Corel Corp. announced Christa Quarles was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Quarles recently served as CEO of OpenTable and having previously held executive roles at NextDoor, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. Ms. Quarles succeeds former CEO Patrick Nichols who stepped down from the company earlier this year.
“We are pleased to welcome Christa, one of the most accomplished executives in the B2B and consumer internet space, to the Corel team,” said John Park, Corel Chairman of the Board and KKR Partner. “With an impressive track record of driving strong growth at innovative technology companies navigating transformational change, Christa has proven herself to be an impeccable leader. We are confident her deep strategic, commercial, and financial expertise will accelerate Corel’s growth and M&A success, further solidifying the company’s position as one of the world’s top software platforms.”
“It is an incredible privilege and honor to join Corel, a company with astounding reach across global businesses small and large, providing powerful software to more than 90 million knowledge workers. Given the explosion in demand for workplace productivity solutions, it’s an exciting time for our business,” said Quarles. “Today’s rapidly changing technology and business landscape presents a tremendous opportunity for us to shape the future of work by delivering industry-leading value to customers worldwide. I look forward to collaborating with our executive team to continue the company’s already impressive growth path and position our business for future success.”