Welcome to Stackify

Stackify was founded in January 2012 by Matt Watson. Matt was previously the founder and CTO of VinSolutions which was sold to AutoTrader.com in 2011. As the leader of a rapidly growing software service provider, he learned a lot about the current challenges of supporting enterprise applications. He noticed that agile development had caused his developers to be much more involved in day to day IT operations, but his team lacked the tools and server access to do it efficiently. He founded Stackify to create a suite of tools designed specifically for developers to improve their ability to support, manage, and monitor their production applications. Stackify brings a much needed DevOps approach to improve application support.

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Leadership

Matt Watson
Matt WatsonFounder and CEO
Matt Watson founded Stackify in 2012 and as CEO provides the vision and leadership for the direction of the company. Prior to founding Stackify, he was the founder and CTO of VinSolutions. VinSolutions’ innovative product offering led to rapid company growth and was on the Inc. 500 (#447) in 2010 and acquired in 2011 by AutoTrader.com. Matt is an entrepreneur at heart and excels and product and software development.

Matt studied Computer Information Systems at DeVry University. He started programming when he was in middle school to automate playing video games while he was school. He hasn’t stopped programming since and loves anything technology related. Other hobbies include working too much, travel, movies, fine dining, golf, cars, and of course his family.

Jason Taylor, CTO
Jason Taylor, CTOChief Technical Officer
Jason has worked in a number of high-growth business units centered around delivering Software as a Service. The experiences gained in those shops directly led him to Stackify, and those experiences help shape the product. Jason has led small and medium sized development teams through his career and is intently focused on delivering a great product while helping developers grow, learn, and realize their full potential. He is responsible for all software development activities at Stackify, and product delivery.

In his free time, Jason enjoys homebrewing, golfing, and traveling the world.

Craig Ferril, COO
Craig Ferril, COOChief Operations Officer

Craig leads the operational aspects of Stackify, making sure that the business is as nimble as the development team. He brings with him a passion for applying Lean principles to software and business alike, along with 15 years of experience leading software engineering and IT operations for start-ups, SaaS companies, and large enterprises. This background included leading teams that supported production software, which is where his passion for Stackify’s mission of helping developers and DevOps teams stems from. A Renaissance man wannabe, Craig dabbles in everything from brewing beer, to photography, to driving on a race track at high speeds.

Jim Burrough
Jim Burrough Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Jim Burroughs is responsible for leading Stackify’s sales and business development organizations and developing the supporting go to market strategy for the company. Jim has built and led organizations for several successful enterprise software companies where he was responsible for developing and successfully executing direct and partner led sales organizations that generated significant year over year revenue growth. For Jim Burroughs the key to working with some of the worlds most successful IT organization and company’s is gaining their trust in Stackify solutions and its people and then deliver sustained measurable value for them. The key to building that trust is demonstrating solid experience and expertise in the systems and application management market backed by rock solid software and a track record of serving customers with integrity every day. Prior to Stackify Jim has served as President, Vice President and Director of Sales for high growth software companies including Nolio Inc, NetApp, Onaro Inc, Motive Inc and Tivoli Systems.