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23 Jul 2009, 10:40
As promised, I'd like to bring everyone up to date on the current vBulletin team, which is the largest in vBulletin's history. All together, we have a solid hundred years or so (yikes!) of engineering expertise on the team, with a experience over a huge variety of software projects, including decades of experience working on vBulletin. The support team has similar depth of experience.

First, I'd like to introduce the newest new guy, Don Kuramura, who will take the lead on vB Product Management. Don will be responsible for all things marketing - the 4.x series roadmap, new product initiatives, product marketing and business development. Don's social media expertise comes from both big companies (Sony Pictures, American Greetings Interactive) and entrepreneurial startups. He will be the primary one to work with the community to develop requirements for future vBulletin releases.

On the dev side, we are deeply appreciative of the work of all of the original vBulletin developers, including those still with us on the core team - Freddie, Darren and Jerry.

Here's the whole team roster:

Management

James Limm, Jelsoft Founder
Ray Morgan, General Manager
Don Kuramura, Product ManagerEngineering

Kevin Sours - Kevin has been with IB for three years now. Prior to joining the vBulletin team, Kevin worked with several of IB's vBulletin sites as lead developer for the Travel and Leisure group.
Darren Gordon - "You all know our best developer, Darren..." Okay, Darren wrote that, but in all seriousness, he's been part of the core vB team and is the chief architect of the new CMS.
Ed Brown - Ed got degrees in Mechanical Engineering (there weren't degrees in programming then). We won’t say when, but it was before Bill Gates founded Microsoft. PHP is currently Ed's favorite language. Ed works on the new search engine and CMS system, including all the widgets to date.
Freddie Bingham - With vBulletin since almost the very beginning, there's hardly a piece of vB that Freddie hasn't had a hand in.
Jeff Greenberg - Our newest engineer and lead UI guru.
Andy Huang - Andy is one of the developers from Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. and has been working on vBulletin code since 3.7. He spends most of his time working on bug fixes, but also works on some of the new features. Andy also supports vBulletin China.
Jerry Hutchings - One of the old-time vB developers, still responsible for Impex development.Customer Support

Steve Machol - Steve has been a forum owner and Administrator since 1995 staring with Matt Wright’s WWWBoard script. In 2001 he switched over to vBulletin and soon afterwards was added to the vB staff and promoted to Customer Support Manager.
Wayne Luke - Wayne started with Jelsoft after being the administrator of the Sitepoint Community Forums for several years. Over time, he felt that working directly with the software being used to power large forums would be more beneficial. As such he has provided sales and service support since January 2001 and helped pioneer the telephone support services in use today.
Carrie Anderson - Carrie has been on the vB support team for the past year, before which she was a moderator on vBulletin.org since 2006.
Colin Frei - Support team member since 2005, as well as developer of a lot of Jelsoft's back-office systems.
George Liu - George (aka eva2000) has been on the vB staff since July 2001. Based in Australia, he is the in-house server 'guru' and has been providing help with server questions and optimization requests ever since then.
Jake Bunce - Support team member since 2002.
Zachery Woods - Support team member since 2004.
Kerry-Anne Peters - Support team member from January, 2007 through June 30; thanks KA!
Marlena Machol - Marlena Machol joined Jelsoft in March 2007 and has been working behind the scenes on link submissions and maintaining the links pages.
Marco van Herwaarden, vBulletin.org
Xiaoyu Huang, vBulletin China
Scott Molinari, vBulletin GermanyBut wait, there's more...

In addition to this core team, we have other key players like Jennifer Rundell (VP of Content at IB) and Michael Anders, who runs close to a hundred of IB's vBulletin sites.

We also borrow as needed from other internal engineering groups, and these have included Chris Holland, Michael Clifford, David Bonilla, Prince Shah, Tully Rankin, Andrew Elkins, Pritesh Shah, and James Pestridge.

Last but not least, Team vB also enjoys the help from IB's internal QA team - Allen Lin, Meghan Sensenbach and Fei Leung.


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