Celartem Technology Appoints Donna Romer Chief Operating Officer in Japan
|Tokyo, Japan – April 19, 2004 – Celartem Technology, Inc, developers of imaging technology and applications for the storage, access and management of rich media content, today announced the appointment of Donna Romer as Chief Operating Officer for the company’s global operations, and CEO of Celartem USA. Romer will manage company strategy and financial performance for Celartem’s US holdings: Extensis and LizardTech Software.
“Ms. Romer has brought an extensive background in the digital imaging industry to the Board of Directors and with this appointment she becomes a crucial asset on the Celartem executive team,” said Yasuo Kano, CEO of Celartem Technology, Inc. “Donna has an impressive track record of success, and is a recognized industry leader who has been shaping the future of imaging content and digital asset management from the earliest days of her career. She is uniquely qualified to help steer Celartem’s long term growth and we welcome her gladly to the Celartem team.”
“I am excited about joining this very progressive company,” said Romer. “Celartem and its subsidiaries bring to the table an intelligent focus on commercial product requirements, sophisticated engineering teams and strong business leadership that work collaboratively to deliver on their commitments to the market. All are essential for success in the fast paced imaging software market and positions us well for growth.”
Romer comes to Celartem Technology with 20+ years of experience in executive leadership, having both founded and operated innovative businesses where she consistently produced award-winning commercial software products and services in the digital media industry. She has been an avid developer of business driven technology throughout her career and currently holds several patents in wireless digital camera technology, pattern recognition algorithms as well as multiple patents pending in Natural Language Processing and image database retrieval.
Most recently Romer founded Romer + Associates a successful M&A practice where she provided deal leadership, channel expansion and company integration services. Prior to that she worked in the venture capital community as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for EastWest VentureGroup, a California VC with focus on the rich media and internet infrastructure space. She was Senior VP and CTO for 2 digital asset management companies, eMotion, Inc. and Picture Network International, where she provided executive and operational leadership. Prior to that Romer held technology executive positions at Eastman Kodak Company namely in the Entertainment Imaging Division.
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