Our Story

We started Rancher in 2014 to create software that would simplify the lives of teams who were building applications using containers. The market was new, Docker had just been introduced and questions about how to manage, secure and orchestrate containers were pressing and exciting problems to solve.

Within a year we introduced the first version of Rancher, an open-source software platform for teams innovating around containers. By 2016 we had adopted Kubernetes as an orchestrator and had thousands of teams using Rancher to run containers in production.

As our community has grown, we haven’t stopped innovating. Rancher 2.0 became the first enterprise-grade platform for delivering Kubernetes as an enterprise service. Projects like k3s and submariner continue to push the Kubernetes community forward. All along we’ve maintained a commitment to building open-source software that supports users as they innovate everywhere.


Innovate Everywhere

At SUSE, our goal is to give our customers the freedom to innovate everywhere. We tirelessly work to offer them possibilities that know no limitations – from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge and beyond.

The skills, creativity and vision of our employees, partners, community, and customers coming together are the key to achieving this. We are driven by the power of many.

There are two reasons why only we can do what we do. First, our independent approach puts the ‘open’ back in open source software, giving customers the agility to tackle innovation challenges today, and the freedom to evolve their strategy and solutions tomorrow.

Second, our ability to deliver both innovation and stability, which guarantees a strong bond of trust between our customers and us. We want to be innovation heroes to our customers, so they can be innovation heroes to theirs.

Learn more about Suse

Meet the Leadership Team

The Rancher leadership team brings together years of experience from leading startups and enterprise companies including Sun, GoDaddy, OpenWave and Seven Networks. Rancher’s founders previously launched Cloud.com which was acquired by Citrix in 2011.

Sheng Liang
Co-Founder and CEO
Shannon Williams
Co-founder, President, and Chief Revenue Officer
Darren Shepherd
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Will Chan
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Peter Smails
James Walbom
VP Finance & Operations
Dave Getzler
VP, Customer Success
Olivier Maes
Managing Director EMEA
Jamie Dudley
Bala Gopalan
VP of Support
Chris Urwin
VP of Field Engineering
Keith Basil
VP Edge Solutions
Valeria Manchester
VP Sales Operations

Our Offices

We have offices all over the world

California (HQ)
19409 Stevens Creek Blvd #260
Cupertino, CA 95014
1400 E Southern Ave
Ste 1020
Tempe, AZ 85282
New York
54 W 40th St
5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
3102 West End Avenue
Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37203
John M. Keynesplein 12,
1066 EP Amsterdam
Shenzhen, China
Room A, 6th Floor,
Dachong International Center,
Tonggu Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
United Kingdom
Fowler Avenue
The Hub, Farnborough Business Park
Farnborough GU14 7JF

Interested in joining the Rancher team?

We’d love to hear
from you

Get started with Rancher