Keeping pace with
those who play hard

AllGear Digital owns & operates a diverse set of media properties focused on new products, the outdoors, and active-lifestyle pursuits. Our trusted brands include GearJunkie, Switchback Travel, The Inertia, Bikerumor, iRunFar, ExplorersWeb, and WildSnow.

Millions of readers trust AllGear Digital for the latest news and knowledge on all things outdoors and gear. Our staff is the best in the business, with multiple “Editor of the Year” awards and recognition across the industry for breaking stories and covering the cutting-edge.

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Our Commitment to Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion

AllGear Digital is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, both for our company and in our content. As a minority-owned business, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is more than an initiative here — it’s deeply woven into the fabric of our organization. Prioritizing DEI at our company isn’t just about growing our already diverse team, but about the role we can have in being a part of the broader global conversation.

We strive to increase DEI across our entire media portfolio. Our staff continuously works to amplify the voices of the BIPOC community and underrepresented individuals because we believe that will allow us to tell better, more diverse stories…

In 2020, AllGear Digital matched more than $10,000 in employee donations to organizations that work toward equality and justice for marginalized communities, especially communities of color. In addition to monetary donations, a group from our Minneapolis office volunteered their time and energy to rebuild the city in the aftermath of that summer’s protests.

As an extension of the company’s charitable work in 2020, AllGear Digital became a proud Emerald Sponsor of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help minority entrepreneurs succeed.

In 2022 and beyond, we are committed to learning and contributing to the ever-important DEI work being done in our industry and in our backyards.

Our Leadership Team

Eric Phung
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Eric co-founded AllGear Digital in 2018. As Chief Executive Officer, he leads a global team focused on delivering high-quality content and services for our readers, our customers, and our communities. Eric previously served as AllGear Digital’s Chief Financial Officer after a career in institutional investing and investment banking at BlackRock, Tennenbaum, and Houlihan Lokey. He is a graduate of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.
Alex Phung
Chief Legal Officer
With a legal and business strategy background, Alex oversees legal and governance matters, and helps lead M&A activity at AllGear Digital. His career includes positions at Cargill and Dorsey & Whitney. Alex is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Michigan.
Dmitry Gordeychev
VP of Finance & Corporate Development
Dmitry joined AllGear Digital in 2022 and oversees the company’s financial operations and acquisition activities. Dmitry is an experienced finance professional with a background in strategic finance and corporate development. During his career, he has held finance, investment & acquisitions, asset management, and advisory roles with CIM Group, Meridian Advisors, and ManifestSeven. He is a graduate of the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Liam Steacker
Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder
Liam’s experiences encompass tech strategic initiatives in the private and public sectors, at Groupon, Oprah, and the U.S. Naval Research Lab. Liam is a graduate of DePaul University.
Hazen Witemeyer
Human Resource Manager
Dr. Hazen Witemeyer (she/her) joined AllGear Digital in 2023 to lead the Human Resources function. Her previous experience includes HR consulting with Korn Ferry, and HR leadership positions at Pacific Whale Foundation, Ultimate Medical Academy and Hewlett-Packard. She earned her business doctorate from Georgia State University conducting research in employee engagement. She also holds M.B.A., B.A. and B.S. degrees from Santa Clara University.
Sean McCoy
Editorial Director
As editorial director, Sean leads the direction and strategy of the AllGear Digital portfolio. Sean has many years of experience as a reporter and photographer for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. He was the chief photographer for the Virgin Islands Daily News and former Editor In Chief for GearJunkie.com. An avid outdoorsman, he runs ultramarathons, skis, bikes, and camps regularly. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism.
Kayli Nishime
Engineering Manager
Kayli Nishime, Engineering Manager, is responsible for leading and executing the product vision and development roadmap for AllGear Digital’s portfolio. She joined AllGear Digital in 2023, bringing leadership and expertise in both full-stack and front-end development from her prior positions at companies like Windsor Fashions, Lensabl and Superbolt and more. Kayli holds a B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of California Davis.
Kyle Nossaman
Vice President of Sales
Kyle worked at several advertising agencies, Pace Communications and Olson (now ICF Next), building up media experience that paved the way for his Digital Media Sales role at GearJunkie. After 5+ years at GearJunkie and with the AllGear Digital acquisition, he now leads the Digital Media Sales efforts for AllGear Digital. He is a graduate of Harding University’s College of Business.
Luke House
Director of Branded Content
Luke House joined AllGear Digital in 2022 and manages the branded content team. At his previous company, Red Bull Media House, Luke oversaw productions for the East Coast and Midwest and more recently worked on global projects and original content series. Luke has over a decade of production and marketing experience and is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Stephen Regenold
Strategic Advisor
Stephen is a journalist by training and a former writer for the New York Times. He founded GearJunkie, a popular publication about gear and the outdoors, which was acquired by AllGear Digital in 2020. Stephen now serves as Strategic Advisor, consulting on media and outdoors industry trends.