Ben's been building software for 15 years. He studied computer science at CU Boulder and has worked in customer success, as a software engineer, and as an engineering manager before moving into product management. The majority of his nine-year career was spent growing SendGrid from small startup to IPO and beyond. He now leads product at Stream.io — maker of scalable, enterprise-grade chat and feed APIs. If you're working on any type of software project that involves chat or messaging functionality, try Stream Chat free.