We see a future where it's easy to bring a great idea into the world using the internet, while respecting data security and privacy. The next generation of businesses will design security and privacy into their operating processes. If every business is going to be a software business, every business will need to be a security business.
We're working to make information security a core competency of every business. We envision a world in which businesses have access to great information security, are empowered to focus on their business instead of on compliance, can scale faster and more efficiently, and are confident that they're creating quality products.
“The perfect is the enemy of the good.” ― Voltaire
We identify the core value of a project and ship the simple thing first. We’re willing to set a goal we’re not sure of because it inspires us to act in the spirit of learning, reflect on the results, and gather valuable data about what to try next. We fail often and early in pursuit of experimentation and risk-taking on novel ideas.We value and respect teaching as the best way to learn, and make time to share information openly. We are a team of learners with a growth mindset: We talk about improving constantly and challenge each other to grow.
“Feedback comes from a place of positive intent.” — Michael Terrell
We discuss our questions and concerns openly as a group. We practice giving effective feedback, with the intent of helping each other be more successful. When we give feedback, we make each other feel big, not small.
We work to create an environment where it feels completely safe to ask for help and take a risk — where we feel valued for our contributions and accepted for who we are. We don’t attribute mistakes or unexpected outcomes to human error: We view them as a starting point for an inquiry, not the end. We can resolve difficult issues while supporting each other.
“Is the juice worth the squeeze?” — Source Unknown
We seek to understand before we act. We question our assumptions and surface differences of opinion, in order to discover gaps in our plans and make changes accordingly.
By asking “Why?”, we cultivate focus and create leverage: We pick the right things to work on and maximize the impact of our efforts. By asking “Why?”, we make space for the creative tension between optimism and skepticism, and think strategically about what and how we build.
Adrian is a full-stack engineer with a deep appreciation for business, product and design. Prior to Conveyor, he started his career as a management consultant and eventually led one of the largest coding bootcamps in the United States. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering on personal projects, cooking, traveling and being outdoors.
Raised in the East Bay Area, Albert is an engineer who loves understanding the big picture and obsessing over the details. Prior to Conveyor, he worked as a Risk Advisor for EY performing SOC and ISO attestations, then later developed tools to help modernize the mortgage industry. After work, he loves night hikes and is obsessed with fancy Swiss music boxes (though he hasn't ponied up the cash to buy one).
Bryan, a Boston native spent years in the e-commerce industry prior to joining Conveyor. His past experiences have shaped his idea of helping businesses achieve their goals by using critical thinking and consultative selling. An avid traveler, Bryan has visited more than 25 countries in the world and has a love for learning new cultures and meeting new people.
Before Conveyor, Chas started and served as CEO of Aptible. Prior to that, he served on active duty in the Army for 4 years as a lawyer at the Pentagon, which is where he first learned regulatory law. Chas also ran two small dev shops for beer money in high school and college. His dog's name is Dilla.
Chris is a whiteboards and Legos kind of guy. Prior to working as Conveyor's Product Management lead, he co-founded a startup that helped consumers turn their personal data into cash for charity. His past lives include Lattice Data, Stanford’s MBA program, the Boston Consulting Group, and the Department of Justice.
Christine lived a past life as a CPA from Texas who luckily discovered - through great mentorship and a big move to Denver - her love and passion for marketing and all things visual design and communication. Prior to Conveyor, she helped two other startups get their marketing functions off the ground. Outside of work, Christine loves hiking/mountain trips with her husband & toddler, designing websites for small businesses, reading, Broadway musicals & reality tv, and lives for food & travel.
David is a management consultant turned software dev. He founded the non-profit Time Auction, which allows people to bid volunteer hours for rewards money can’t buy. He enjoys reading what Bill Gates reads and playing sports where height matters.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Drew developed a love for all things sports and competition early on, and as a result has a deep appreciation for team dynamics and working towards a common goal. Web2 by day and Web3 by night, he's enthusiastic about blockchain technology and its potential to unleash a borderless wave of digital productivity and ownership. In my free time I like to create educational videos, play doubles volleyball, and beat my friends in poker.
Born and raised in France, Etienne (E) has a passion for startups growth and scale. Prior to Conveyor, E spent over 3 years at Algolia building and scaling the BizOps function focused on Pricing & Packaging, Product-Led Growth, Business Systems and Data & Analytics. Before Algolia, E held management positions at Zendesk, BIME Analytics (acquired by Zendesk) and Arkadin (now the Cloud Communications division of NTT). E holds an MBA from the University of Montpellier in the south of France.
Prior to joining Conveyor, Joe spent five years advising companies of all shapes and sizes on maturing their governance, risk, and compliance programs. Joe loves being able to think about big picture strategies while still getting down into operational details. Outside of risk management, Joe enjoys canoeing, cooking, and spending time with his nephew Niall.
Prior to joining Conveyor, Matt spent 5 years at Lyft helping build their B2B business, and 13 years selling Enterprise Software at Oracle and Information Builders. While Matt does enjoy golfing, riding the Peloton, cooking, and reading, most of his free time is spent with his wife and 3 children.
Melo completed her studies in Hospitality and Tourism Management, then worked as an English Teacher for 4 years before becoming an Executive Assistant. She loves traveling, going to the beach and taking photos. She is also passionate about baking!
Prior to joining Conveyor, Nadim co-founded several non-profits and startups. More recently, he co-founded a security startup to provide institutional cryptocurrency custody. In his free time, he loves to teach at programming bootcamps and tinker in hacker spaces.
Sarah is a results driven, customer advocate with almost ten years of experience driving overall value and adoption for the clients she manages. Prior to joining Conveyor, she held a variety of customer success, support and sales roles while working at ISN and Infor. Outside of work, she enjoys staying active, traveling with her husband and ensuring her standard poodle, Norman, lives his best life.
Sydney prides herself on designing thoughtful experiences. Previously, she worked at Mental Canvas, helping to design their innovative drawing platform. Before that, she studied architecture and worked on the campus humor magazine at Yale, both of which were more useful in her transfer to product design than you would expect. In her spare time, she loves taking advantage of New York's food scene, traveling to new places with her fiancé, and curling up with her cat Zadie and a good book.
As UX software engineer, Tom brings design and code together to create accessible user experiences. He comes to Conveyor from Lonely Planet where he helped build their design system. Outside of work, you’ll find him with his dogs, on his bicycle, or hanging out at a punk show.
Vladimir started his career in PK-16 education and policy. As a Master Teacher, he led school turnaround efforts for low-performing schools and designed personalized learning programs for computer science. He contributed to the successful passage of Texas legislation to improve systems in education like teacher-performance based pay, educator certification, and equitable funding for schools. He has always been systems-minded, focusing on how to distill results from complex chains of events and diverse groups of people. Prior to Conveyor, Vladimir led data infrastructure design and implementation for a SaaS ed tech startup. He also enjoys hiking, spending time with his family, and being moderately tall.
Wesley is a full-stack engineer with a background in startups. Before joining Conveyor, Wesley led technology and software development for a health tech company he co-founded. Wesley enjoys skiing, mountain biking, golfing, and video games.