Sourcegraph team

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Quinn Slack

  • CEO, Co-founder, Board of Directors
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected],, @sqs, LinkedIn, he
  • Quinn lives just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife and daughter. Prior to Sourcegraph, Quinn co-founded Blend Labs, an enterprise technology company with ~500 employees dedicated to improving home lending. At Palantir Technologies, he created a technology platform to help two of the top five U.S. banks recover from the housing crisis. He was the first employee and developer at Bleacher Report after graduating from high school. Quinn graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Stanford.

Beyang Liu

  • CTO, Co-founder, Board of Directors
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @beyang, LinkedIn
  • Beyang Liu is CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph. Prior to Sourcegraph, Beyang was a software engineer at Palantir Technologies, where he developed new data analysis software on a small, customer-facing team working with Fortune 500 companies. Beyang studied Computer Science at Stanford, where he published research in probabilistic graphical models and computer vision at the Stanford AI Lab and thoroughly enjoyed his compilers course.

Christina Forney (she/her)

  • VP Product
  • Woodside, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • Name pronunciation: krɪsˈtiːnə ˈfɔrnɪ
  • [email protected], @christina4nee, LinkedIn, christinaforney
  • Christina loves riding and spending time with her two horses, Comet and Bentley. Prior to Sourcegraph, she merged her love of horses and software development by running product and engineering at an equine nutrition company. At Sourcegraph, she has returned to her roots and passion for developer productivity tools.

Stephen Gutekanst

  • Internal Contributor / Software Engineer
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @slimsag, LinkedIn, pronounce my name 🔊
  • Stephen enjoys spending time with his numerous kittos while solving some of the most critical and technically challenging issues he can get his hands on. Prior to Sourcegraph, he worked 3 years full-time on a game engine in Go while in school. Over the past ~6 years he has been working directly with some of our largest customers and relentlessly advocating for users, and today focuses on high-value low-cost wins across the board.

Ryan Slade (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦
  • [email protected], @frefity, LinkedIn
  • Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking and playing squash. Prior to Sourcegraph he helped develop a real time bidding system for online advertisers at Avocet and worked for a taxi hailing company in London, Hailo. He studied Computer Science at the University of Cape Town and has lived in the South Africa, the UK, Singapore and the US.

Rijnard van Tonder

  • Software Engineer
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @rvtond, LinkedIn, pronounce my name 🔊
  • Rijnard just wants to stop the proliferation of bad code. Seriously, it’s out of control. His favorite color is OCaml, and he collects stamps and flashlights. He currently lives a pretty untethered life while working for Sourcegraph. Incidentally, this aligns well with his goal of building future thinking dev tools that improve the state of software. Rijnard holds a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where his research focused on automated bug finding and bug fixing.

Eric Fritz (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @efritz, LinkedIn, pronounce my name 🔊
  • Eric received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where he published research on compiler construction and taught courses in compilers and software engineering. Prior to Sourcegraph, Eric built infrastructure for UCaaS products. While not programming, Eric enjoys cooking while muttering Gordon Ramsay deep cuts to himself.

Eric Brody-Moore

  • Growth & Business Operations
  • San Francisco, CA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn, ebrodymoore
  • Eric splits his weekends eating his way through the Bay Area and getting out of town to explore the west coast nature, snowboard or golf. Prior to Sourcegraph, Eric was the first hire at Drift Marketplace, where he built the finance and analytics functions, and Deloitte Consulting’s strategy and operations practice. Eric graduated with a BS in Finance from the University of Washington.

Keegan Carruthers-Smith

  • Software Engineer
  • Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦
  • [email protected], keegancsmith, @keegan_csmith
  • Keegan likes living in places with lots of sun and fibre internet. Prior to Sourcegraph, Keegan worked on the developer tools team at Facebook and spent too much time studying Mathematics and Computer Science. When not doing his day job, Keegan is usually out and about with his wife and son. He can also be found in a skatepark, on a squash court or on a mountain.

Uwe Hoffmann

  • Software Engineer
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], uwedeportivo
  • Uwe has finally given up on his dream of playing in the NBA and has decided that writing software is not that bad after all.

Joe Chen

  • Software Engineer
  • Boston, MA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @unknwon, LinkedIn
  • Joe lives in his little dark room. Prior to Sourcegraph, Joe created the Gogs project, a painless self-hosted Git service. Joe graduated with a MS in Software Development from Boston University.

Vanesa Ortiz (she/her)

  • Name pronunciation: /ˈvanɛsa ɔɹˈtiz/
  • Content Engineer
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], vanesa, @vanesacodes, LinkedIn
  • Vanesa loves to travel (45 countries so far), spend time with her daughter, son and husband, sing and make jewelry. She grew up in the Dominican jungle and is really good at catching lizards. Prior to Sourcegraph, she lived in Germany and built dev tools for the infrastructure team at Lovoo. She used to be a human rights researcher for the London School of Economics before transtitioning to software engineering. Her weakness is sushi.

Noemi Mercado (she/her)

  • People Ops
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • GitHub: mercadon
  • [email protected], LinkedIn, pronounce my name 🔊
  • Noemi is a Bay Area native that spends her free time caring for her cacti collection and volunteering with the local chapter of Border Angels. Before Sourcegraph, she helped run hiring and onboarding at the homecare startup, Honor. Prior to that, she worked in HR at a non-profit supporting children in foster care. She also has a pup named Valencia.

Nick Snyder (he/him)

  • VP Engineering
  • Belmont, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], GitHub, Twitter, LinkedIn, manager docs, pronounce my name 🔊
  • Nick started writing code in CS 101 at Vanderbilt and loved it so much that he graduated 4 years later with a B.S and M.S. in Computer Science. Since then, Nick has spent most of his career as a software engineer working with a variety of technologies at companies large and small, and now enjoys building teams. Nick has a wife, a daughter, and a son, and likes to sail on the San Francisco Bay as often as his calendar permits.

Thorsten Ball (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], mrnugget, @thorstenball, LinkedIn,
  • Thorsten started his career as a software engineer after dropping out of college where he studied philosophy. Since then he’s mainly worked for startups (flinc, ioki) in the mobility space before starting at Sourcegraph. In his spare time, he’s also a writer and wrote and self-published two books about his favorite pet topics: interpreters & compilers. He lives together with his wife and daughter in a small-ish city in Germany. He met his wife, who happened to hail from the same small town in Germany, in Australia while he was working at a shipyard.

Loïc Guychard

  • Engineering manager, search
  • Brest, Brittany, France 🇫🇷
  • [email protected], lguychard, LinkedIn
  • Loïc loves oceanside living and long bike rides. He started his career as a linguist, before transitioning to software engineering while working at Dashlane.

Aileen Agricola (she/her)

  • First name pronounced eye-LEAN
  • Senior Digital Marketing Manager
  • San Carlos, CA and Bainbridge Island, WA USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Aileen is a techie at heart with a foundation in IT and databases. Her first startup experience was at Patrol Software where she got the startup buzz to try out multiple roles in customer support, product management, business development and sales. Most recently, she built the website for Neo4j and learned that everything is connected. In her spare time she keeps active by hiking, running or biking. She also loves to travel and binges the best in streaming tv.

Dan Adler (he/him)

  • VP Operations
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @DanielNealAdler, LinkedIn, dadlerj
  • In his role at Sourcegraph, Dan finally found the perfect mix of IDEs and spreadsheets. After receiving a C.S. degree from Rice U., Dan spent a decade in the business world: consulting, investing, and before Sourcegraph, getting an MBA at Stanford. Dan lives with his girlfriend and dog in San Francisco.

Tomás Senart

  • Engineering Manager
  • Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹 / Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], tsenart, @tsenart, LinkedIn
  • Name pronunciation: /to.ˈmas/
  • Tomás started fiddling with computers because he was fascinated with how hackers were depicted in Hollywood movies. He has since moved on to not only build distributed systems but also distributed teams. Before Sourcegraph he’s been at companies like Apple, Mesosphere, Thomson Reuters and Soundcloud. In his free time he likes to spend time with his partner, play Chess and Rocket League, eat great food, hit the gym and read books.

Julia Gilinets (she/her)

  • VP Customer Engineering
  • Nashville, Tennessee, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @JuliaSourceress, LinkedIn, juliasourceress
  • Julia started out as a Software Engineer supporting the developer community at Palm, which to the generations of today might be thought of as mobile before mobile. She realized she loved forging business partnerships just as much as coding, and after over a decade of leading various customer facing teams has finally landed in the best of all worlds at Sourcegraph. She’s passionate about technical innovation, efficiency, the human connection, and sleep.

Geoffrey Gilmore

  • Software Engineer
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], ggilmore
  • Geoffrey is an MIT graduate who enjoys kicking people in his spare time.

Farhan Attamimi

  • Software Engineer
  • Singapore 🇸🇬
  • [email protected], attfarhan
  • Farhan writes code to pass the time while impatiently waiting for Manchester United to return to glory.

Erik Seliger

  • Software Engineer
  • Bremen, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], eseliger, LinkedIn
  • Erik has a background in Systems Engineering and decided that software is the most interesting field of engineering, which he never quit since first touching Turbo Pascal at age 11.

Kai Passo (he/him)

  • Account Executive
  • Atlanta, GA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], kpsource
  • Kai enjoys time with his family, sailing, and vacationing in Maine (for lobster, sea glass, and amazing sunsets). In terms of work, he focuses on helping customers solve business problems and providing an exceptional customer experience.

Rob Rhyne

  • Senior Product Designer
  • Oceanside, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @robrhyne, LinkedIn
  • Rob is a designer, developer, and accidental salesman with a penchant for solving business problems with usable design and code. When not making products, he is raising two boys with his wife, working on his boat, or fishing offshore for anything that makes good poke.

Felix Becker

  • Software Engineer
  • Bremen, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], felixfbecker, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Felix discovered batch files on Windows 98 in elementary school and one thing led to another. He has the most fun in all things web technology and open source, especially TypeScript. But when that gets boring, he likes to play field hockey and sail the north & baltic seas.

Garo Brik (they/them)

  • Software Engineer
  • T’karonto, Canada 🇨🇦
  • [email protected], gbrik
  • Garo cooks, climbs, dances, reads, and games with their family, and wrestles with compilers in the darkest recesses of their imagination. They work on the code intel team when they can get the many cats in their life off their keyboard. They are slowly trying to convince everyone in their life to move with them somewhere with more mountains & ocean and less snow.

Quin Keough

  • SDR
  • Phoenix AZ, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], quinwith1n
  • Quin has always loved traveling and seeing the world. He lives in Phoenix with his wife and 2 french bulldogs. Quin also enjoys most sports, especially ping pong, reading, and playing his guitar. Although his French bulldogs do not enjoy it when he attempts to play the guitar.

Asdine El Hrychy

  • First name is pronounced as-deen, last name el-ree-tchee
  • Software Engineer
  • Ajaccio, France 🇫🇷/ Dubai, UAE 🇦🇪
  • [email protected], asdine
  • Asdine loves experimenting and building bizarre software while enjoying an entire pot of coffee. Before Sourcegraph, he was writing tools and frameworks for his colleagues at Heetch. He also hates dogs, especially the small ones, essentially because they hate him.

Dave Try

  • Software Engineer
  • Ibague, Colombia 🇨🇴/ Sydney, Australia 🇦🇺
  • [email protected], davejrt
  • Dave likes riding his bike up hill, drinking coffee and travelling. After graduating University and getting his start as a Unix system administrator, he still has a soft spot for Solaris and enjoys solving problems on large scale infrastructure.

Dax McDonald (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], Github, Twitter
  • Dax enjoys playing ultimate frisbee 🥏, running 🏃‍♂️ and running K8s on his Raspberry Pi. Before Sourcegraph, he worked on making Kubernetes easier to use with Rio and K3s. He is an avid enthusiast of open-source and open-hardware. He has contributed to several open source projects such as Kubernetes, Linkerd & MetalLB

Robert Lin

  • Software Engineer Intern
  • Taipei, Taiwan 🇹🇼 (GMT+8)
  • [email protected], bobheadxi, LinkedIn
  • If it involves moving without too much thinking, Robert enjoys it: running, climbing, swimming, and more. He is in his final semester remotely studying mathematics at the University of British Columbia, but on the side he loves dabbling in building tooling, web interfaces, and writing.

Marek Zaluski

  • Software Engineer
  • Ottawa, Canada 🇨🇦
  • [email protected], marekweb, Twitter
  • Marek is a JavaScript and TypeScript developer with an interest in developer tools and tech education. He occasionally teaches programming courses and contributes to coding bootcamps, and he previously ran a software consulting agency. He lives in Canada’s capital with his wife and his jack russell terrier 🐕.

Adam Harvey (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Vancouver, Canada 🇨🇦
  • [email protected], @LGnome, LawnGnome
  • Name pronunciation: /ˈadəm hˈɑːvi/
  • Adam plays cricket, yells at hockey teams, and spends an inordinate amount of time convincing his golden retriever to drop things. He started his technology journey with an IBM XT in the 80s, and never looked back once he discovered the GW-BASIC RENUM command. Technologically, Adam enjoys programming language design, convincing runtimes to work on hardware they weren’t designed to, and deluding himself that abusing CSS animations is exactly what his film degree qualified him to do.

Mark Muldez (he/him)

  • Sales Development Representative
  • Tampa, FL 🌴 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Mark has been working in sales for the past 8 years and he’s held various roles such as SDR, AE, and Team Lead. Prior to Sourcegraph, Mark was the lead technical SDR for the west region at, where he successfully built a strong and sustainable pipeline for the company. In his spare time, Mark loves to spend time with his wife, his 2-year-old little guy, and their mini Australian shepherd dog. He’s a big Golden State Warriors fan, plays guitar, works out to earn the right to eat plates of sushi, and goes to the beach to avoid getting bit by mosquitoes. He also thinks spicy mayo is life. 🙌🏽

Christine Lovett (she/her)

  • Customer Engineer
  • New York, NY, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn, christinelovett
  • Christine is a biking, music and general fun enthusiast who likes to balance her travels exploring nature and city. Before Sourcegraph, Christine spent a few years in sales, then software development- ultimately merging her skillset in customer engingeering roles at Docker and Google. She has a strong appreciation for modern development tools and reducing friction in IT.

Gonzalo Peci (he/him)

  • Engineering Manager
  • Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 🇪🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn, pecigonzalo, pronounce my name 🔊
  • Gonzalo is originally from Argentina but has been moving around the world since 2012. He enjoys playing video games, traveling and reading. Recently he started playing the bass 🎸 and has a Metal/Punk garage band. He has an infrastructure background and has gone down the tech rabbit hole and learned programming languages 🤓.

Chayim Kirshen (he/him)

  • Kh-ay-eem (or Hayeem)
  • Security Engineer
  • Kiryat Hasharon, Israel, 🇮🇱
  • [email protected]
  • Chayim loves to rollerblade, cycle, listen to and play music; he’s always exploring a new idea, and entranced by a piece of music. He spent years shipping 3D software, building cloud things, securing networks, and growing all the vegetables he could in the smallest part of his garden possible. When he’s not online he’s playing with his kids, reading pulpy science fiction, or delving into behavioural economics. Plus za’atar - he covers everything he can in za’atar.

Alicja Suska (she/her)

  • /aˈlʲit͡s.ja/
  • Product Designer
  • Poznań, Poland 🇵🇱
  • [email protected], LinkedIn, AlicjaSuska
  • Alicja is a designer who loves painting furniture and creating isometric illustrations. She lives in Poznań with her Samoyed dog, Edward. Prior to Sourcegraph, Alicja was working at Toggl, the company that provides time tracking and work management tools. She comes from the artistic background - she earned a BA in Interior Design and a MS in Graphics.

Stefan Hengl (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], stefanhengl
  • Stefan lives in Berlin with his wife and two children. Prior to Sourcegraph, Stefan was a software engineer at Zalando and SAP, where he worked on data pipelines and low-latency, high-throughput microservices. He graduated in Physics but eventually realized that software engineering is his true passion. In his free time, Stefan enjoys cooking, plays chess with his daughter, and dreams about building a house in the wilderness of Norway.

Elizabeth Stirling (she/her)

  • Security Software Engineer
  • Seattle, WA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Elizabeth is a Seattle area native who loves exploring the city. She has been interested in security ever since reading Neal Stephenson’s novel Reamde when she was a kid. Her spare time is spent hiking around the forests of the Pacific Northwest and working on whatever side project catches her fancy. She has spent far too much money on keyboards and pretty rocks - sometimes even forging her own Bismuth crystals. Elizabeth graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Quinn Keast (he/him)

  • Product Designer
  • Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪
  • [email protected], @quinnkeast, LinkedIn, quinnkeast,
  • Quinn is a Canadian product & UX designer living in Berlin. His background is in design, and prior to Sourcegraph, he has a broad range of experience including working with a branding and advertising agency, a major non-profit environmental conservancy, and a global meal kit company. He also co-founded a UX consultancy that worked with growing product teams and organizations across Canada. Outside of work, Quinn is passionate about Ultimate frisbee, writing, speaking, and tinkering around. Learn more about Quinn’s guiding values and how he works as a human at his personal Quinn.README!

Juliana Peña (she/her)

  • Software Engineer
  • Redmond, WA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], limitedmage, LinkedIn, Twitter, pronounce my name 🔊
  • Juliana is originally from Cali, Colombia 🇨🇴 and went to college in Mexico City 🇲🇽 before moving to the Seattle area. She loves building powerful and beautiful web applications that improve people’s lives. Before Sourcegraph, Juliana worked at Microsoft building successful startup projects, and is now very excited to be working in a real startup company. Outside of work, Juliana loves cyling, collecting Lego, playing video games, and traveling.

David Li (he/him)

  • Technical Recruiter
  • San Francisco, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • David is originally from the Northeast US and has been in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2013. Prior to Sourcegraph he was at Facebook and Cruise (self-driving cars), where he helped build new teams and scaled recruiting efforts through analytics and operations. He is interested in tennis and has recently started attending music festivals (you’ll see him in the front!).

Tharuntej Kandala (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Jacksonville, FL, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], tjkandala
  • Call him “TJ”
  • TJ was born in India before he was brought to the swamp. He strives to bridge the gap between Developer Experience and User Experience in modern web applications. Outside of work, he loves to code and dunk basketballs by the ocean.

Chris Pine (he/she/they/Chris)

  • Engineering Manager, Campaigns
  • Portland, OR, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn, chrispine, Twitter
  • Name pronunciation: /kɹɪs paɪn/
  • Chris started his career making games, working on Civilization III and Alpha Centauri. Chris also spent several years working at Opera Software in Norway, mainly on Opera’s Ecmascript engine. Somewhere in there, Chris accidentally wrote a book, Learn to Program. At New Relic, Chris moved into management, and (much to his surprise) loved it! Chris lives with his spouse (Katy), their three kids (C, Ruby, and Apl), two rats (Coffee and Bean), and an ancient grey cat (Wobbly). Hobbies include the boardgame Go, failing to play the guitar, and spiritual inquiry (mostly Tao, Zen, and Alan Watts). Chris really (like really) loves parentheses.

Gregg Stone

  • VP of Sales
  • San Francisco, CA
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Gregg lives in San Francisco with his wife Heather and two kids Liv & Gavin. He moved to San Francisco 13 years ago. He started his sales career at Salesforce, before moving on to several startup tech companies. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hiking, swimming, and skiing. He grew up in NC and graduated from NC State with a degree in Finance.

Noah Santschi-Cooney (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Wexford, Ireland 🇮🇪
  • Name pronunciation: /noʊə santʃi kuːnɪ/
  • [email protected], strum355, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Noah is a half Swiss 🇨🇭 half Irish 🇮🇪 UCC CS graduate who spends his time evangelising the Actor model, containers (not of the shipping variety), his favourite programming languages and complaining about subpar editor experiences. Sometime in the past, the last point drove him over the edge and into the world of language servers. Previously he was Performance Engineering Intern at Teamwork, Frontend/DevOps at CloudCIX and Head Systems Administrator at UCC Netsoc, the college tech/gaming society.

Bill Kolman

  • Account Executive
  • New York, New York
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Bill lives in Long Island City, Queens with his wife, daughter, and dog. He has been in tech related sales since 2008. Most recently he has been working in early stage startups, building businesses from the ground up in the eastern US. Bill is an avid bicyclist, so when he’s not evangelizing Sourcegraph or studying the newest trends in technology, he is probably exploring the 5 boroughs on his bike.

Owen Brennan (he/him)

  • Account Executive
  • Boise, Idaho, USA
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Owen has worked in early-stage technology sales for almost his entire career. He’s passionate about helping customers resolve their unique business challenges, and fostering a long-term impact for them. Outside of work, Owen can be found with his family exploring his home State of Idaho: hiking, fly fishing, rafting and snowboarding.

María Craig (she/her)

  • Product Manager
  • Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸 / Buenos Aires, Argentina 🇦🇷
  • [email protected], LinkedIn, macraig, pronounce my name 🔊
  • María spends lots of time listening to old rock bands and hugging every dog she can find. Prior to Sourcegraph, she co-founded an EdTech startup in Argentina with the mission of closing the gap between traditional education and tech. She later joined another startup and lead the development of a real-time IoT predictive monitoring platform to help predict machine failure in industrial plants in Latin America. In her free time, María enjoys playing soccer or videogames with friends, attending live music shows, and watching animated movies and musicals.

Chris Surdi

  • Account Executive
  • San Francisco, Ca, USA, 🇺🇸
  • [email protected]
  • I’m a serial entrepreneur and angel employee with a passion for disruptive technology and sales. I live north of San Francisco with my wife Meliza and three kids - Truson, Kaison and Crimson. I’m originally from back East and moved out to the West Coast in 2003 to be involved in startups, technology, and innovation. I’m grateful to say I’m doing everything I’ve set myself out to achieve at this point.

Joel Kwartler (he/him)

  • Product Manager (Current Goals)
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • Name pronunciation: ʤoʊl kwɔrtlɜr
  • [email protected], LinkedIn, Github
  • Joel is a west coast fanboy who grew up in Oregon and has since lived in Seattle, SF, and LA. He’s bounced around the startup + design world at places like Figma and IDEO, and got a bachelor’s in C.S. at Harvard. After hours, you might find him doing stand up, pretending he knows piano, or waking up way too early to take photographs. He’s made the Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Best Joel Kwartlers for 5 of the past 8 years.

Alan Harris (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Arlington, VA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], robot
  • Alan lives in the DC metro area with his wife, cat and somewhat excessive collection of books. When not illuminated by the gentle glow of a monitor, you’ll probably find him toiling away behind a drum kit or watching yet another horror movie from the 1980s (seriously, they’re fantastic). Just a regular dude, and totally not three chipmunks in a trench coat.

Joe Kirscher (he/him)

  • Strategy & Operations Manager
  • Mountain View, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected]
  • Joe grew up in Nebraska before coming out to California for college. He has grown to love the mild weather and wine country around the Bay Area, which is fortunate, because he doesn’t play football so they won’t let him back into Nebraska. After a couple years of consulting, he then spent a total of 10 years working in Sales Operations at Yahoo and FireEye and is now excited to help Sourcegraph scale up!

Kacie Jenkins (she/her)

  • VP of Marketing
  • Sea Ranch, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], @mskaciej, LinkedIn
  • Kacie lives on the northern California coast with her partner Brooks and their feisty little pup, Beatrix (Bebe). Prior to Sourcegraph, Kacie led global marketing at Ace Hotel Group, where she launched the first AI-generated hotel lobby soundscape in partnership with Bjork and Microsoft. As VP of Marketing at Fastly, she helped grow Fastly from a 25-person startup into a global, publicly-traded company. She has memorized the Joy of Cooking chocolate chip cookie recipe, and always has a song playing in her head.

Jonah Dueck (he/him)

  • Customer Engineer
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], justdueck, LinkedIn
  • Jonah has been working within the IT space since high school. He started out by founding and running a small IT company in northern Nevada while still in high school and after graduating, moved on to working for another small company in Northern California. Most recently, he worked in internal IT operations and technical program management at Google for about 2 years. Outside of work, he enjoys rock climbing, playing music (guitar and drums), riding his motorcycle and working on his old VW bus (there’s always something breaking on it).

Artem Ruts (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], artemruts, LinkedIn
  • Name pronunciation: /arˈtʲɵm ruts/
  • Artem is a Software Engineer from Belarus with a Master’s in Computer Science. Before teaming up with Sourcegraph, Artem dazzled the IT crowd at Wayfair and, prior to that, Thomson Reuters. Avid believers in lifelong learning, Artem and his awesome wife currently enjoy dabbling in blocks, balls, and trucks with their infant daughter. In his rare and fleeting free time, you might be able to catch him rollerblading (though you’d have to be awfully fast) or studying foreign languages.

Alex Russell-Saw (he/him)

  • Software Engineer
  • Peckham, London, UK 🇬🇧
  • GitHub: arussellsaw
  • [email protected], @arussellsaw
  • Alex lives in Southeast London with his partner Rebecca (a chef), with their cat and dog (Gillian and Dustin). Before Sourcegraph he was building a bank at Monzo. In their free time they enjoy eating too much and drinking natural wines, as well as cooking all sorts of nonsense. He is also a serial project starter-but-not-finisher and you can find some of his fine unfinished work here:, he’s also learning to make video games but isn’t very good yet.

Jean du Plessis (he/him)

  • Engineering Manager, Web
  • Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦
  • GitHub: jeanduplessis
  • Name pronunciation: ʒɑ̃n dy plɛsi
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Jean lives with his wife, quadruplet daughters and 3 dogs in Cape Town, South Africa. Their family loves the outdoors, whether it’s hiking in the mountains or spending time at the beach. He’s been in IT for the past 16 years of which he’s been a manager for 7. Prior to Sourcegraph, he was a manager at GitLab.

Eli Rothschild (He/Him)

  • Account Executive
  • New York, New York (Currently in Boca Raton, FL)
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Eli was raised in Baltimore, MD, has been in New York City since 2007 (resided in 4 of the 5 boroughs), and recently joined the unofficial 6th borough of NYC, Boca Raton, FL. He has been in SaaS sales with early stage to high growth companies for a majority of his professional career. Prior to joining Sourcegraph, Eli was an Enterprise Account Executive at Segment, and previously at Mixpanel during similar stages of company growth. When not listening to the latest tech and business podcasts, Eli is a student of U.S and World history, enjoys playing chess, following his favorite sports teams, and traveling with his wife.

Josh Saunders

  • Customer Engineer
  • Napa, CA, USA 🇺🇸
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Josh was raised in Toledo, OH and has lived in Northern California since 2014. He’s very curious and has held positions in a few industries including public health, medical devices, and, most recently, tech. His first startup experience was with Segment, where he was one of the first hires on the Customer Success team. After Segment, he joined to build and lead their Customer Success organization. In Josh’s free time he loves to build and ride bikes, cheer (and sometimes cry) on the Cleveland Browns, travel California, and spend time with his wife, Tammy, and their furbaby, Griffin.

Owen Convey (he/him)

  • Engineering Manager
  • Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸
  • Github: scalabilitysolved
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Owen was born and raised in England and has been residing in Barcelona since 2012. He spends a lot of time watching Rugby, playing with his young daughter and tinkering with his laptop. Prior to Sourcegraph, he was a manager at Help Scout and loves empowering and motivating autonomous engineering teams. His Achilles’ heel is most definitely pizza.

Virginia Ulrich (she/her)

  • Head of Customer Support
  • Portland, Oregon, United States 🇺🇸
  • GitHub: virginiaulrich
  • [email protected], LinkedIn
  • Name pronunciation: vr ji nyuh oo l ri ch
  • Virginia lives with her partner (Vinh) and two cats, Little Miss Gable (tuxedo) and Hercules Mulligan (orange tabby). She derives joy from the tiny beautiful moments of human connection, hikes across the city and out in nature, and cooking for others. She studied literature and discovered her love of computer science quite by accident. With many years in customer service in various forms, Virginia can geek out for hours about the philosophy of 👍 customer support, the importance of compassion > empathy, and all things involving people helping other people.