Stairwell believes in forging a future in which any security team, regardless of size, sophistication, or resources, can be empowered to defend against every attacker.
The team behind Stairwell, including security leaders and engineers from Google and Mandiant, is singularly focused on making that future a reality. Security is currently practiced as a linear process, but ideally it is circular, continuous and should alway be building on itself. And, it should always start by looking at what’s most important to an organization, which is their own internal data. Good security starts with a deep understanding of the assets, software, and files inside your environment.
That’s why we start inside out.
Security teams rely on the same systems – just branded with different logos. Homogeneity doesn’t help us, it helps adversaries who are able to test and modify their tools to evade entire classes of products. If we want to gain the high ground, we need to outsmart attackers with a different approach.
Mike and his team have begun rewriting the rules for cybersecurity. Instead of a game of “retroactive whack-a-mole,” Stairwell proactively looks inward, applying the same techniques that power internet searches to scrutinize every file in your organization.
Mike and the team are boldly solving the most serious security challenges that enterprises face through their Inception platform, which provides automated recursive, contextual threat analysis, detection, and response.
Meet the people who are driven to go a step further to help make sure you’re always a step ahead.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER Curious Builder
Andrew loves tackling hard challenges and believes that people are the bedrock of any good team. In his past lives, Andrew started the machine learning infrastructure team at Scale AI and improved authentication at Google.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER Infinite Learner
David is building Stairwell’s backend to support the company’s ambitious growth goals. When not coding, he is on the fencing strip, being walked by his cat, or climbing his next peak at a national park.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER Passionately Thoughtful
Ian is a member of the backend team. He enjoys headphones and the Go programming language. Before joining Stairwell, he worked on kernels, networking, sandboxing, and serverless computing at Google.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER Enigmatic Engineer
Daniel is the front-end team lead. With his colorful hair and hip single earring he is the cool older cousin of Stairwell, helping to keep things light and free of corporate energy.
PEOPLE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST Chaos Tamer
Anna seeks finding the balance between people and operations, unlocking the full potential of teams, and is committed to creating a culture where collaboration is key.
DESIGN LEAD Columbo
Leyva is our design detective meticulously pushing pixels around. He enjoys solving complex problems with beautiful and intuitive solutions. Other joys are his family and craft beer.
PRODUCT MARKETER Challenging the status quo
Dixie leads product marketing. She’s been bringing innovative security solutions to market for over 12 years. Helping organizations outmaneuver cyberattackers is both a passion and a mission.
SR. WRITER Bearded Scribe
In a world where coffee is fuel, onions are kryptonite, and the Oxford comma reigns supreme, Dylan fights the villainy of jargon to breathe life into the written word.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER Space Queen
Coder by day, digital artist by night. Sometimes dreams in regex and C++. Loves collecting coins, stamps, bugs, and really pretty coffee mugs. Secretly just a Turing Machine pretending to be a human.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER Wave Breaker
Michael is a full-stack engineer prizing simplicity in work and adventure in life. Previously, he built Capital One’s cyber-ops platform, secured intel feeds on recon assets, and prototyped autonomous vehicles at MIT.
HEAD OF SOLUTIONS ENG. Tireless Multiplier
Mike leads solutions engineering, bringing Stairwell’s awesome capabilities to happy customers and partners. He is committed to technical curiosity and ownership within our GTM organization.
SR. RESEARCHER YARA Warlock
Steve is a researcher focused on adversary tradecraft, the TTPs or modus operandi of threat actors. He loves malware, pcap, detection, and collecting modular synthesizers in his beat laboratory.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER Deft Defender
Teja believes that Ultron could have been stopped if Tony had installed Inception on his devices. Prior to Stairwell, he worked on audit trails and subscriptions at Clumio.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Force Multiplier
Valerie is talented at helping tech leaders and teams thrive by providing operational support. She is enabling Dwellers on their mission to secure the world by solving everyday problems.
HEAD OF PRODUCT Console Cowboy
It’s rumored that Paul is actually a ROM construct, rebooted for every new startup to masterfully shape customer needs into powerful products. At Perch and Alert Logic, Paul helped thousands of organizations detect and respond to threats.
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER Customer Champion
Mike leads customer operations. His focus is delighting customers and building our growth engine. Mike has been bringing security, cloud infrastructure, and business applications to market for over 15 years. Previously, he led Americas GTM, Google Cloud Security.
CEO Creative Determination
Mike is passionate about security and building out a team culture that is collaborative, honest, and dedicated to helping our customers outsmart attackers. Earlier he was a co-founder and CSO of Alphabet’s Chronicle and the founder of Google’s Threat Analysis Group.
COO + GENERAL COUNSEL Joyful Connector
Jan leads operations and legal. Connecting people, platforms, and processes to create strong foundations, she is both the ballast and WD40 of Stairwell on our path to success. She founded the largest women’s General Counsel network with over 1,100 leaders.
ENGINEERING LEAD A Simple Nerd
Andrew is committed to a healthy disregard for the impossible and building a team that takes on Herculean tasks. At Google, he defended one of the largest payment processing systems on the planet.
HIRING & CULTURE CZAR Everyday Excellence
Tyler believes that people are the heart and soul of a company. His mission is to bring the most talented people to Stairwell while creating a culture that enables them to perform the best work of their careers.
Do you have the skills of a hacker and the heart of a superhero? If you’re smart, talented, and motivated to help us turn cybersecurity inside out, we want to talk.