Chief Executive Officer
Stephen has worked in the technology industry since the mid 90s where he began his career interning for Sequoia Software. He has worked as a CTO and CEO of startups, held several roles at larger organizations like Red Hat, and led digital transformation projects at a number of Fortune 500 companies across many verticals. He is an established thought leader in the technology space, having been published on sites like Tech Target, and quoted in a number of articles and publications like Forbes and ZDNet. He has been a speaker at IoT World, SAP Sapphire, and Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce, and Websummit. Stephen holds 2 patents in the data space.
Kyle has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has held leadership roles in product development, support, and consulting at companies ranging in size from startup to publicly traded. Kyle is the co-inventor of 2 patents with Stephen and Zachary. He is an expert in cloud architecture as well as multiple programming languages.
EVP Corporate Strategy
Fred has spent over 15 years working in the software industry in roles across product development, operations, customer support, and sales. Before HarperDB, Fred held leadership roles at Phizzle, Inc. for over 10 years. He has always been a top sales performer and has developed, maintained, and grown multiple sales channels with companies like SAP, Twitter, and more.
SVP Product & Marketing
Jaxon has 25 years of experience architecting, designing, and developing enterprise software. He is the founder of three technology startups and has consulted with multiple Fortune 500 companies on IoT and Digital Transformation initiatives. A partially-reformed developer, he understands what it’s like to wrestle with technology instead of benefiting from it, and believes passionately that if the Jetsons never had an episode where a config file error brought down the food-o-matic, it surely should not be a problem now.
SVP of Sales
Jason Bussanick has over 25 years of experience driving revenue in the technology industry. He has a variety of experience across industries such as telecommunications, software, managed services, and hardware, and has worked at companies such as Qwest, Sunguard, and Exodus Communications.
Chief of Staff
Anna has over a decade of experience across a variety of industries including consulting, education, technology and political strategy. She has extensive experience with project management, developing cross-sector partnerships and scaling communities and companies. As Chief of Staff at Harper DB, Anna supports the Executive Team and streamlines process improvements and operations across the organization.
Distinguished Software Engineer
Senior Director DevOps
Aron has over 10 years of information technology experience across a variety of industries, where he focused on systems administration, engineering, architecture, and information security. At HarperDB, Aron is responsible for development operations, automation engineering, and deployment.
Director IT & Operations
Jacob holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from George Mason University. He is an active FIRST Robotics volunteer, serving as Judge Advisor and Referee. Jacob has several years of technology consulting experience for large governmental organizations. He previously interned at Kloudroot with Zach, Kyle, and Stephen. Prior to joining HarperDB, Jacob held roles as Project Leader and Senior Consultant at Macedon Technologies.
GTM Strategy & Creative Lead
Aleks has spent his career working at early and mid-stage startups. He has developed expertise in untangling complexity, developing scalable processes, and designing stories that help build a collective mind. Having held roles in operations, product, marketing, and design, Aleks brings a cross-functional mindset to every interaction. At HarperDB, Aleks is responsible for developing and executing go-to-market strategy.
Head of DevRel & Customer Success
Margo has experience working in a variety of roles including Customer Success, Enterprise Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. In her last role, Margo helped a local area startup expand outside of existing verticals and grow sales by over 200%. Margo has an MBA from the University of Colorado and has extensive experience working abroad. At HarperDB, Margo leads Developer Relations, Community Engagement, and Pre-Sales / Customer Success.
Lead Software Engineer
David has over a decade of experience working in the electrical engineering industry in Australia and New Zealand, working in verticals like Oil and Gas, Mining, and Natural Gas with companies like Woodside Petroleum, Rio Tinto, and Enerflex. David has an Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Engineering Institute of Technology in Perth, Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Massey University. At HarperDB, David is responsible for software development and testing of the core product.
Principal DevOps Engineer
Devin is a Full Stack Software Engineer turned DevOps Engineer with 10+ years of experience. Devin has worked with companies in a variety of industries and helped build the DevOps team and practices at his previous companies. At HarperDB, Devin is responsible for building and improving deployment tooling and processes.
Staff Solutions Architect
Kevin has created data-driven applications for startups in the advertising, financial, and SaaS sectors, cultivating experience in working one-on-one with project managers and business analysts to bring to market successful, efficient products. When AFK, he likes to build antennas and make new amateur radio contacts.
Research & Development
Zachary has extensive experience in cloud architecture, infrastructure, database systems, middleware technology, and AWS. He has held various roles within support, software development, DevOps, infrastructure, and consulting. Zachary is a leading expert on SAP HANA, and is a co-inventor of 2 patents with Stephen and Kyle.
Kandice was trained classically in visual art and design at Kansas City Art Institute then earned her B.F.A from the University of Kansas. She further advanced her skills as a Graphic Designer at Shillington Education. Kandice has an expansive background in multiple areas of design and illustration with a sharp eye on brand awareness. At HarperDB, Kandice spearheads the company’s design initiatives and assists with marketing and developer relations.
Terra completed an immersive and intensive full-stack software development course through Nashville Software School in 2020. She has continued her software development path with acclaimed learning platforms, Udemy, Scrimba, and others. Along with her 10 years of experience serving the community as a hairdresser, she brings a unique and current approach to development. Terra is responsible for software development and testing with HarperDB’s Core and Cloud products.
Technical Account Manager
Thomas holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Birmingham Southern College. He is an active volunteer for the First Tee, serving as a mentor and instructor. Thomas has several years of Business Systems consulting experience for Large production homebuilders. Thomas enjoys golfing, skiing, and tennis. Which he had coached during the summers in college. Thomas was previously a Technical Account Manager for BIMaire, A Berkshire Hathaway Company.
Jonathon has 7+ years of management experience in a variety of business settings. He has experience in business development, helping grow his previous organization to be a top performer in the region. At HarperDB, Jonathon is responsible for developer and partnership relations as well as team management.
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