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Gremlin Appoints Josh Leslie As CEO, Founder Kolton Andrus Becomes CTO


Gremlin, the Chaos Engineering company, has appointed Josh Leslie as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Kolton Andrus, who co-founded the company in 2016, will assume the role of chief technology officer and will drive the company’s product and engineering organizations.

Andrus, an early pioneer in Chaos Engineering at Amazon and Netflix, has successfully led Gremlin from its founding up to today. The company has achieved widespread adoption, making Chaos Engineering a standard pillar of modern software development. In his role as CTO, Kolton will drive Gremlin’s vision and work closely with Gremlin’s community of loyal users to build the next generation of products and services.

Leslie moves into the CEO role after serving as an advisor and on the board of Gremlin since August of 2020. He joins Gremlin after a successful stint as CEO of Cumulus Networks that was purchased by Nvidia in June of 2020. He brings extensive experience scaling organizations and building winning teams. Leslie also spent six years in leadership roles at VMware, helping to scale its go-to-market organization from $100M to over $1B in annual sales.

Gremlin now has over 100 enterprise customers, including technology leaders GrubHub, JP Morgan Chase, Target and Twilio. The company is anticipating 100% growth in 2022.