Andrew Kamin-Lyndgaard, Founder + CEO
Andrew Kamin-Lyndgaard is the Founder and CEO of Canopy. Mr. Kamin-Lyndgaard holds a master’s degree in illustration/advertising from Brooks Institute of Photography, and prior to launching Canopy, operated a successful production company. His career highlights include operating imaging labs, managing large commercial photography studios, supporting four full-time photographers and excelling as a full-time art buyer for Target Corporation.
In his migration from a photographic, advertising and production focus, Andrew saw that consumers and developers needed new ways to interface with accessories. Andrew created several products to address these tech community needs and now directs Canopy’s focus to create expansive technology products for the mobile marketplace. Andrew anticipates what’s to come in the tech world with simple, well-executed, forward-thinking insights.
Barbara D. Stinnett, Executive Chairman
Barbara Stinnett is Canopy’s Executive Chairman. She’s CEO and Managing Director for The Timmaron Group, an early stage applied technologies firm that offers strategic and consultative expertise, working closely in the angel, VC, and PE community to help connect entrepreneurs with funding, strategy, product development and go to market initiatives.
Barbara has held C Suite positions with some of the top global technology companies, such as Hewlett Packard, Sybase/SAP, Oracle, and Cisco, as well as served as President and CEO for various software and services companies, through their exits.
She shares time between Silicon Valley and the Twin Cities, and serves on multiple boards, such as AidMatrix, a nonprofit, global supply chain rescue company, Anser Innovations, a technology innovation firm in the Twin Cities, the Norris Foundation as part of the University of St. Thomas, and Altus 365, a digital content management SaaS firm based in Campbell, California.
Barbara graduated from the University of Wisconsin, with degree in Computer Science and International Business, with continuing education in Global Supply Chain Management through the MIT Sloan Institute.
Joel Stewart, VP of Software Engineering
Joel Stewart is the Vice President of Software Engineering for Canopy. His background as a Principal and Lead Engineer in the mobile and game industries for over six years has given him the experience, expertise, and knowledge needed to direct all aspects of Canopy’s software products from applications to games to firmware.
Prior to Canopy, Joel was the CTO and CFO for Gray Squid Division, where he completed numerous client projects for the iOS platform as the Principal Engineer. Before that, he was a Lead Engineer at Electrotank, Inc. During his time at Electrotank he oversaw various teams of engineers, artists, designers and QA engineers that were remotely located worldwide.
One of Joel’s most notable accomplishments at Electrotank included the building and pioneering of a cloud based 3D avatar rendering solution for 2D games. He also worked on multiple Virtual Worlds and Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) for Ubisoft, NHL, Neopets and MTV. Before Electrotank, Joel was a Software Engineer at Destineer Studios in Plymouth, Minnesota where he worked on a first person 3D engine for military simulations that had multiple deliverables to clients including the CIA and FBI.
John Devlin, Chief Finance Officer + Co-Founder
Mr. Devlin has implemented effectual financial and acquisition strategies contributing to the success of several companies.For 20+ years, Mr. Devlin has participated in several startup companies. He has built an extensive foundation in technology development and transfer, operations, product distribution and strategic financial management. He has been involved in the tech industry for the past 10 years in various capacities including CFO, President and CEO. Mr. Devlin holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and a B.S. Degree in Communications and Media.