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.
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.
Ann is a software engineer who has previously worked in the healthcare and biotech spaces. She is originally from Colorado but has spent her adult life on the east coast. She spends her free time chilling with her dog, attempting to learn new (human) languages, researching random topics and reading.
Ashley spent several 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.
Before joining Aptible, Bayley worked as a Site Reliability Engineer at both Google and SF startup Formation. Outside of work, his passion is hang gliding - his gets alerts on his phone when the wind is soarable, but he has usually checked the forecast already. Bayley lives in Berkeley with his partner and two cats.
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.
Here is Eric Bower: baker of breads, aspiring home cook, and perpetually a student. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.
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.
Gab is a Technical Account Manager living in Brooklyn, NY. She studied Computer Science and prior to joining Aptible, she worked as a TAM for an IT Consulting firm where she was able to hone in on customer needs to determine the best solutions. Outside of work, you can catch her drinking coffee and hanging out with her kittens!
Josh rediscovered his love for learning after changing majors from a Pre-Med track to Social Work. After graduating with a degree in Social Work, he spent a year working as a Case Manager before transitioning into the SaaS world as a support specialist. Josh leveraged the communication skills and empathetic listening he honed as a social worker along with his curiosity and love for learning to develop the technical skills needed to excel in the support role. After support, he spent a year working, as a Technical Consultant, with customers to clearly define business problems and design solutions and systems to solve those problems using native tools and custom integrations. Josh joined Aptible to build a world-class, customer-first support team.
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.
With experiences ranging from non-destructive testing and material forging, t-shirt merchandising, tech-enabled music artist promotion, and building and growing high-velocity software products, Keshav works in the product management organization at Aptible. He’s passionate about customer advocacy and ensuring product teams deliver customer value continuously and efficiently. Keshav holds an engineering degree in Material Sciences from NIT Trichy, India and a Masters in Engineering Management from Dartmouth College
Marin’s passion for building client relationships took her from working in the event design industry to becoming a Customer Success Manager at HubSpot. At Aptible, her customer-first mentality contributes to the continued growth and success of each client she works with. Outside of work, Marin is a certified spin instructor, a natural wine enthusiast, and a florist.
Mario is a software engineer with a passion for large scale systems and interesting problems. Before Aptible, Mario worked at Plex and GitLab where he enjoyed working on their backend. Mario currently lives in Nicaragua with his wife, his dogs Sookie and Dango, and his cats Apollo and Athena.
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.
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.
Yujie is a lover of puzzles and looking for creative ways to solve business problems. Prior to Aptible, Yujie was a manager at PwC, leading engagements for a portfolio of 30+ tech startups and media companies in Toronto. In her spare time, she enjoys Netflix binging, bike riding, and teaching her cat dog tricks.