Established in 2001, No Diamonds designs and develops websites on the WordPress, BuddyPress and Magento platforms.  Read here about why we chose the name “No Diamonds”, meaning no bling.

About the Team

Philippe Alexis No Diamonds Founder and CEO

Philippe Alexis Founder and CEO

After a stint as a derivatives trader, Philippe started developing small websites in 1998. He worked for a startup (bivio) until 2001 when he started No Diamonds. Since then he has been focused on growing the company, managing hiring, sales and marketing. He has been virtual CTO for Silicon Valley startups including Vector Green Reading.

He has scoped and managed hundreds of web projects, all Open Source, using multiple technologies such as PHP, MySQL, WordPress, Drupal,  Magento and WooCommerce.

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Anish Blon No Diamonds Lead Developer

Anish Blon, Lead Developer

Anish is No Diamonds’ lead developer. He has 8 years of experience in Web Development. He holds a degree of Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering from Kathmandu University. He is an expert in dealing with WordPress, WooCommerce and BuddyPress implementations. He is also proficient in SOAP, JSON, API and Object Oriented Programming.



Hilary Somers, Project Manager

Hilary worked for a decade at Google in project and product management, technical support, and user experience. After three kids, she decided to take a break, but couldn’t stay away from the Internet for long, and now she’s the project manager at No Diamonds and super happy about it!



Pieter Hartsook


Pieter Hartsook, Project Manager

A senior manager with 35 years experience in market analysis, business development, marketing, branding, project management, and IT operations in a variety of organizational environments including entrepreneurial startups, open source projects, governmental and academic bureaucracies, and Fortune 500 companies.



Tracy Rabold, Online Marketing Expert

Tracy has 5 years experience as a Manager and Analyst working across functions marketing, web development, creative, user experience and business to create effective websites. She is hands-on, super thorough and detail-oriented.

She is adept not only at bridging gaps between groups of people, but also at balancing the requirements of different functions communications, operations, web project management, usability, good code, SEO, web analytics, analysis, presentation, marketing and strategy.

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