We see a future where it's easy to bring a great idea into the world using the internet, while respecting data security and privacy. The next generation of businesses will design security and privacy into their operating processes. If every business is going to be a software business, every business will need to be a security business.
We're working to make information security a core competency of every startup. We envision a world in which startups have access to great information security, are empowered to focus on their business instead of on compliance, can scale faster and more efficiently, and are confident that they're creating quality products.
“The perfect is the enemy of the good.” ― Voltaire
We identify the core value of a project and ship the simple thing first. We’re willing to set a goal we’re not sure of because it inspires us to act in the spirit of learning, reflect on the results, and gather valuable data about what to try next. We fail often and early in pursuit of experimentation and risk-taking on novel ideas.
We value and respect teaching as the best way to learn, and make time to share information openly. We are a team of learners with a growth mindset: We talk about improving constantly and challenge each other to grow.
“Feedback comes from a place of positive intent.” — Michael Terrell
We discuss our questions and concerns openly as a group. We practice giving effective feedback, with the intent of helping each other be more successful. When we give feedback, we make each other feel big, not small.
We work to create an environment where it feels completely safe to ask for help and take a risk — where we feel valued for our contributions and accepted for who we are. We don’t attribute mistakes or unexpected outcomes to human error: We view them as a starting point for an inquiry, not the end. We can resolve difficult issues while supporting each other.
“Is the juice worth the squeeze?” — Source Unknown
We seek to understand before we act. We question our assumptions and surface differences of opinion, in order to discover gaps in our plans and make changes accordingly.
By asking “Why?”, we cultivate focus and create leverage: We pick the right things to work on and maximize the impact of our efforts. By asking “Why?”, we make space for the creative tension between optimism and skepticism, and think strategically about what and how we build.
We think of customer success in terms of empowerment and growth through self-improvement, which makes it easy to have a deep passion for that success and be deeply invested in it. We want to see our customers grow into mature teams that excel at protecting data. That said, the customer is not always right. Sometimes we tell customers things they don't want to hear, to help them improve. We think and talk about empowerment across the entire team, not just product: In our marketing, we're more likely to give away knowledge than swag. In sales, we always try to answer substantive questions and provide a roadmap for prospects, even if they don't buy.
Empowerment and growth as self-improvement also deeply inform our design for customer experiences, like product and support. We help our customers by solving hard problems in multiple domains. Our customers look to us as guides, and we weave our deep legal and technical experience into our software and services. Our products teach you how to get better as you use them. To do this well, we often choose to sacrifice flexibility first.
Our customers value leverage—doing more with less time and money, and fewer people. Our products give them leverage by making complex processes simple and safe. With Comply, our customers can launch an enterprise-grade compliance program without a CISO or security department. With Deploy, our customers get the benefits of a secure, highly-available, fault-tolerant infrastructure without having to recruit, run, and retain a DevOps team. We build products and experiences that give customers more value as they invest more into them.
Raised in the East Bay Area, Albert is an engineer who loves understanding the big picture and obsessing over the details. Prior to Aptible, he worked as a Risk Advisor for EY performing SOC and ISO attestations, then later developed tools to help modernize the mortgage industry. After work, he loves night hikes and is obsessed with fancy Swiss music boxes (though he hasn't ponied up the cash to buy one).
Alex has been taking things apart for fun since elementary school, and has never ejected a USB device before unplugging it. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue, and prefers working for companies the size of his Dachshund.
Ashley spent 5 years as a Software Engineer before joining Aptible. Before that she was working on her BS in Computer Science from Purdue University. When she's not working, Ashley enjoys kayaking with her dog.
Bob's diverse background includes time working on business strategy, foreign affairs, and software engineering. He enjoys reading about history, experiencing unjustifiably extreme emotions about sports teams, and spending lots of time with his family. Bob has a B.A in Computer Science & Philosophy from Brown University.
Caroline is passionate about building people-first businesses. Prior to Aptible, she led People Operations at several high-growth, mission-driven technology companies, including Architizer, Artsy, and Give Real. She holds an A.B. in History from Princeton University.
Before Aptible, Chas served on active duty in the Army for 4 years as a lawyer at the Pentagon, which is where he first learned regulatory law. Prior to that, Chas ran two small dev shops for beer money in high school and college. His dog's name is Dilla.
Chris is a whiteboards and Legos kind of guy. Prior to working as Aptible’s Product Management lead, he co-founded a startup that helped consumers turn their personal data into cash for charity. His past lives include Lattice Data, Stanford’s MBA program, the Boston Consulting Group, and the Department of Justice.
Before joining Aptible, Christian served as an intelligence analyst in the Army and practiced commercial and regulatory law in Washington D.C. Most recently Christian worked at Proctor & Gamble, Accenture Strategy, and Google’s Trust & Safety organization. Christian holds a JD from the University of Virginia, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BS from Campbell University.
David is a management consultant turned software dev. He founded the non-profit Time Auction, which allows people to bid volunteer hours for rewards money can’t buy. He enjoys reading what Bill Gates reads and playing sports where height matters.
Prior to Aptible, Elyssa worked her way up from SDR to Account Executive in the Medical Vertical at Demandforce. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BA in Advertising and Minor in Philippines Studies. She enjoys trying new restaurants and watching reality tv.
Prior to Aptible, Frank led engineering teams at Give Real, XGraph (acquired by Clearspring / AddThis), and Artsy. He holds a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University.
Henry left big finance to help grow RJMetrics and launch Stitch (Data). He now leads Aptible's growth efforts, but also tries to do a good job as a husband and father. Henry earned his MBA from Wharton and his BS from Penn State.
Jenieze’s career has taken her from customer service to IT to recruiting, where her passion lies in bringing joy and efficiency to candidates and employees. She loves the experience of working at startups and chose Aptible for its commitment to human experiences inside and outside of the company. A native New Yorker, she received her degree in Art History from Fordham University and is most enthusiastic about her husband, daughter, dog and burritos.
Jeremy used to tour the country playing music, but now he prefers staying home crafting code. When he's away from the keyboard he enjoys snuggling his 3 cats, gardening, and rock climbing.
Jesslyn is a Georgia Tech trained environmental engineer turned front-end web developer who brings a love of detail and process to her work. She comes to Aptible after stints at OneTrust and Insiten. In her free time, she enjoys the quiet suburb life in Atlanta with her family.
Josh has a BS in Computer Science from Purdue University. He has a passion for automation and creating tools that save time. In his spare time he likes to play video games and spend time with his wife and pets. He has two German Shepherds, a cat, and a hedgehog.
Mia worked in Sales Ops at RJMetrics and Customer Success at roundCorner before coming to Aptible to work in Growth Ops. She graduated from Santa Clara University. In her free time, Mia loves being by the ocean and hiking with her husband and pup.
Before joining Aptible, Michael spent five years practicing antitrust and healthcare law in New York. He holds a JD from Duke University and a BA from UC Santa Barbara.
Michael has over a decade of experience in marketing & technology for high-growth startups. He has a degree in Psychology and researched the effects of ADHD medications on the developing brain.
Currently living in Santa Monica, CA, born and raised on the chilly east coast in Boston. After graduating from college, Mike lived on a boat for a couple years to pursue a career in sport-fishing. He previously worked at VMTurbo (now Turbonomics), Datadog, and Funnel.io.
Prior to joining Aptible, Nadim co-founded several non-profits and startups. More recently, he co-founded a security startup to provide institutional cryptocurrency custody. In his free time, he loves to teach at programming bootcamps and tinker in hacker spaces.
Peter is a full stack engineer. Before that, he was briefly a food critic. He's always been an enthusiast and practitioner of literature and music. He works hard to make the internet a better place and to support his future dog family.
Rob is passionate about helping companies bring customers, product, and marketing together. Prior to joining Aptible, he ran product marketing for both high-growth startups and midsize enterprises. He earned his MA from Columbia University and his BA from Swarthmore College. In his free time, Rob enjoys playing with his Chihuahua, Lucy, working on his project car, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Sarah is a results driven, customer advocate with almost ten years of experience driving overall value and adoption for the clients she manages. Prior to joining Aptible, she held a variety of customer success, support and sales roles while working at ISN and Infor. Outside of work, she enjoys staying active, traveling with her husband and ensuring her standard poodle, Norman, lives his best life.
Skylar is a designer and engineer, leading UX and design at Aptible. Prior to Aptible, Skylar worked as an independent consultant and helped ship products for Salesforce, Intuit, Eli Lilly, Oracle, and Facebook.
Sydney prides herself on designing thoughtful experiences. Previously, she worked at Mental Canvas, helping to design their innovative drawing platform. Before that, she studied architecture and worked on the campus humor magazine at Yale, both of which were more useful in her transfer to product design than you would expect. In her spare time, she loves taking advantage of New York's food scene, traveling to new places with her fiancé, and curling up with her cat Zadie and a good book.
Taj most recently worked as Assistant Counsel to Governor Phil Murphy. Before then, he practiced privacy and data security law at Morrison & Foerster LLP, conducted national security and foreign policy research at the Stimson Center and Brookings, and worked at the Department of Defense. He received an A.B. from Brown and a J.D. from Harvard. Taj is passionate about the intersection of tech and national security and the history of peanut butter.
Tasia is a motivating, customer success-driven sales executive who has helped grow sales teams at YARDI, Salesforce, and Houzz. She is a Southern Californian native, but a new Arizona transplant. Tasia loves to explore and travel with her two kids and husband. In her spare time, she likes to find her zen during yoga or going on a long run.
Taylor worked in Operations at Uber where she helped launch the Dallas market before coming to Aptible to work in Growth & BizOps. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new places, hiking and playing frisbee with her husband and their pup, Ripley.
As UX software engineer, Tom brings design and code together to create accessible user experiences. He comes to Aptible from Lonely Planet where he helped build their design system. Outside of work, you’ll find him with his dogs, on his bicycle, or hanging out at a punk show.
Jack of all trades and master of none, Tyler spent the last 4 years in customer success, sales, support, and project management at both Carta and Simply Hired. He enjoys travel, video games, and spending time with his fiancé and their two cats, Hendrick and Nori.
Vijay was born in Canada, moved to Atlanta and now lives in San Francisco. Most recently he was leading sales teams at GitHub and was involved in the acquisition by Microsoft as part of their Alliances team. He has two kids (14 year old boy and 11 year old girl) and likes travel, food, wine, exploring NorCal and playing golf.
A UX Engineer, Zach comes to Aptible from athenahealth where he helped develop their design system. With a background in both design and front-end development, he loves being able to bridge the gap and see designs all the way through implementation. He has an MA in Interactive Multimedia from Ohio University and is a huge Cleveland sports fan, for better or worse.
Zachary's enthusiasm for building great teams and helping them thrive led him to Aptible. He started his career as a management consultant before helping to grow the team at Juicero and working across sales, ops, CX and recruiting at Nebia. He also opened a second office for Nebia in Mexico City. Zachary holds a BA in Psychology from Columbia University and a BA in Jewish Ethics from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He loves going on adventures with his wife.