In 2019 we launched our Marketplace-as-a-Service product and began helping cloud platforms build their own add-on marketplaces using our catalog of developer tools. We knew that nurturing relationships with our ecosystem partners was going to be a key piece of the strategy, so to help us with our partner community, we brought on some new members to the team. \I’m excited to introduce you to Chris Wong (Director of Ecosystem) and Kirsten Lambertsen (Senior Technical Program Manager).
I’m excited to introduce you to Chris Wong (Director of Ecosystem) and Kirsten Lambertsen (Senior Technical Program Manager).
Director of Ecosystem
- Alma Mater: UC San Diego
- Favorite Food: Rice
- Fun Facts: Loves pugs, cuts his own hair, and collects whiskey
Chris is joining us in a new role as the Director of the Ecosystem. He will manage all things providers (strategy, onboarding, catalog integration) and will be the internal champion for all of our current and future partners. Prior to joining Manifold, Chris spent five years working at Fastly, which entailed being a jack of all trades but primarily focused on the partner ecosystem. He built out the partner program and managed all of the day-to-day activities. He’s lived in three different countries, splitting time between the USA, Canada (Toronto, but really Scarborough), and China (Guangzhou and Hong Kong) as a child. During his time at Fastly, he also helped them launch into the Chinese market which was a huge growth move for a company that just recently went public.
Senior Technical Program Manager
- Alma Mater: Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Favorite Food: Tacos
- Fun Facts: From the same Wyoming town as Officer Baker on "CHiPs" ('70's hit tv show), first in line to put consciousness in a robot, learning to play the bass ukulele.
Kirsten joined us this past October as a Senior Technical Program Manager reporting to Leah Rivers, VP of Product. She is responsible for and is the steward of Manifold’s mission to create value for developer platforms and communities through a rich, compelling, and high-quality catalog of services. Before coming to Manifold, she was an entrepreneur, a product management consultant, and on the VIP team at Automattic, Inc. serving enterprise clients. Over her career, she's been a leader in the development and release of scores of digital products, including her own startup, BeautyRiot.com which she sold in 2009.
I hope you are as excited as we are to have them both on board, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to the know them as they help you with your Manifold integration. Please join me in welcoming Chris and Kirsten to the Manifold family.