Extensis and LizardTech Unite as One Company

Osamu Ikeda
October 2, 2018

In my role as CEO, I am driven by the question, what makes companies great?

There are so many variables to consider in answering this question, but I believe it boils down to three specific factors: great customers, smart and talented employees, and valuable solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

To enhance these 3 factors, I am very excited to announce that Extensis and LizardTech have united to form one company.

Over the past few years, as digital content has converged we have seen growing synergies in the value we can bring to our respective customers. Organizations today are investing in digital assets and imagery of all kinds, including photography, aerial, and spatial, to name a few. Fully leveraging these digital files means having an easy and effective way to organize, store, find, and distribute.

With Extensis’ market leadership in digital asset and font management solutions combined with LizardTech’s state-of-the-art image compression technology, the united company is uniquely situated to help solve the digital asset challenges of customers across a broad spectrum of industries.

Delivering exceptional customer service and technical support is a number one priority for our company. With the union of Extensis and LizardTech, we will be able to easily provide access to support, help, or other resources with just one click on our website. You’ll also find support for our larger suite of products with eBooks, guides, webinars, and more.

With this union, LizardTech’s products, GeoExpress, Express Server, and GeoViewer, will become part of the Extensis suite of solutions. The natural alignment of our product suite strengthens our ability to support our customers’ success and gives them easier access to additional solutions for maximizing the value of digital assets of all kinds.

Please join me in toasting one company, Extensis!

To learn more about our solutions, visit our Solutions Center. You can also learn more about our customers stories and success in our Customers section.


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.