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Industrial IoT and Edge

Portainer is your solution to securely deploy software containers across your fleet of Edge devices.

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About Us

Our mission is to democratize this game-changing technology and make it available for every business regardless of size, maturity or revenue. 
  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Values

Portainer aims to be a single-pane-of-glass “manager of managers” management toolset that allows anyone in IT to deploy, manage, and monitor containerised applications and platforms, regardless of their current knowledge/exposure to these technologies. We want Portainer to be the only tool IT need to learn in order to leverage containers, and that the learning curve should be dramatically flatter as a result of adopting Portainer. We will provide access to a range of underlying technologies through our simple-to-use, follow-your-nose UI; either capability we create natively, or through technology we integrate with.

Portainer believes that access to the game-changing capabilities of containers should be available to every organisation, regardless of their size, maturity, or revenue; we believe that the benefits of containers make them so monumentally disruptive, that only those organisations that embrace containerization will be successful in delivering digital assets/services to market, and so it’s on us to ensure everyone has access to this technology; in a way, we are democratizing the technology.


No Egos - We are all here to build something awesome, we don't need ego’s. Every single one of us has been bought into the business because we have something to add, so leave ego’s and a sense of “hierarchy” at home.

Customer First - Whenever we imagine a feature, build a feature, QA a release, support a user, or message to our community, always think from the perspective of the user. It's not about us, it's about them.

Honesty - We need to know what you think, either about your team, your manager, the product, or market perception. If you have a view/opinion, share it. No one will be criticised for sharing their opinions.

Startup mindset - We should always operate as a startup; we need to be dynamic and hyper-responsive to user feedback and market shifts. A roadmap that is inflexible to changes in the market is a roadmap for failure. Expect change, embrace it, it's what makes us loved by the market.

Muck In - Titles and job roles are awesome, but don't let them stop you providing assistance to anyone else, in any other area of the business; if you have a valuable contribution to make, do so. Everyone is smart, everyone has a unique viewpoint, so muck in and help each other out.

Meet some of our amazing team and advisors

We know it is a cliche - but it's also true. Portainer is all about the talent behind it. For those of us taking the lead, we could not appreciate that more as our outstandingly talented team continues to grow both locally and internationally.

  • C-Level
  • Advisors
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Neil Cresswell CEO, FounderNeil brings more than twenty
years’ experience in advanced
technology including
virtualization, storage and
Neil Cresswell CEO, Founder
Anthony Lapenna Co-Founder, R&DAnthony is a specialist in
infrastructure automation and
has a background in complex
software development and IT operations.
Anthony Lapenna Co-Founder, R&D
Geoff Olliff Colour
Geoff Olliff COO / DirectorAfter a long career with tech
start-ups in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, Geoff contributes strategy and
operational thinking to the
Portainer team.
Geoff Olliff COO / Director
Kelsey Hightower
Kelsey Hightower Kubernetes ExpertKelsey is a developer advocate, open source aficionado, and a widely recognised Kubernetes expert. Kelsey has been an engineer at Puppet, CoreOS, and Google Cloud and specialises in containers, infrastructure as code and service meshes.
Kelsey Hightower Kubernetes Expert
Brian Rodriguez
Bryan Rodriguez IOT/ Edge SpecialistBryan is a visionary in orchestration and manageability for datacenter and edge platforms. He has a successful track record in developing automated and highly available systems in a vast array of environments.  As Platform Architect at Intel Corp, Bryan leads the IoT Group in architecting an autonomous edge platform, from robotics to large scale venues.
Bryan Rodriguez IOT/ Edge Specialist