Alex Austin

Co-Founder / CEO

Alex loves building software that solves problems. He thinks Branch links are the greatest thing he's ever built, and may possibly be the greatest thing anyone's ever built. When he's not tweaking his code, Alex likes to travel, hike, and make art out of circuits. Alex holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and MBA from Stanford.

Mada Seghete

Co-Founder / Marketing

Mada is the app marketer’s biggest advocate, always thinking of new insights to help app developers grow their apps. When she's not working on the Branch dashboard or partner products, Mada likes to go to growth hacking meet ups, play with dogs, and play the latest addictive mobile game. Mada has a BS in Computer Engineering from Cornell and a masters in design from Stanford.

Mike Molinet

Co-Founder / COO

Mike loves working with our new and existing partners to help them leverage the power of Branch links. When he's not handling the business operations of the company, Mike likes to spend his time building furniture out of reclaimed barnwood. Mike has a engineering bachelors degree and an MBA from Stanford.

Dmitri Gaskin

Co-Founder / Engineering

Dmitri loves writing code and solving complicated technical problems with the help of a whiteboard. Dmitri recently bade his beloved goat herd goodbye so that he no longer has to build Branch products from home during the birth of baby goats. Dmitri also enjoys playing Klezmer accordion and making fine goat cheese.

Adam Michaelski

Partner Growth

Adam is passionate about working with great partners to help them achieve their goals. When he's not working on Partner Growth at Branch, you can find him at many of the NYC Tech Meetups or thinking up new side projects and hacking away to bring them to life. Previously, he led Business Development & Operations at GoButler, and prior to that was the founder of a messaging app, DormChat, which scaled to over 60+ colleges. Adam graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS.

Agrim Nigam

Engineering

Agrim graduated with a Masters Degree in CS from SUNY at Buffalo and was part of the android phone lab there. When I am not programming apps I enjoy playing tennis , going out for runs and hikes with friends. I also enjoy spending quiet evenings listening to some music while making something (a side project,solving puzzles/problems or woodworking).

Ahmed Nawar

Engineering

Ahmed is a perfectionist who loves to put memorable quotes in source code. At Branch, he helps partners build great apps by leveraging our cool technology. Outside the office, he loves listening to music, biking, and spending time in the depths of YouTube. Ahmed holds a BS in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo.

Alex Bauer

Marketing

Alex is a former concert pianist, the eldest of six homeschooled children, and grew up in an off-the-grid log cabin in Colorado. His time at Branch is spent helping to create the best possible experience for all of our developer partners, and he enjoys finding unexpected solutions to difficult problems. Alex has made several attempts to become a ballroom dancer and likes very long walks.

Allen Jeter

Operations

Allen loves solving IT problems of scale, implementing user friendly solutions, and standing up virtualized infrastructures that support rapid growth. I am committed to finding the equal balance of security and accessibility that enables our users to be as productive as possible. When he’s not building a resilient internal Client Platform he can be found running or biking through Golden Gate Park.

Amit Tyagi

Engineering

Amit is a full stack software engineer, jack of all trades, master of none. When he's not working, he's spending time with friends and family or trying to finish IMDB top 250 movies list . Previously, he was a co-founder of a video sharing app DiziVizi. Amit graduated from the Kurukshetra University with a BS in Computer Science.

Ankit Saxena

Marketing

Ankit is passionate about technology and its business. Previously, he was the CTO at Letsintern.com - India's largest internships portal which he helped build from scratch. When he is not helping Branch's partners adopt its technology or speaking to developer communities, Ankit likes to travel, watch/play sports, and read world history.

Augustus Hong

Data

Augustus loves helping the Branch team achieve world domination through data. When he’s free he likes to play League with friends and building a robot that can serve beer on demand. Augustus is graduating soon from the MS program in Electrical Engineering from Stanford.

Austin Hay

Partner Growth

Austin loves people and stories. As part of the Business Development team, he works to find and build relationships with the amazing developers who integrate their products with Branch. When he's not enjoying coffee or hiking in the redwoods, he loves blogging, teaching himself to code, and SCUBA diving. Austin graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in engineering and has dual MS degrees in engineering from Stanford.

Biswajit Das

Data

Biswajit loves to design and build distributed data platforms and backend systems. He has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India. When not in front of the computer, he enjoys spending time with family, is a foodie and an avid Barcelona soccer team fan.

Brad Bertolet

Partner Growth

Brad is always seeking great opportunities to bring to his clients, and enjoys operating in a partner mindset. His career has swung steadily between enterprise companies and startups, but startups are where the heart is. Brad's a Bay Area guy and a Stanford grad, so when he's not rooting on the Giants or the Cardinal, he can often be found enjoying a northern California surf spot or moto ride. He is also absolutely not mad about the decaf cold brew available down the street from HQ.

Brian Springer

Engineering

Brian enjoys learning about and building distributed systems with great teams. He's had the chance to do that at Microsoft, Spotify and now Branch. When he's not at a mechanical keyboard making Branch awesome he's probably listening to techno, sleeping under the stars or spending time with family.

Burhan Haile

Partner Growth

Delighting and engaging partners in making them successful is a passion of mine. Outside of that, I’m enjoying time with my wife and kids, traveling, looking for the best espresso and watching international soccer matches.

Chandra Cherukuri

Engineering

Chandra loves building teams and platforms that are effective, efficient and handle massive scale gracefully. When he's not tinkering with something on or in his computer, you'll find him tucked away in a corner with a good book or hitting the road and exploring new places. Chandra holds an MS in Computer Science from University of Florida.

Cynthia Chiang

Marketing

Cynthia loves traveling and exploring new places and hopes to travel all over Europe and Asia someday. She attended the University of California, Irvine to major in Business Economics and minor in Management. Although Cynthia misses SoCal at times, she wouldn't have it any other way.

Danny Gamboa

Partner Growth

Danny joins the Branch Marketing team with 3 years of experience working in community, marketing and developer relations. He was previously at Salesforce and VMWare where he helped convert thousands of users into active developers. He holds a degree in Communications from UCSD. On his free time he enjoys traveling, video & photo production, cars and dancing.

David Westgate

Engineering

David is a seasoned tech adventurer who is always up for a challenge. From working as a network engineer (he is CCIE \#28803) to heading Technology at a NYSE-listed reinsurer (MRH), David's many and varied expeditions inform his enthusiasm for Branch's culture, team, and technology.

Derrick Staten

Engineering

Derrick likes building stuff and making people's lives easier. Previously, he was the technical co-founder at dating app The League, a Branch early adopter. He recently put his Stanford International Relations degree to good work by backpacking across Russia. Coffee and/or whiskey please!

Elizabeth Kinsey

Marketing

Elizabeth comes to the Branch Marketing team after 5 years of developing and supporting events and programs for a 3D design and engineering software company. When she isn't working, she enjoys binge-reading trashy detective novels, spending time in the kitchen creating delicious food, and adventuring with her family and friends.

Eric Glover

Data

Eric is the guy who knows a lot of random stuff in many areas, and loves solving problems by leveraging experience and creativity. Eric has a PhD in CSE (AI) from University of Michigan and has years of search experience, both academic and applied. He loves board gaming, especially the classic German games like Ticket To Ride, Settlers of Catan, etc… Eric’s mind is always running, unfortunately sometimes in circles.

Eric Stein

Partner Growth

Eric loves working with great teams to make marketing more effective and personal. He’s been involved with Internet Advertising since the early days of DoubleClick and then onto Google and Epsilon. In between he co-founded a data driven investment research company, Majestic, and was an EIR at Bessemer Ventures. When not focused on work, Eric can be found coaching soccer, hiking dreaming of fishing on the eastern end of Long Island or generally strategizing with his wife to keep up with their 3 kids. Eric holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard.

Ethan Neff

Engineering

Ethan is an action seeker. Always doing something. Whether is it coding features, debugging issues, making personal apps, or leading the official Bay Area Spikeball and Wallyball groups. He is always on the move. Always taking on new projects, always pushing himself and others around him to their limits.

Evan Barry

Marketing

Evan loves wearing multiple hats on the Marketing team to help the company grow. When he’s not finding a new way to reach customers, he likes reading in a quiet coffee shop or going for long walks on the beach...seriously. Evan holds a BS and MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford.

Felipe Noguerol

Partner Growth

Felipe enjoys discovering unique user experiences in mobile and beyond. He's eager to meet new people and learn about what they're passionate about. When he's not helping partners evolve their mobile strategies, you can find him playing soccer, golfing, barbecuing, and enjoying the outdoors. Felipe graduated from Stanford University in 2015.

Gerrit Yntema

Engineering

Gerrit enjoys building software products that people love to use. When he's not working on improving the experience for Branch users, you can find him playing sports, exploring nature, or reading on the Caltrain

Govind Kavaturi

Marketing

Govind loves to be the go to man for Branch in India. Apart from evangelizing Branch in India and wherever he travels, he spends his time talking to young innovators and entrepreneurs. He enjoys photography, film making and travel.

Hao Gao

Data

Hao enjoys building software from scratch. When he is not coding, he likes to walk his cat. He sometimes attends hackathon and meets new friends. He holds a MSc in Information Security from Carnegie Mellon University.

Hubert Chen

Engineering

Hubert is passionate about cloud computing, distributed systems and scalability challenges. When he is not helping scale the Branch infrastructure, Hubert likes to play Dota and Heartstone. Hubert is originally from Seattle, is a husband and a father of two and holds a BS in CS from University of Michigan.

Ian Chan

Engineering

Ian loves building Engineering teams and developing large systems at scale. Previously, he was at Twitter - leading Platform and Analytics products. Ian has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, and enjoys traveling, and stuffing his face with delicious food from around the world.

Jake Adams

Engineering

Jake loves building products using JavaScript and interesting data. When he's not writing code, he's probably watching or playing sports or spending time with friends and family. Jake graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Information Systems.

Jim Tomczyk

Partner Growth

Jim loves bringing on new partners and making sure our current ones are getting the most out of their Branch integrations. When he's not figuring out ways to delight current and future customers, Jim can be found introducing friends to cutting-edge board games or running half-marathons. Jim has an MBA from Stanford and a degree in Pure Mathematics from Dartmouth.

John Joe Smith

Partner Growth

John Joe is responsible for growing Branch’s network of partners by helping companies both big and small understand how they can leverage our technology to transform their products and business. When he’s not sourcing the next big deal for Branch, John Joe enjoys watching Chicago sports, golfing, biking, and exploring all the bay area has to offer (especially its food).

John Saleigh

Engineering

John is a lover of humans, coffee, and code. When he's not searching for new problems to solve, he can be found hiking, reading, or playing with his children. John spent much of his previous life making video games and walking along country borders.

Kan Yu

Data

Kan loves solving complex problems and making decisions with mathematical thinking, statistical models and interesting data sets. When he's not playing with data, he loves to expand his cactus collection, hike, watch movies and play with his dog. Kan has BA degrees in Maths and Stats from Berkeley and MS in information science from UMich.

Karen Lee

Partner Growth

Karen loves building relationships with Branch Partners to ensure they are set up for ultimate success. Outside the office, she can be found binge watching great television shows, attempting to bake, and brunching around town. Karen attended UC Berkeley, concentrating in Communications and Media Studies.

Kassidy Rotter

Operations

Kassidy is an operations connoisseur and people enthusiast who utilizes her creativity through building and implementing processes. When she is not creating systems, she can be found playing just about any sport, spending time with her family, or on a beach.

Kate Brady

Marketing

Kate is passionate about creating and executing events to bring solutions to developers, and is excited to share Branch with the mobile ecosystem. When she isn't creating innovative events she can be found outside enjoying the bay area weather and keeping in touch with her family back east. Kate will take any opportunity to talk about 'home', Maryland and the College of Wooster.

Kevin Chung

Partner Growth

Kevin loves evangelizing partnerships and community for the Branch Partner Growth team because he was obsessed about doing the same thing for his own viral content website, Urbane. When he's not building relationships in the digital world, Kevin loves exploring the physical world through traveling, skiing, learning new languages, and staring at maps. He has a BS in Urban & Regional Studies from Cornell University.

Kristy Wentzel

Operations

Kristy loves cross functional projects and helping make people''s lives easier. When she''s not helping run Branch''s office, she enjoys exploring new hiking trails and trying new brunch places.

Lila Strominger

Product

Lila loves imagining herself in the user’s position and, on her best days, finding solutions to their needs and challenges. She also likes to hike and read, especially sci-fi with zombies. Before Branch, Lila bicycled from Portugal to China in search of near-extinct salamanders, and before that, studied Biology and Computer Science at Harvard.

Marshall Clark

Partner Growth

Marshall likes the excitement of a startup in its growth phase, and loves to approach problem solving from a holistic perspective. Marshall got his BS in Computer Science from UC Santa Cruz, and more recently earned his MBA from Santa Clara University. When he''s not at Branch, he enjoys working on projects around the house, cooking, and binge-watching shows on Netflix.

Madeline Bronstein

Partner Growth

Madeline is the definition of a people person! After spending her past 4 years at Bitly and Comedy Central, she has developed a passion for driving product value and workflow efficiencies for marketers. When Madeline is not helping Partners, she enjoys eating cheese, binge watching one-hour HBO dramas, and reading any book you give her.

Michael Nordberg

Engineering

Nordberg, armed with quality coffee, enjoys scaling large cloud architectures; improving automation and operational efficiencies while also containing costs. A husband and father of two, you might just find him leading his Cub Scout Den on a nature hike, or sharing his hobbies of photography, woodworking, and smoking meats.

Monica Cuyong

Recruiting

Monica enjoys networking and helping others find their passion by connecting them to their dream roles. A graduate from UCSC, she enjoys being surrounded by nature and taking time out of her hectic day to enjoy the world around her. When she''s not changing lives, you can catch her out on the water on a SUP or in an outrigger canoe!

Muwon Lum

Engineering

Muwon specializes in systems provisioning and configuration automation. He loves simplifying complicated things. In his spare time, Muwon likes Tai-Chi, hiking, jogging, deep sea fishing, and playing with his cat, Dish. Muwon holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Natali Rodriguez

Product

Natali loves solving design challenges while creating groundbreaking user experiences. When she's not exploring new ways to engage users, she’s watching movies or creating art. As a native from the Caribbean, Natali is a marine life enthusiast and certified scuba diver that holds a BFA in Graphic Design and a MFA in Web & New Media.

Paul Yang

Engineering

Paul is passionate about building platforms/products that people enjoy using. While he is not coding, he enjoys reading tech news, playing volleyball, snowboarding and spending time with friends and family. Paul holds a MS in Computer Science from Stanford.

Prasanna Ramanujam

Engineering

Prasanna likes to solve engineering problems. He is passionate on building applications, scaling servers and distributed systems. His hobbies include skiing, hanging out exploring new places. Holds MS in Software Engineering from San Jose State University.

Ramsey Pryor

Marketing

With a long background in software product management, and a penchant for travel, Ramsey now leads Branch's international expansion. When he's not evangelizing deep linking around the globe, he can be found hiking around the Bay Area with his family. Ramsey earned a degree in Economics at Northwestern, and an MBA from IESE in Barcelona.

Roderick Hsiao

Product

Roderick has a great dream - making web a better place. He likes to build sophisticated experiences meant to WOW the user. Outside of work, he likes to walk randomly on different countries. He also enjoys spending time with his bulldog Taz.

Rubin Singh

Engineering

Rubin also known as "Rubes" is passionate about startups and helping people integrate new technologies with existing systems. When he's not at Branch, he's probably enjoying his favorite comfort food, Ramen, in South Bay or the Peninsula. Rubin holds a BSc. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

Ryan Lundquist

Operations

Ryan is a Bay Area native who attended school at the University of Oregon. He loves making sure our finance operations are running smoothly and efficiently, and improving process any where he can. In his free time, you can find him playing guitar, browsing the local music store for his next guitar, or hiking outdoors.

Sahil Verma

Engineering

Sahil likes puzzles. He enjoys working on difficult problems and piecing together solutions for the mobile space. While not building or talking to devs, Sahil spends entirely too much time following his favorite sports teams. Sahil has a BS in CSE from Santa Clara University.

Salome Shah

Operations

Salome loves building systems that help companies scale and understanding the people behind the product. When she's not implementing systems, she's going on adventures, playing sports, or cooking up a storm.

Samir Thanedar

Partner Growth

Samir is passionate about understanding and meeting customer needs. When he's not working on Partner Growth at Branch, you can probably find him cheering on a St. Louis sports team or traveling. Previously, he was a co-founder of a nightlife app which he launched in college. Samir graduated from the University of Michigan with a BBA.

Scott Dinn

Engineering

Scott is passionate about Quality and Automation to ensure our partners have the best experience using Branch products. When not finding bugs and writing up new test cases he can probably be found lugging his camera gear around the bay area shooting sporting events of professional to youth athletes.

Sofus MacsKassy

Data

Sofus is passionate about leveraging data to gain insight into how people and information interact and then using these insights to build better products. When Sofus is not deep in data or spending time with his family, then he is likely to be found teaching martial arts at the YMCA or on the soccer field either as a player or a referee.

Sojan PR

Engineering

Sojan loves building mobile solutions for making others life easier.When not writing code he's probably playing Badminton or spending time with family.

Stacy Osorio

Partner Growth

Stacy comes to Branch after working in the mobile analytics and marketing space for two years. She enjoys working with app developers and marketers to create a mobile growth strategy. When she's not working with Partners, she enjoys trying out new cuisines and watching any Anthony Bourdain show.

Stephen Daniels

Partner Growth

Stephen is an extrovert+ feeding off of the positive energy of his peers as well as the growth of the many clients with whom he’s worked past and present. Obsessed with process and armed with his very own excaliber (Salesforce.com), Stephen loves optimizing workflows, scaling sales teams, and bringing in the dough. Outside of Branch, Stephen can most likely be seen attempting to speak one of the several languages he’s studied (he’s an aspiring polyglot) or obnoxiously cheering on his alma mater, UofM Wolverines! GO BLUE!

Stella Ju

Marketing

An avid tech news reader, Stella loves working with reporters and Branch partners on the next big story. She is a results-driven PR and analyst relations professional with 4 years’ experience working with some of the best brands in tech and consumer goods. Outside of work Stella enjoys reading 19th century realism literature by Henry James and Edith Wharton, and exploring the many beautiful trails in the Bay Area. She holds a MA in SPR from Annenberg, USC.

Tae Kim

Partner Growth

Tae thrives on the perfect trifecta of people, product, and opportunity. She joined to open the NYC branch of Branch, where she loves building long-term partnerships with leading mobile thought leaders and brands, as well as scaling/supporting the East Coast mobile growth community. Previously, she spent time driving sales at Salesforce and Bitly. Outside of work, Tae enjoys rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, playing tennis & golf, and traveling around the world. Sleeping is for planes.

Tarek Tantawy

Partner Growth

Tarek is passionate about technology, building relationships with people and teaching. Tarek used to build software in the healthcare technology space. When he's not working at Branch, he loves traveling, socializing with friends, and playing/coaching/watching basketball. Tarek has a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Tim Chingos

Engineering

Tim loves helping people, improving processes, and building collaborative team culture. Tim attended Dartmouth College and is currently getting his MBA at Santa Clara University. When not working or studying, Tim can be found walking along the beaches of Half Moon Bay with his wife and dog.

Todd Patton

Marketing

Todd enjoys dissecting sentences, writing eloquent tweets, and creating meaningful content for the marketing the team at Branch. When he's not helping build the Branch brand, he can be found watching his beloved Utah Jazz or skiing down a mountainside. Todd comes to Branch by way of Salt Lake City and has a BS in Journalism from the University of Utah.

Tracy Truong

Partner Growth

Tracy is a partner champion and gets most excited about building processes from the ground up to help Branch and her partners move fast. When she's not enabling partners to win with Branch, she's hiking with her Lab August, traveling the world, or spending time where there's sealife!

Viviana De La Torre

Recruiting

Viviana is helping connect top talent with amazing opportunities at Branch. When she's not working with candidates, Viviana is on a mission to find the best latte in SF! Viviana holds a BA in Linguistics & Communication from UC Davis.

Wenchang Yan

Data

Wenchang loves coding in different languages. He is passionate about the big data. When he is not at the keyboard, he likes hiking or playing golf with his friends. He holds MS in Statistics and CS from Florida State University.

Will Booz

Partner Growth

Will is a problem solver and a perfectionist from Cambridge, MA. He loves working with good people and creating things that are both useful and beautiful, and he revels in efficiency. When he's not building relationships with developers and spreading the word about Branch, Will can be found playing/watching soccer, snapping photos, and working on design projects. Will attended Princeton University, where he played for the men's soccer team.

Will Lindemann

Product

Will loves solving difficult problems and getting stuff done. When he's not in the office making Branch the best growth tool for every app developer, you can find him in a coffee shop reading the New Yorker or thinking about how to make Branch the best growth tool for every app developer. Will comes to Branch from England, Stanford and Google, in that order.

Zeesha Currimbhoy

Product

Zeesha loves building great teams and empowering them to build amazing products that solves a tangible need in the world. Secretly this helps her get closer to her innate desire to use technology to make the world a better place. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.