Joel Spolsky - CEO
Joel Spolsky is a globally recognized expert on software development and is known by developers around the world for his website Joel on Software. In 2000, he founded his first company, Fog Creek Software, which creates project management tools for software developers, including Trello, which recently spun out into its own company. Previously, Joel worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, where he developed an Internet client used by millions. He has written three books, including Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent (Apress, 2007) and worked as a contributing editor for Inc.magazine. Joel graduated from Yale University with a computer science degree. Before college, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper and helped found Kibbutz Hanaton.
Jack Sinclair - CFO
Jack is responsible for all of the financial and legal operations at Stack Exchange and developing and implementing financial strategies and processes that support Stack Exchange’s growth and business objectives. Prior to joining Stack Exchange he was a co-founder of Return Path where he spent 14 years and held a number of roles including COO and CFO. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Long Island with his wife and three daughters.
Jeff Szczepanski - COO
Jeff is the executive in charge of the definition and operation of the revenue bearing products and services of the Stack Exchange network including advertising sales and Stack Overflow Careers. Prior to joining Stack Exchange, Jeff was Founder and CTO of Allworx Corp that reached a successful exit in 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 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 the ongoing evolution of our Q&A product, including the growth and health of our sites. 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 a temp answering phones, and worked his way up to a role as Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management Capital Markets. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Alex Miller - VP of Operations
Alex is the executive catch all for Stack Exchange - overseeing all operational departments (it’s his job to make sure that all our offices are still standing and the power is on). Alex originally joined Stack Exchange as Chief of Staff, handling special projects, and before that was the VP of Operations for NY-base local advertising startup, Yext. Prior to moving to New York, he lived in Los Angeles where he launched and produced media properties such as TechCrunch50, This Week in Startups, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show and many more. He has a BA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego (where he still returns regularly for the warm weather and tacos).
Guy Zerega - VP of Sales
Guy is responsible for building out the sales team and driving revenue for Stack Overflow Careers. Under Guy’s leadership, the sales organization is committed to providing the absolute best customer experience online. The team also strives to create and maintain the absolute best sales environment around. Throughout Guy’s 20 years of experience he has held various sales and sales leadership roles at a wide range of companies including boot strapped start-ups to large corporate household names to owning his own company. He has a B.A. in Journalism from NYU where he was also an Academic All American on the Wresting Team.
Michael Pryor - Co-Founder & Member of the Board of Directors
Michael Pryor is the CEO of Trello and the President of Fog Creek Software, a company he co-founded with his friend and colleague, Joel Spolsky, in 2000. Michael served as Stack Exchange’s CFO from its founding through 2014, when they elected to hire someone with some actual finance experience. Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, with an Honors B.A. in Computer Science. He is the father of two adorable daughters, the chief curator of Fog Creek’s 400 gallon saltwater fish tank, and a devoted fan of the fresh baked cookies served at Stack Exchange board meetings.
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.
Jeff Atwood - Co-Founder (Emeritus)
Jeff Atwood is a software developer, author, blogger, and entrepreneur. He is one of the co-creators of stackoverflow.com and one of the co-founders of Stack Exchange. He writes the programming blog Coding Horror. Jeff also co-authored The ASP.NET 2.0 Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks and wrote Effective Programming: More Than Writing Code. In 2012, he left Stack Exchange to spend more time with his growing family, and in 2013 founded Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc. and the Discourse open-source discussion platform. Jeff lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife, three children, and two cats.