Connect Everything

Introducing NGS

At Synadia, we believe there is an opportunity
to create the first decentralized,
secure global utility, powered by NATS.io,
to connect all digital systems, services and devices.

Synadia maintains and leads development of NATS.io.
Along with the NGS offering, Synadia also provides Commercial Support, Consulting, NRE, and Training.
Feel free to Contact Us for more information.

Meet the Team

With over a century of combined experience in distributed systems and messaging technologies, the team at Synadia can provide a wealth of knowledge aimed at challenging how the world connects.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jarrett Green profile picture

Jarrett Green

Customer Experience

Jarrett has rich experience in both early stage startups and mature, run-rate revenue business in firms such as SOASTA, HP, and CA with great focus on business development and helping serve customers and partners to the fullest potential. In his spare time, Jarrett enjoys attending a mix of professional motorsports events across the Bay Area.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jarrett Green profile picture

Jarrett Green

Customer Experience

Jarrett has rich experience in both early stage startups and mature, run-rate revenue business in firms such as SOASTA, HP, and CA with great focus on business development and helping serve customers and partners to the fullest potential. In his spare time, Jarrett enjoys attending a mix of professional motorsports events across the Bay Area.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jarrett Green profile picture

Jarrett Green

Customer Experience

Jarrett has rich experience in both early stage startups and mature, run-rate revenue business in firms such as SOASTA, HP, and CA with great focus on business development and helping serve customers and partners to the fullest potential. In his spare time, Jarrett enjoys attending a mix of professional motorsports events across the Bay Area.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jarrett Green profile picture

Jarrett Green

Customer Experience

Jarrett has rich experience in both early stage startups and mature, run-rate revenue business in firms such as SOASTA, HP, and CA with great focus on business development and helping serve customers and partners to the fullest potential. In his spare time, Jarrett enjoys attending a mix of professional motorsports events across the Bay Area.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jarrett Green profile picture

Jarrett Green

Customer Experience

Jarrett has rich experience in both early stage startups and mature, run-rate revenue business in firms such as SOASTA, HP, and CA with great focus on business development and helping serve customers and partners to the fullest potential. In his spare time, Jarrett enjoys attending a mix of professional motorsports events across the Bay Area.

Derek Collison profile picture

Derek Collison

Founder & CEO

Derek is an entrepreneur, industry veteran, and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems. He has held executive positions at Google, VMware, and TIBCO Software. He is the creator of NATS.io and his goal is to provide a secure global utility to connect all of the world's digital systems, services and devices.

Colin Sullivan profile picture

Colin Sullivan

Product Management

Prior to Synadia, Colin had been managing and developing messaging products for over 20 years at Apcera, TIBCO, Talarian, and PLATINUM. In his spare time, Colin is an outdoor enthusiast and still occasionally tries to climb mountains.

Ginger Collison profile picture

Ginger Collison

Community

Self-taught technologist, culinary chef by training, Ginger spent over 20 years in the Oracle bubble and is now basking in the glow of OSS.

Ivan Kozlovic profile picture

Ivan Kozlovic

Engineering

A software engineer who has been working in Messaging for the last 17 years, so he knows a thing or two about the challenges of building distributed systems.

Waldemar Quevedo profile picture

Waldemar Quevedo

Engineering

Waldemar, aka Wally, is a core maintainer of NATS and the author of "Practical NATS". Before joining Synadia, he worked on a container orchestration system that used NATS for its control plane at Apcera and formed part of the PaaS team at Rakuten in Tokyo.

Alberto Ricart profile picture

Alberto Ricart

Engineering

A software engineer who has been fitting round pegs in square holes for over 26 years, Alberto is a lead architect and maintainer for NATS anything Nodejs, and Synadia's cloud-based applications and tools.

David Kemper profile picture

David Kemper

Engineering

An engineer leveraging over 20 years of systems development experience into public cloud devops. David is an avid sci-fi reader and a master of 80s trivia.

R.I. Pienaar profile picture

R.I. Pienaar

Engineering

R.I. aka Arri is a software engineer working on various aspects of the NATS ecosystem. Arri is an industry veteran with decades of experience in operating large infrastructure and building distributed systems in almost all areas of business with a strong focus on Automation.

Phil Pennock profile picture

Phil Pennock

Engineering

Phil is a recovering SRE who only occasionally forgets human language when blinking his way out of communication protocols. His assimilation into Pittsburgh living is hindered by a lack of enthusiasm for American Football, but is otherwise progressing well. For your sanity, do not get him started showing you pictures of his cats.

Matthias Hanel profile picture

Matthias Hanel

Engineering

Matthias is a software engineer who has been developing messaging systems for most of his professional career. He loves exploring the outdoors and building things.

Jarrett Green profile picture

Jarrett Green

Customer Experience

Jarrett has rich experience in both early stage startups and mature, run-rate revenue business in firms such as SOASTA, HP, and CA with great focus on business development and helping serve customers and partners to the fullest potential. In his spare time, Jarrett enjoys attending a mix of professional motorsports events across the Bay Area.