Episode 12

CircleCI's newest and oldest employee reflect on company turning 10

Oct 1st, 2021 | 42 minutes

About this episode

Rob celebrates CircleCI's 10 year anniversary with the company's longest-tenured engineer, Gordon Syme, and one of our newest employees, JP LeBlanc, to discuss the company's past, present, and future.

The guest

Gordon Syme

Gordon Syme is a Senior Staff Software Engineer at CircleCI. He joined CircleCI in 2013 and since then he has worked on every part of the CircleCI product. Gordon lives in Dublin, Ireland. If you can't find him there, he's out on the water racing sailing boats.

Gordon Syme

The guest

Jean-Philippe Leblanc

Jean-Philippe Leblanc serves as Senior Vice President of Engineering of CircleCI. He joined CircleCI from Lightspeed Commerce where he held the role of SVP of Product & Technology from 2018 to 2021. He previously held multiple leadership roles at Shutterstock and Radialpoint from 2006 to 2018. JP lives in Montreal, Canada where he enjoys the finer things in life, like tomato soup and breakfast food.

Jean-Philippe Leblanc

The host

Rob Zuber

Rob Zuber is a 20-year veteran of software startups, a four-time founder, and three-time CTO. Since joining CircleCI, Rob has seen the company through its Series F funding and delivered on product innovation at scale while leading a team of 300+ engineers who are distributed around the globe.

Rob Zuber
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