Executive Bios

SEAN FLAHERTY, Chief Executive Officer

Sean Flaherty is Chief Executive Officer of Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., based in the US. As CEO, Sean provides strategic leadership to the company by establishing and meeting company sales, growth, and market share objectives. At the same time, he brings his comprehensive knowledge of international markets and his deep experience in the software industry to the Executive Board of Nemetschek AG, based in Germany. In this role, he defines and executes the overall Nemetschek Group strategy in the global architecture, engineering, construction, and management markets.

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RICHARD DIEHL, Chairman

Former CEO Mr. Diehl is chairman of Nemetschek Vectorworks. He is the founder of Diehl Graphsoft Inc. and served as its president and CEO since its inception in 1985. Prior to establishing the company, Mr. Diehl was a computer engineer for Privac, Inc., of Falls Church, Virginia, until March, 1985. Previously, he worked as a computer engineer for the Bendix Aerospace Technology Center in Columbia, Maryland, and as an engineering technician with W.R. Grace & Co. Mr. Diehl holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.


STEWART ROM, Chief Marketing Officer

With responsibilities spanning a number of areas at Nemetschek Vectorworks, including sales, marketing, training, technical support, and customer service, Stewart oversees all go-to-market functions of the company to create the best possible experience for the Vectorworks customer.

Stewart manages the international channel and leads the U.S. sales team. He balances the needs of the company’s direct and indirect sales channels while developing effective sales and marketing strategies targeted to diverse audiences around the world. He oversees the company’s global communications efforts, and directs Nemetschek Vectorworks’ global product fulfillment and customer service departments. His team also serves as a conduit for customer feedback to the Vectorworks R&D team.

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DR. BIPLAB SARKAR, Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, Biplab leads a team of software engineers and managers, quality assurance specialists, and technical writers to develop the feature set for Vectorworks software. He continually seeks out technology innovations and evaluates the competitive landscape to ensure Vectorworks software remains a best-in-class CAD and BIM solution for designers in the architecture, landscape, and entertainment industries.

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Achievements:

  • Enhanced the power and capability of Vectorworks software with the implementation of robust 3D solids and surface modeling tools
  • Was instrumental in the adoption of the Parasoli® modeling kernel for Vectorworks
  • Continues to advance the BIM capabilities of Vectorworks by improving architectural modeling tools and support for interoperability
  • Oversaw the evolution of Renderworks into a premier rendering application, now built on the powerful CINEMA 4D render engine

Background/Experience:
Biplab has 25+ years of experience developing CAD software. He began his career as a Software Engineer at ICEM Systems, and later became a Software Consultant at Intergraph.

Prior to joining the Nemetschek Vectorworks team, he served as Director of R&D at Parametric Technology Corporation. In this role he led a large international team of programmers in both the U.S. and India.

He started at Nemetschek Vectorworks in 2000 as Manager of Geometry and Rendering and was promoted to CTO in 2008.

Biplab earned a Ph.D. in CAD and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University. He also holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Notable and Quotable:
Biplab is passionate about Vectorworks software and is proud to have taken the product to a completely new dimension-3D-in his tenure with the company.

He maintains a hands-on role in the development of all Vectorworks products, and looks forward to his involvement in future innovations.

Personal Interests:
Biplab enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage daughter. He is a year-round sports enthusiast and follows all kinds of athletic competitions. He loves music and has an extensive collection of classic rock. Hes attended several concerts; favorites include Santana, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.


MARIA BIBLE, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., Maria drives efficiency improvements across several areas, including systems and the accurate and timely reporting of historical financial information. She also oversees the company's capital structure and determines the best mix of debt, equity, and internal financings.

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PAUL PHARR, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Pharr is the Chief Information Officer of Nemetschek Vectorworks. He has been with Nemetschek Vectorworks since 1991, and has also held the position of Chief Technology Officer. As CIO, Mr. Pharr is responsible for IT, management information systems, web applications and delivery technologies.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Pharr developed mathematical induction solution software for Abtech, Inc., in Charlottesville, VA. He has researched and written in the fields of artificial intelligence and 3D graphics, as well as authored articles for software development publications.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.


ROBERT ANDERSON, Vice President of Integrated Practice

Robert leads the Integrated Practice team at Nemetschek Vectorworks. In this role, he oversees the direction and scope of new product development. He also acts as an industry liaison with standards agencies, competitors, and customers.

In addition, Robert is a software architect and has designed features for the Vectorworks Architect software, 2D/3D integration, and interoperability capabilities.

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