Meet the Team: Larry Stefonic

Larry Stefonic is one of the co-founders of wolfSSL, a company that develops SSL/TLS and cryptography libraries for adding security to devices and applications. wolfSSL began when Larry saw a need for proper security in embedded devices and knew that it was possible to develop a more lightweight SSL implementation. His main goal for wolfSSL is producing and maintaining secure, clean, and readable code, which can be a challenge with today’s rapidly advancing security technology. wolfSSL’s products are included in many different and unique markets ranging from embedded devices to enterprise solutions. His goal is to lead wolfSSL into the top spot in SSL deployments worldwide. Currently, wolfSSL has secured over 1 billion connections and this number is growing rapidly.

Being one of the leaders at one of the world’s top notch Internet security corporations, Larry strives to build a company that not only provides top of the line security software, but also connects cultures around the world. His vision for building wolfSSL includes a meta-national philosophy that melds and augments different ideas and viewpoints from various unique cultures. This worldly advantage contributes to wolfSSL’s tremendous success.

Larry enjoys every aspect of his work at wolfSSL, but he is most fond of developing the team environment. This team includes employees throughout the United States as well as around the globe. The company hosts weekly engineering and team meetings where they discuss current and future projects and ideas and maintain a close working relationship, even if separated by oceans, languages, and cultures.

On a more personal level, Larry is a graduate of Purdue University, and still enjoys following Boilermaker sports. He still enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle and has competed in a number of marathons.  

To learn more about Larry Stefonic and wolfSSL, feel free to explore the company web site at

About the Author
Leah Thompson is a development intern at wolfSSL in Bozeman, Montana. She is currently studying at Montana State University, working towards her master’s degree in Computer Science. She enjoys living in the great state of Montana, taking advantage of everything it has to offer including mountain biking, golfing and skiing. Leah is excited to be a part of such a great company and is learning more than she ever thought possible from the experienced team at wolfSSL.