Co-founder and CEO
Xavier moved from Belgium in the summer of 2009 with the vision that there are voices on social media that deserve to be published on main stream media. This vision is the foundation of Storify.
He founded Tribal in 1999, a site that gathered student content from around Belgium that was published in a 30,000-circulation magazine distributed nationwide to high schools. He built content partnerships with leading brands such as Microsoft and other Belgian companies. Xavier earned a master's degree with distinction in computer science from Belgium's Leuven University.
Co-founder (Business development, partnerships and publisher relations)
Burt is the founder of Hacks/Hackers, a worldwide organization bringing together journalists and technologists. He previously reported from around the world for The Associated Press over a 12-year career, heading AP's office in Korea and founding a bureau covering the five countries of former Soviet Central Asia. Among other assignments worldwide, he was an embedded reporter with the U.S. Marines in the Iraq war, covered Afghanistan after Sept. 11, traveled several times to reclusive North Korea, covered the Asian tsunami and Pakistan's nuclear program.
Burt was a Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, a program for distinguished journalists selected for a year of study, where he also received his B.A. with honors in political science and M.A. in Russian and East European studies.
Head of Business Development
Don heads up business development at Storify. He's worked in technology for the past 15 years, but started in healthcare policy (with a stint at the ER at SF General!). He's held a variety of roles in business development and product management at four different startups (iSyndicate, FeedBurner, Typekit, and now Storify) and a few larger entities (Yahoo, Google, Adobe). While the companies have changed, he's been squarely focused on helping publishers of all shapes and sizes navigate the web. And, when not chatting about syndication and social distribution, you'll likely get a good dose of thoughts on his kids, the outdoors, coffee, politics, and of course Cal basketball. #gobears
Bo was our Community Manager but now she's our Product Manager. She still manages our social media accounts, so if someone is being nice to you from our Twitter account, it's her (and if not, it's obviously someone else). Bo takes much the feedback we get and tries to make some sense out of it, whether it's by asking to tweak features on the site or sending bug reports to our engineering team. She dabbles in mobile for fun.
Leading our community efforts is Skyler. You'll find him on the front lines gathering feedback, giving support, and going the extra mile to make sure people are having fun with Storify.
Skyler genuinely enjoys making things right if they've gone wrong, and hopes that his next leap will be the leap home.
Philippe was born in Belgium, fell into a cauldron full of Orval (best beer ever!), started hacking for any good and bad reason, studied some aerospace engineering and management sciences, and then fell in love with innovation and entrepreneurship. The early adopter was born, he co-organized the first Startup Weekend in Liège, and so came the time to hack for his own company: modygo, a shared trip planner. Yes, he loves traveling and meeting other people! That's why, after South America, Nepal, New-Zealand, etc. it was time to move to San Francisco and meet his other passions: innovation, node.js and challenges. Any rock band out there to quench his guitar passion?
Frederic is based in Switzerland. He moved there from Belgium to study Computer Science at the Swiss Institute of Technology. He works on Storify projects since summer 2012 and enjoys staying in San Francisco during University breaks. His main area of expertise is iOS development but likes learning new stuff while playing with other parts of the stack. Previously to joining Storify, he worked as a contractor and open-source developer. He also co-founded two companies Evolucix and movies.io. During his free time, he loves taking pictures and traveling.