About Tiller

Tiller is the only platform that automatically feeds all your daily financial transactions into Google Sheets and Excel, so you can easily manage your money with the power of a spreadsheet.

We also design innovative automated Google Sheets templates for budgeting, tracking spending, getting out of debt, growing net worth, running a business, and managing money with the greatest control.

We're a nine-person distributed team based in Seattle Washington.

Together we’re applying our diverse skills to making financial spreadsheets faster, easier, and more accessible for everyone.  

Tiller is distributed in Burlington, VT - Asheville, NC - Atlanta, GA - Seattle and Methow Valley, WA.

OUR CORE VALUE

"Money matters because
life matters more."

At Tiller, we believe when people have control of their finances, they have greater control of their lives. Our core value is “money matters because life matters more.” 

Driven by this value, Tiller’s founding team set out to build a new type of personal finance app. The apps we had been using were either too complicated, locking our data into proprietary systems, or too simple, providing little more than a financial snapshot.

We started by interviewing people about how they managed their finances – lots of people.

A surprising and welcome discovery.
Through our interviews, we discovered that the most financially engaged people used spreadsheets to manage their money. This was especially true for younger people and those with new families. 

Perhaps this discovery shouldn’t have surprised us – after all, we used spreadsheets to manage our own business and household finances. 

That’s because no other tool better combines power, simplicity, collaboration, and flexibility than modern cloud-based spreadsheets. 

Rather than invent a new finance app, we decided to focus on making spreadsheets even better – faster, easier, and more accessible for everyone. 

Our Team

Peter Polson

PETER POLSON

Founder

Peter loves designing great products and creating tools and systems that help people live better. He was founder and president of Junxion (acquired by Sierra Wireless) and later CEO at Dashwire (acquired by HTC). He enjoys activities around mountains and water, especially skiing and hiking with his family. His kids gasp in amazement at the pennies he magically pulls out of their ears.

HEATHER PHILLIPS

Customer Success Lead

Heather comes from a background of user experience design & customer support. She loves helping others learn, explore and discover better ways to use applications and products that improve their lives. When she’s not coaching customers on Tiller best practices, tweeting or writing blogs, she’s probably at a yoga class, out for a hike in the Blue Ridge, or off volunteering for a variety of non-profits.

Tim Johns

TIM JOHNS

Engineering

Tim is a seasoned engineer with a keen interest in data science. He’s been a founder or technical leader at several successful companies. When he’s not crunching numbers, Tim can be “found” somewhere in the Cascade mountains of Western Washington either pretending he isn’t getting his own family lost, or looking for other lost hikers by headlamp as a search and rescue volunteer.

BRASTEN SAGER

BRASTEN SAGER

Engineering

Brasten enjoys applying his software engineering skills to build useful products and solve problems. He has worked with teams of all sizes building products from desktop applications to backend services to mobile apps. Favorite activities of his include taking his kids on various adventures around town and waking his family up early in the morning to watch the latest live SpaceX launch.

TOM HOLMAN

TOM HOLMAN

Template Engineering

Tom is excited to use his extensive background in building software to help people gain a firmer grasp of their finances. He’s experienced in both developing software and seeing that customers receive the products and services they love. When he’s not working on the next template, he’s volunteering at a nearby Hospital, Sailing, Hiking a beautiful NW trail or flying any way possible.

EDWARD SHEPARD

Marketing Lead

Edward loves bringing people together around great ideas. He has organized several large digital brand communities around fitness, parenting, and the science cinema new wave. Edward lives in the best place on the East Coast – Vermont – and spends time in Montreal, New York, and Seattle. He’s an avid science enthusiast and loves outdoor adventures with friends and family.

RANDY HULETT

RANDY HULETT

Product Management

Over the past decade, Randy has led product design at companies large and small. He cofounded the company which launched the iconic Clover coffee brewer. His role at Tiller pairs his passion for spreadsheets to keep teams organized with his perfectionist personal finance impulses. Randy lives in Sevilla where he and his children jam to Pixies & Cure songs in their free time.

KRISTA SMITH

Customer Success

Coming soon!

JANELLE

ADMINISTRATION

Coming soon!

Our Advisors

Michael Horvath

MICHAEL HORVATH

Michael is the co-founder of Strava, the favorite social network loved by millions of runners, cyclists, and triathletes. Prior to Strava he was a professor at Dartmouth College, VP of Operations and CFO of GlycoFi, and founder of Kana Software. Michael received a PhD in economics from Northwestern University and a BA in economics from Harvard University. He’s an avid athlete and biker, a passion that led him to his work today with Strava.

ALEX FRIEDMAN

Alex was the CEO and chairman of GAM Holding, a leading global asset management firm investing over $150 billion in assets. Prior to GAM he was the CFO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Alex holds a JD from Columbia University School of Law, an MBA from Columbia University Business School, and a BA from Princeton University. Alex especially loves the mountains, whether high on a peak on a powder day or climbing in his favorite routes along Wyoming’s Teton Range.

georgiana laudi

GEORGIANA LAUDI

Gia is a digital pioneer who put SaaS marketing on the map. As VP of marketing for Unbounce, she helped grow the company from $1m to $15m in five years with no major funding. Starting her career helping SMBs serve their customers online, she continues that focus in her work today as she helps tech companies build customer experiences people can’t live without. A graduate of Communications at Concordia University in Montreal, she also loves beach time with her young family in Hawaii.