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.

ꦑThe 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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