Cofounder & Chief Technology Officer
Steve created the CyanogenMod project in 2009 to satisfy his need to take things apart. A software industry and open-source veteran of 16 years, Steve has worked in many areas of technology including bioinformatics, Internet services, and mobile. Before starting the company, he led a research and development team at Samsung Mobile.
Chief Executive Officer
Kirt is a Canadian-Californian technology executive with many years of experience in the mobile industry.
Cofounder & VP of Engineering
As the first outside contributor to CyanogenMod and creator of several of the top Android applications with millions of users, Koush brings a wealth of entrepreneurial and engineering insight. Prior to CyanogenMod, he was a successful independent app developer and a mobile industry veteran. Koush received his Computer Science degree from Michigan State University.
Better known as 'ciwrl', Abhisek may or may not be a ninja.
Senior Systems Engineer
Chris has contributed to CyanogenMod for over three years, primarily as the infrastructure lead. Chris brings his ginger beard and expertise in building scalable web applications to the team.
Having contributed to CyanogenMod for over two years, Danesh decided he still couldn't get enough and joined the team straight out of university to work on the Android framework and applications.
Señor Software Engineer
Slinger of code and tacos since 1999.
Ethan joined Cyanogen to work on growing our list of supported devices. Before joining Cyanogen, Ethan worked at Amazon and Google. He obtained his degree from UCLA and practices Kendo in his free time.
Release Manager & Fixer of Broken Things
Ricardo has spent the last 15 years working on various aspects of the telecommunications business, and contributing to open-source projects on the side. He brings general systems and mobile expertise to Cyanogen, where he can now break things full-time.
Operations & Human Resources
Accomplished Operations and HR executive in a number of technology startups. Christine's background from Ernst & Young, KPMG LLP and technical operations at American Honda make her a highly skilled and a versatile force to reckon with.
Architect of the Impossible
Fan joined Cyanogen to work with the cool crowd. Before joining Cyanogen, Fan worked at Amazon AWS and AT&T Labs Research.
Ambassador of Style
Born in the pastoral farmlands of rural England, then abandoned in the colonies to be raised by wolves, Mr. Mason brings an exotic mix of rebellion and buttoned-down corporate discipline to the table. A former VJ and rave promoter, he divides his time between making things pretty, fighting for the user, causing trouble, and fixing low-level bugs that nobody else wants to touch.
Quality Engineer & Defect Detective
Jason recently left Stark Industries to "work on something REALLY cool." That's not entirely true but he did depart Samsung's R&D lab to join Cyanogen Inc. Jason has held a world ranking in Air Hockey, owns an English Bulldog named Lucy and donates to his favorite organization, the Human Fund.
QA Manager & Computational Killer
Part man, part machine, Jeff joined Cyanogen to interface directly with the Android Collective to help spare earth from the coming scourge of the Machines. A Keeper of Quality and Officer of Peace, Jeff's mission remains one of the most critical in the entire world. Jeff is currently out on bail for computer assault.
Yasmine keeps the Seattle office running smoothly. She's currently pursuing a degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics. When not at Cyanogen or school, she's either biking, bouldering, writing, or acting as a heat source for His Highness Zak the Cat.
Chief Entertainment Officer
Cooper currently works remotely from Koush's apartment. He is working hard to obtain the proper paperwork that will allow him to keep the team members at Cyanogen's Seattle office entertained.
VP of Security
Fin joined Cyanogen to earn some extra dog treats in his spare time. He is often found guarding the front door of Cyanogen's Palo Alto office, or maybe he is just pondering life. We're not too sure.
Mitch is a general partner at Benchmark, a venture capital firm.
Tom Moss is a serial entrepreneur and active investor. Currently, Tom is an EIR at Accel Partners, a top silicon valley venture fund. Prior to joining Accel, Tom was CEO and Founder of 3LM, which was acquired by Motorola Mobility (which was later acquired by Google Inc.). Prior to 3LM, Tom was Worldwide Head of Android Business Development and Partnerships at Google, where he also served as General Manager of Android for the Asia-Pacific region.