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 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 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 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 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.
Aditi is excited about real world problems involving large scale and data analysis. In free time, she likes traveling, spending time with family and friends and trying new food places. She holds MS in Computer Engineering from University of Florida.
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 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 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.
Amanda was born and raised in Texas, where even the smiles are bigger. With a background in sales, entertainment, and digital media, she has an appreciation for connecting others with enriching content they love. When she’s not expanding Branch’s reach, you can find her on an adventure that is sure to be filled with comedy, music... and french fries.
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.
Diversity has defined Anjali Kumar so far. As a student, she was in the throes of the social development sector, working around ideas of liberty, individualism, and women's rights. She then went on to work as a recruiter with a hedge fund, however, the corporate world's pace didn't fascinate her much. Being true to her skills, she took her first step into the startup ecosystem with Branch and now handles Marketing & Events in India. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore different cultures.
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.
Ariana is a Bay Area native, born and raised in sunny San José. She loves being the go-to girl, planning events, and making people laugh. In her free time, she can be found cheering on her favorite teams, The Sharks and The A's, exercising her film degree on small local projects, exploring a new trail, or singing karaoke at the local Irish pub. "If ever you need anything, just ask! Tacos, pizza, and other carbs with cheese are all acceptable forms of payment."
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.
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 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 is passionate about working for emerging tech companies, evangelizing new and innovative products and introducing them to the market. He's a quintessential city dweller, spending the last 10 years in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and currently New York City. Despite this nomadic lifestyle, his roots are in Orange County and will always be loyal to his OC/LA sports teams. Guilty pleasures include, but are not limited to - Jalepeno Kettle Chips, Wiffle Ball, Benihana, and predicting what NBA players will comprise the next Dream Team.
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.
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.
Clay grew up surfing on the shores of La Jolla, California. During his time studying computer science and playing on the men’s volleyball team at Stanford, he started his own company, which was an early adopter of Branch. With his background in mobile application development, his goal is to develop Branch's relationship with its developer community. When he is not working, you can find him surfing, playing volleyball, or eating copious amounts of food.
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 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 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 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!
Edward has been software engineer for more than 25 years with diverse experience ranging from writing Burroughs mainframe system software and video games, to working on iPhone for the last 10 years. He was the lead architect and developer for the iPhone app for SideCar, Vualla and Relcy.
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 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 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 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.
Into his fourth decade of life, Faris still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up. Thus, he wears a number of hats while helping Branch with business strategy and operations. In his spare time, Faris enjoys wandering "alarming" distances in San Francisco. He holds undergraduate, law, and business degrees from Stanford.
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.
Gargi holds MS degree in Business Analytics from the University of Connecticut and is fascinated with the impact of data analytics on the growth of a company. She is currently digging into Branch’s data to make her contributions. She enjoys being surrounded by passionate people and LOVES the energy of a startup. In her free time, Gargi likes to sketch, paint or immerse herself in some form of “DIY”. When she is not at work, you will find her learning a dance form or two somewhere in the Bay Area.
Gary has a strong interest in mobile, e-commerce and social networks. Having founded his own dating startup called Double which implemented many features of the Branch SDK, he decided to join the Branch team and evangelize full time in Western Europe to help other startups grow with the power of deep links. A big fan of personalised on boarding, referral schemes, deep linked content and all things related to viral growth!
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 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 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.
I love coming up with simple solutions to problems or making the solution look simple so that everyone can understand. I enjoy improving quality of code to help the entire team and new members increase their productivity. When I'm not solving a technical problem or not looking at code, I play DotA, Overwatch (computer games). I love driving and am always looking for fun and winding mountain roads to drive. "Its not the destination that matters but the journey itself!"
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 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.
Igor is passionate about business development and building strategic partnerships. He is focused on technology partnerships - launching new services with Branch partners. Igor enjoys photography, biking, and hiking.
Javeria has worked in a number of domains from ASICs to Networking to System Integrations, DevOps and now Infrastructure Engineering at Branch. So she strongly believes that regardless of apparatus, it's all logic in the end and therefore loves to learn new things and build systems. When not in front of a laptop, she enjoys reading, traveling and finding new places to eat. Javeria holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London.
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 is a founder and coordinator from various developer communities in Brazil. He believes education is the solution for everything. John is a GTD enthusiast, a software developer for 3 decades, has a degree in accounting and data processing, and in his free time loves to play with his daughter (human) and his son (K9) and go out with his wife. He also follows a lot of TV series.
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 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 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.
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.
Karen loves building relationships with Branch Partners to ensure they are set up for ultimate success. Prior to Branch, Karen managed Hewlett Packard's Partner Program, owning the overall relationship with all AMS and EMEA Partners. Outside the office, she can be found binge watching almost every television show, attempting to bake, and brunching around town. Karen attended UC Berkeley, concentrating in Communications and Media Studies.
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 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 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.
Ling enjoys solving open ended engineering problem and staying ahead of the curve with new paradigms. His past projects range from enterprise software development to providing source code analysis in IP and patent law for high profile cases. He enjoys writing fiction, traveling, and filming sports with his GoPro in his free time.
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 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.
I create. Solving design challenges and creating new solutions to help users better find what they need and offer an experience for them excites me. Design should inspire and invoke a reaction from the viewer and I hope to do that through each piece of creative no matter the size. When I am not creating art in the office you can find me in nature somewhere creating art with my camera. Landscape photography has always been my fine art to my design and something that is constantly calling me.
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 enjoys networking and helping others find their passion by connecting them to their dream roles. A graduate from UCSC, she thrives when surrounded by nature and taking time out of her hectic day to appreciate 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. IMUA!
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.
Navid is responsible for helping to scale the Partner Growth team and is currently serving his 5th tour in startup land. Previously, he helped to grow sales at Wildfire, co-founded two startups, and spent a few years at Google. When not working, he can be found on one of the local basketball courts or playing with his Shiba Inu, Rex.
Nicolas is passionate about building software products that are context aware and fact driven, with colleagues and partners that are both. The roots that are feeding his personal branches are his family, traveling the world, reading, acting and soccer coaching with kids.
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.
Parul is passionate about finding bugs and root cause of them so we can give better quality products to our clients/customers. When she is not testing software products, she enjoys playing sports or catching up with family and friends.
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.
Rahul loves working on digital marketing strategies. When he is not working on optimizing our online campaigns and digging into analytics, you can find him playing tennis, badminton, ping pong or just having an awesome cup of coffee. After completing his master's in online marketing, Rahul worked with small and large technology companies in San Francisco. He brings in over 4 years of in-depth experience in creating well-oiled digital marketing machine with his unique engineering background.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Inspired by change and constantly seeking for ways to improve processes and optimize systems. Sarah loves making an impact and is passionate about customer advocacy. When not in helping mode, Sarah enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and trying to be super mom.
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.
Shahan loves building relationships and working collaboratively with partners to tackle major business challenges. He has a track record of driving & delivering mission critical technology solutions to many of the world's largest organizations. He comes to Branch after 5 years at Pegasystems where he led sales & strategic partnerships in Silicon Valley. When he's not advising his partners on how to grow their business, Shahan enjoys jamming out on the guitar & piano, playing pickup basketball, and discovering the hottest new restaurants in the area.
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 loves building mobile solutions for making others life easier.When not writing code he's probably playing Badminton or spending time with family.
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.
Stas is a well-known iOS developer with more than 7 years of coding. He loves exploring marketing hacks and finding secret mobile growth tricks that help apps go viral. He is passionate about helping partners find the right tools for their mobile strategies. Outside of Branch, Stas co-organizes the Moscow CocoaHeads meetup and is a true Apple fanboy.
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!
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 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 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.
Thomas loves working with and familiarizing himself with all types of businesses, and more specifically marketing teams' objectives within these companies. When he's not looking to help marketers achieve their goals, you can probably find Thomas traveling, playing or watching sports, or always looking to eat some great food.
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 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 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!
I enjoy working with the amazing people at Branch and helping our partners navigate the complicated mobile landscape. Outside of work, I enjoy getting outside and staying active, whether it's surfing, skiing, hiking or just going on a run through the city.
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 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 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 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 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.