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 400,000 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; and Nitra, Slovakia. 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 for less than a yearPros
I joined Nitro due to the folks that I interviewed with. The CEO Sam and Gina the COO were both very transparent in what the company is like to work for and with. I really did like the vision they have for the company and they both cared greatly about the employees and the company in general.
The company is going through a transition and growth stage and they are hiring a great leadership team to ensure that Nitro is successful moving forward. The perks and benefits are great and the Employment Experience do a great job in welcoming new hires and making you feel a part of the team.Cons
As this time I do not have any cons to write about. everyone is fully engaged and are primed to take the company to the next level of growth. Inter-department communication has been lacking but with the new employees that have been hired this is getting much better and the various teams are now getting in the loop more in changes affecting the companyAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Continue listening to ideas from employees and being collaborative along with the no BS values that are instilled in every employee. They are doing a good job at this time even with the changes and new faces to the leadership team.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Nitro in August 2014.Interview Details
I initially reached out to Nitro via applying online. I was then contacted via email by Rachel to set up a phone call as my resume showed I may be a good fit for the position. She and I set up a time to talk, and I felt completely comfortable talking to her for the 20 or so minutes that the call lasted for. I got all my questions about the company answered, as well as answered all the questions Rachel had for me. She was very transparent about the company's culture, where they are headed and what they were looking for in a candidate. I felt completely at ease the entire time. She then thought it would be a good idea to have me come into the office for face to face interviews. I initially set up a time with her but later canceled as I was unsure about my commitment to the commute I would have to make every day if indeed I was offered the job. She was completely understanding and told me to reach out if anything changed.Interview Questions
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- There honestly were no difficult questions when Rachel and I spoke on the phone. It was more of her telling me information about Nitro and gathering information about me. I cannot speak for the in person interview as I declined. Answer Question
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 450,000 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 around the world every month. Australian-founded, we’re headquartered in downtown San Francisco, with offices in Melbourne, Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Nitra, Slovakia...