Smart devices need intelligent tooling and powerful infrastructure

Digital transformation is accelerating the adoption of intelligent edge devices across industries and each new use case requires better software automation. We deliver operational excellence, stable, flexible infrastructure, and end-to-end solutions to help you quickly deploy your application experiences at scale.

Esper’s DevOps platform helps  you take control and automate the entire Android lifecycle so  your team can focus on what matters most: Creating experiences that set your business apart.

Our story

Every engineering project starts with infrastructure. Our CEO and Founder, Yadhu Gopalan, built the underlying infrastructure for multiple products at Microsoft, Amazon Go, FireTV, Kindle, and Alexa, he asked, why can’t I just build this once and let everyone use it? He joined forces with former colleague, Shiv Sundar, to found Esper — both have spent decades of their careers at the intersection of hardware and software and have watched the DevOps revolution unfold. Esper’s DevOps platform incorporates the functionality cloud developers love, re-imagined for devices.

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Our leadership & people

Esper’s Senior Leadership has the experience and commitment needed for solving complicated enterprise device problems. 100’s of millions of devices run code we’ve personally built. We know Android and DevOps inside and out, from chip to cloud.

Yadhu has over 25 years and 35 patents in embedded systems and security. His 25-year career included roles as Chief Architect of the Windows CE and Windows Phone. At Amazon, Yadhu designed back-end solutions for the FireOS, and AWS before he owned Systems Engineering for Amazon Go. Today, Yadhu is our Chief Geek, CEO, and Co-Founder, and the visionary behind our mission to educate enterprises about DevOps for Smart Edge devices.
Shiv makes things happen, both at Esper and for our customers. He knows Android inside-and-out after running Android partnerships for Huawei. Shiv strengthened his open source and device maker relationships after managing OEM partnerships at Cyanogen and Windows Phone device commercialization for Microsoft. Shiv is always ready to help businesses achieve Secure DevOps and deliver incredible customer experiences.
David is a three-time startup CFO and has led high-growth startups in increasing their revenue from single-digit millions to over one hundred million. He has a proven track record in managing and leading acquisition strategies, raising multiple rounds of venture capital, and leading successful exit strategies. David has a unique blend of technical knowledge and device management experience, in addition to keen business acumen.
Ghazi is a strategic sales leader who is passionate about building go-to-market functions, so they operate like a flywheel. He prides himself on establishing a strong go-to-market foundation that enables organizations to achieve their growth milestones. Ghazi has over 25 years of experience building, scaling, and leading go-to-market teams at enterprise B2B SaaS companies, including Avaya, Microsoft, and Oracle, and scaling up and leading exit events at startups like Auth0, Indigo State, and K2 software.
Sudhir is a hands-on technologist who prides himself in building and scaling global engineering teams while delivering high-quality products for customers worldwide. He is an empathic leader who passionately cares about customer success, product quality, and engineering excellence. With over 26 years of experience, Sudhir brings a unique blend of business acumen, product innovation, development of large-scale DevOps platforms, and execution capabilities to Esper. He joins Esper from Chef, a pioneer in DevOps, where he was the global head of engineering and has held leadership roles at Intuit, Oracle, Hyperion, and ASML. 
A six-time technology start-up veteran and executive marketing leader, Emily brings growth company DNA to Esper. She’s equal parts strategic and tactical, data-driven and creative storyteller, leader and doer. Emily’s deep experience in B2B SaaS, covering verticals from cybersecurity and mobile to customer experience and adtech, has previously powered rapid revenue scaling at Rubica, Textio, and Apptentive. A strong team-builder, her contagious optimism and obsession for learning are at the heart of Esper’s culture of experimentation.
Keith is the geeky force-of-nature that drives Esper’s efforts to build a community of Android dedicated device developers and creators. He evangelizes Esper’s value to devs, Product Owners, and Chief Tech officers. Keith’s experience includes running product management for a dev tools startup that was sold to Symantec. Next, he worked at Microsoft with MSDN, CryptoAPI, Windows CE / Platform Builder, and Windows Mobile. Keith’s first programming language was BASIC on the TRS-80. He’s also shipped code for a PDP -11 at Siemens.
Our values

Esper's mission

Smart, connected devices are woven into the fabric of your business. Don’t just manage, secure, and monitor your fleet, leverage DevOps for devices to deliver on your unique vision and create exceptional customer experiences.

Esper’s mission is honestly pretty simple. We want to empower enterprise digital transformation by providing a full stack of solutions for the Android device lifecycle.
You provide the vision for digital transformation, and we provide an Android DevOps platform. Our toolchain includes a complete customer experience pipeline.

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