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Developer-First Headless CMS and Application Framework

Payload is a developer-first headless CMS and application framework built to finally give developers a better choice in the world of CMS. From documentation to design, Payload is crafted from the ground-up to save engineers time and effort while building the backend and admin panel for websites, native apps, ecommerce, SaaS, and any other product that needs to manage content. Payload is changing the CMS status quo—working to give developers the tools they want to build the CMS they need, all in clean and well-structured code. Learn more at https://payloadcms.com.

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Payload — A Developer-First Content Management System

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Payload CMS
Founded:2018
Team Size:3
Location:Grand Rapids, MI

Active Founders

Elliot DeNolf

Elliot DeNolf is founder and CTO of Payload CMS (www.payloadcms.com), a developer-first headless CMS. He has worked extensively in design, development, and delivery of distributed, back-end services. His specializations include resilient, high-availability web services, containerization technologies, and CI/CD pipelines.

Elliot DeNolf
Elliot DeNolf
Payload CMS

James Mikrut

James Mikrut is the founder and CEO of Payload CMS. He plays a leading role in shaping the future and vision of Payload, and is responsible for product design, marketing initiatives, and user experience design. He has been a full-stack engineer for over a decade, and has also founded the digital design agency TRBL, where he leads a team of user experience designers and full-stack TypeScript developers.

James Mikrut
James Mikrut
Payload CMS

Dan Ribbens

Dan Ribbens is founder and COO of Payload CMS, the best TypeScript CMS for developers. He has focused on database engineering and developer experience. While at Payload and throughout his career Dan has served as a senior developer, team lead, and architect for dozens of software teams. Dan earned his Masters in Computer Science at GVSU in 2013 and worked as a freelance consultant prior to Payload.

Dan Ribbens
Dan Ribbens
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