Extensis was founded in 1993 in Portland, Oregon, to help remove those barriers that held back our customers’ creativity. We began our journey by focusing on the needs of the creative community on the Apple Macintosh platform, through plug-ins that extended the usefulness and capabilities of Adobe and Quark products.
By the mid-1990s, Extensis had become the largest plug-in developer in the world, adding photo cataloging software, a creative content website, font management, and digital asset management to its product suite. This growth led to Extensis being sold to Celartem, Inc., a Japanese content-management company, in 2002.
In 2005, Extensis moved to focus exclusively on font management and digital asset management technologies and sold its plug-in line of products. The company continued to innovate and was awarded over 20 font patents. Now growing at a rapid clip, Extensis expanded its global presence into the U.K., France, Germany, and Australia, with 29 patents.
In 2018 Extensis merged with sister company LizardTech — also owned by Celartem — bringing LizardTech’s state-of-the-art software solutions for compressing and distributing massive, high-resolution geospatial data into Extensis’ suite of products. Customers of Extensis and LizardTech now have access to additional solutions for maximizing the value of their digital assets.
We currently aid more than 5,000 companies and creative professionals around the globe by streamlining and simplifying how they leverage digital assets, fonts, and images. Ultimately, we are working to provide powerful solutions that help you do more of what matters to you and your business.
As CEO, Toby drives strategy, innovation, partnerships, and the global business vision for Extensis. Before joining the company, Toby was co-owner of a workflow automation software company that successfully sold to LANDesk (now Ivanti) in 2006. Over the past two decades, he’s served in multiple leadership roles at technology companies, where he has found tremendous success in early entrance into emerging and disruptive spaces, partnerships and ecosystem evolution, and workflow and automation as tools to achieve customer success.
Nahhe directs Extensis’ finance and operations. Before Extensis, Nahhe served as the chief financial officer for DecisionPoint Software where he helped guide the company through three funding rounds and a successful sale.
Jamie leads the cross-functional customer success teams for the Americas to ensure Extensis is delivering exceptional value to our enterprise customers. Before joining Extensis, Jamie served as vice president of customer relations and operations with HawkSoft, Inc., as well as running a successful business consulting and coaching practice.
Renee leads global human resources — a role that spans talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, training, and organization development. Before Extensis, Renee worked for technology companies in Oregon and California.
Chad leads the Extensis research and development organization. His focus is on releasing current, well-known Extensis applications along with researching new concepts and bringing those to market. Prior to joining Extensis, Chad worked for Microsoft, building cutting edge communications tools such as Office LiveMeeting. When not working, Chad dedicates his time to videography, motion graphics, and volunteering with inner-city non-profit organizations to help under privileged youth.
With responsibilities for overseeing the success of customers outside of the Americas, Richard leads a multi-lingual team working with a network of Extensis resellers and technology partners to help support customers across EMEA and Australasia. Prior to joining Extensis in 2000, Richard worked for Getty Images and has over 25 years experience in digital content management, automation and publishing.
As Director of Data & Technology, Mark oversees Extensis' data, its reporting, and the systems that keep our crucial information secure. He's spent more than 15 years working in IT management — and over 10 at Extensis. When he's not shepherding our data, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, travel, and the great outdoors.
As Senior Business Analyst, Joanna leads a team responsible for data integrity, sales reporting and business processes. Prior to coming into her current role, Joanna served as a business systems analyst here at Extensis, where she managed the development of our internal business systems. In her free time, Joanna enjoys hikes with her family, and agility training with her Australian Shepherd.
Kristin leads our reseller programs and global channel expansion strategy. Prior to joining Extensis, she spent nearly a decade in international business; split between building a global channel of managed service providers for a start-up, opening a nearshore software development office in Ecuador, and developing a robust distribution channel in Latin America for Mobile Technologies Inc.
Jeff has been working in the Technology Sector for over 30 years as a Manager and as a Strategic Consultant specializing Customer Service and Account Management. For the past 2+ years, Jeff has served as a Technical Support Lead and Support Manager for Extensis. In this role, Jeff is responsible for ensuring the successful engagement and delivery of our Support Services. In his free time, Jeff spends time with family and friends traveling and just getting outside to explore. He has a passion for technology, travel, and the restoration of old arcade and pinball machines.
As Extensis' Global Marketing Manager, Chris leads the marketing team and oversees all aspects of global marketing for the company. Prior to joining Extensis, Chris led all marketing activities for a subsidiary of payroll solutions firm Paychex. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, and working to improve his home.