We are Heptio

Heptio was founded by two creators of the Kubernetes project to support and advance the open Kubernetes ecosystem.


Our mission at Heptio is to make the agility and capabilities of today’s internet leaders accessible to any enterprise, by fully leveraging distributed systems and open source tools. We simplify and scale Kubernetes for developers and operators, unleashing IT to become an accelerator for the technology-driven enterprise.


Heptio’s leadership includes two of the founding engineers of the Kubernetes project.


Craig McLuckie
Co-Founder, CEO

Prior to starting Heptio, Craig was a product manager at Google where he was part of the team that created the Kubernetes project and was responsible for several commercial cloud computing products including Google Compute Engine, Google Container Engine, and Google Deployment Manager. In 2015, he helped to create the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that he also chaired. Prior to Google, Craig worked on enterprise technologies at Microsoft for almost a decade.


Joe Beda
Co-Founder, CTO

Joe Beda started his career at Microsoft working on Internet Explorer (he was young and naive). Throughout 7 years at Microsoft and 10 at Google, Joe has worked on GUI frameworks, real-time voice and chat, telephony, machine learning for ads, and cloud computing. Most notably, while at Google Joe started the Google Compute Engine and, along with Brendan and Craig McLuckie, created Kubernetes. Joe proudly calls Seattle home.

Shanis Windland
VP of Finance and Operations

Marcus Holm
VP of Sales

Scott Buchanan
VP of Marketing

Heptio is headquartered in the Seattle area and our team is distributed across the US. We have built a talented and diverse team that’s changing the way that enterprises build and run IT.

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