Spring & Pivotal Experts

Madhura Bhave


Madhura Bhave is a developer at Pivotal on the Spring Boot team. Before joining the Spring Boot team, Madhura worked on the UAA (Authentication and Authorization component for Cloud Foundry) which is written in Spring.

Josh Long


Josh Long is a Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of five books (including O'Reilly's "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and three best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin).

Mario Gray


Mario Gray is currently a Principal Technologist for Pivotal. Mario has worked in software for startups and large financial services enterprises alike working across the stack from server/network design to application design. He's professionally written software to entertain, bring people together, and drive businesses using technologies like Linux/Solaris,SQL/NOSQL,AWS/SALT,Spring/J2EE. Mario is confident that the future of cloud computing belongs to Pivotal and the Spring team for some time to come. A longtime open-source champion, Mario is co-author of Apress’ Pro-Spring Integration, as well as a contributor to the Spring and Integration projects.

Violeta Georgieva


Violeta has more than 15 years of experience with Web containers and applications. She is a committer in several open source projects. In 2013 she became an Apache Tomcat committer. She has been working at Pivotal for the last year, focusing on Servlet 3.1/Reactive Streams bridge, reactive WebSocket client and server, and WebFlux performance.

DaShaun Carter


DaShaun is a Senior Platform Architect at Pivotal.

Dave Syer


Founder of Spring Cloud, Spring Boot, Spring Batch, lead of Spring Security OAuth, and an active contributor to Spring Integration, Spring Framework, Spring AMQP, Spring Security. Experienced, delivery-focused architect and development manager. Has designed and built successful enterprise software solutions using Spring, and implemented them in major institutions worldwide.

Stéphane Nicoll


Stéphane has a thing for code quality and robustness. He's been spreading the word for more than ten years while developing large scale Java enterprise applications in the geospatial, financial, or logistics sectors. An Apache Maven PMC member since 2006, he joined the core Spring Framework development team early 2014, being one of the main contributors to both Spring Framework and Spring Boot since. During his free time, he loves traveling around the world.

Olga Maciaszek-Sharma


Olga Maciaszek-Sharma is a Senior Software Engineer in the Spring Cloud Team at Pivotal, where she works primarily on Spring Cloud Contract, Spring Cloud Netflix and Spring Cloud Gateway projects. She programs primarily using Java and Groovy. She has gained experience while working with microservices where cutting-edge solutions were used as well as with complex legacy systems, implementing both new business features and solutions aimed at improving the process of continuous deployment and setup of applications. Olga is also a contributor to various other OSS projects, including RestAssured, JFairy, Jenkins Pipeline Plugin, Jenkins Stash Pull Request Builder Plugin, and others. Before switching to development, she worked for more than 3 years as a Quality Assurance Engineer, specialized in test automation.

Bjorn Boe

Bjorn works as a Platform Architect at Pivotal, helping customers build applications natively for the cloud, using technologies like Spring and Cloud Foundry.

Eoghan Kelleher


Eoghan is a Platform Architect at Pivotal based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, Eoghan worked at EMC. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Computer Science from University College Cork.

Marquita Priester

A hoarder of parenting memes and avid shoe collector, Marquita is a Software Engineer at Pivotal Labs where she loves empowering others through the ins and outs of XP practices. Marquita also mentors and tutors new developers as a mentor at Thinkful. When she's not working, she usually running around in circles chasing her son.

Glenn Renfro


As a Pivotal engineer, Glenn is a core committer for Spring Integration, Spring XD or wherever he is needed.

Jakub Pilimon


Passionate programmer with 7 years of experience. DDD, TDD and architecture are my main areas of interest. When I don’t program I run a DDD/architecture training, ride motorbike, ski or grow my beard. Also, here is my DZone MVB awarded blog: pillopl.github.io

John Feminella


John Feminella is an advisory platform architect at Pivotal, where his daily goal is to transform how the world builds software. An advocate for curiosity in all people and about all things, John is the author of several published research papers on software architecture and the cofounder of analytics startup UpHex. He lives in Charlottesville, VA, with his partner. John likes milkshakes, metajokes, and referring to himself in the third person in speaker bios.

Jon Schneider


Jon joined the Spring Team in 2017 and works on Spring Metrics and Spring Cloud. Previously, he was a member of Netflix's Engineering Tools Team working on various automated refactoring, build, and dependency insight tools.

Rob Winch


Rob Winch is employed by Pivotal as the project lead of security related projects within Spring. He is also a committer on the core Spring Framework and co-author of the Spring Security 3.1 book. In the past he has worked in the health care industry, bioinformatics research, high performance computing, and as a web consultant. When he is not sitting in front of a computer he enjoys playing the guitar.

Angela Chin


Angela is a Senior Software Engineer at Pivotal, currently working on networking across PAS and PKS. She is enthusiastic about open-source technologies, and is particularly interested in all things related to networking and service meshes. When not reasoning about complex, distributed systems, Angela enjoys hiking, hot yoga, and subsequently rewarding herself with lots of delicious food.

Rossen Stoyanchev


At present, Rossen is a committer on the Spring Framework team with a strong focus on web development including Spring MVC and WebSocket messaging. Previously Rossen consulted and trained Spring teams for several years. He has been involved with Java and web development in various industries and domains since the mid 90s.

Roy Clarkson


Building Spring Cloud Services and Spring Cloud Data Flow for Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Spring Mobile and Spring for Android project lead.

Josh Cummings


Josh has been a software engineer for over 15 years building enterprise applications across multiple industries. He has long been passionate about application security and loves opportunities to mentor and to learn from others about security awareness. When Josh isn't hacking away at code, he is either running, playing basketball, camping, or reading a Brandon Sanderson novel.

Cameron Stewart


Cameron comes from a full-stack developer background thanks to the Galvanize Full Stack Developer program which makes her fiercely passionate about all things cloud-native, 12 factor and agile. As part of the Global Ecosystem team at Pivotal, Cameron works with a variety of partners to help bring cloud-native solutions to joint customers.

Mark Heckler


Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate, conference speaker, and published author focusing upon software development for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is a frequent open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog.

Matt Stine


Matt Stine is a 17 year veteran of the enterprise IT industry. He is the author of Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures from O’Reilly, and the host of the Software Architecture Radio podcast. Matt is obsessed with the idea that enterprise IT “doesn’t have to suck,” and spends much of his time thinking about lean/agile software development methodologies, DevOps, architectural principles/patterns/practices, and programming paradigms, in an attempt to find the perfect storm of techniques that will allow corporate IT departments to not only function like startup companies, but also create software that delights users while maintaining a high degree of conceptual integrity.

Michael Coté


Michael Coté works at Pivotal in technical marketing. He’s been an industry analyst at 451 Research and RedMonk, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He blogs and podcasts at Cote.io and is @cote in Twitter.

Nate Schutta


Nate Schutta is a solution architect focussed on making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, universities, and Java user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages. Most recently, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.

Olga Kundzich

Olga is a Senior Product Manager at Pivotal focusing on application CI/CD and Spinnaker. Previously, she held a number of engineering roles at Dell EMC. She has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

Paul Czarkowski


Paul Czarkowski is a recovering Systems Administrator who has run infrastructure for longer than he cares to admit. After cutting his teeth in the ISP and Gaming industries Paul changed his focus to using (and contributing to) Open Source Software to improve the Operability of complex distributed systems such as Kubernetes and OpenStack. Oh and he makes the best Queso in Texas.

Cora Iberkleid


Cora Iberkleid is an Advisory Cloud Application and Platform Architect at Pivotal, where she helps enterprises leverage modern technologies like Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry in order to deliver better quality software faster. Prior to joining Pivotal, she spent nearly a decade designing and building enterprise integration applications as part of the Professional Services organizations at Sun Microsystems and Oracle. She has previously spoken at Meetup events, including Cloud Native New York and New York City Spring User Group.

Ryan Baxter


Ryan Baxter is currently a Software Engineer at Pivotal. Exploring new languages, frameworks, and technologies, and then sharing what he’s learned, has always come naturally to Ryan. Even when it wasn't his day job, Ryan has always been driven by his passion, spending his time and energy educating his friends, colleagues, or anyone else that would listen. Currently, Ryan is working as a software engineer as part of the Spring Cloud team. Ryan has a passion for sharing what he learns via social media, including Twitter and his blog (http://ryanjbaxter.com), as well as in person at conferences. When he’s not coding, Ryan likes spending time with his daughter, ice fishing, running obstacle course races, and watching the Red Sox.

Scott Andrews


Scott is a Principal Software Engineer at Pivotal.

Sharath Sahadevan


Sharath Sahadevan is a Senior Platform Architect with Pivotal living in St Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining Pivotal he was an Enterprise Architect at MasterCard Worldwide. He has a passion for technology and finance. He developed a stock-analyzer application available at http://analyze-stock.appspot.com/. He enjoys playing tennis and hanging out with his family. He honed his presentation skills as a member of Toastmasters.

Karina Villaneuva

Karina Villanueva is a Product Labs Lead at Pivotal Labs. As a product manager, Karina works with startups, enterprises and the Department of Defense to coach them on modern product development practices. She is also responsible for growing the Product and Design practices at Pivotal Labs DC.

Spencer Gibb


Spencer is the co-founder and co-lead of Spring Cloud at Pivotal. Spencer is an industry veteran with experience in e-commerce platforms, government and non-profit organizations to business intelligence startups.

Joe Grandja


Joe Grandja has been building software for over 20 years in the role of Solution Architect, System Architect, Software Engineer and Consultant. His experience has been mainly focused in the Financial Services sector in the Toronto, Canada area. Joe has successfully designed, built and delivered enterprise grade banking applications/platforms in the Personal/Commercial and Brokerage/Investing divisions. He has worked closely with the InfoSec teams within the banks to ensure security and regulatory compliance. In his current role, Joe is a core committer to the Spring Security framework. His main focus is in further developing support within the framework for OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect 1.0, and the JOSE framework. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management Degree with a Major in Computerized Business Information Systems.

Jens Schauder


A long long time ago in a city far away Jens Schauder started coding on a desktop calculator programmable in assembler. Over 30 years later, after almost 20 years as a consultant working mostly with huge enterprises, he managed to sneak into the Spring Data Team. Here he works mainly on the “Commons”, “JPA” and “JDBC” modules and tells about it at conferences or helps other developers on StackOverflow. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his kids, running, bouldering, JUG organizing or dying doing Freeletics.

Zoe Vance

Zoe Vance is the Product Lead for Enterprise Messaging at Pivotal working closely with RabbitMQ. Previously she led product at Kimono Labs, a startup that made a tool for developers to create APIs from any website.

Marcin Grzejszczak


Author of "Mockito Instant" and "Mockito Cookbook" books. Co-author of Applied Continuous Delivery Live Lessons. Co-founder of the Warsaw Groovy User Group and Warsaw Cloud Native Meetup. Lead of Spring Cloud Sleuth, Spring Cloud Contract and Spring Cloud Pipelines projects at Pivotal.

Gokhan Goksu

Gokhan Goksu is a Senior Platform Architect at Pivotal, helping customers adopt and leverage cloud-native platforms. He has a mixed set of practices in both "Dev" and "Ops" side of things. In the past, he has been involved in duties such as designing/administering systems and maintaining highly available databases and applications. He has also worked with customers to develop and migrate their applications to modern platforms around cloud-native practices. He likes exploring new technologies and build small applications for fun.

Michael Minella


Michael Minella is a software engineer, teacher and author with over a decade of enterprise development experience. He is the project lead of Spring Batch and a member of the expert group for JSR-352 (java batch processing). Michael is the author of Pro Spring Batch from Apress and the popular Refcard JUnit and EasyMock. Outside of the daily grind, Michael enjoys spending time with his family as well as hobbies including woodworking, photography, and InfoSec.

Christian Tzolov


Christian Tzolov, Pivotal Engineer, Big Data and Distributed System specialist, Apache Committer and Apache Crunch PMC Member contributing to multiple open source projects. Christian has spent over a decade building enterprise software and has led several enterprises on large scale artificial intelligence, data science, and Apache Hadoop projects.

Stéphane Maldini


A multi-tasker eating tech 24/7, Stephane is interested in cloud computing, data science and messaging. He is on a mission to help organisations transform their applications into consumer-grade software. He co-founded the Reactor Project to help developers create reactive, efficient serving architectures on the JVM and beyond.

Lars Rosenquist


Lars Rosenquist is a Platform Architect for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal in The Netherlands. With over 20 years of experience he has seen both the worst and the best the industry has to offer. He’s dedicated to helping the world build better cloud native applications by transforming software development practices, encouraging organisational shifts and providing the best technology and tooling for the job.

Andrea Nodari


Andrea Nodari is a Senior Software Engineer at Pivotal working on the RabbitMQ for PCF team. Previously, he was working on the Services Enablement team which builds the on-demand broker, a tool for developing standalone service offerings for Cloud Foundry.

Anand Rao

Working in technology for the past 2 decades, I have built a reputation on developing software from an end to end perspective. Building large application architectures with a straight through process as key goal, I have developed core competency in delivering high level Enterprise standards in both the software that I build as well as the services offered that meet the customer's needs. Working along side some of the best minds in the industry, I am now working with large Enterprises to partner with to change how they build Software. Its an extraordinary and humbling experience.

Scott Deeg


Scott is an Advisory Platform Architect at Pivotal. He is a computer software technologist with broad experience in application development, software architecture, and technical sales in the enterprise application space. He primarily works with large organizations helping them to adopt Cloud-Native technology, patterns, and agile processes for developing business applications.

John Blum


Member of the Spring Data team and project lead for Spring Data for Apache Cassandra, Apache Geode and Pivotal GemFire. Committer on Apache Geode and Spring Session. Contributor to Spring Boot. I joined VMware in 2011 working on Distributed Systems, In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) technology that is now Pivotal GemFire. I officially joined the Spring team in August of 2015 working across the Spring Data portfolio. I have been designing and engineering enterprise applications in Java since 1998 and using Spring technologies since 2004. Since programming on a Commodore 64 way back in 1983, I have been very passionate and excited about what technology can do to help humanity and our planet move through the 21st century and beyond.

Jignesh Sheth

I have a passion for helping my clients leverage technology to make world a better place. Prior to working at Pivotal, I have played various roles from Sr. Sales/Field Engineer, Sr. Solution/Platform Architect and Technical Lead in wide range of industries and solutions such as telecommunications, financials, insurance, education, retail and e-commerce. Outside of the daily grind, I enjoys spending time with my family of two boys as well as hobbies including biking, photography, and home remodeling.

Chris DeLashmutt


Chris helps customers get applications into production quickly using agile/extreme techniques, and continuous delivery. He helps break down barriers between product teams and operations using the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service to enable self-service access to application hosting and dependent middleware, data, and other application supporting services while educating product teams about the latest software development techniques and patterns leveraging Spring Boot, and Steeltoe for .NET applications.

Soby Chacko


Soby Chacko is a core committer to Spring Cloud Stream and Data Flow projects and a contributor to various other Spring projects. He is currently focussed on building data streaming and processing systems within the context of Spring Cloud Stream. Prior to joining the Spring engineering team, Soby has extensively worked with several Spring related projects for many years in various industries.

Dodd Pfeffer


Dodd is a cloud-native architecture evangelist helping customers transform the way they build software. He works with customers to learn their unique business goals, and then super-charge their ability to meet these goals through software delivery that leverages industry best practices/tools such as devops, microservices, containers, and continuous integration/continuous delivery. With a specific focus on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, he educates and plans cloud platform implementations that result in developer productivity, operator efficiency, comprehensive security, and high availability.

Michael McNichol


Michael McNichol is a Platform Architect that joined Pivotal in late 2017. He comes from a software development background where he was able to share his passion for technology and automation and how that transforms the behaviors of organizations. Prior to that he managed an R&D team where he was able to explore new and innovative technologies and experiment with how we leverage IoT devices to enhance our interactions with the world around us.

David Caron


David is a Senior Platform Architect at Pivotal.

Etienne Cointet


Etienne is the Head of Presales, France at Pivotal.

Rohini Rajaram

Rohini Rajaram is a Sr. Platform Architect at Pivotal, where she works with many customer organizations helping them build cloud native applications.

James McNeil

James McNeil is a Software Engineer at Pivotal working on the RabbitMQ for PCF team. He was previously a software consultant helping enterprises adopt cloud-based technologies and workflows.

Vincent Russo

Vince is a Platform Architect working alongside Home Depot. He has been using Spring since 2008 (XML config anyone!?) and at one time was a Core Spring and Cloud Foundry instructor. Today Vince is helping navigate the technology journey that his customers are currently facing.

Alexandre Vasseur

Alexandre Vasseur is in charge of Pivotal ‘ technical field engagements in Europe. He and his team are in charge of technical awareness and solution architecture for customers, prospects and partners in that region around Cloud Foundry and Pivotal solutions. Alexandre joined Pivotal at its creation from his past tenure at VMware in the early Cloud Foundry days and spent around 20 years on applications and middleware. He also leads the Cloud Foundry Paris meetup.

Pierre-Antoine Porte

Pierre-Antoine is a Platform Architect at Pivotal. Almost born in the cloud-native world, he developed his knowledges while working at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, helping companies using the latest cloud technologies. He also created his own start-up, which was then successfully acquired. He's now focused on delivering value to Pivotal's client with Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

Tyler Britten

Tyler has spent the last 18 years working with cloud, virtualization, and infrastructure technologies. Prior to joining Pivotal, Tyler worked in technical marketing and developer advocacy roles for Red Hat, IBM, and EMC. He also worked as a consultant and a network engineer for a Fortune 1000 company. When the computers are off, he likes to spend time outdoors hiking, biking, snowboarding, or tailgating at a Penn State game. He also has his pilot’s license and enjoys cooking and brewing beer.

Mark Fisher

Mark joined the Spring team in 2006 and has been involved in many Spring projects over the years. Currently he is focused on the intersection of functions, serverless, and stream processing on Kubernetes.

Barry Mullan


Barry Mullan is a Platform Architect at Pivotal working with some of the largest customers in the New England area. With over 2 decades of technology experience he has worked with just about everything; from midrange to client/server to cloud native. He is particularly interested in the people transformation aspect of our business helping organizations transform, not only their applications, but how they work ... specifically to become more agile, conduct experiments in pursuit of learning, and use short feedback loops to continuously improve.

Oleg Zhurakousky

Open source practitioner with over 17 years of experience in software engineering across multiple disciplines including software architecture and design, consulting, business analysis and application development.

Adib Saikali

Adib Saikali is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship from assembly to JavaScript from cold calling to pitching venture capitalists. He is Advisory Platform Architect at Pivotal helping customers build cloud native applications using Spring Cloud, Cloud Foundry, and Kubernetes.

Haytham Mohamed

Haytham Mohamed is a Senior Technology Consultant and Solutions Architect professional with over 20 years of a proven successful track in the industry. He's engaged in leading and implementing distributed architecture of full-stack solutions, leveraging cloud-based infrastructure and Platforms (IaaS / PaaS), DevOps, automation, containerization, SQL/NoSQL databases, frameworks and application servers.