About Us

The Team

Bryan Byrne

Bryan was born and raised in County Laois, Ireland. He studied Computer Science at University College Dublin. In 2000 he moved to San Francisco, CA and was a software engineer on the launch teams of both Hotwire and Zillow. In 2007 he joined Yelp and served as Director, Business & Revenue Products and International Products.

Rhett Garber

Rhett is a life-long Californian who cut his programming chops writing TI-Basic in grade school and had his first web job in 1996. He graduated with a Computer Science degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2004. As an intern and later a software engineer with Hewlett-Packard, Rhett worked on the High-Availablility Clustering application, Serviceguard. In 2006 Rhett joined Yelp as a software engineer working on credit card processing, billing and ad networks. Later as an engineering manager, Rhett led the Infrastructure team working on performance and site-reliability projects.

Neil Kumar

Neil has been playing around with computers since he was 4 years old when he received his first computer, a Commodore 64. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Computer Engineering. He was a Senior Software Engineer at Liquid Audio and he ran his own consulting company for 4 years. Most recently he was an early engineer and VP of Engineering at Yelp. Neil enjoys finding new restaraunts, traveling in Asia and working in start up environments.