Runscope was started with the idea that depending on a web service API in a mobile or web application should be as easy as depending on code running locally. We've assembled a team of API, infrastructure and developer experience experts to build tools to support the modern application development lifecycle.
John is an API fanatic with over 15 years of experience working in a wide variety of IT and software development roles. As an early employee at Twilio, John lead the developer evangelism program and worked as a Product Manager for Developer Experience. After Twilio, John was Platform Lead at IFTTT working with API providers to create new channels. John is also the creator of RestSharp, API Digest, API Jobs and co-host of Traffic and Weather, an API and cloud podcast.
Frank is part engineer, part tinkerer, and part rock climber. He loves building software tools and services and has been doing so for nearly a decade. Prior to co-founding Runscope, Frank served as technical lead for the Twilio API Team where he was responsible for the design, architecture, and scaling of the Twilio REST API. He is also a co-creator and maintainer on an open-source framework for building REST APIs, Flask-RESTful.
Ryan most recently worked at Pinterest, where he led technical operations while the site became the fastest-growing social network in recent memory. Ryan previously led technical operations at PBworks, an online team collaboration service. Ryan has spoken about patterns for modern application design at recent conferences including Amazon Web Services re:Invent and PuppetConf. Ryan also provides technical mentorship to companies in the 500 Startups incubator.
Stephen is an avid bicyclist, furniture builder, homebrewer and platform engineer through and through. After working at several small companies Stephen helped design, build and launch HubSpot's platform including its APIs and App Marketplace. Stephen then moved to the Bay Area and has most recently been working at Opower building their internal platform technologies.
Matt is a designer and snowboarder. When not chasing pixel-perfection, he's finding his way to the trees, mountains, and lakes of Northern California. Matt comes to the team with an extensive background in Design and Graphics Communication. He is passionate about accessible documentation and designing experiences deeper than just interfaces. Prior to Runscope, he was responsible for designing API developer tools at Apigee, and product documentation localization at Apple.
Steve Herrod is Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners focusing on early-stage developer- and infrastructure-focused companies. He currently serves on the boards of Illumio, Datto, and Runscope. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Steve was CTO and Sr. VP of R&D at VMware for 11 years where he helped grow and develop one of Silicon Valley’s largest and most talented enterprise development team. Steve holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. You can read more about his interests and passions at http://steveherrod.vc.