About Us

PBworks provides a broad set of collaboration products that help businesses work more efficiently and effectively.  Products such as Agency Hub, Legal Hub, and Project Hub serve markets such as advertising and marketing agencies, law firms, and education, as well as the broader business market.  Millions use PBworks each month for partner/client collaboration, new business development, project management, social intranets, and knowledge management.  Notable customers include Landor Associates, CMS Legal, and TEDx.

 

History

Founded in 2005, PBworks helped pioneer the freemium SaaS (software-as-a-service) business model.  Since 2010, we have built specific products that support the critical business processes of professional services firms such as advertising agencies and law firms.  Today, we continue to innovate with unique collaboration capabilities like structured metadata and management reporting.

 

Management

 

Jim Groff / CEO

Jim Groff is an accomplished startup CEO who has over 25 years of experience successfully guiding companies to a position of market leadership. Prior to joining PBworks, Jim was an SVP at Oracle, which he joined as a result of its acquisition of TimesTen, where Jim was CEO. Prior to TimesTen, Jim held executive positions (including head of its educational business) at Apple Computer, which had acquired Network Innovations Corporation, a company he founded. Jim has a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also the author of several best-selling technical books, including Understanding Unix: a Conceptual Guide, and Using SQL.

 

Chris Yeh / VP of Marketing

Chris has been building Internet businesses since 1995. He has been a founder, founding employee, or seed investor in dozens of startups, including PBworks, and advises a wide array of startups ranging from network equipment makers to video game studios. He liked his investment in PBworks so much, he decided to join the company. Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Tom “TK” Kuegler / Head of Revenue

Since 1994, TK (as he is known to his friends) has been part of the Internet landscape. Besides building 4 successful Internet software companies, he has been on the board or advised dozens others. He is also the author or co-author of three books about Internet marketing. Specializing in building scalable and predictable sales models, TK is helping to build that at PBworks.

 

Board of Directors

 

Jim Groff / CEO

Jim is the President and CEO of PBworks.

 

David Weekly / Chairman, Chief Product Officer

David is the founder and Chief Product Officer of PBworks.

 

Jon Feiber

Jon is a senior partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Jon launched his career at Amdahl where he served as a senior engineer. He joined Sun Microsystems in 1983 where he worked in managerial positions overseeing product development and strategy in the areas of software development, software engineering technologies and networking. When he left Sun to join MDV in 1991 he was Sun's vice president of networking. Jon holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Colorado.

 

Konstantin Othmer

Konstantin is the CEO of Core Mobility. Konstantin represents the interests of our investors from Seraph Group and comes from a richly diverse background of venture capital, ePeople (the makers of Talkback, used in Netscape), Catapult, and Apple. Kon has a BS in EE from Caltech.

 

Mehdi Maghsoodnia

Mehdi is the CEO of BookRenter. Before BookRenter, Mehdi was SVP of products and services at CafePress where he joined the team in the early days and grew the company to over $130M in revenues. He has a BS in EECS from UC/Berkeley and an MS EECS from Stanford.

 

Investors

 

Investors in PBworks include Mohr Davidow Ventures, Ron Conway, Sippl Investments and Seraph Group.

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