ProjectManager is an award-winning software company that is transforming how businesses get work done. Our cloud-based work management products enable world-class collaboration for thousands of customers globally, with tools for project planning, workflow management, resource management and time tracking across the entire work lifecycle. ProjectManager is simple enough for anyone to use, yet powerful enough for managers and leaders to make data-driven decisions and for businesses to manage projects of all levels of complexity. Organizations such as NASA, Avis and the University of Washington rely on our software to manage their teams, their projects, and do amazing things together. ProjectManager is headquartered in Austin, with offices in Auckland, Seattle, and other great cities across the globe.

Meet the Leadership Team

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Ryan Buma

President & CEO

Ryan joined ProjectManager as CEO in 2021 and leads the company with a strong focus on business and professional growth. Ryan has over 25 years of leadership, strategy and global go-to-market experience developed by working at leading companies, such as Microsoft and Oracle, as well as emerging companies such as TUNE, TwistedPair, and EPICOR. He has a successful track record in building, growing and leading SaaS businesses with innovative sales, marketing, customer success and business development strategies. Ryan is based in Seattle, WA where he lives with his wife, three kids, and very cute puppy.

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Campbell Anderson


Campbell leads the technical strategy and operations teams for ProjectManager, and is hands-on as a developer with multiple products as well. Prior to joining ProjectManager full time, Campbell was the CEO of PixelDepth, an Auckland-based software development consultancy. Campbell is passionate about interface design and user interaction, and has over 15 years experience in building data driven, expandable frameworks to support the client facing interface. Campbell is based in Auckland, NZ, where he lives with his wife, his son and a very large Newfie.

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Stephanie Ray

VP of Product

Stephanie leads the product team to deliver the best software for our global customer base. Stephanie has over 15 years experience leading innovative cross-platform content products, was the co-founder of two magazines and was on the launch team of several mobile app products. She is passionate about producing amazing content, driving product innovation, engaging audiences and discovering new ways people can work together. She is based in Austin, TX, where she lives with her husband, two kids, two cats, a bearded dragon and their very barky Corgi.

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Lewis Lo


Lewis is ProjectManager’s lead architect for multiple products. After graduating with an Honors Degree in Information Science, Lewis went on to design and build a suite of leading edge product websites before helping us build ProjectManager from the ground up. Lewis has a passion for architecture and solving customers problems with the latest technology. An avid martial artist, we don’t like to mess with him at the best of times. He is based in Auckland, NZ, where he lives with his wife, daughter and no cats.

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Craig Nicholson

VP Software Development

Craig is a founding member of ProjectManager, developing the core platform from our launch in 2008 in the Auckland, NZ office. Craig has over 25 years experience developing and managing software products, and comes from a project management background. He has managed several large scale implementations, including one for the UK Ministry of Defense. Craig loves cycling, half-marathon running, cricket, rugby and spending quality time with his wife and three young boys.

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Shawn Dickerson

VP of Marketing

Shawn is the Head of Marketing for ProjectManager. With more than 20 years of experience in B2B technology marketing, and having spent the last decade in the PPM and collaborative work management space, Shawn brings a deep understanding of the challenges team members face in prioritizing, planning and delivering their best work. Shawn previously held marketing leadership positions with several B2B SaaS companies, including KeyedIn, Workfront and Domo. Shawn, his wife and five children reside in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and he is a graduate of Brigham Young University.

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Michelle Lesifko

Head of Finance

Michelle is the Director of Finance at ProjectManager. Prior to joining ProjectManager, Michelle was a Virtual CFO for various small businesses ranging from $5 – $50M in revenue, specializing in Digital Agencies. Michelle has vast experience in financial analysis, growth planning and execution, data analytics, and key metric development. She is based in Austin, TX where she lives with her three sons, a dog and a cat.

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Kathy Thal

Head of Customer Success

Kathy serves as Head of Customer Success, with over twenty years of experience working in customer service. Kathy specializes in a proactive approach to helping customers use products while increasing loyalty and retention. She started her career as an art teacher working with differently-abled children, and is a proponent for the acceptance and understanding of individuals with developmental and learning differences. Kathy is inspired daily by her husband and her 17-year-old daughter. In her free time, Kathy likes to read, draw, and seek treasures in vintage stores.

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Andrew Chartrand

Head of Sales

Andrew leads the sales team with a focus on revenue growth strategies, sales process, and new business development. Andrew has over 10 years experience managing sales reps, as well as being a front-line contributor for mid-size and enterprise accounts. Prior to joining ProjectManager, Andrew had developed the first online MSHA certification course approved by the US government. Originally from Richland, WA, he attended Washington State University, before settling in Austin, TX with his wife, and two Alaskian Klee Kais.

Board of Directors

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Kevin Riegelsberger

Chairman of the Board

Kevin has a 40-year track record of leading software companies to significant growth and profitability. Over the course of his career, he has been known as a strong hands-on leader, with effective operational skills and a style focused on results oriented performance. His ability to dive deep into the details to understand a business and its strategic levers is coupled with his experience building and managing strong, performing teams. His primary focus was on early stage companies’ growth to significant enterprises. He is a well-known and highly respected executive, both in the software industry, as well as with several Seattle and Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms. Currently retired from operational roles, he serves on a number of boards and enjoys mentoring early stage CEO’s.

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Ryan Buma

President & CEO

Ryan joined Projectmanager as CEO in 2021 and leads the company with a strong focus on both business and professional growth. Ryan has extensive business leadership, strategy and global go-to-market experience developed over 25 years of working at the world’s leading companies such as Microsoft and Oracle as well as emerging, innovative companies such as TUNE, TwistedPair, and EPICOR. He has a successful track record in building, growing and leading SaaS businesses with innovative sales, marketing, customer success and business development strategies across numerous categories and industries. Ryan holds a business administration degree from the University of Washington Foster School of Business and is a huge UW fan and advocate. Ryan is based in Seattle, WA where he lives with his wife, three kids, and one very cute puppy.

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Jesse Marble

CFO of Karori Capital

Jesse is the Chief Financial Officer of Karori Capital, a private investment company. He has a passion for business strategy and has held executive roles in both established and early-stage companies where he was responsible for strategy development, financial management, and growth initiatives. Jesse began his career in investment banking where he worked for leading firms in Canada and the UK. He is currently based in Calgary, Canada.

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Troy Bowker

Founder of Caniwi Capital

Troy Bowker is the founder and owner of Caniwi Capital, a large private investment group based in Wellington, New Zealand. Troy returned to New Zealand in 2009 to become a professional investor after 11 years in investment banking in New York and London. Troy was formerly Senior VP Financial Engineering of Lehman Brothers in Europe and the US, and later was the US Head of Asset Finance for HSBC Bank in New York. Troy’s investment business focusses on long lease inflation linked commercial property, and a variety of investments in medium size non-listed companies ranging from technology, agricultural and food production, to petroleum equipment. Troy also owns a 1250 acre sheep and beef farm on the western coastline of New Zealand’s North Island.

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Webb Stevens

Entrepreneur and Investor

Webb Stevens is a software executive with extensive go-to-market, product and operational experience. Webb currently serves as an advisor and board member to multiple private software companies. He previously held various executive leadership positions at high growth SaaS companies such as Avalara and Qualtrics. During his operating career, Webb blended his background in venture capital investing, strategy and product to drive rapid topline growth and 10x returns to investors. He is a Finance and Business Honors graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Red McCombs School of Business. Webb started his career as a consultant with Deloitte and was a full-time investor with Summit Partners before moving into executive operating positions.

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Paul Muckleston

COO, Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft

Paul is the Chief Operating Officer for Microsoft’s world-wide Public Sector business. Paul has enjoyed a successful career at Microsoft in various leadership roles based in New Zealand, France, Germany and the United States. Paul brings hands-on experience in emerging and developed markets, start-ups and mature organizations along with sales, marketing, people leadership, strategy development and operations expertise. Paul knows first hand how to scale businesses globally having been on leadership teams across Europe and Asia and for the last 5 years in roles with global responsibility across 100+ countries. Paul currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

ProjectManager’s Journey

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In May 2008, ProjectManager is founded in New Zealand, home of “Lord of the Rings”.

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Product Officially Launched!

We officially launched ProjectManager worldwide in January 2010.

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NASA & United Nations Join

In April 2010, major customers at ProjectManager include NASA and the United Nations.

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Fast50 Award Winner

ProjectManager won the prestigious Deloitte Fast50 award for growth in November 2012.

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Top 100 Award Winner

In September 2014, the team won the Red Herring Top 100 Award for innovation.

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Open in Austin, TX in 2014

We opened our Austin, USA office and began a love affair with all things taco.

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PM Community = 10 Million!

Our PM community reached 10 million people worldwide in June 2017!

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Moves HQ to Austin!

In 2018, we move our headquarters to Austin, while retaining rock star development in NZ.

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Awarded Inc. 5000

We were recognized as one of the fastest-growing private businesses nationwide in August 2019.

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YouTube Hits 20 Million Views

By May 2020, our ProjectManager Youtube video channel clocked 20 million views.

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Awarded Fast 50

ProjectManager is recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing companies by the Austin Business Journal in October 2020.

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Awarded Inc. 5000 for the Second Time

ProjectManager is recognized as the 868th fastest-growing private business nationwide in 2020.