Get to know LiquidPlanner.
LiquidPlanner is a company founded on the belief that even in the face of complexity, uncertainty, and constant change, project management should be simple.
Since we joined forces in 2007, our team has been rethinking project management from the ground up. We’re at the forefront of a new era of project management, and this time around the bar is higher. Static Gantt charts are dead, but teams doing serious work need more than shared online tasklists and spreadsheets.
In this new world, you get an elegant, end-to-end experience that combines social collaboration with distributed planning. It relies on computational horsepower to give you real-time, responsive, and predictive plans, integrated analytics, and a true source of business intelligence. It’s easy to use, always available, secure, in the browser, and on your mobile device.
When push comes to shove, there’s one big way we’re different than all of the other kids on the block. We believe that setting and communicating priorities is the single-most important thing you can to do make your team more effective. When you build your plan around priorities instead of hundreds of hard-coded dates, magic happens. Scheduling multiple projects becomes easier than ever before. People know what to work on. Whenever priorities change, so do your schedules – automatically.
As a company, we’re committed to service, to quality, to transparency, and to reliability. We don’t claim to always get everything right, but we always strive for excellence.
Today, more than 1400 teams in over 50 countries worldwide are using our software.
Our Management Team
Liz Pearce | Chief Executive Officer
Liz is an entrepreneurial leader who got ground-level marketing and product management experience at tech giants (Amazon, Google, Sony) before making her way into the startup world. After rising from Director of Marketing to COO at LiquidPlanner, a Seattle-based maker of innovative online project management software, and helping the company bootstrap its way to profitability, she took over as CEO in August of 2012. Since 2007, Liz has helped more than 1500 project teams overcome scheduling and collaboration challenges through the use of best practices and better tools. Liz is an active member of the startup and technology community and is always looking for opportunities to learn, participate, and give back.
Charles Seybold | Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Charles co-founded LiquidPlanner.com with a vision to transform online project management through innovation and better design. Charles’ has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a front-line software engineer for over 10 years in various startups before moving into program management at Microsoft and later portfolio and executive management at Expedia.com. Charles has been designing and building software tools in one form or another for over three decades and is an active member of the Seattle startup community.
Jason Carlson | Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Jason co-founded LiquidPlanner with Charles Seybold in March 2006. Jason began his software career at Microsoft working as a Test Lead, focusing on performance and scalability of the MSN Expedia product. He then spent eight years at Expedia.com, first as a Software Test Manager and later as Director of Quality Management. Throughout his tenure, he was dedicated to ensuring the stability and scalability of Expedia’s world-class internet travel platform. Jason has a Computer Science degree from Minnesota State University and is undeniably obsessed with maintaining a high standard of quality in every aspect of software development, from design, development and testing to customer support.
Michelle Flandreau | VP Marketing
Michelle leads marketing and communications at LiquidPlanner. She drives the strategic direction for the brand, as well as earned and social media, email and advertising. For over 10 years Michelle has developed and managed integrated, results-driven marketing campaigns. She joins the LiquidPlanner team with a passion for customer service, workplace efficiencies and building a fun company culture. Michelle developed her keen marketing insights working for top retail and consumer technology companies that include Tommy Bahama, Expedia and Nordstrom. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from Western Washington University. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, fundraising for local charities, great wines and travelling the world.
Our Advisory Team
Barney Harford | Member, Board of Directors
Barney Harford is president and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide, a leading online travel site. Barney held a number of positions at Expedia, Inc. from 1999 to 2006, most recently leading their entry into the Asia Pacific region as President, Expedia Asia Pacific. Prior to Expedia, he was a strategy consultant with The Kalchas Group in the UK. He also serves on the Board of Directors of GlobalEnglish, a leading provider of on-demand English language training services to multinational corporations; and Orange Hotel Group, a high-design budget hotel chain based in China. He holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD and an M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from Clare College, Cambridge.
Geoff Entress | Member, Board of Directors
Geoff Entress is an experienced entrepreneur and investor. He is currently a venture partner with Voyager Capital in Seattle. Previously, he was a venture partner with Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle venture capital firm, a securities lawyer with Perkins Coie, a Seattle law firm, and has managed financial analysis and reporting groups at Salomon Brothers in New York and The Prudential Home Mortgage Company in New Jersey. He has also held positions at Jones Day, Mellon Bank, Priority Investment Management, and Duquesne Capital Management. In addition, Mr. Entress serves on the board of several privately held companies. Mr. Entress received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
Bill Bryant | Advisory Board Member
Bill has had early and instrumental involvement in over 20 leading software and Internet companies, serving in a variety of capacities, including founder, senior executive, investor, and board member. He recently joined Draper Fisher Jurvetson as a venture partner and is a former partner of Atlas Ventures, where he originated their investment in Isilon Systems. Prior to Atlas, Bill co-founded Qpass and served as its CEO and chairman. He also co-founded and served as President of Netbot, which built Jango, the first comparison shopping agent for the Internet. Bill has consulted extensively with Microsoft, Real Networks, Getty Images, and Corbis and has helped a half dozen startups reach liquidity. He is a popular speaker in the Northwest on technology, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and startups. Bill received a B.A. in European History and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. Candidacy in Business Strategy, all from the University of Washington.
Steve McConnell | Advisory Board Member
Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx where he writes books and articles, teaches classes, and oversees Construx’s software development practices. Steve is the author of: Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (2006), Code Complete (1993, 2004), Rapid Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and Professional Software Development (2004). His first two books won Software Development magazine’s Jolt Excellence award for best programming books of their years. Steve has worked in the desktop software industry since 1984 and has expertise in rapid development methodologies, project estimation, software construction practices, and third-party contract management. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds. Steve was Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine from 1998-2002.