Who We Are


Stephen Goldberg

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen has worked as a CTO and CEO of startups, held several roles at larger organizations like Red Hat, and led digital transformation projects at a number of Fortune 500 companies across many verticals. He is an established thought leader in the IoT space, having been published on sites like Tech Target, and quoted in a number of articles and publications like Forbes and ZDNet. He has been a speaker at IoT World, SAP Sapphire, and’s Dreamforce. Stephen holds 2 patents with Kyle and Zach.


Kyle Bernhardy

Chief Technical Officer

Kyle has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has held leadership roles in product development, support, and consulting at companies ranging in size from startup to publicly traded. Kyle is the co-inventor of 2 patents with Stephen and Zachary. He is an expert in cloud architecture as well as multiple programming languages.


Fred Yoon

Chief Operating Officer

Fred has spent over 15 years working in the software industry in roles across product development, operations, customer support, and sales. Before HarperDB, Fred held leadership roles at Phizzle, Inc. for over 10 years. He has always been a top sales performer and has developed, maintained, and grown multiple sales channels with companies like SAP, Twitter, and more.


Zach Fowler

Chief Product Officer

Zachary has extensive experience in cloud architecture, infrastructure, database systems, middleware technology, and AWS. He has held various roles within support, software development, DevOps, infrastructure, and consulting. Zachary is a leading expert on SAP HANA, and is a co-inventor of 2 patents with Stephen and Kyle.

Mark Hardy

Vice President, Solution Delivery

Mark has 30+ years of experience working in the enterprise software space, globally. He has held roles in engineering, services, sales, and executive leadership. Mark has worked across numerous verticals including energy, telecommunications, engineering services, geospatial analysis, and many others. At HarperDB, Mark is responsible for technical presales, ensuring customer projects are delivered on-time and are successful. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kaylan Stock

Director of Marketing

Kaylan has several years of experience with enterprise software and related technologies through product management. She is responsible for helping guide the HarperDB team through the product development process as well as core marketing initiatives. She directs the HarperDB social media strategy and supports the overall strategic direction.

Margo Fraser

Sr. Director Business Development

Margo has experience working in a variety of roles including Enterprise Sales, Marketing, and Business Development.  In her last role, Margo helped a local area startup expand outside of existing verticals and grow sales by over 200%.  Margo has an MBA from the University of Colorado and has extensive experience working abroad.  At HarperDB, Margo leads business development, sales, and partnerships.

Eli Palmer

Principal Engineer

Eli has 15 years of software development experience across multiple verticals and company sizes.  Eli came to HarperDB from Amazon where he was working on various infrastructure related services.  Eli has previously worked with Zach, Kyle, and Stephen at Kloudroot.  


Aron Johnson

Automation Engineer

Aron has over 10 years of information technology experience across a variety of industries, where he focused on systems administration, engineering, architecture, and information security. At HarperDB, Aron is responsible for development operations, automation engineering, and deployment.

Jacob Cohen

Solution Architect

Jacob holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from George Mason University. He is a mentor to a FIRST Robotics team in Virginia. Jake has several years of technology consulting experience for large governmental organizations. He previously interned at Kloudroot with Eli, Zachary, Kyle, and Stephen. Prior to joining HarperDB, Jake held roles as Project Leader and Senior Consultant at Macedon Technologies.

Jason Bathrick

Business Development Consultant

Jason has spent 8+ years working in a variety of business development roles across multiple industries.  He has experience working in Construction, Transportation, Consulting, GIS, and Technology.  Prior to joining HarperDB, Jason was Senior Solutions Consultant for ikeGPS, Inc.

Sam Johnson

Software Engineer

Sam has 7+ years of experience managing teams and developing and leading enterprise wide technology projects and initiatives. Sam took his love for technology as a product manager and completed Turing School's program to become a Software Engineer and is currently an Alumni Mentor. Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. At HarperDB, Sam is responsible for software development and testing of the core product.

David Cockerill

Software Engineer

David has over a decade of experience working in the electrical engineering industry in Australia and New Zealand, working in verticals like Oil and Gas, Mining, and Natural Gas with companies like Woodside Petroleum, Rio Tinto, and Enerflex. David has an Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Engineering Institute of Technology in Perth, Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Massey University. At HarperDB, David is responsible for software development and testing of the core product.

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