Programming has been Christoffer Fjellström’s hobby since he was a child, but it wasn’t always his dream career. As a Maths undergraduate, he considered staying in academia, but eventually decided that systems development offered him more room for creativity. At the Detectify office, Christoffer is known for his infectious laughter that brightens up everyone’s day, but his story also involves riding Icelandic horses, modding MMORPGs and working as a travelling boar kebab salesman.
When Rickard accepted the position of CEO at Detectify three years ago, he was looking forward to new challenges. Little did he know that the company, then consisting of 4 people, would grow to 25 employees, launch a global network for ethical hackers, receive numerous nominations, startup awards, and attract customers like Trello and King. This is the story of how a former elite skier and management consultant ended up as CEO of one of the security world’s most talked-about startups.
Our sales representative Alixandra Mathios loves the exchange of working with people and is always full of energy and creative ideas. A lot has happened since she joined the Detectify team back in November – amongst other things, she has transformed the sales process, worked closely with the content team to produce great sales materials and shown her colleagues that fresh popcorn at 3 pm is the perfect pick-me-up. Find out why Alixandra left New York, how she established her career in Sweden, and why she likes doing things the Detectify way.
Johan Edholm is one of the founders of Detectify and a well-established profile in the Swedish IT security community. At Detectify, he plays a vital role in shaping the vision and values that the product and company culture build upon. “No bullshit” and ”honesty and transparency” are the keywords that describe Johan’s view on how businesses should act internally and externally – a perspective that has permeated the entire company from the beginning. Meet Johan Edholm, Detectify’s moral compass and inspiring member of the security community.
Yesterday, the Swetugg conference in Stockholm, Sweden, gathered hundreds of developers for a full day of talks and best practices. Detectify’s software engineer Martina Janevska was one of this year’s speakers. Martina used her own 2-year old code to demonstrate how much she has learnt about security since she started to work at Detectify – with her new security skillset, she actually hacked her old code to find out how vulnerable it was at the time she built it.
Natasha Lazarova moved from Macedonia to Sweden in 2014 as an exchange student. Little did she know that she would lead some of Detectify’s most important development projects within one short year. Her broad technical skillset covers everything from Microservices, Go and Java to Docker, and was recently highlighted by TechWorld Sweden that placed her as #21 on the list of Sweden’s best developers.
Ever wondered who the person behind Detectify events, marketing campaigns and content is? Meet our PR & Marketing Manager Yasmin Tilles, an editorial mind with tonnes of energy who carefully plans Detectify’s marketing and PR strategy and is passionate about developing the Detectify brand. We talked to her about business development, her hectic second day at Detectify, and making a difference by spreading the word about web security.