Joel Spolsky - CEO
Joel Spolsky is an expert on software development, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, and the co-creator of stackoverflow.com. His website Joel on Software is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over thirty languages. He has written four books about software development, including Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent (Apress 2007). Joel has worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, developing an Internet client used by millions.
Michael Pryor - CFO
In addition to his work as CFO for Stack Overflow, Michael Pryor is the president of Fog Creek Software. Michael graduated from Dartmouth College with an Honors B.A. in Computer Science (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude). He writes a column for Make Magazine called Puzzle This and runs the popular interview website TechInterview.org.
Jeff Szczepanski - COO
Jeff is the executive in charge of the definition and operations of the revenue bearing products and services of Stack Overflow including advertising sales, jobs listings, and the other careers related offerings. In this role, therefore, Jeff is also the most likely person to be demoted or fired if Stack Overflow’s monetization plans don’t work out. Prior to joining Stack Overflow, Jeff was Founder and CTO of Allworx Corp that reached a successful exit in late 2007. At Allworx, Jeff was responsible for the strategic direction of the Allworx business and leader of all product development including product definition and requirements of the entire product portfolio. Jeff is an active alumnus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating with highest honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
David Fullerton - VP of Engineering
David is the developer-turned-manager responsible for all software development and system administration at Stack Exchange. Before assuming the role VP of Engineering in January 2012, David worked as the development lead of Stack Overflow Careers. David joined Stack Exchange, Inc. from Fog Creek Software, where he worked briefly as the developer lead for Stack Exchange 1.0 and as a developer on the FogBugz team. He has a B.A. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.
Jay Hanlon - VP of Community Growth
Jay is responsible for driving the growth and continued health of our sites. His team ensures that our existing communities get the support they need to grow and flourish, and that we continue to expand the number of topics and users we serve. Jay graduated with an Honors B.A. in Drama from Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Stack Exchange, he worked for 15 years at Merrill Lynch, where he started as an administrative temp answering phones, and worked his up to a role as a Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management Capital Markets. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.
Brad Burnham - Member of the Board of Directors
Brad Burnham began his career in information technology with AT&T in 1979. He held a variety of sales, marketing and business development positions there until 1990 when he spun Echo Logic out of Bell Laboratories, which was a catalyst for the creation of AT&T's venture capital arm, AT&T Ventures. In 1993, Brad joined AT&T Ventures as an Executive in Residence. He became a principal there in 1994 and a General Partner in 1996. Currently, Brad is a partner in Union Square Ventures, and board member for a number of web 2.0 companies. Brad has a BA in Political Science from Wesleyan University, is married with two kids and lives in New York.
Anil Dash - Member of the Board of Directors
Anil Dash is a pioneering technologist and blogger; his site, Dashes.com, began in 1999 as one of the earliest and most influential blogs on the Internet. Anil is the first partner in Activate, a consulting firm that advises companies at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology. He is also the founding Director of Expert Labs, an independent non-profit which creates new web technologies to help policy makers tap into the expertise of the public. Previously, Anil was employee #1 and Chief Evangelist at Six Apart Ltd, and that work was preceded by roles in the newspaper and music industries. A recognized expert on web technology, web culture and the software industry, Anil has delivered keynote presentations around the world.
Neil Rimer - Member of the Board of Directors
Neil Rimer is a Partner of Index Ventures which he founded in Geneva with Giuseppe Zocco and David Rimer. Neil started the venture capital activity of Index's predecessor firm, later co-founding Index Ventures and raising the firm's first fund in 1996. Prior to this, Neil spent four years with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco. Neil's current investment interests include Internet media, e-commerce, entertainment and education businesses as well as capital-efficient, information-oriented cleantech companies. Neil also sits on the board of Human Rights Watch and has also served on the board of U.C. Sampdoria, a football club competing in the Italian Serie A. He has a BA. in History and Economics from Stanford University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.