Founded in 2018, Tall Poppy’s mission is to make an ecosystem-level impact on the problem of online harassment by increasing access to high-quality personal security tools and services. We are based in San Francisco, and work with companies ranging from Fortune 50 tech firms to startups, non-profits, and newsrooms. Our investors include Y Combinator, Inner Loop Capital, and a number of fantastic individual angels.
CEO and Co-Founder
Leigh has more than a decade of experience in computer security incident response. Prior to co-founding Tall Poppy, she was a Technology Fellow at the ACLU’s Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology. Her industry career included running security incident response at Slack, protecting infrastructure running a million apps at Salesforce.com, shipping patches for billions of computers on a monthly basis at Microsoft, and analyzing malware at Symantec. Leigh has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto where she majored in Computer Science and Equity Studies, and is a frequent keynote speaker at security and software conferences around the world.
CTO and Co-Founder
Logan has worked as a software engineer, team lead, and Scrum master in a variety of industries including education, finance, event ticketing, and data storage. They have worked in organizations ranging from small startups to the federal government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Logan enjoys delivering working software and cares deeply about teamwork, facilitation, growth and software design and maintainability. Logan graduated from MIT with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering in Computer Science.
Lead Software Engineer
Erica has been a software engineer at a variety of companies and organizations. She was an early employee at Square and one of the first engineers on staff at Code for America. She has worked on projects for the Veterans Affairs department and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services as a senior engineer at Nuna. Erica is focused on building tools that have a meaningful impact. She has a computer science degree from the University of Victoria.
Engineer / Client Relations Manager
Brooke has a background in tech and social service. Most recently, she served as the Advocacy Coordinator at the Michigan State University Sexual Assault Program where she advocated for survivors individually and systemically. She has worked professionally as a software engineer and was selected for the 2019 Millennial Advisory Committee to the Michigan Women’s Commission. She is passionate about anti-oppressive work that de-weaponizes technology. Brooke graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering with a bachelor’s in Computer Science.