Styra Leadership

Get to know our co-founders, executive team, advisors and board members.

Shape
“When we started Styra, we set out to reinvent authorization and policy for the cloud-native environment. That’s why we created Open Policy Agent (OPA) as the foundation of our vision. But, no work ends with a vision! Everything that the team at Styra continues to build brings us ever closer to achieving our plan—from developing Rego, to contributing OPA to the CNCF, to building Styra DAS, to enhancing each with new features based on community learnings and best practices.”
Tim Hinrichs
Styra, CTO and Co-founder
Shape
“When we started Styra, we set out to reinvent authorization and policy for the cloud-native environment. That’s why we created Open Policy Agent (OPA) as the foundation of our vision. But, no work ends with a vision! Everything that the team at Styra continues to build brings us ever closer to achieving our plan—from developing Rego, to contributing OPA to the CNCF, to building Styra DAS, to enhancing each with new features based on community learnings and best practices.”
Tim Hinrichs
Styra, CTO and Co-founder

Our Founders

Our co-founders, Tim Hinrichs and Teemu Koponen, saw that the coming shift to cloud-based applications was going to require an entirely new set of processes and technologies. Containerization was in its infancy, but already Hinrichs and Koponen realized that with the explosion of APIs in the cloud, the industry would need a new, unified way to solve authorization. Defining “who can do what,” and “what can do what,” in an ever-expanding set of new technologies and components was going to present new challenges for delivery speed, cyber security and application uptime and reliability.

To address these challenges and realize their mission of solving authorization, the Styra founders created Open Policy Agent and Styra Declarative Authorization Service.

Meet the Team

Tim Hinrichs

CTO and Co-founder

Teemu Koponen

Co-founder

Bill Mann

CEO

Torin Sandall

VP of Open Source

Chris Pomeroy

VP of Sales

Megan Scofield

VP of Marketing

Steve Erickson

VP of Engineering

Chris Webber

VP of Growth Strategy

Our Board Members

Eric Wolford

Accel

John Vrionis

Unusual Ventures

Dharmesh Thakker

Battery Ventures

Dave Wilner

Former CRO Auth0

Our Advisors

Mike Dvorkin

Thought leader in policy-driven automation and operations.

Meagen Eisenberg

CMO, TripActions Previously CMO MongoDB

René Bonvanie

Former CMO Palo Alto Networks

Our Investors

What We Do

We’re committed to reinventing authorization and policy for the cloud-native stack. Styra helps enterprises with their policy and authZ problems by giving enterprises a unified solution to authorization that works across the cloud-native stack.

Cloud-native
Authorization

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