Streamline Events started the way some of the best ideas do—over a couple of beers with friends. Back in 2006, our Founder Bill Burnett was unwinding from his day job in his coastal hometown of Cohasset, Massachusetts, and mentioned to his buddies that he wanted to start a triathlon--right there on Sandy Beach. The guys could see the vision and they never looked back. With Bill's leadership and a lot of teamwork, the following summer saw the first annual Cohasset Triathlon. A lifelong athlete and natural entrepreneur, Bill was hooked and wanted to do more. Demand for Streamline Events’ race management services has increased year after year. Today, Streamline stages some of the most sought after events in the country from well attended regional events to international competitions.
Bill Burnett - Founder
Bill is the Managing Director and Founder of Streamline Events, a nationally recognized event management company. Streamline Events manages triathlon, running, cycling and open water swimming events yielding over 15,000 participants annually per year in New England, Florida, and Michigan. Streamline’s portfolio includes two elite ITU Triathlon events, an international paratriathlete event, and the Women’s Collegiate National Championships. Streamline has created the fastest to sell out sprint triathlon in the country in Cohasset, MA which has helped raise over $1 million in fundraising for Type 1 Diabetes. Bill earned All-American honors in swimming at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Jamie Ranney - Director
Jamie Ranney, one of our original Co-Founders, is the brainchild behind the highly successful Nantucket Triathlon and Hero Triathlon on Nantucket Island, MA. Jamie is a USAT Certified Race Director and is widely recognized for helping USA Triathlon annually at their national events across the country. Jamie is a strong force on our team and everywhere he goes. He is always looking for ways to improve the athlete experience. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Jamie is a highly successful litigation attorney.
Scott Hedges - Director, Operations
Scott serves in a hands-on capacity as Head of Operations for Streamline Events. Scott has vast experience in the sports industry from coaching to product development. As head swim coach at the prestigious Cranbrook Schools (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), he spent 15 years building one of Michigan's strongest programs. Scott has served as Vice President of Operations at Avidasports, where he led the design and product rollout of competitive swimming's first wireless performance tracking and feedback system. Scott also serves in a strategic capacity in steering Avidasports' marketing, sales, customer quality assurance program, and future product design. Scott is a former All-American swimmer at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Christian Cunnie, Assistant Race Director
Christian has been on the Streamline team since 2009. This incredible young man exhibits the maturity, attention to detail, and his ability to work under pressure well beyond his age. He is currently going to UMASS Amherst in the Sports Management program at the Isenberg School of Management. As our Assistant Race Director, Christian has a bright future ahead of him at Streamline Events.
Daniel Piepenbrink, Safety and Security Manager
As a member of the Streamline team since 2012, Daniel has excelled in every way possible. Daniel’s attention to detail and safety is paramount for our athletes. A recent graduate of the Police Academy, Daniel has helped build Streamline's comprehensive security plan to ensure our athletes are safe during our events. Athletes will usually find Daniel roaming the race venue or bike course with his “can do” attitude.
Stephanie Murray - Director, Wallis Sands Half Marathon
Stephanie has been part of the Streamline team since 2013 serving in a Race Director role. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Stephanie and her husband Mike have built popular triathlon and running events on New Hampshire’s Seacoast and Massachusett’s Cape Ann. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Stephanie is a former Division I Ice Hockey player at Boston College and continues to be an avid fitness enthusiast.
"As a swimmer representing the United States National Team for 16 years I attended and participated in many events and met many event directors. None have impressed me more than Bill Burnett and his team at Streamline Events. Their 'fastest-to-sell-out' triathlons are a result of warm hospitality, admirable organization and a festive atmosphere."
Olympian Gary Hall, Jr.
"Rick and I are always proud to represent Team Hoyt at races produced by Streamline Events. The crowds and the support are second to none - and the events are perfectly orchestrated."
"Bill Burnett and his team execute some of the best events in the region. The events are safe and competitive. As an athlete myself, I thank Bill, his sponsors, and the communities that support the events for promoting an active healthy lifestyle.”
US Senator Scott Brown
"As a co-founder of the Streamline Events series, I am proud to help deliver a safe and inspiring platform bringing together some terrific races for athletes to compete in at all different levels."
Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker
“Streamline Events race organization, production value and quality of field continues to improve every year. We are grateful for Streamline’s investment in the draft legal format – as well as its passion for U.S. Triathletes just getting started and in need of a pathway to advance to the Elite level.”
Andy Schmitz, USA Triathlon, High Performance Director
“Streamline Events spearheaded the first triathlon ever in the Town of Mashpee. Through the tireless energy and attention to detail from it’s senior staff, we have been more than pleased with the event. Streamline works hard to ensure the community and local businesses benefit from staging a safe and exciting sporting event in Mashpee."
Joyce Mason, Town Manager
“You already know this, but to say again: there isn't day when the Cohasset Tri isn't part of our family's active thinking and planning. It has become a foundational part of our lives and we are everyday grateful for your vision in making it a reality.”
Jay Whiteside, Athlete