Board of Directors
Co-Founder & Board Member
A self-professed geek with more than 30 years of programming experience, Stu has hired literally hundreds of talented developers who are passionate about using technology to help customers transform their businesses. He occasionally slings code, and loves mixing it up with Gorilla Logic’s customers and engineers (“really smart people doing cool things”).
An “alt-indie guy” who founded a music startup in the late 80s, Stu constantly cycles through new tunes while creating countless playlists. You can usually find him with his axe at Gorilla Logic’s monthly Boulder Geek Jam, or riding his bike at Flagstaff Mountain.
Co-Founder & Board Member
Back in the day, he was also on Wall Street exec’ing and tech’ing at Lehman Brothers and Moody’s Investors Services.
After taking seven semesters of physics, Ed graduated from Princeton University with a degree in music. Realizing that musicians do really cool and glamorous stuff but don’t always get paid a lot, Ed landed a “real job” at a law firm where he built a system in Cobol to schedule the firm’s paralegals. Ed’s officemate (also a musician) introduced him to Stu, which led to the formation of Strategic Dance Initiative – and ultimately Gorilla Logic.
Ed often writes and records music at Gorilla Logic’s jam studio. He refuses to compile an ultimate playlist (“too many choices”) but admits, “The Digital Vibrators would definitely be represented.”
Ed lives in New York, so don’t try anything funny…
“When you have a successful company like Gorilla Logic that is experiencing hyper growth, it attracts your attention and interest,” Frank notes. “When you factor in their inspiring culture and outstanding team of people, you really want to find a way to be a part of their forward journey.”
A multi-generational Alabamian (Roll Tide!) Frank relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000. While he spends the bulk of his off hours enjoying time with his wife and two children, Frank also squeezes in time to run, hike, ski, sail, and play tennis whenever he can. Like all Gorillas, Frank is a huge music fan with a few of The Grateful Dead bootlegged tracks in heavy rotation.
“Gorilla Logic has experienced tremendous, consistent growth which landed them on our radar,” says Michael. “Meeting with the Gorillas and experiencing the company’s unique, customer-centric culture really solidified our interest in becoming an active, collaborative partner with them.”
Michael relocated to San Francisco after serving as an analyst with Deutsche Bank’s Financial Institutions Group in New York. He spends his off hours golfing, shooting hoops, and watching football (we hope he develops an allegiance to the CU Buffaloes and Denver Broncos!). Italy is his favorite vacation spot where he takes in the country’s ancient history, relaxes in the countryside and coastal areas, and enjoys copious amounts of pasta and gelato.
“Whenever I look at companies to invest in, I ask myself three questions,” says Rich. “One, can I provide something of value? Two, can I learn something that I don’t already know? And finally, will I enjoy working with the team?”
With Gorilla Logic, Rich easily checked all three boxes, citing its culture, growth potential, and unwavering commitment to helping customers scale their abilities and become market leaders.
“Culture is a big driver within Gorilla Logic,” Rich observes. “Each Gorilla displays a personal devotion to providing the best possible experience to their customers. Their technical expertise, combined with their comradery and sense of community often empowers customers to take on new challenges.”
Based in Boulder, Richard enjoys “the usual Colorado activities” including skiing, biking, and hiking (he’s climbed 28 fourteeners so far). Frequent travel provides Richard and his family the opportunity to experience new cultures, understand how people interact, and do really cool things like visit the Great Wall of China and hike the Grand Canyon from top to bottom. Since Richard plays bass guitar at his church, he has an open invitation to join our Gorilla jam sessions!