


Steve is a successful entrepreneur and business owner who has founded, scaled and sold his national startup to a fortune 500 company. He is an avid user of specialized marketplaces and brings his expertise of ethical and strategic growth to GearUp.

Tim D.


Tim is a passionate and serial entrepreneur who has founded over ten companies. He has deep expertise in the tech industry and has started, run and sold a number of tech/internet companies. He brings his expertise of strategy, planning and bootstrapping to GearUp.