Crittercism is the world’s first mobile application performance management (APM) solution, offering both error monitoring and service monitoring solutions. Crittercism products monitor every aspect of mobile app performance, allowing Developers and IT Operations to deliver high performing, highly reliable, highly available mobile apps. Crittercism offers a real-time global view of app diagnostics and app errors across iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Hybrid and HTML5 apps monitoring 1 billion monthly active users. The company’s investors include Scale Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, InterWest Partners, Opus Capital, Google Ventures, VMWare, Accenture, Kleiner Perkins, and AOL Ventures. Crittercism is an AngelPad company.
Our Executive Team
Andrew Levy — Co-Founder and CEO
Andrew has been co-founder and CEO of Crittercism since 2011. Prior to starting Crittercism, Andrew Levy was the co-founder of AdThrow, a Y Combinator company that built a data processing pipeline for real-time ad targeting. Before YC, Andrew worked at HP Software where he led teams specializing in agile programming methodologies and advocating rapid product iterations. Andrew also worked for several companies in defense and intelligence, such as Silicon Graphics Federal, Northrop Grumman, and Computer Sciences Corp. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Rob Kwok — Co-Founder and CTO
Robert graduated with a full scholarship from MIT in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Comparative Media Studies. While at MIT, Robert developed an interest in educational games through his work on FLOGO at the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. For his undergraduate thesis, Robert worked with Eric Klopfer at the Teacher Education Program on mobile apps, including an augmented reality game called “Outbreak @ MIT”. Since graduation, he worked at Hewlett-Packard developing several database monitoring and management tools.
Jeeyun Kim — Co-Founder and Designer
Jeeyun hails from the East Coast where she received her B.S. in Architectural Design at MIT and her M.Arch at UPenn. She left a career in architecture to pursue more exciting ventures in the world of start-ups. She brings with her a pioneering spirit toward design and development. At Crittercism, she oversees the execution of product and the overall design guidelines throughout the company. When she's not trying to find a happy marriage between design and development, you can find her serenading her cats with Appalachian folk songs on her banjo.
Frank Swain — Chief Revenue Officer
Frank Swain brings over 30 years of executive and sales leadership to Crittercism. His ability to innovate solutions for common market disruptors has led him to build world class teams that deliver outstanding customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Crittercism, Frank was SVP of Worldwide Sales at AppDynamics, where he used his deep expertise in both direct and indirect sales models to drive explosive growth. Prior to AppDynamics, Frank was Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Makara. Previously, Frank was SVP of Worldwide Sales at Splunk, where he grew revenues from $500K to $35M in three years. Frank also ran Worldwide Channels for Wily Technology and was Global Account Manager for Mercury Interactive.
Kalyan Ramanathan — Chief Marketing Officer
Kalyan Ramanathan brings 20 years of experience in software marketing to Crittercism. He most recently served as VP of Marketing at Electric Cloud, a DevOps automation leader. Previously, Kalyan served as Senior Director of product marketing at Opsware/HP, where he oversaw marketing efforts for the HP data center automation and application performance management suite. Prior to Opsware, Kalyan led product marketing and product management functions at Collation (acquired by IBM) and Portal Software (acquired by Oracle). Kalyan has an MBA from Stanford University.
John Kemmerer — Chief Financial Officer
John Kemmerer brings more than 20 years of experience in Finance and Operations to Crittercism. He most recently served as VP of Finance at Delphix , an Agile Data Technology software company . Prior to Delphix, John served as the VP of Finance at Merced Systems where he oversaw various operational and finance areas and served as the EMEA Finance Director. Prior to Merced, John held various Finance and Sales Operations management roles at CA, Wily Technology, the 3DO Company and Odwalla. John is a CPA and has a BS from Drexel University.
Lars Kamp — VP of Business Development
Lars joins Crittercism after 12 years at Accenture. As the Managing Director, Strategy & Corporate Development for Accenture Mobility, he led a global team of professionals responsible for corporate strategy, M&A and partnerships for Accenture's enterprise mobility business. Working closely with Accenture's leadership, his team was also responsible for shaping Accenture's overall digital strategy. Previously, Lars worked in Accenture's Communications, Media, and Technology Practice on strategic and technology advisory projects for Fortune 500 companies in the US, Asia and Europe. Lars is also an active angel investor with investments into a number of technology start-ups, such as Mashape, CircleCI, EasyPost, Orderbird and Bay Sensors.
Paul Lappas — VP of Engineering
Paul joins Crittercism from Big Switch Networks, where he was responsible for open source strategy and building the largest developer community around software-defined networking. Prior to Big Switch, Paul led Product at Piston Cloud Computing, a distribution of private cloud software based on OpenStack. In 2006, Paul co-founded and was Vice President of Engineering at GoGrid, a pioneering cloud computing service provider, where he oversaw all engineering efforts, technology operations, architecture, IT, leading GoGrid as one of the top 5 cloud providers in the US. Paul received a BSEE with a minor in Physics from the University of Virginia and is the holder of over 6 patents.
Alex Brower — VP of Operations
Prior to joining Crittercism, Alex Brower was the Director of Finance at Orion’s Mind, a for-profit education company in Chicago. Applying his expertise in treasury management, compensation design, strategic alignment, and scaling business/financial systems, he helped transform the company to over 1,500 employees with eight-digit revenues. Prior to Orion’s Mind, Alex worked at an early stage startup in real estate and conducted research at a Boston-based policy institute. Alex has a B.A. in International Relations from the College of Wooster.