Our Story

Gun.io was launched in 2011 as a simple job board to help elite programmers from the open source community find high-quality freelance work. 

Today, Gun.io is a community of 25,000+ freelance software developers, designers, & product managers from around the globe that helps thousands of growing companies build better techology products every year.

Teja Yenamandra

Teja Yenamandra


Teja is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and freelancers build enduring, weatherproof businesses. He also trains jiu-jitsu, weighlifts, and drinks at least thirty ounces of cold brew iced coffee per day. 

David Ledgerwood

David "Ledge" Ledgerwood

VP, Client Growth

Ledge is a many-time founder and C-suite member, with deep experience in growing six-figure startups to 8-figure enterprises. Clients talk to Ledge first when exploring a relationship with Gun.io to grow their business.

Tyler Newkirk

Tyler Newkirk

VP, Operations

Tyler Newkirk is a process and efficiency guru who leads Operations at Gun.io. Outside of work, Tyler spends his time getting swole and flexy in the gym and enjoys an occasional rye whiskey in the evening.

Tracey Hester

Tracey Hester

VP, Services

Tracey has over 20 years of experience launching and supporting efforts in areas of business development, operations, and enterprise software development in both the public and private sector.

Megan Fister

Megan Fister

Director, Community Operations

Megan has extensive experience in community & team building, a background in communications, and is a Certified ScrumMaster. She values creativity through structure and likes all things geeky.

Max Black

Maxwell Black

Associate, Operations

Max is the company‚Äôs lead hustler. Prior to joining Gun.io, Max served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Springfield as a weapons system tech and lead helmsman. 

Andrea Sali

Andrea Sali

Associate, Client Growth & Marketing

Andrea is Gun.io's swiss army knife. She contributes across several dimensions of client interaction, and always does it with class and poise. When we have to be on our best behavior, we send Andrea.

Rich Jones

Richard Jones

Founder & Hacker Evangelist

Rich built Gun.io's first version in his dorm room in Boston. Rich fights for the Professional Freelancer. Rich is an avid contributor to open source software and skater.

And, our 25,000+ freelance community...

Not pictured here are the thousands of Professional Freelancers whom we serve. Our freelancers come from all walks of life, but they are unified in their desire to hone their craft and build cool shit.