Changing the world of payments

The Stellar Development Foundation employs technologists, scientists, designers, and businesspeople, all dedicated to building a more inclusive global marketplace. Our goal is to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid and people more empowered. If you like doing big, mission-driven work with a close-knit team, join us.

The Foundation has offices in both San Francisco and New York City and employs team members all around the world.

Our Leadership

David Mazières

Founder and Chief Scientist

Denelle Dixon

CEO and Executive Director

Jason Chlipala


Jed McCaleb

Founder and Chief Architect

Jordan Edelstein


Nicolas Barry


Tom Quisel

Vice President of Engineering

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The Board of Directors

Keith Rabois

General Partner at Founders Fund

Shivani Siroya

CEO & Founder at Tala

David Mazières

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder at SDF,
Professor of Computer Science at Stanford

Greg Brockman

Former CTO at Stripe

Our Advisors

Patrick Collison

CEO of Stripe

Sam Altman

President of Y Combinator

Naval Ravikant

Founder of AngelList

Matt Mullenweg

Founder of

Dan Kaminsky

Chief Scientist at White Ops

Greg Stein

Director at the Apache Software Foundation

Bhagwan Chowdhry

Professor at UCLA Anderson

Ronaldo Lemos

Director, Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (

A Global Team for a Global Mission

8 Countries

50+ Members