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. You can reach him at


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.


Jennifer Rodriguez, Lead Developer

Jennifer has worked on a multitude of web based projects for a range of clients providing Web Design and Web Development. She works combining both design sensibilities and technical skills together.

She also practices Buddhism and happily thrives on plant-based nutrition.


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!



Rueben Chigaru, Adwords & Facebook Ads Specialist

I was born in Zimbabwe. I’ve been doing digital marketing for 14 years, first with SEO then Paid Search.

I am an experienced digital marketer with expertise in search engine optimization, search engine marketing, lead generation and e-commerce. I have increased lead volume and revenue through organic search as well as built marketing campaigns for digital products, physical products and lead generation using paid traffic. Right now my focus is purely on eCommerce and Lead Generation via Paid Search.


Nikhil Jain, Research & Development

Nikhil grew up in India and moved to the US to pursue a PhD at UPenn after finishing is undergrad in Computer Science from IIT Bombay. But a little over a year into his PhD, Google came on campus and made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. ? That brought him to California where we was a Software Engineer and Tech Lead at Google for about 8 years. During this time he worked on large scale software systems and led projects in areas like AdWords and DoubleClick. He eventually left Google to make more time for his meditation practice and volunteer work.

Nikhil is interested in happy and healthy living and likes to keep a regular practice of Vipassana meditation. Nikhil also likes Yoga, with Shavasana being his favorite asana.


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