A Look Back as We Strive Forward

Osamu Ikeda
January 9, 2019

As we move forward into the new year, I’d like to take a look back at 2018 and say thank you for trusting Extensis with your business.

2018 was a milestone year for Extensis, marking our 25th Anniversary in business, our official union with LizardTech as one company, new capabilities for every product in our suite of solutions, and over 250,000 of you have chosen to use one of our solutions to help you increase the value of your digital assets, fonts, and images. Once again, I say thank you!

As we transition into 2019, here are a few numbers from last year that we’re particularly proud of, and a few that give a glimpse into a day in the life at Extensis.

Corporate Milestones

Extensis Celebrates its Silver Anniversary: 25 years in business!

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LizardTech and Extensis unite as one company

New partnerships formed in 2018, including Monotype, Esko and Laidback Systems

Enterprise customers globally using Extensis solutions

Individual creative professionals who managed their fonts using Extensis solutions

Customer satisfaction score

Data requests to the TeamSync font management server per week (maintaining 100% uptime since the service launched)

Coffee, Donuts & More

Voodoo Doughnuts served at AdobeMAX 2018

Donuts consumed at Extensis on Fridays throughout 2018—and 2,028 bagels on Mondays

Pounds of coffee brewed

Types of chili entered in our annual chili cook-off (Beef Brisket & Beans Chili for the win!)

Team Extensis

Number of employees who form “Team Extensis”

Number of employees who celebrated anniversaries of 10+ years at Extensis (that’s more than 40% of our team)

Extensis Recognized as 2nd Healthiest Small Company in Oregon

Miles Extensis team members cycled in May for the Bike More Challenge (with 111,972 calories burned and 2,237lbs of CO2 saved)

Gifts Donated to the Children's Cancer Association Chemo Pal Program to bring the magic of Christmas to these kids

As the saying goes, there’s strength in numbers. Happy New Year! We’re very excited to strive forward with you into 2019.


OsamuIkedaOsamu Ikeda – CEO, Extensis

Osamu drives the corporate vision and strategy for Extensis, a position he has held since 2007. He started his career in software by building partnerships with technology and software companies from countries like the US and UK, and marketing them in Japan. This experience brought him to the United States to establish the US subsidiary of Celartem, a Japanese software company. He spearheaded the strategic acquisition of Extensis and was involved in the acquisition of LizardTech as founding President and CEO. Working for Extensis, a font management solution provider, was an act of fate: Osamu’s father ran his own Phototypesetting firm until it became obsolete with the popularity of Macintosh and their desktop publishing software. While not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children and a chocolate labradoodle named Peco, and exploring new places across the United States.