Senior Executives

Sam Chandler

Sam Chandler

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

  • Sam co-founded Nitro in May 2005 and currently serves as the CEO and as a Director.
  • Sam is an experienced entrepreneur, starting his first company at 16 years old while still in high school.
  • Since then, Sam has started two more companies, sat on the board of the Australian Communities Foundation, and is currently an Investor and Mentor in Startmate, a leading Australian tech accelerator.
  • Sam has over 20 years of global technology leadership experience, including 11 years living and working in Silicon Valley, and was named Ernst & Young’s Australian Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.
  • Since founding Nitro, Sam has been on a permanent leave of absence from Melbourne’s RMIT University where he studied business.

Kathy Miller

Kathy Miller

Chief Financial Officer

  • Kathy joined Nitro in January 2019 in the role of Chief Financial Officer.
  • Kathy is responsible for all global financial, legal, IT, compliance and reporting functions within Nitro.
  • Kathy has over 30 years of leadership experience and achievement in finance, accounting and operations, holding a number of Chief Financial Officer and senior finance roles across public and private companies.
  • Kathy has significant experience in the global software and information technology industries, having spent the last 25 years working with companies operating within the space both domestically and cross-border.
  • These roles include Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of nCourt, Chief Financial Officer of eSecuritel Holdings, Senior Vice President Global Finance and Accounting of Witness Systems, and Director, Financial Planning & Analysis of MapInfo Corporation.
  • Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Cum Laude from Alfred University, and is a New York State Certified Public Accountant.

Gina O’Reilly

Gina O’Reilly

Chief Operating Officer

  • Gina joined Nitro in 2009, initially as a Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and is currently the Company’s Chief Operating Officer.
  • Gina has global responsibility for the marketing, business and people operations functions, including employee experience and talent.
  • Gina has over 20 years of software industry experience, having previously held the roles of Director of Sales & Marketing at activePDF, as well as International Relations & Marketing Manager at Software Technology Resources.
  • Gina holds a BA in International Marketing and Languages (French / Spanish) from Dublin City University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Phoenix.

Richard Wenzel

Richard Wenzel

Executive Director and Senior Vice President, Tax and Treasury

  • Richard is a pragmatic entrepreneur with 21 years’ experience in document productivity software.
  • Richard founded his first software company (ARTS PDF) in 1998 after a career in investment banking. ARTS PDF was a leading developer of PDF plugins and an instrumental grounding in the path to founding Nitro.
  • Richard also co-founded Planet PDF, a global resource for PDF technologists and users and A-Frame, an e-learning software solution that was divested and subsequently sold to Salmat Ltd (ASX:SLM).
  • Richard co-founded Nitro in 2005, and has been a Director since then. He also sits on the board of Nitro’s U.S. and EMEA entities.
  • Richard has a wealth of experience having previously held a number of roles including CFO, Treasurer, Company Secretary and VP, Strategic Operations.
  • Richard is currently the Senior Vice President of Tax and Treasury and is now primarily responsible for key treasury functions and tax compliance. He also serves as the primary internal legal adviser.
  • Richard previously worked as an adviser at Challenger Group, as well as having been a trader in the treasury department for the Italian office of Bankers Trust.
  • Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

David O'Donoghue

David O'Donoghue

Vice President, Engineering

  • David joined Nitro in 2018 in the role of VP of Engineering.
  • David is responsible for overseeing the global engineering team across Dublin and San Francisco, as well as all Nitro products.
  • David has over 30 years of extensive experience developing, coaching, and leading software engineering organisations.
  • David was previously the Head of Engineering at Zalando Ireland, Head of Software Development at Full Tilt Poker, Senior Development Manager at Oracle and Head of R&D at Performix Technologies.
  • David recently completed a Master of Science (First Class Honours) in Work & Organisational Behaviour from Dublin City University.