Developer centric operations for cloud native

Our Mission

Weaveworks’ mission is to empower developers and DevOps teams to build better software faster. Our “GitOps” model strives to optimize workflows - to make operations for developers simpler, better and faster.

About us

Founded in 2014, Weaveworks makes it fast and simple for developers and DevOps teams to build and operate powerful containerized applications. We minimize the complexity of operating workloads in Kubernetes by providing automated continuous delivery pipelines, observability and monitoring.  One of the first members of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Weaveworks also contributes to several open source projects, including Weave Scope, Weave Cortex and Weave Flux.

In all the excitement around Kubernetes and microservices, it’s easy to forget that all of this infrastructure is in service of applications. A realistic application will have multiple components packaged across multiple containers, with multiple instances of those components deployed across multiple machines. That’s a lot of multiplication, and in a fast-moving environment it can quickly become hard to manage and keep track of everything. How do component instances find each other? How does network traffic get routed between containers? Was my recent deployment successful? Did our latest roll out affect end users? How does a Dev and DevOps team understand all of the application interactions that are happening?

Weaveworks stands the traditional infrastructure-centric model on its head. Instead of provisioning infrastructure and then fitting your applications to it, we start with your application and mold the necessary infrastructure around it. 

Our mission is to minimize complexities in operating workloads and provide a developer centric operating model for cloud native applications. 

Our goal is to drive cloud native transformation for your developers and portability, flexibility, choice and stability for your business. 

Learn more about GitOps, a set of modern best practices for deploying and managing applications with cloud native tools and cloud services.

Meet Our Team

Executive Team

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Alexis Richardson

Chief Executive Officer

Alexis is the co-founder and CEO of Weaveworks. He is also the chairman of the TOC for CNCF, and the co-founder of the Coed:Code meetups. Previously he was at Pivotal, as head of products for Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, Apache Tomcat and vFabric. Alexis was responsible for resetting the product direction of Spring and transitioning the vFabric business from VMware. Alexis co-founded RabbitMQ, and was CEO of the Rabbit company acquired by VMware in 2010, where he worked on numerous cloud platforms. Rumours persist that he co-founded several other software companies including Cohesive Networks, after a career as a prop trader in fixed income derivatives, and a misspent youth studying and teaching mathematical logic.

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Liz Warner

CTO & SVP Engineering

Liz joined Weaveworks in summer 2021 after a number of years as an interim CTO, working to accelerate and scale engineering and product organisations across several industries including Finance, Gaming, and Media. She became a fan of GitOps during her time as interim CTO at Mettle, a neobank in the UK.

A native of California and graduate of U.C. Berkeley, she started her FOSS involvement (and her technical career) as a Linux administrator in the mid-1990s.

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Jason Bobb


Jason leads all commercial and revenue generating aspects at Weaveworks.  Jason brings almost two decades of executive leadership to Weaveworks and has worked in the kubernetes/open source space for  the past 7 years.  Jason has a wide ranging background including Centurylink, Canonical, and Circonus.  In his spare time Jason likes to spend time in the mountains, scuba diving or with family.

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Martin Stadler

SVP Customer Experience

Martin Stadler has been involved in the open source ecosystem for over two decades focused on customer success through engineering, professional services and technical support. When not at work, you will find him enjoying the gym, hiking and riding his Ducati.

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Mike Kress

VP, Strategic Alliances

Mike Kress is a seasoned senior sales and business development executive leading Weavework`s Strategic Alliances. Mike is working closely with our strategic cloud partners, Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft Azure as well leading our business development activity with our Telco and US Fed Gov partners. Prior to joining Weaveworks, he held strategic sales, management, and business development leadership roles with Canonical, Circonus, and start ups. Mike has worked in the open source software and services business for over 20 years. In his spare time you can find Mike playing golf, hiking, or enjoying time with family on Cape Cod.

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Sonja Schweigert

VP of Marketing

Sonja runs Weaveworks' marketing strategy, execution, and measures our ability to connect users with the right solution. She recently spent 3 years running the web & content strategy at VMware. Prior, she spent 5 years at Cisco in roles spanning tech support, digital marketing, and web strategy. 

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Tamao Nakahara

VP of Developer Experience

Tamao is passionate about Developer Experience. She has over 20 years of DevEx, ecosystem alliances, and event experience, including as Director of Developer Relations at New Relic, running open source community programs at VMware and Pivotal for Cloud Foundry, Spring, Hadoop, RabbitMQ, and Redis, and helping customers with Oracle virtualization at VMware. Tamao is co-organizer of DevRelCon SF and co-organizes meetups in the SF area around Dev communities and women in tech.

Tamao lives in a co-housing community in Oakland, CA, and loves backpacking, movies, and emoji.

Weaveworks Team

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Ahmed Al-araby Shabaan

Software Engineer

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Ahmad Ali

Software Engineer

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Ahmed Faris

Sr Product Designer

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Ahmed Magdy

Senior Frontend Engineer

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Alina Goaga

Software Engineer

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Asmaa Nabil

Senior Frontend Engineer

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Balazs Nadasdi

Software Engineer

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Cezzaine Zaher

Marketing Director - Enterprise

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Chanwit Kaewkasi

Developer Experience Engineer

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Ciaran Moran

Corporate IT Lead

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Chris Lavery


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Darryl Weaver

Customer Reliability Engineer

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David A. Symons

Technical Account Manager

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Esther Klein

Business Operations Director

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Filipe Sequeira

Customer Reliability Engineer

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Gergely Brautigam

Software Engineer

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Heba Eid

Content Marketing Lead

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Hidde Beydals

Software Engineer

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Himangini Daware

Tech lead

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Jeff Krupinski

Senior Director, America Sales

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Jim Apperly

Chief of Staff & VP Special Projects

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Jordan Pellizzari

Software Engineer

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Juozas Gaigalas

DX Engineer

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Katya Makarevich

Agile Coach

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Kevin McDermott

Principal Software Engineer

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Kingdon Barrett

Open Source Support Engineer

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Lauri Apple

Product Manager

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Martha Kilner

Commercial Operations Support

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Marwa Ghazy

People Operation Manager

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Max Werner

Senior Software Engineer

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Mostafa Megahid

Senior Product Manager

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Nicola Hall

People Operations Manager

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Olga Pudrovska

Software Engineer

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Paul Carlton

Customer Reliability Engineer

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Piaras Hoban

Technical Services Engineer

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Priyanka Ravi

Developer Experience Engineer

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Rana Hassan

Software Engineer

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Sajid Varda

Enterprise Sales - EMEA

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Sanskar Jaiswal

Associate Software Engineer

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Sara El-Zayat

Software Engineer

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Simon Howe

Software Engineer

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Somtochi Onyekwere

Developer Experience Engineer

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Stefan Prodan

Principal Developer Experience Engineer

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Steve Muricchio

Partner Sales

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Tagreed Anany

Senior Software Testing Engineer

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Tiffany Wang

Customer Reliability Engineer

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Tiberiu Copaciu

Software Engineer

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Waleed Hammam

Software Engineer

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Yiannis Triantafyllopoulos

Software Engineer

Board of Directors and Advisors

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Adrian Colyer

Adrian serves as an Executive in Residence at Accel. He has worked extensively in the fields of enterprise application development, integration, and middleware including cloud based platforms and services. He also brings considerable experience in the strategic use of open source and the building of open source-based businesses. Previously Adrian was a member of the senior leadership team at Pivotal where he served as CTO for Pivotal’s Application Fabric and was instrumental in the creation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Prior to Pivotal, Adrian was CTO for Applications at VMware where he also worked on the technical conception and strategy for the creation of the Pivotal company. Adrian joined VMware through the 2009 acquisition of SpringSource, where Adrian was CTO from 2005 helping to grow the company from a small start-up to its eventual acquisition at over $400M. In addition to Cloud Foundry, Adrian’s extensive open source and open source-based business experience includes responsibility for the Spring Framework and related Spring projects, Groovy, Grails, AspectJ, RabbitMQ, Redis, and team members making significant contributions to Apache Tomcat and Apache HTTP server. Before joining SpringSource, Adrian was the lead of the AspectJ project at and has served as a member of the Eclipse Architecture Board. He spent the first 13 years of his career at IBM working in transaction processing, messaging, and IBM’s Java Technology Centre. In 2004 Adrian was voted one of the top 100 young innovators by MIT’s Technology Review. He’s not getting any younger, but he is still innovating.

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John Newton

John Newton, CTO and Founder of Alfresco, has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum®, the leader in content management acquired by EMC®.

For the next ten years, he invented many of the concepts widely used in the industry today. In addition, he built Documentum's marketing and professional services organizations in Europe. John has also been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital. John was one of the founding engineers at Ingres® where he helped develop the world's first commercial relational database. John graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Jane Silber

Jane Silber is a seasoned tech executive and an experienced board member. She was CEO of Canonical, the creator of the Ubuntu operating system and continues to serve as a board member of Canonical. Jane has held technical and executive roles at software companies in health tech, defence and IT infrastructure in the US, Japan and the UK. Her leadership has spanned technical domains of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, developer tools, SAAS/PAAS development and open source. In addition to hands-on executive leadership in high growth and globally distributed companies, she is a qualified executive coach. She has an MBA degree from Oxford University, and MS degree from Vanderbilt University and a BS from Haverford College.

In addition to her role at Weaveworks, Jane is the non-executive chair of VONQ, non-executive chair of Diffblue, non-executive director of Induction Healthcare, and non-executive director of Canonical.

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Julius Volz

Julius consults with Weaveworks to provide anything from strategic planning to hands-on help around Prometheus-related development. Julius co-created the Prometheus monitoring system. In a previous life, he worked at SoundCloud and Google. He loves coding in Go and otherwise enjoys traveling, running, mentoring programming beginners, podcasts, and spending too much time on the internet.

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Kevin Comolli

Kevin Comolli joined Accel in 2000 and founded the London office. He focuses on enterprise and infrastructure software categories, and new media spaces like mobile and web gaming.

He is the lead investor and board member in Supercell (acquired by SoftBank), Alfresco, Aorato (acquired by Microsoft), ClusterHQ, Diligent (acquired by IBM), Knewton, Playfish (acquired by Electronic Arts), Simplivity and Varonis (public), among others. Kevin also worked closely with the teams at Atlassian and Etsy (public).

Kevin was an active member of the World Economic Forum for more than 10 years where he helped develop the Technology Pioneer Program.

Kevin is from Pennsylvania and graduated from Northwestern and Harvard Business School.

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Matthias Radestock

Co-Founder & Advisor

Matthias is the co-founder of Weaveworks. He previously co-founded RabbitMQ, and a number of other software technology start-ups. Matthias has a PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College, and has spent much of the past 20 years wrestling with distributed systems.

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Remi Prunier

Since 2016 Rémi Prunier has been an investment manager at Orange Digital Ventures, the €150m ($170m) corporate venturing fund of France-based telecoms operator Orange Group.

Marc Rennard, chairman and CEO of Orange Digital Ventures, said: “Rémi is a key element of the team. He is fast-learning, dedicated and hardworking. Over the past few years he has developed a strong expertise in the field of business-to-business, cyberdefence and artificial intelligence startups. He has also been instrumental in developing a new joint go-to-market to help our portfolio startups accelerate with commercial synergies with Orange Business Services, our enterprise unit dedicated to Fortune 500 companies.”

Prunier has always worked on developing business in growth areas for multiservice operators such as Orange as his last job was head of sales for large accounts. And he brings these insights to his portfolio, where he is currently on the board of three startups – SecBi, FollowAnalytics and Morphisec.

He said: “I have helped Morphisec, a successful cybersecurity startup, reach a next step in its expansion after our investment. I helped them to sign a reseller agreement with Orange Cyberdefense in only a few months. I am also partly in charge of the relationship with the tech ecosystem – France Digitale, FranceIsAI, Vivatech, GoIgnite, ECSO and so on.

“Venture capital is a rich and complicated job, and so is corporate venturing. Acquiring the key financial and legal knowledge base required to understand a termsheet, and what a good investment opportunity is, has been a real challenge for the first months, especially since I came from a very different professional environment.”

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Rod Johnson

Rod Johnson is an independent investor, author and coder--most recently, in Scala. He is the creator of the Spring Framework and was co-founder and CEO of SpringSource. Following the acquisition of SpringSource by VMware, he served as SVP, Application Platform at VMware. He is the author of several popular and influential books on Java and Java EE, including "Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development" and "J2EE without EJB" (with Juergen Hoeller). He sits on the board of five prominent open source companies, one of which is represented at GOTO Amsterdam: Neo Technology.

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Tom Hulme

Tom is a general partner at GV. Prior to GV, Tom was a design director at IDEO Europe. He founded OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform where 100,000 users from more than 170 countries solve challenges for social good. Tom also launched OIEngine, a SaaS platform with clients including Harvard Business School and the Knight Foundation.

Prior to IDEO, Tom was managing director of Marcos, a British sports car manufacturer and founded Magnom, a magnetic filter startup. Tom’s filter designs have been widely used in Formula One, superbikes, agricultural equipment, and central heating systems.

Tom has also angel-invested in more than 20 companies, including as the founding investor in Mile IQ (sold to Microsoft).

Tom has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and has been featured in WIRED UK’s Top 100 Digital Power Brokers list every year since the list was established. He has also been included in the Evening Standard list of London’s 1000 Most Influential People.

Tom earned a first class bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Bristol, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received the Baker Scholar Award of high distinction. He also received an honorary doctorate from University of the Arts London.

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