Ry Walker

Co-Founder, CEO

Technology executive with twenty years experience. Previously co-founded a number of Cincinnati companies, including Sharkbytes, US Digital Partners, and Differential.

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Tim Brunk

Co-Founder, Head of Data

Tim is a seasoned data-driven entrepreneur and business operator. Previously co-founded Cladwell and Ocean Accelerator.

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Greg Neiheisel

Co-Founder, CTO

Greg spends most of his time focusing on Astronomer’s core processing engine.  Previously, he led development at American Financial Group and was a Partner at Differential.

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Ben Gregory

Head of Delivery

Ben splits his time onboarding new integration partners and helping Astronomer’s customers accomplish their goals. Originally from Nashville, he’s worked on the data teams of three startups.

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Brad Kirn

Solutions Director

Brad enjoys building relationships and finding the right solution for companies that want to be more data-driven. He has a dog named Paisley but not after Brad Paisley.

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Chris Hendrixson

Head of Design

Chris leads all things design and is working to make sure every customer loves working with Astronomer. A former print graphic designer, he’s also worked on mobile apps, branding, and co-founded his own startup.

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Alois Barreras

Integration Engineer

Alois works with Astronomer's partners to integrate new data sources and destinations. Before Astronomer, he began his career as an iOS developer with E. W. Scripps after graduating from the University of Cincinnati.

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Shannon Walker

Marketing & Growth

Experienced technology marketing executive and small-business operator, as well as mother of three human startups. 

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Trong Le

Integration Engineer

Trong works on Astronomer's integrations team, helping to test and expand the platform. An avid Javascript developer, he previously worked at Highlights For Children before graduating from The Ohio State University.

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Mike Perry

Integration Engineer

Mike works with the delivery team to ensure that Astronomer has a robust platform capable of meeting the data needs of our customers. Previously, he worked as an iOS/Android developer at the University of Cincinnati, where he also graduated with a degree in Physics.



Becky Steele

Account Manager

Becky combines her decade of experience as a process engineer with her passion for JavaScript to serve on Astronomer’s integration team.  When she’s not building solutions with us, she can be found at open-source hackathons, software engineering meetups, and sharing her love of physics and astronomy with people of all ages.

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Viraj Parekh

Data Analyst

Viraj leads Astronomer’s internal reporting and works with Astronomer’s clients to make sense of their data. Before Astronomer, he worked in financial services and is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Max Berg

General Counsel and Business Analyst

Max has been working with startups as a lawyer and product strategist for more than two years before landing his dream job with Astronomer. He also likes bikes... a lot.

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Andy Ruberg

Enterprise Solutions Director

Andy brings almost 10 years of experience, including serving in Ernst & Young's Advisory Services practice and as a Special Agent in the FBI. He has a strong drive for building relationships and enjoys collaborating with clients to help solve their most complex data-related problems.

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Julian LaNeve

Junior Integration Engineer

Julian is currently a junior in high school, attending a special high-school-in-college program at the University of North Texas. Along with development, he enjoys running, reading, and hanging out with friends. He currently writes integrations and does full stack development at Astronomer

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Dave Paprocki

Marketing Director

Dave helps to lead the Astronomer marketing efforts, spreading the good word about what we're up to, from one to many. He has over 10 years of marketing experience and outside of Astronomer, he loves seeing live music, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife, family, friends and three dogs. (Bonus: The pattern of his tie represents his favorite band.)

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Greg Brunk

Creative Developer

Greg is a creative developer with a passion for great design, user experience and soft tacos. A former product owner and financial analyst, he has also co-founded a media startup and won several meaningless ping-pong championships against his cat, Tucker.

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Sam McFarland

Enterprise Account Manager

Sam leverages his passion for technology to help Astronomer’s customers realize their data goals. He has a background in data consulting and analytics, including time spent working at dunnhumby and Facebook. When he’s not collaborating with our customers, he’s usually biking, climbing or napping.

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Ryan Palmer

Integration Engineer

Currently a student at University of Cincinnati, Ryan brings co-op experience developing and supporting Windows applications for Cincinnati Financial's Life Insurance Department. When he's not writing code, Ryan enjoys tennis, racquet ball, ping pong and audio books.

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Trenton Baer

Support Analyst

Trent stands watch at Ground Control to facilitate the astronauts as they combat the horrors that appear from the endless, dark void of space. In other words, he is committed to delivering comprehensive support to all of Astronomer's customers. When all is quiet on the final frontier, he can be found on the volleyball court or watching the game with his wife.

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Laurel Brunk

Copywriter and Content Support

Laurel brings a decade of experience writing for various types of organizations, from media to non-profit to Fortune 500, and likes to think of herself as a “sculptor of ideas” who crafts content to make it accessible and impactful. When not writing, she enjoys partaking in life’s epicurean delights, though she admits that some things, like grammar, are acquired tastes.

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Andrew Murray

UX Developer

Andrew's focus is on helping shape great interactions and the continuous improvement of Astronomer's user experience. With over six years working with startups in the Cincinnati area, he spends his time between being a full-time dork with a passion for JavaScript frameworks, horror movies, and good design.

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Priya Mullen

Account Specialist

Priya is a numbers enthusiast, bringing aboard knowledge and expertise from her time at Deloitte.  She works to increase simplicity for our partners by streamlining accounting processes and internal finances.  In her free time, Priya destroys Tough Mudder races almost as fast as she does Ramundo’s pizza.

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Taylor Edmiston

Integration Engineer

Taylor is a software engineer focusing on Python at Astronomer. Previously, he led backend development at startups in top accelerators including The Brandery and R/GA Techstars in NYC.

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Dan Sweet

Integration Engineer

Dan is a 5th year senior at UC (graduating in May with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology: Software Development Track). Prior to Astronomer, he worked at 84.51° as a Data Developer Co-Op. He's been in the Army Reserves for 5 years and is currently a Sergeant. Dan loves his German Shepard, beer & bourbon and playing guitar.

Collen Byer

Integration Engineer

Collen is working on Astronomer's integration team to help expand the platform. Previously, he was at UC, where he worked as an iOS and JavaScript developer. When Collen isn't working, he loves traveling and being outdoors. He's also a self-described Nintendo nerd.

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