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Our Team

We are a team of entrepreneurs and systems engineers who've been working on starting companies and building scaleable infrastructure for over 20 years. We also have amazing families behind the scenes supporting us so we can do what we do.

Co-Founder• CEO

Tommy McClung

Co-founder of CarWoo!, YC s2009 which was acquired by TrueCar (CTO/CPO). Founder IMSafer. Software Engineer at RLX Technologies.

Co-Founder

Erik Landerholm

Co-founder CarWoo!, Former SVP and Chief Architect at TrueCar. Co-founder, IMSafer. Software Engineer at RLX Technologies.

Co-Founder

David Giffin

Early software engineer at Etsy, former SVP Infrastructure at TrueCar. Co-founder, IMSafer. Software Engineer at RLX Technologies.

Chief Revenue Officer

Kelsey Chamness

Kelsey has 7+ years of Cloud/DevOps experience and was the former leader of Amazon Web Service's Startup ISV segment, representing thousands of software vendors. Her background is in Mechanical Engineering, with former roles at Schlumberger and PTC. Outside of work, she can be found skiing in the Rockies or playing in the park with her french bulldog.

Founding Engineer

Jeremy Kreutzbender

Jeremy can be found around the internet as j_kreutzbender or jer-k. He enjoys working with Ruby & Rails, Elixir & Phoenix, Docker, and DevOps topics when it comes to programming. He is a dog dad to Cliff, a dachshund, enjoys hiking and being outdoors as well as playing video games.

Founding Engineer

Vicky Koblinski

Vicky is a JavaScript Junkie with 8+ years of professional software development experience. She's passionate about open-source software, dog training, the Pokémon Championship Series, and Game Boy architecture.

Founding Engineer

Regis Wilson

Second most humble engineer in the company. Author, comedian, connoisseur, professional poker player, and voted most well-liked by J.D. Powers and Associates several times in a row.

Director, Sales

Jimmy Bried

Jimmy spent 4 years at AWS prior joining Release. He received his MBA in Leadership from Pepperdine and created the Bried Family Scholarship for sober students. Outside of work he likes running, cycling, heavy metal, skateboarding, and spending time with his fiance/french bulldogs (Jay and Charlie).

Sales Development Rep

Jon Burns

Even though he relocated to the Bay Area, Jon remains an avid Boston sports fan. His guilty pleasure is the band Phish, who he's seen over 100 times. Jon is one of the first business developers to join Release, having done so shortly after their Series A.

Sales Development Rep

Matt Riley

Matt enjoys diving into complex challenges, driving innovation, and cheering on others' success. Outside of work he loves playing board games with friends and family, hanging with his dog Russ, cooking, and playing golf on the weekends.

Software Engineer

Dave Willet

Long-time software engineer and architect. Triathlete, ultrarunner, golfer, Super Mario World enthusiast. Pet dad to two loving pit mixes and a brown tabby.

Director, Product

Michael Poon

Previously cofounded two companies, Twitch developer evangelist, Microsoft Azure engineer. Computer science at MIT. Former Warcraft 3 rank 1 in random teams.

Software Engineer

Jon Dalberg

I've done things - some I'm not so proud of.

Business Development Rep

Bryan Ngo

Bryan worked in sales at Comcast and AT&T prior to joining Release as the first Business Developmet Rep. He received his AA degree at Skyline College then transferered to the University of Hawaii at Hilo where he received a full ride scholarship to play on the mens basketball team. Aside from work, Bryan enjoys spending time with family, watch and play sports, and being a dad to his 8 year old son.

Director, Administration

Leighton Roarke

Born and raised on the island of Oahu with a ferocious passion for family, friends, fun and laughter. Anyone who knows me, also knows I'm stuck at 30.

Software Engineer

Lindsey Simard

Lindsey joined Release in February 2022 after spending 4 years at BackerKit. She is a member of WNB.rb, a virtual community for women and non-binary Rubyists, and lives in Berkeley, CA with her dog, Pig F. William.

Integration Engineer

Ashley Penney

Ex-sysadmin, SRE, Devops, Infra engineer, I've spent 20 years in the trenches building and growing teams to tackle infra/ops related issues in a broad range of industries. Outside of work I like spending time with my girls, smoking briskets, and ineptly trying to repair things in my house.

Technical Account Manager

Jon Nance

Jon's love and support to go over the top to help his teammates and customers show's his true character outside of the office as well. He's an avid Baseball watcher, Soccer & Disc Golf player, and Dog dad to a pit/lab mix named Roo.

Software Developer

Michael Nunes

Construction laborer turned software developer. I enjoy building things whether that be on a computer writing code or with my hands. I play piano and like hanging with my cat, Rainbow.

Software Engineer

Ian Erickson

Software engineer and bay area transplant for nearly a decade, recent TypeScript + GraphQL enthusiast. I'm a native Oregonian and graduated from OSU (go beavs) with a BS in CS. Dog dad to an adorable adopted mini schnauzer named Walter.

Solutions Architect

Josh Dirkx

Josh has a background in Software Engineering & Management. He is passionate about team building, system architecture, and improving the engineering experience. Outside of technology, Josh enjoys hiking with Oliver, his Border Collie, the sport of weightlifting, and board game nights with his friends.

Integration Engineer

Kevin Luu

Senior software engineer with years of experience building applications in the cloud. Outside of work I enjoy staying active, doing Crossfit a few times a week, playing tennis, and most recenlty golf. I also enjoy entertaining, barbecuing, and smoking meats on the weekends.

Integration Engineer

Jay Stotz

Former co-founder & CTO of Springboard Retail. 15+ years of experience as a software developer, architect, and engineering leader. Enjoys working with Ruby, Go, TypeScript, and Kubernetes among many other technologies. Pet dad to rescue pups Penny & Cashew and cats Boris & Dolly.

Software Engineer

Alton Salmon

Doer of things, maker of stuff, player of games all while trying to be the worlds greatest dad and husband.

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Job Postings

We offer competitive pay, benefits, and equity. We're a remote first company so work from home is just the way we do things. You'll be one of the early founding team members and help shape the company from the ground up.

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