Why I created TABULUS®
Prior to creating TABULUS®, I had been
CEO of a public company, Diehl Graphsoft Inc, for 15 years, building it from a startup
to an international CAD solutions leader. During that time, I was constantly dissatisfied
with the tools I had available to run my business. Trained as a computer scientist,
I was able to create a very large spreadsheet, where I usually kept up to 10 years
of historic P&L data in order to do trend analysis. Although I was able to do
analysis faster and in a more flexible way than my financial people, it was clearly
not an optimum solution. The sheet was large and inflexible, and was prone to errors.
People want easy to use products that are capable of performing complex work. This
requires sophisticated design and a thorough understanding of the end user experience.
There’s certain elegance to creating great software for intelligent people. That’s
Richard Diehl Founder & CEO
As founder and CEO of Diehl Technology LLC, Mr. Diehl brings solid leadership and
seasoned technology expertise to the financial marketplace. With more than 20 years
of software industry experience, his visionary approach and entrepreneurial spirit
have allowed him to consistently build value-add products and services for customers.
In 1985 Mr. Diehl founded Diehl Graphsoft Inc, in order to create software for the
Apple Macintosh and later for the Windows operating system. His customer focused
methodology enabled him to successfully build a new product called Vectorworks,
into one of the leading Computer Aided Design (CAD) products in the Architectural
industry. After successfully building a global distribution network for Vectorworks,
Mr. Diehl sold the company to Nemetschek AG, a leading German provider of CAD products
in 2000. Recognizing his sound management practices Mr. Diehl was retained to run
Nemetschek North America as CEO until 2005. Mr. Diehl has served on a number of
boards. In addition to his current role as CEO of Diehl Technology LLC, he continues
to serve as Chairman of Nemetschek North America’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Diehl has a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S.
in Communications from Towson State University.