Power to the Problem Solvers

Our work is for the problem solvers, the question askers, the solution seekers. Those who imagine, design and create. Those who refuse to accept the status quo.

At Claris, it’s not about what we make — it’s about what you can achieve. We put the power of a global engineering team and partner community at your fingertips, so that you can unlock your own ideas, your own creativity, your own power to change everything.

Claris grew out of a vision to make powerful technologies available to everyone. Staying true to our core values has helped us thrive during twenty-plus years in business.

Who we are

Our core values

We are advancing creative potential.

We enable people to do and create extraordinary things, and celebrate their journey along the way.

We are passionate.

We believe in what we are doing, where we are going and who we are helping.

We are future-focused.

We set and exceed our own high standards; we’re never content with the status quo.

We are agile.

We act quickly and evolve constantly to bring new ideas to life.

We are all in.

We are driven to deliver for our company, our customers, and each other — their success is our success.

Claris International Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.

Our leadership team.

Brad Freitag


As CEO of Claris, Brad Freitag oversees all of the company's operations.

He joined Claris in 2013 as vice president of worldwide sales. Prior to that, he held senior executive sales positions at Roambi, Host Analytics, Inc., Hyperion Solutions (now part of Oracle) and IBM.

Freitag has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lucy Chen

Vice President, Worldwide Product Release Engineering

Lucy Chen manages quality assurance, information development, localization and engineering teams in China. Chen joined the company in 1995.

Chen holds Master of Science in information systems management and Master of Education from Seattle Pacific University.

Dan Blake

Senior Director of Global Partnerships and Managing Director EMEA

As Senior Director of Global Partnerships and Managing Director EMEA of Claris, Dan Blake oversees the company's Partner Strategy, Business Development and EMEA operations.

He joined Claris in 2016 as EMEA Sales Director. Prior to that, he held senior partnership and sales positions at Roambi, Qlik, Infor and IBM.

Blake has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Leicester and a Masters of Arts from UEA.

Srini Gurrapu

Vice President, Product Management & Design

Srini brings 25 years of experience in security, cloud, mobile, virtualization and networking markets at several successful companies such as Skyhigh Networks (McAfee), BlueCoat (Symantec), Neoteris (Juniper), FaceTime (Actiance), RingCube (Citrix), Virtual Bridges and Wheel Innovationz.

Srini also worked as Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Austin Ventures, one of the largest VC firms in the US and spent several years at Microsoft and Bell Labs.

He holds a B. Tech in computer science from the National Institute of Technology Warangal, and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Florida.

Frank Lu

Vice President, Engineering

Frank Lu leads the engineering teams and sets the direction for database software technology at Claris. He brings to this position both insider knowledge of FileMaker and extensive outside experience in software stability, performance, and longevity. Lu first joined the company in 1988.

Lu holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.

Ann Monroe

Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Customer Success

As vice president of worldwide marketing and customer success at Claris, Ann Monroe drives programs and strategies to advance the customer experience. Monroe leads three teams: the customer support and success team, which provides support, learning and community programs; the web team; and the marketing team.

Monroe, who joined Claris in 2002, holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Loyola Marymount University.

Ryan McCann

Vice President, Sales

As Vice President of Sales, Ryan McCann oversees revenue globally.

He joined Claris in 2013 as Senior Director, Americas Sales. Prior to that, he held strategic and leadership positions at Roambi, Oracle, Host Analytics, Infor, and Cognos (now part of IBM.)

McCann has a Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration from California Lutheran University.

Sophia Yungen

Corporate Counsel and Secretary

Sophia Yungen oversees legal matters worldwide for Claris and its corporate subsidiaries, including software licensing and distribution agreements, litigation and intellectual property. She is a member of the executive staff and advises management on all legal issues.

Yungen holds a J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.


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