Les Hazlewood is the former co-founder and CTO of Stormpath, the Complete Identity API that helps development teams quickly and securely build web and mobile applications and web services. Stormpath was acquired by Okta in March of 2017. He is also the PMC Chair of the Apache Shiro open-source security framework.
Les has 10 years of experience as a professional Java developer and enterprise architect, with previous senior roles at Bloomberg, Delta Airlines, and JBoss. His professional expertise is focused on large-scale and distributed computing and application security. Les has been actively involved in Open Source development for more than 9 years, committing or contributing to projects like the Spring Framework, Hibernate, JBoss, OpenSpaces, and JSecurity, Apache Shiro’s predecessor.
Les currently lives in San Mateo, CA and practices Kendo and studies Japanese when he is not programming.