Our Executive Team
Tom Berquist, CEO
Tom Berquist serves as Corel's CEO and joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in September 2009. Passionate about photography, Tom is rarely seen without the latest gadget or his camera in hand. Anyone who has met Tom knows that his evangelism and contagious enthusiasm for consumer tech comes as second nature.
As Corel's Chief Financial Officer, Tom led the company’s Finance, IT, Customer Support and Manufacturing teams in providing essential support services for the company's global operations. Prior to joining Corel, Tom was Chief Financial Officer at Ingres, a private open source software company based in Redwood City, CA. Tom also served as a Managing Director of Equity Research for Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and Piper Jaffray where he covered several of the world's top software companies including Microsoft, Adobe, Intuit, Symantec, and Autodesk. As a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting, Tom was responsible for selling and managing large enterprise software implementation projects for customers including the City of Chicago, GMAC, Tyco International, US Bancorp, and Honeywell.
Tom holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Patrick Nichols, President of WinZip Computing
Patrick Nichols has served as the President of WinZip Computing, a Corel Company, since Nov 2009. Mr. Nichols leads the business and strategic direction for WinZip, the world's most popular Zip utility, as well as the full WinZip file compression and security product line.
Prior to joining Corel, Mr. Nichols served as a General Manager within the Trilogy/Versata family of companies where he was responsible for new acquisitions and business ownership of a portfolio of Versata companies. Before joining Trilogy/Versata, Mr. Nichols worked as a product manager and technical consultant at Microsoft, and served as a researcher for the Department of Defense and Department of Energy through the Cornell Engineering and Theory Center. Mr. Nichols holds a BS from Cornell University.
Nick Davies, Executive Vice President and GM, Graphics & Productivity
Nick Davies has served as a member of Corel's senior executive team since joining the company in 2001. As Executive Vice President and GM, Graphics & Productivity, Mr. Davies is responsible for Corel’s graphics and office productivity business. In this role, he oversees Business Strategy, Product Management, User Experience Design, Research & Development, Quality Assurance as well as Documentation and Localization for all graphics, illustration and business productivity applications including CorelDRAW, Painter, Designer, WordPerfect Office and Corel Office.
With over 15 years of strategic marketing and brand building experience, Mr. Davies previously held positions as Vice President EMEA for Ecademy Ltd., Brand and Marketing Manager for Coleman Europe, Commercial Manager France for Virgin Cola, and Marketing Director for Puma Sports company. Mr. Davies holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School in France, and a BA with honors in Business Administration from the European Business School in the United Kingdom.
Amanda Bedborough, Executive Vice President, Global Sales
Amanda Bedborough has served as a member of Corel's senior executive team since joining the company in 2001. In her current role as Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Ms. Bedborough is responsible for defining and leading the company's global channel, eCommerce and OEM sales strategies.
With over 19 years of international sales experience, Ms. Bedborough has built strong working relationships with global distributors and OEMs and has established a successful track record of expanding business into new markets. Prior to joining Corel, she served as Vice President, EMEA Operations for 3dfx Interactive, Inc., and as International Sales and Marketing Director at STB Systems Inc., before it was acquired by 3dfx. Ms. Bedborough is a Member of the Institute of Directors.