Open Source Brought Us Together

Introducing the NouGit team

Posted by Rob Behnke

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

- Henry Ford

The core leadership team at NouGit assembled, stuck it out through personal and professional hardships and continues building software dedicated to solving the most pressing problems in open source software.

NouGit originated from a 1st place, $100,000 grand prize winning PoC pitched at the EOS San Francisco Hackathon held in late 2018.  Rob Behnke, Fred Madrid and Stewart Noyce were on the winning team and decided to turn the concept into a real-life product.  Mo Ayyash came on shortly after as technical lead and cofounder.  Recent additions only accelerated the company including Radovan Stevonic as Full Stack Developer and Steven Walbroehl as Security Advisor.

About us

Mohamad Ayyash - CEO, CoFounder 

Mohamad “Mo” Ayyash is a senior software engineer and tech entrepreneur with expertise in building large scale distributed systems. Mo leads all product development at NouGit.  Coming in with more than 5 years of experience at Google, he directed his engineering and leadership talent to startups.  This has him on fire to build the market network for open source startups.  

Rob Behnke - Head of Growth, CoFounder

Rob is a serial entrepreneur with a swiss army knife capability set of business development, operations and project management enabling full execution of technical concepts into reality.  His numerous startups have been featured in Forbes, Techcrunch and NY Times including Token Agency, Micswap iOS app and The Brooklyn Salsa Company. He’s here to ensure NouGit grows to its maximum level via community engagement and growth.

Fred Madrid - Chief Product Officer, CoFounder

Fred Madrid is a creative designer with brand strategy, UX/UI design and product prototyping experience.  Attuned to new models of business management, Fred excelled in a design agency that explored a dramatically decentralized models for management of its work.  He wants to share that experience with the open source community through NouGit.

Radovan Stevanovic - Full Stack Developer

Radovan is a do-gooder at heart. He has a well rounded skillset in web development that he acquired by building tech solutions for several companies. Radovan is particularly passionate about NouGit as it allows him to empower other developers to advance their career, make visible contributions to the open source world and get paid doing that.  

Stewart Noyce - Product  Advisor

Stewart Noyce is a product storyteller with over three decades of product management and marketing experience.  At Sun Microsystems, GeoWorks and Certicom, Stewart helped jumpstart the megatrend for distributed and decentralized systems that would transform the world.   He sees what NouGit can do to take the open source movement to its next level.

Steven Walbroehl - Security Advisor

Steven Walbroehl is a 15 year cybersecurity veteran who holds elite information technology and security certifications, including CISSP, CEH, CRISC, OSCP, OSWP, CISM, GPYC, GWAPT, GAWN, AWS Solutions Architect Associate, and Six Sigma.  Steven brings modern technology practices to NouGit, and security assurance to protect all aspects of code, business operations and data.

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