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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Co Founder and CEO
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Teleport
Websitehttps://goteleport.com
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America

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In less than a decade, Ev Kontsevoy has co-founded and led two successful companies that have positively impacted the software developer experience.

Ev’s first-hand knowledge and experience with software issues has made him a stronger problem solver and leader within the IT and cybersecurity industry.

Ev is passionately dedicated to supporting the developer community and the company's products are “by devs, for devs.” By vanquishing the complexity involved in the developer’s world, he hopes to create an environment where devs are fully engaged, maximally productive and driving innovation.

Brief Overview

As an engineer by trade, Ev Kontsevoy launched Teleport in 2015 to help engineers like himself quickly and effectively access any computer resource by eliminating VPNs and removing security and compliance issues. Teleport was built out of necessity as software engineers like Ev struggled to find strong secure access solutions.

“As a company that grew out of the systems engineering and SRE community, we have a deep understanding of the hurdles facing the industry when it comes to enabling agile yet highly secure infrastructure access that doesn’t impact team productivity. We have also seen the limitations of secrets-based security schemes that have failed to prevent recent breaches,” said Ev Kontsevoy, co-founder and CEO, Teleport. “With Teleport, we provide the only cloud-native, identity-based infrastructure access solution for cloud workloads running in mixed environments — including both Linux and Windows — with complete audit and visibility.”

Since his graduation from Siberian Federal University, Ev has held many engineering roles that have ultimately influenced his impact at Teleport. Prior to launching Teleport, Ev was Co-Founder and CEO of Mailgun, an API-based email delivery service, which was sold to Rackspace. Under Ev’s leadership, Teleport has grown from 25 employees since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to nearly 150 employees in 2022. Ev’s experience as an engineer has inspired him to be a passionate advocate for maintaining simplicity in the world of complex computing environments.