Chris Campbell, Kevin Hale and Ryan Campbell founded Wufoo in 2006 based on the belief that forms were the starting point for building anything useful on the web. The problem they saw was that one of the most efficient and used interfaces for collecting data wasn’t very efficient to create.
After presenting their solution to Y Combinator, a venture firm specialising in funding very early stage start-ups, they received the initial seed funding needed to work on their idea full-time and get their project off the ground.
After 6 months of development, the three founders built Wufoo, a web application that removed the inefficiency and tediousness from the form-building process. Wufoo reduced what used to take days (if not weeks) by trained professionals to something that could be done by anyone in minutes.
In 2011, Wufoo was acquired by SurveyMonkey, the leader in web-based survey solutions, to help complement their growing suite of services offering amazing data collection tools to their customers. We felt that WITH OUR POWERS COMBINED...well, you know the rest.
Chris Campbell is obsessed with buzz marketing and customer evangelism. He’s not afraid to get out there in a gorilla suit and respond to every one of his emails as if it were from his mum. When he’s not resolving disputes between Kevin and Ryan, he’s our favourite PHP developer – having created the billing and payment systems to help us and our users get paid every time and on time. Chris’s favourite weapon is the broad sword.
Kevin Hale is responsible for safeguarding the user experience of our application and designing every pixel of Wufoo’s interface. As much as Kevin likes keeping things clean and reliable, he loves innovation. More than that, he loves asking for innovation in the middle of the night from his favourite two people: The Brothers Campbell. As a child, Kevin was the kid in class who ate a box of crayons in return for a pound.
The Development Team
Tim Sabat serves as Wufoo’s Minister of Power. He’s addicted to code optimisation, unit testing and all things object-oriented. Tim fell in love with tech while doing desktop programming in the .NET framework. He also knows how to write in the 'M' programming language – an arcane environment you can look up but should never, ever use. Tim is also quite clever. One weekend, using a patented scientific formula, he used a child’s toy oven to make his macaroni cheese convenience meal even more ‘convenient’!
Chris Coyier is Wufoo’s ‘Lead Hucklebucker’ and second designer. He enjoys banjos, fiddles and finding people who have never heard of Wufoo so he can tell them all about it. He is thinking about starting a horse and cart medicine show and taking it on the road. Only instead of medicine it will be Wufoo and instead of a cart and the open road it will probably just be a blog. Chris learned everything he knows from The Andy Griffith Show.
The Support Team
Andrew Gosnell remains first and foremost a gentleman, but he also serves as Wufoo's First Line of Defence. He's our support super-master and the odds are that if you ever run into an issue, problem or question about our services, you're going to have it resolved quickly and efficiently by this man. Andrew is a true secret agent and believes firmly in the transformative power of logic to overcome matters of the heart.
Mike Wong is Wufoo's Go-To Guy, resident smile maker, voice actor, victim of an online fan club and friend to babies and cats alike. Often accused of having the entire internet in his brain, Mike enjoys injecting bits of RSS-parsed knowledge into any situation. Mike is the buoy of integrity in a sea of cynical sycophants. If you've got a problem, he'll solve it.
Elaine Campbell is our company's Number-Crusher. She's in charge of all of our finances and making the most of our budgets and projections. You could say she plays the role of both the gatekeeper and the keymaster and that means, with her, there are no shortcuts and there are no safe havens. She's also (deceptively) strong as an ox. So, if you're looking for an evening of embarrassment, challenge her to a friendly arm wrestling match.