About Tiller

Tiller brings all your financial transactions together in one spreadsheet, with innovative templates for budgeting, tracking spending, getting out of debt, growing net worth, running a business, and managing money with the greatest control.

We are based in Seattle Washington, with a nine-person distributed team driven by the belief that money matters because life matters more.

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

Tiller Team Seattle

The Inspiration for Tiller

Tiller’s founding team tried dozens of personal finances apps and tools before building Tiller.

But these tools were either too complicated, locking our data into proprietary systems, or too simple, providing little more than a financial snapshot.

Inspired to build better tools to manage our finances, we started interviewing people – lots of people.

A Surprising Discovery
Through our interviews, we discovered that the most financially engaged people used spreadsheets to manage their finances.

Spreadsheets simply offered the best balance of power, simplicity, and customization.

So we decided that rather than invent a new finance app, we should focus on making spreadsheets faster, easier, and more accessible.

Spreadsheets, Powered By Tiller
To start, we automated Google Sheets with a financial feed that eliminates manual data entry. Then we built a family of powerful finance templates and Google Sheets add-ons.

Now we’re bringing Tiller to Excel. And we’re just getting started.

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

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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 is 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.

About Alex on his Website

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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.