We’re Now a Team of Nine

I’m happy to announce that our team has grown to 9 lovely guys.

Gustavo and Rafael have made a very good impression on their first week. So much, that we’re now under pressure to feed their insatiable curiosity.

They hail from Brazil, which has 2 positives for us:

  1. We can now answer support in 8 languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Georgian, Russian and… Portuguese.
  2. We’re closer to the American time zones for more prompt support of our North and South American users

Gustavo, Javascript developer

Gustavo portraitHe brings an arsenal of coding knowledge to the team, most notably Javascript.

This language is critical to improve our visual editor. The latter hasn’t seen updates in over a year, and yet it’s the centerpiece of the user experience.

He’s been churning WordPress for 7 years. Impressive for a 20 year old, who’s also been contributing to the WordPress core, and organizing events in the community in Rio.

Find him on twitter: @webord

Rafael, support guru

Rafael portraitRafael was recommended to us by his friend Gustavo.

Rafael is coming in to help us improve our support, our knowledge base, videos, quality of our plugin, and overall user experience. That’s a lot!

He’s an active member of the large Brazilian WordPress community. He comes to us with wisdom that spans 7 years of WordPress experience.

Helping out is his second nature, let it be for users in the community or clients of his own. A very patient man.

With coding experience under his belt, an active Twitter account (@rafaehlers), and overall positive attitude, he fits right in our team.

Welcome on board gentlemen. Let’s sail to friendly horizons!

About Kim

I'm one of the co-founders of MailPoet, where I focus on product. And yes, you've guessed it, I'm not a girl and I'm not Asian. Kim is a guy's name in Norway. Read more about me, and the rest of the team.


  1. Ben December 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Bem-vindo caras! :)

    • Rafael December 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

      Merci Ben! :P

  2. Cadu de Castro Alves December 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Brazilian will dominate the world. =)

  3. Gabriel Reguly December 13, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    Congratulations, nice to see MailPoet hiring the finest from Brazil.

  4. Angelina December 23, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    wow..congrats…great going…..1!!

  5. Felipe Pavao January 11, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    Congratz guys!

  6. Emilio Mansur January 31, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Agora vai! :D

  7. Cesar S Falcao March 11, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    Parabéns! Congrats, MailPoet is a nice tool.

  8. Joy March 25, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Hi guys,

    Congratulations on reaching the “gang of nine” status! Had to say, thanks for the newsletter. This has been the most useful info that I have received lately. Concise and brief, keep up the good work. Can’t wait for the next one!