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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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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Achievements:

  • Upon joining Nemetschek Vectorworks, Robert led a team of programmers developing the initial releases of the Industry Series products
  • Has been instrumental in the continuing evolution of the Vectorworks software’s BIM capabilities
  • Has lectured and instructed at various educational institutions including his alma mater, Rice University, and the University of Texas
  • Presented at a variety of professional trade shows, including the 2009 buildingSMART forum in Berlin
  • Has written magazine articles covering the topics of design automation and energy-efficient design for various regional and national publications
  • Developed a MiniCAD-based modeling and specification system for a Holland, Michigan-based industrial workstation manufacturer

Background/Experience:
Robert is a professional architect and brings more than 20 years of architecture experience to his role at Nemetschek Vectorworks.

Prior to joining the company, Robert was an architect with DCHSA Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He was previously the owner and principal of an architectural and CAD consulting practice, and also served as a partner in a facilities management company.

He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. and later a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University. He sits on the board of the buildingSMART alliance and is an active member of several committees.

Notable and Quotable:
"We work to leverage the talents and design ideas of our users. We strive to implement each tool in a way that is helpful to the designer but still allows freedom and creativity."

"I’m exceedingly proud of how diverse a company we are. We really do support that at all levels, and we have people from all over the world working at Nemetschek Vectorworks."

In 1997, Robert captained the winning MiniCAD team in the "3D Architect’s CAD Shoot-Out."

He produced add-on software for Diehl Graphsoft’s MiniCAD software, namely LayerMAP and MiniReporter.

Personal Interests:
Robert is an avid cyclist�for transportation as well as recreation.

He loves to sing and is active in his church choir.

Robert and his wife enjoy life as empty-nesters with two grown daughters and one large and demanding Golden Retriever. He is proud to have passed his interest in cooking along to his youngest daughter, who now professionally assists a cookbook author in New York City.