About us

We’re on a mission to empower problem solvers.

Our work is for the problem solvers, the question askers, the solution seekers — those who imagine, design, and create.

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We are future-focused.

Claris grew out of a vision to make powerful technologies available to everyone. Staying true to our core values has helped us thrive during 20+ years in business as we pursue our mission to advance creative potential.

Claris is the leader in workplace innovation.

Meet our leaders.

Brad Freitag

CEO

As CEO of Claris, Brad Freitag oversees all of the company's operations.

He joined Claris in 2013 as vice president of worldwide sales. Prior to that, he held senior executive sales positions at Roambi, Host Analytics, Inc., Hyperion Solutions (now part of Oracle), and IBM.

Brad has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lucy Chen

Vice President, FileMaker Platform Engineering

Lucy Chen manages FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, FileMaker Cloud engineering, quality assurance, and worldwide localization teams. Chen manages R+D teams in China. Chen joined the company in 1995.

Lucy holds Master of Science in information systems management and Master of Education from Seattle Pacific University.

Ryan McCann

Vice President, Sales

Ryan McCann oversees revenue globally.

He joined Claris in 2013 as Senior Director, Americas Sales. Prior to that, he held strategic and leadership positions at Roambi, Oracle, Host Analytics, Infor, and Cognos (now part of IBM.)

Ryan has a Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration from California Lutheran University.

Dixiana Rodriguez

Director, Demand Generation

Dixiana Rodriguez leads all global demand generation initiatives, content marketing, and social media.

Before joining Claris, she was the marketing director at Ironpaper, a digital growth marketing agency, and held marketing leadership roles at Forrest Solutions, WageWorks, and TransitCenter.

Dixiana holds an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology and a BA from Pace University. She is also a certified account-based marketing strategist.

Julie Sigfrinius

Senior Director, Customer Success

Julie Sigfrinius leads the customer success team and the global partner program.

During her Claris tenure, she has built a cutting-edge partner ecosystem, including more than 1,400 Claris partners across the globe. She also directs worldwide channel distribution, resellers, and specialized global sales and marketing partners.

Prior to joining Claris, Julie built a professional services and training division for one of Apple’s premiere resellers and a Claris Platinum Partner, formerly known as FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum Partner.

Peter Nelson

Vice President, Engineering

Peter Nelson leads Claris’ engineering teams in support of the company’s mission to empower problem solvers around the globe.

He joined Claris in 2020, and has led product and engineering teams for more than 20 years at companies like EVA Automation, Inc., Bowers and Wilkins, and Caavo.

Peter holds Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.

Sophia Yungen

Senior Counsel and Secretary

Sophia Yungen oversees legal matters worldwide for Claris and its corporate subsidiaries, including software licensing and distribution agreements, litigation and intellectual property. She is a member of the executive staff and advises management on all legal issues.

Sophia holds a J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Andrew LeCates

Director, Product Marketing & Evangelism

Andrew LeCates manages product marketing and developer relations teams.

After joining Claris in 1990, he has held numerous positions within the company –from system engineering and development to leadership roles in sales and marketing.

Andrew built his first Claris FileMaker apps while a student at Penn State University and has been a proud member of the developer community since.

Atul Gupta

Head of Finance

Atul Gupta oversees all aspects of Claris finance and finance operations.

Prior to joining Claris, he was part of Apple’s product marketing finance team and also held a senior finance leadership position at Thomson Reuters.

Atul holds an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The City College of New York.

Giuliano Iacobelli

Director, Product Management

Guiliano Iacobelli directs the Claris product team.

A software engineer turned entrepreneur, he came to Claris in 2019 through an acquisition of his previous company, Stamplay.

Guilinano holds a master’s degree in software engineering from the Università Roma Tre in Rome, Italy.

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Claris Offices

North America

One Apple Park Way
Cupertino, CA 95014
United States

Phone: +1 (800) 725-2747

United Kingdom

100 New Bridge Street
London
EC4V 6JA
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8268 6030

China

23F, International Finance Centre (IFC)
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue
Chaoyang District
Beijing, China, 100022

Phone: +86 400 601 5902

Japan

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-6140
Japan

Phone: +81 3 4345 3333

Australia

Level 3 / 20 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia

Phone: +61 2 8987 8300