About Stormpath

Stormpath is the first user management and authentication service for developers. A scalable cloud-based API, Stormpath provides a common role-based access control & authentication framework that can be used across disparate applications and multiple programming languages. It also provides an on-line management console and workflows for user registration and password recovery.

Stormpath virtualizes your user stores to simplify access to multiple directories from one application. Groups and roles reflect user roles and organizations, including SaaS directories, and are easy for any admin to manage. Directories, accounts, and groups are available to any connected application via our web console or REST +JSON API. Authentication occurs instantly with one simple API call.

Management Team

Alex Salazar, CEO, 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.

Les Hazlewood, Co-Founder, CTO, and 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.

Claire Hunsaker, 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


Peter Sonsini

New Enterprise Associates

Pete is co-head of NEA’s enterprise software practice group, and has invested in MapR, Engine Yard, Eucalyptus Systems, Xensource (acquired by Citrix), and Tevacent (acquired by Google).

Chip Hazard

Flybridge Venture Capital

Chip is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, and has invested in MongoDB, Infobright, Nasuni, Bowstreet (acquired by IBM), and mValent (acquired by Oracle).

Rob Kain

Pelion Venture Partners

Prior to joining Pelion as a General Partner, Rob was an Executive at Novell, Inc. for twelve years. His investment focus is cloud computing, mobile, storage, and security.

Andy Rachleff


Andy Rachleff is CEO of Wealthfront and a member of the faculty at Stanford GSB, where he teaches courses on technology entrepreneurship.

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