We’re thrilled to announce that Michelle Chiantera has joined Corel as Chief Marketing Officer. Michelle is an accomplished marketing executive with robust experience in field, corporate, and channel marketing.

Michelle joins Corel at a pivotal time, when the company is transforming, reimagining itself, and embracing organic growth. Michelle noted that she’s excited about the “incredible users who are passionate about our product, and a rare, customer-first mindset that puts people at the center of every decision.”

It’s clear that Michelle has quickly developed an understanding of Corel’s culture and where we’re going. This person-first approach feels rare in the tech space, but we’re not shy about leading the way – and we couldn’t be more excited to have Michelle at the marketing helm.

Before joining us at Corel, Michelle most recently served as Vice President of Americas Growth Marketing and Global Partner, Segments and Industries at Cisco. She rose through the ranks at Cisco for more than 20 years, proving her value every step of the way. Now, we’re fortunate to have Michelle leading go-to-market initiatives, delivering growth across Corel’s full software portfolio.

Michelle is known for her advocacy for diversity within the workforce, and she’s also committed to nurturing future leaders within the tech industry.

We’re so pleased to have Michelle on board, and we know you’ll be hearing more from her. Please join us in welcoming Michelle to the Corel team.  

Please join us in offering a very warm welcome to Prashant Ketkar, who has just been appointed as Corel’s Chief Technology and Product Officer. We’re very fortunate to have someone of Prashant’s talent and experience on our team. Prashant is an industry veteran who brings more than two decades of experience driving software and cloud innovation. Prior to joining Corel, Prashant most recently served as Senior Vice President of Product & Engineering at Resolve Systems, and previously held roles at, Oracle, and Microsoft. In this new role, Prashant will be leading our product and engineering operations to drive continuous evolution and transformation of Corel’s product portfolio.

Prashant has demonstrated vision and expertise when it comes to creating industry-leading products and cloud solutions, and that’s exactly why he’s such a great fit for Corel. From the sounds of it, Prashant is just as thrilled to be here as we are to have him. “At Corel, our products are at an inflection point, and I’m excited to lead this transformation as we harness the strengths of these impressive applications, the power of the cloud, and the unprecedented momentum of remote work to deliver a new generation of technologies to empower knowledge workers and creative customers,” he said.

Prashant holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management.