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.
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.
Johan Norrman is a proper IT veteran. He has always found companies in the early stages of development exciting, so it’s hardly surprising that he ended up working at a startup. His passion for creating order from chaos, combined with the capacity to be a good leader and build strong teams, makes Johan the perfect fit for the role of CIO at Detectify.
Few people know Detectify’s website as well as our web developer Martina Janevska. Originally from Macedonia, Martina moved to Sweden to do a master’s in software engineering and joined Detectify’s web development team in the spring of 2015. We talked to her about her work, how she maintains a security-oriented mindset, and what it takes to be a successful developer.
If you use Detectify, you have probably met Johan Båth, our Customer Success Manager who is the first point of contact for many of our customers. After completing his degree in mechanical engineering in Uppsala, Johan first dipped his toes into the startup world in San Francisco. His entrepreneurial spirit and technical background combined with experience in web development and customer support led him to Detectify, where he tirelessly guides our customers through the setup process and troubleshooting.