Yadhu Gopalan

Co-Founder & CEO


Yadhu is Co-Founder & CEO at Esper, a leader in DevOps for Devices. He is the visionary behind Esper’s mission to bring DevOps to smart Edge devices in the enterprise. Under Yadhu’s leadership, Esper was named on three of Built In Seattle’s “best of” lists: ranking 18 out of 100 on Seattle Best Places To Work, three out of 100 on Seattle Best Midsize Companies To Work, and 17 out of 50 on Seattle Best Paying Companies. Esper was also honored as a G2 2022 Best Software Award Winner in the Best IT Management Products category, ranking #13 out of 50 and the top-ranked in the fleet and device management space. Yadhu has over 25 years of experience and 35 patents in embedded systems and security. He has held engineering leadership roles at Microsoft as Chief Architect of the Windows CE and Windows Phone. At Amazon, he designed back-end solutions for the FireOS, and AWS before owning Systems Engineering for Amazon Go. Yadhu has a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Maine and an MS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Auburn University. He lives in the greater Seattle area.