Woody RollinsChief Executive Officer
Woody is passionate about enabling technology, coaching great teams and building successful companies. He most recently was the founding CEO and co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems. Eucalyptus defined the on-premise infrastructure as a service (IaaS) category and is the market leader in private cloud.
Over the past twenty years, Woody has served as a senior executive with companies that have been leaders in innovation. In 2004, Woody co-founded Old Firehouse Capital and successfully executed a business model to leverage the developing turmoil in real estate capital markets. Prior to that, Woody was involved in industries as diverse as art to auto parts, leveraging technology to change the status quo of mature markets.
Woody is a graduate of The Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Woody lives in Santa Barbara with his family, is an avid car enthusiast, live music junkie and reader of everything.
Chandra KrintzChief Scientist
Chandra Krintz is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She joined the UCSB faculty in 2001 after receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Chandra has led a number of different research projects that have advanced the state-of-the-art in programming systems in ways that improve performance and energy consumption, and that ease development and deployment of software. Recently, her work has targeted distributed and multi-language runtime systems and cloud platforms. Chandra has advised over 60 undergraduate and graduate students, is the author of numerous research articles regarding the implementation of programming languages, participates in efforts to broaden participation in computing, and is the progenitor of the AppScale project.
Chris BunchCo-Lead Engineer
An avid programmer, Chris is responsible for the technical infrastructure that makes up AppScale. He most recently was a Ph.D. student under the mentorship of Professor Chandra Krintz, in the UCSB RACELAB, where, with co-founder Navraj Chohan, he wrote and maintained AppScale. Chris wrote his doctoral thesis on how to leverage the automation present in Platform-as-a-Service offerings to benefit the scientific community, for both high performance computing and general-purpose applications. To do so, he augmented the open source AppScale PaaS, releasing those extensions under a permissive open source license. Prior to that, Chris got his Master's degree from UCSB and his Bachelor's degree from California State University Northridge.
Chris is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Alexandra.
Navraj ChohanCo-Lead Engineer
Raj is an expert software engineer with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Raj graduated under the mentorship of Professor Chandra Krintz. Together with Chris and Chandra, Raj started AppScale as a university project and spun it up into a software company.
In his spare time, Raj enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, flying kites and flexing in front of his mirror.
Brian DrawertSenior Developer
Brian is a top tier computer scientist with extensive experience in software development and big data processing. He recently received a Ph.D in Computer Science from UCSB where his focus was algorithms, software and high performance computing in the field of computational systems biology. His experiences analyzing massive data sets and managing clusters of server led him into a collaboration with Chris, Raj and Chandra, and as a result onto the AppScale team. Brian has previously been a part of several startup companies, primarily in internet advertising and marketing. He has also received a Master's degree in Physics from DePaul University and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science for the Illinois Institute of Technology. Brian has an adventurous spirit, and he often can be found surfing, hiking and camping. He lives with his wife Margaret in Santa Barbara.
Margaret VanSicklenDirector of Marketing
Margaret, a graduate of Mills College and Parsons School of Design, began her career on the traditional side of advertising reinventing and launching brands. In 2000, she struck out in a new direction with an idea for an Origami Page-A-Day Calendar. With over a million in print the calendar’s success lead to two more books published by Workman Publishing and another with Harry N. Abrams. Margaret now brings her branding and creative marketing experience to AppScale, where she will help move this innovative technology to the marketplace.
Tyler KrebsDirector of Business Development
Tyler is responsible for the Business Development & Partner Products at AppScale, he helps drive the company's partnership strategy and product integrations. Tyler loves using the enormity of the Internet to bring people together. Before joining AppScale, Tyler founded Social Gratitude, an online reputation agency, where he oversaw the expansion of the company's customer portfolio and partner strategy. Prior to Social Gratitude, Tyler was a Project Lead and Senior Analyst at a private equity advisory firm, focusing primarily on strategy and operations cases for technology companies. Tyler is a graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jovan ChohanSenior Developer
Jovan is a talented software engineer with an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. Jovan graduated in 2010 and has been working in the industry since then. Jovan prides himself on writing well tested, production quality software.
In his spare time, Jovan enjoys watching and playing basketball, hanging out at the beach, working out and eating delicious food.