Corey QuinnChief Cloud Economist
Corey is the Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group. Corey’s unique brand of snark combines with a deep understanding of AWS’s offerings, unlocking a level of insight that’s both penetrating and hilarious. He lives in San Francisco with his spouse and daughter.
Beside his duties as The Duckbill Group’s CEO, Mike is the author of O’Reilly’s Practical Monitoring, and previously wrote the Monitoring Weekly newsletter and hosted the Real World DevOps podcast. He was previously a DevOps Engineer for companies such as Taos Consulting, Peak Hosting, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and many more. Mike is originally from Knoxville, TN (Go Vols!) and currently resides in Portland, OR.
Caroline CarterSponsorship Sales
Caroline is a French and Spanish major turned tech aficionado. She did a coding bootcamp in Paris and then moved to San Francisco where she began doing SaaS sales before joining Duckbill to manage sponsorship sales.
Jesse DeRoseCloud Economist
Jesse is a seasoned systems engineer with an eye for detail and a deep passion for operational success. He’s helped Engineering orgs large and small shape their AWS infrastructure and DevOps best practices. Jesse’s engaging communication style helps him turn overwhelming bills and spreadsheets into actionable, achievable goals. He currently overpays for an apartment in San Francisco, CA.
Dan ShapiroChief Financial Officer
Dan is the Chief Financial Officer at The Duckbill Group, handling all things finance and accounting for the company. His job is to put numbers and data to Corey and Mike’s big ideas. After earning his CPA in New York, Dan dedicated his early career to education, helping build eight schools across two continents. He now lives in Westchester, NY with his beautiful wife and two boys.
Meagan BarnardEditorial & Executive Assistant
The woman behind the scenes keeping our media publications running smoothly and in tip-top shape. She lives with her husband and two adorable dachshunds in San Francisco.
Pete CheslockCloud Economist
Pete is a recovering system administrator who got his start with AWS services back in 2009 while at Sonian, the first cloud-based email archiving platform. As one of the earliest and largest uses of AWS, Pete ran technical operations and brought DevOps theory into action. Pete has worked for other companies such as Dyn, Threat Stack, and CHAOSSEARCH, managing large scale AWS deployments. A frequent speaker at DevOps and Observability events, Pete brings a product mindset to SaaS operations. While not obsessing over ways to trim AWS bills, he spends his free time smoking meats and tweeting about the results.
Kristin CovertDirector of Client Services
Kristin directs our Client Services and loves our customers, “maybe a little too much” she says. She studies them like birds, just like when she was a youngster biologist. Today, she’s passionate about delivering relevant and effective products that help companies make positive organizational change. She thinks helping clients save money on AWS is awesome but loves that this allows companies to invest back into their people and products for their success too. Kristin brings her technical chops from the Cloud SaaS Industry and spends her free time with her own wildlife in Portland, OR.
Kevin KuchtaSoftware Engineer
Billie the PlatypusSVP of Corporate Communications
I’m Billie, The Duckbill Group’s SVP of Corporate Communications. I have a duckbill, I lay eggs, and get this–I’m venomous! As there have been no recorded human fatalities, I probably won’t kill you–but you’ll hurt like absolute hell for months. “Who the @&%!? gives someone like you an executive job?!” you might reasonably ask. Welcome to the Duckbill Group.