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

Candace Kelly

Chief Legal Officer

David Mazières

Founder and Chief Scientist

Denelle Dixon

CEO and Executive Director

Jason Chlipala


Jed McCaleb

Founder and Chief Architect

Jordan Edelstein


Justin Rice

VP of Ecosystem

Lisa Macnew

VP of People

Mark Heynen

VP of Business Development

Nicolas Barry


Tomer Weller

VP of Product

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The Board of Directors

Keith Rabois
Keith Rabois

General Partner at Founders Fund

Jed McCaleb
Jed McCaleb

Co-Founder and Chief Architect at Stellar Development Foundation

Lin Hua Wu
Lin-Hua Wu

VP Global Communications and Public Affairs for Google

Renaldo Lemos
Ronaldo Lemos

Professor of International and Public Affairs and Partner at PNM Advogados

Ginger Baker
Ginger Baker

Head of Financial Access at Plaid

Asiff Hirji

President of MoonPay

Our Advisors

Patrick Collison

CEO of Stripe

Sam Altman

President of Y Combinator

Naval Ravikant

Founder of AngelList

Matt Mullenweg

Founder of

Greg Stein

Director at the Apache Software Foundation

Bhagwan Chowdhry

Professor at UCLA Anderson

Past advisor

Dan Kaminsky


A Global Team for a Global Mission

8 Countries

50+ Members

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