about meltano

The Open Source DataOps OS

The benefits of open source and DevOps best practices in your data lifecycle
Data Transformation with Meltano
Mission and Vision

Meltano’s Mission and Vision for the Benefit of Data Integration


Our mission is to enable everyone to realize the full potential of their data

When we say “everyone”, we mean it. It includes massive enterprises, tiny startups, as well as individuals. It includes those who may one day pay us, as well as those who will likely never be able to. It includes solo founders, one-person IT/dev teams, and curious hobbyists, as well as multidisciplinary data teams and weathered veterans of the data profession.


Our vision is for Meltano to become the foundation of every team’s ideal data stack

We are building an open source DataOps OS that will bring the benefits of software development best practices such as DevOps and open source to the entire data lifecycle.

our Timeline

From In-House Data Team to End-To-End Data Platform


Meltano is founded

Meltano started as an open source tool built for GitLab’s data and analytics team.


Meltano pivots to focus on open source data integration (ELT)

In 2020, the project strategically pivoted to focus on open source data integration (ELT).


Meltano becomes an independed startup!

After 3 years of being a GitLab incubator project, Meltano spun out of GitLab and raised a seed funding round to become an independent startup

core values

Meltano’s core values

Meltano’s core values are: believe in better, progress over perfection, together we thrive, and kindness is key.

Believe in Better

We have high aspirations and the drive to exceed them. We believe in impossible feats and imagine a better future. We’re determined to realize our goals and achieve strong results in everything we aim to accomplish.


Progress Over Perfection

We work in small iterations so we can be efficient, add value quickly, and get feedback from the community. We have a bias toward action and continually improve our products and processes.


Together We Thrive

We recognize we are better as a collective, built-in the open and collaboratively. Diverse people, views, and approaches make the team and product better. We continually work to build a more diverse and inclusive community by hiring globally and creating a culture that supports team members everywhere.


Kindness is Key

We work with empathy, recognizing we’re not alone in this journey. We bring kindness, humility, trust, honesty, and an assumption of good faith to all of our interactions.

our Team

Meet the Team

Meltano is built by an all-remote team and a community of contributors
  • AJ Steers

    Seattle, WA, USA 🇺🇸
    Head of Engineering
  • Alex Marple

    Los Angeles, CA, USA 🇺🇸
    Senior Frontend Engineer
  • Amanda Folson

    Florida, USA 🇺🇸
    Developer Relations Manager
  • Cody Hanson

    Springfield, IL, USA 🇺🇸
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Douwe Maan

    Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽
    Founder & CEO
  • Edgar Ramírez Mondragón

    Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽
    Senior Backend Engineer
  • Emily Kyle

    Austin, TX, USA 🇺🇸
    Director of Marketing
  • Florian Hines

    San Antonio, TX, USA 🇺🇸
    Staff Backend Engineer
  • Ken Payne

    London, UK 🇬🇧
    Backend Engineer
  • Laura Pérez

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 🇩🇴
    Content Marketing Manager
  • Pat Nadolny

    Brooklyn, NY, USA 🇺🇸
    Senior Data Engineer
  • REB – Richard E. Baum

    Austin, TX, USA 🇺🇸
    Head of Operations
  • Taylor Murphy

    Arlington, TX, USA 🇺🇸
    Head of Product & Data
  • Will Da Silva

    Ottawa, ON, Canada 🇨🇦
    Senior Software Engineer