Who & Where
Tiller was founded by Peter Polson in 2016. Today Tiller’s nine-person remote team is based in Washington, North Carolina, Vermont, and Florida. Tiller is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Tiller integrates spreadsheets with Yodlee, which aggregates data for more than 18,000 financial institutions. Yodlee is the leading financial aggregator in the U.S., providing secure data feeds for the majority of the largest U.S. banks.
Meet the Tiller Team
Peter has spent his career focused building innovations that better people’s lives. His first job was an internship in college with Microsoft Money as a program manager. After college he was an investment banking grunt in JP Morgan’s technology mergers and acquisitions group where he built endless spreadsheets. After many exciting roles in various technology companies, Peter created Tiller to merge his early formative experiences around finance and spreadsheets. Beyond Tiller, there’s nothing he enjoys more than spending time outside with his wife and two young boys.
Heather PhilipsCustomer 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 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 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 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 HolmanTemplate 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 ShepardMarketing 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. He’s an avid science enthusiast and loves outdoor adventures with friends and family. Contact at email@example.com.
Randy HulettProduct 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 SmithCustomer Success
Krista believes in living life with intention. With her background as a financial planner and CFP, she’s passionate about supporting the incredible progress that results from aligning your money practices with what’s most important to you. Krista balances her coffee consumption with a regular dose of yoga and enjoys getting outside with her dog, Charlie. She also loves art, warm weather, and planning future travels (in a spreadsheet, of course!).
Janelle DelfinoAdmin and Project Management
Janelle comes from a small business background, where she has managed a variety of successful businesses ranging from a health food store, an eco-building construction company and a specialty organic farm. Her detail-oriented and organized mind loves tacking the mess side of both personal finance and the dynamic business of inspiring, big idea thinkers. For her, working at Tiller is an amazing opportunity to provide support to a stellar team and their customers. Janelle lives in the beautiful Methow Valley of Washington, where she tries to organize the chaos of a 10 acre homestead. She spends as much time as possible playing on the river, diving into high alpine lakes, and racing down the ski hill behind her two young daughters.