Jan Schiffman, Software and Data Engineering Veteran, Joins Riffyn as VP of Engineering

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Riffyn Partners with Westwood and Wilshire to Fill Vice President of Engineering Role

This press release was originally published on the News page at Westwood & Wilshire.

Riffyn is a cloud-based, SaaS and Solutions provider of scientific and manufacturing process design and data analytics to the biopharmaceutical, industrial biotech, and materials industries.

On a mission to make machine learning in science an everyday reality by defragmenting scientific data and processes, Riffyn has hired Jan Schiffman as VP of Engineering. Jan joins Riffyn from TIBCO, where he served as Vice President Engineering, Data Science Products. He studied Computer Science at Rutgers University and has a distinguished career of more than 20 years of engineering and IT leadership in VP and CTO roles at Intersoft, Lehman Brothers, Monolith Software, Jaspersoft, Joscience and TIBCO, as well as founding his own start up, Predictium.

Tim Gardner, Founder/CEO, Riffyn:

"We are delighted and honored to welcome Jan Shiffman to the Riffyn team and mission. His extraordinary depth and breadth of experience in creating cutting edge technologies and leading high-performing engineering organizations will help Riffyn leap forward in its growth as an enterprise SaaS provider to life science and chemical R&D and manufacturing organizations."

The search was successfully led by Andrea Tegstam for Westwood & Wilshire’s Advanced Technology practice.

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Embriette is an academic-turned science writer with a passion for spreading responsible science. She holds a PhD in microbiome research from Baylor College of Medicine. After a 4-year post-doc, during which she managed the world's largest citizen science research project (the American Gut Project), Embriette became a full-time science writer and research consultant. You can find her work at,, and her personal webpage: