Gliffy was founded in 2005 by Chris Kohlhardt and Clint Dickson in San Francisco, California and is the world's first net-native business graphics application. Gliffy makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate on a wide range of diagrams, allowing people to communicate more clearly, boost innovation, improve decisions, and work more effectively.
As our resident power-user and fearless leader, Chris keeps us all pushing towards a more visually-based world. Before developing Gliffy, Chris gained insight into Rich Internet Applications as a member of Laszlo Systems' elite professional services group, Laszlo Studios and managed teams in high-profile web deployments such as Orbitz.com and Toyota.com. When he isn't working, Chris races his mountain bike. Chris has a degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University.
Contrary to speculation, Clint didn't develop Gliffy just to create golf course designs. His passion for developing cutting-edge applications outshines even his golf fanaticism. With over 13 years of experience developing world-class client-server and cloud-based applications, Clint has led development teams for high-profile clients like Fireman's Fund Insurance, McKesson Healthcare and BEA Systems. He's developed multi-tiered systems with Java and rich-client interfaces built on portal architectures and Laszlo technology. Before founding Gliffy with Chris, Clint led the development of the ColorSmart application by Behr. Clint has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University, Chico.
Eric specializes in making Gliffy work behind the scenes, as well as integrating Gliffy with just about anything you can think of. With over 10 years of experience in writing large scale Web applications and custom integrations for Fortune 100 clients like Genentech, Ross Stores, DIRECTV, and UBS, he's seen it all when it comes to getting data from point A to point B. Wanting to take on more "agile" challenges, Eric began developing Web application prototypes for early stage startups before joining Gliffy as their resident server side expert.
Han brings over 18 years of startup experience developing and architecting software systems. Han enjoys building high-performance agile teams and rapidly turning ideas into working products. When Han isn't working he's shopping.
Kerry is a full stack web developer focused on creating polished, usable applications that work well from start to finish. After studying Electrical Engineering/Computer Science at UC Berkeley, she got her start in software at Lithium Technologies where she was responsible for many high profile features including a mobile version of the platform as well as a contextual WYSIWYG editor for the entire web UI. At Gliffy, she prototyped Gliffy's transition from flash to HTML5 and now works with her fellow developers in making Gliffy better, faster, and easier to use
Rocco is "the sexiest geek alive." It's true, too — it says so on his website. He spent much of his early career developing video games in order to keep kids away from the hazards of the great outdoors, such as jungle gyms, freeze tag, and other dangerous activities. He has since become an HTML5 guru, developing web and mobile apps to keep the parents brainwashed... er... occupied as well. When asked whether he prefers pirates or diagrams, he was perplexed, "I think they're both scintillating."
Keith is an international man of mystery.
Tiffany is one of the newest members to the Gliffy team and has been appropriately nicknamed Gliffany. Before joining Gliffy, she worked in business development and sales. When she's not assisting and supporting our awesome Atlassian Customers, she makes sure things run smoothly around the office. She misses her college days back in Athens, GA, but makes it back for a UGA football game every year. GOOO DAWGS!