Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, AppFolio creates complete, easy-to-use, cloud-based software for multiple vertical markets. Our company was founded by a team of technology leaders with many years of experience developing applications that are built for small and medium sized businesses. Our Chief Strategist, Klaus Schauser, was responsible for creating Citrix GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting—two award winning cloud-based collaboration solutions. Jon Walker, our CTO, has been a founding member of multiple successful start-up companies that were eventually acquired. He is considered a pioneer in the area of data migration and was responsible for creating advanced migration software that has been deployed to over 40 million computers worldwide. At the heart of our products and services is a talented and agile team that understands the importance of listening to our customers to provide solutions that meet and anticipate their needs. As a result, our rapid growth continues to be fueled by very happy and loyal customers. Our products include cloud-based property management software (AppFolio Property Manager); rental syndication and lead tracking software (Rentlinx); and cloud-based legal practice management software (MyCase).
We know that making things simple requires a lot of thought and discipline and we are willing to go the extra mile to do this.
Designing and building great products that customers love is at the heart of our business!
We know that great people make a great team and great teams can overcome huge obstacles. We work hard to find the best team members to join our company and work equally hard to provide a challenging and rewarding environment to motivate and bring out the best in them.
We are students of "customer development" and "market validation" and use these practices to guide our product and business strategy. We know that making customer-friendly / customer-centered decisions pays off with loyalty, growth, and long term profits.
Take a behind-scenes look at AppFolio and what inspires us to continue to revolutionize SaaS based products for vertical markets. Great people make great products, and that philosophy is how we were able to build a talented and creative team unlike any other in the industry.
The buck stops with Brian. He is a hands-on CEO and really enjoys building teams and growing a successful company. When he isn't working you'll find him running in a marathon, stand-up paddleboarding or mountain biking in Santa Barbara.
Brian was the Sr. Vice President for Products and Services at Expertcity/CitrixOnline from 1999 to 2007. He was part of the original team, growing the company from early startup to $240 million in annual revenue. He led the planning and launch of GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, GoToMeeting, and GoToWebinar and these successful SaaS products are now used by millions of people around the world. Prior to joining Expertcity/Citrix Online, Brian held senior positions at Stream International and Viacom/Blockbuster.
Klaus is one of the original founders of AppFolio and brings his enthusiasm, leadership and experience to the team. When he's not sharing his vision, validating new product offers or setting the strategy you can find him outdoors hiking or stand-up paddleboarding and enjoying the beauty of Santa Barbara.
Klaus was the Founder and CTO of Expertcity/CitrixOnline from 1999 through 2006 and was the visionary behind GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, and GoToMeeting. He led the teams responsible for building the products and their secure, reliable Software as a Service (SaaS) infrastructure. As a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Klaus is a widely published research scientist with extensive experience developing scalable, highly parallel computing environments. Klaus holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and has received numerous academic awards.
Jon is one of the original founders of AppFolio and is responsible for technology and engineering. He is an entrepreneur at heart and is passionate about building and leading great engineering teams. He is a competitor off the computer as well. He played basketball in college and still finds time to play in his free time.
Prior to AppFolio, Jon was the CTO of Versora (sold to Kaseya in 2007), providers of open source Windows to Linux migration software. Before working at Versora, Jon was the CTO for Miramar Systems (sold to Computer Associates in 2004) where he led the development and quality assurance teams. The software developed under his direction has been deployed to over 20 million computers worldwide. Jon has also been a senior technologist for Nortel Networks and Xing Technology Inc. (sold to Real Networks), a Contributing Editor to LinuxWorld Magazine and he is the inventor of multiple patents. Jon also teaches Software Engineering as an adjunct professor at Westmont College in the Computer Science department.
Ida is responsible for AppFolio's financial strategy as well as legal and administrative operations. Her team works closely with all departments to ensure we grow quickly and stay on track with our financial plan. Ida is an avid long distance runner and if you can keep up with her pace you'll find her enjoying the sunny Santa Barbara outdoors.
Most recently she served as CFO of Rightscale, Inc., a leader in cloud portfolio management. Before Rightscale Ida was CFO and SVP of NASDAQ-listed thinkorswim Group Inc., a leading online brokerage and investor education firm, until its sale to TD AMERITRADE. Before thinkorswim she was a divisional CFO and VP of Operations at FranklinCovey and has also held various executive-level financial and operational management positions for other publicly traded and private companies. Ida received her M.B.A. and bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Miami, Florida, and earned her CPA license from the State of Florida.
Amy is responsible for leading all of AppFolio's human resources functions, including attracting, developing and retaining the right people for our fast-growing company.
Prior to AppFolio, Amy was the Vice President of Human Resources at Citrix where she was responsible for the company's human resources business partners, talent acquisition and all HR aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this role, Amy was the Vice President of Human Resources over the product divisions at Citrix and acted as the HR director for the Asia Pacific region. Before joining Citrix, Amy was director of human resources at Openwave Systems, serving in several divisional and corporate HR roles. Amy earned a B.S. in Bio-Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and completed the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.
Aimee leads the marketing strategy and programs that drive awareness, demand and customer engagement for AppFolio's vertical cloud-based software. She is a California native and enjoys spending time outside in the beautiful Santa Barbara climate.
Aimee most recently was the Vice President of Marketing for AppFolio. Prior to AppFolio, she was the Sr. Director of Field Marketing at Citrix Online, leading the team responsible for the planning and implementation of all corporate demand generation activities for the global sales organization. At Citrix Online she was also the Director of Key Account Management. In this role she created the customized marketing and management program for strategic customers. Previously, Aimee was the Director of Product Management for Vistera where she was responsible for the launch and marketing of the company's flagship product. She was one of the first 20 members of Digital Island (purchased by Cable and Wireless) holding product management, marketing and services roles throughout the company's high-growth years.
Jason leads the AppFolio Property Manager product line for our software that serves the property management industry. Jason keeps the team focused on delighting our customers and delivering solutions that help our customers more effectively market, manage and grow their business.
Jason joined the AppFolio team in 2008 as the VP Product, AppFolio Property Manager. From 2014 to 2016 he served as the SVP of the AppFolio MyCase product line focused on case management software for the legal industry. Prior to joining AppFolio, Jason was the Senior Director of Product Management at Expertcity, Inc., a provider of web-based remote desktop remote access software, which was acquired by Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) in 2004. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Randall was the Director of Product Development at SupplySolution, Inc., which provided web-based supply chain management solutions to the automotive industry. Mr. Randall received a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Kim leads the MyCase product line for our practice and case management software that serves the legal industry. Kim ensures that the team delivers an outstanding customer experience and provides software that supports the success of solo practitioners and small law firms.
Kim joined the AppFolio team in 2011. Prior to her role focusing on MyCase, she was VP, Value Added Service for AppFolio Property Manager, where she played an instrumental role in defining, launching and growing these services. Before joining AppFolio, Kim was Vice President of Marketing for Mindflash.com, from 2008 to 2010, where she was responsible for customer acquisition, web presence and customer research. Before Mindflash, Kim held a number of positions at Expertcity/Citrix Online (NASDAQ: CTXS) between 2001 and 2008, including Director, Business Analysis and Director, Customer Insights. Kim received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.