At Nitro, we're changing the way the world works with documents. From the desktop to the cloud, we make it easy to create, edit, share, sign and collaborate—online or offline.
More than 490,000 businesses run Nitro, including over 50% of the Fortune 500. We're the PDF software partner of choice for Lenovo®, and our award-winning products, including Nitro Pro and Nitro Cloud, are used by millions of people every month in nearly 200 countries.
Australian-founded, we're headquartered in downtown San Francisco with offices in Melbourne, Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Nitra, Slovakia; and St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the fastest-growing private companies in the world, Nitro is also a multiple Inc. 500/5000, BRW Fast 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Software 500 award winner.
Sam Chandler - Founder & CEO
Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at a young age, Sam started his first company at 16, while still in high school, and his second at 21, while attending university. After founding Nitro with several friends in 2005, it is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. Sam leads a team of Nitronauts across the US, Australia, Europe and Asia, and every month, more than 8 million people in nearly 200 countries use Nitro products.
Sam is on a permanent leave of absence from Melbourne's RMIT University, where he studied business, after moving to America to establish Nitro's global headquarters in San Francisco. On the weekends you'll find him skiing, cycling, running, and riding vintage motorcycles.
Gina O'Reilly - COO
Part of the Nitro team since 2008, as COO, Gina has global responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Biz Dev, Customer Service & Success, and Operations, including Employee Experience and Talent. With over 12 years of software industry experience, Gina is truly passionate about helping make the Nitro culture and work environment as creative, challenging, fun, and inspiring as it can be, so that every Nitronaut feels they're involved in growing the business and that their contribution counts. Prior to Nitro, Gina was with activePDF, a leading provider of server-side PDF solutions and developer tools, where she oversaw global sales and marketing.
Fluent in French, Gina holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix as well as a BA International Marketing & Languages from Dublin City University, Ireland. In her spare time, Gina loves good food and wine, keeping fit, travel, and plenty of California sunshine.
Tiho Bajic - VP, Technology
Tiho leads a team of engineers and manages all Nitro websites and services, including the infrastructure and back end. As the first engineer to be hired in the San Francisco office, he not only wrote the initial lines of code for the premium SaaS product that would become Nitro Cloud he also generated the first beta customers and helped develop the revenue model. Previously, Tiho was a founding engineer at Rypple (later purchased by Salesforce and renamed Work.com). At Nitro, his goal is to build the next generation of smart document workflow and collaboration services into a single product platform.
Away from work, he enjoys living in the Mission district, hosting a good BBQ on the roof deck, and spending time with his wife and son.
Mike Leyden - VP, Growth
Mike joined the Melbourne office as a sales executive in 2009 and worked hard to build the channel network of retailers. Today he is in charge of leading, growing, and mentoring the enterprise sales team as they help solve the document challenges of our business customers. In his pre-Nitro life, Mike earned a law degree. Then he discovered a latent love for selling, and rose to national sales director for an outdoor media company. His goal is to develop a sales organization that offers world-class products globally, with culturally nuanced service in local markets.
Mike takes his work seriously, but not himself. A good day off involves any type of outdoor activity—including a beer garden.
Andrew Holmes - Director, Desktop
Away from work, Andrew loves to spend time with his family, hiking and skiing whenever possible. He likes to jump out of aircraft as well as fly them.
Our team is what makes Nitro amazing.
We're passionate about building products that make the world a better place to work.
We have offices around the world, with more on the way!
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I have been working at Nitro full-time (more than an year)Pros
Nitro is a growing tech company that has a very bright future. With the growth of new offices and new positions, we really have the opportunity to drive our roles in the direction that we want to go withing the company. My team is positive and very hard working which keeps me motivated :) I have the autonomy to do what I'm great at and my manager trusts me. I know I will be with Nitro for years to come.Cons
Right now there a few growing pains with adding new higher level positions that we previously did not have, but these are positions that we need to fill in order to be successful.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Nitro in September 2014.Interview Details
The process was quite polite and straight forward. A friend referred me for a PM position and within a week received an email to set up a screening call with a lead recruiter. The screen was about trying to match my experience to the position and finding a fit. Bit of questions posed:
Have you worked in this capacity before?
Can you please give an example of things you have done?
After the recruiter confirmed there was a fit the next step was meeting with their VP since it was a senior position. The VP asked about my experience and familiarity with their product.
What my technical background, specific skills were?
What software products I like?
Whom I looked up to in the tech industry and why?
What are the key things I identify in good PM's?
It was a pleasant experience though they were looking for more experience at that level of the role they were looking for.No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
Nitro is changing the way the world works with documents. From the desktop to the cloud, Nitro makes it easy to create, edit, share, sign and collaborate – online or offline. The goal: smarter documents for everyone.
Today, more than 490,000 businesses run Nitro, including over 50% of the Fortune 500. Nitro is the PDF software partner of choice for Lenovo, and our award-winning products, including Nitro Pro and Nitro Cloud, are used by millions of people around the world every month.
Australian-founded, Nitro is headquartered in downtown San Francisco with offices...