Les Hazlewood is our Co-Founder and CTO and the Apache Shiro PMC Chair.
Prior to forming Stormpath, he held senior architectural positions at Bloomberg and Delta Airlines and he was former CTO of a software engineering firm supporting educational and government agencies. Les has been actively involved in Open Source for more than 10 years, committing or contributing to projects like the Spring Framework, JBoss, and Apache Shiro. Les has a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and practices Kendo and studies Japanese when he's not banging out code.
Alex Salazar is our CEO and Co-Founder.
Prior to starting Stormpath, Alex was a senior sales executive at IBM where he managed $30M+ accounts and was named Salesperson of the Year. He served R&D and Business units at ESPN, Viacom, Bloomberg, NBC/Universal, and Government entities. Prior to IBM, Alex was an enterprise software developer.
He has a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Stanford University. Alex also lives in San Mateo and spends his scarce free time surfing and teaching his daughter to code.
Claire Hunsaker is our VP of Marketing and Business Development.
An experienced startup Marketing and Sales leader, she focuses on building tools and support for Stormpath developer communities, raising awareness of user management and security issues, and managing our channel and strategic partnerships. Claire has an MBA from Stanford, BA from Columbia, and is an award-winning writer and speaker. Prior to Stormpath, she worked in Marketing, Sales and Product roles at LiveOps and Samasource, and was a strategy consultant at Katzenbach Partners.
Team Stormpath includes technical badasses across the stack, Shiro committers, and startup veterans. And one Boston Terrier.
Series A Investors include Peter Sonsini, General Partner at NEA, Rob Kain, General Partner at Pelion and Chip Hazard, General Partner at Flybridge. Our angel round was led by Andy Rachleff, Co-founder of Benchmark Capital and CEO at WealthFront.