Our Executive Team
Patrick Nichols, Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Nichols serves as Corel's CEO and joined the company in 2009. Before becoming Chief Executive Officer, Patrick held the role of President of WinZip and General Manager of Corel, Roxio, Pinnacle and ReviverSoft, leading the transformation of Corel's acquired brands and setting the strategic direction of the company's product lines. Patrick has played a key role in Corel's success, serving on the management team responsible for nearly tripling the company's operating income over the last three years.
Prior to joining Corel, Patrick 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, Patrick 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. He holds a BS from Cornell University.
Monika Leissle, Vice President of Human Resources
Monika Leissle serves as VP of Human Resources for Corel. In this role, she is responsible for Corel's global HR operations working with employees in North America, Asia and Europe. Monika joined Corel in 2010 and previously held the positions of HR Director for EMEA & APAC and HR Manager, EMEA.
Prior to joining Corel, Monika served as Head of Human Resources at Aston Carter in the UK. She graduated from the University of West London.
Prasannaa Ganesan, Vice President of Operations
Prasannaa Ganesan is VP of Operations, responsible for business operations at Corel including customer support and manufacturing. Prasannaa joined the company as Director of Operations for WinZip in 2010. Respected for his strong sense of fiscal responsibility, he played a key role in dramatically increasing profitability within the WinZip business and subsequently for Corel's Roxio, Pinnacle and Digital Media product groups.
Prior to joining Corel, Prasannaa served as Program and Delivery Director at Versata and Trilogy. Prasannaa pursued his Masters of Science in Electrical engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University following a Bachelor of Engineering from Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy. An engineer at heart, Prasannaa has a passion for automation and gadgets.
Rob Charlebois, Vice President of Global eCommerce
Rob Charlebois is Corel's VP of Global eCommerce, responsible for the company's global online sales and marketing strategies across all its product lines, including Corel, WinZip, Roxio, Pinnacle and ReviverSoft. During his 10 year tenure, Rob's impressive track record includes building Corel's direct ecommerce model which now accounts for more than 40% of the company's total revenue. Rob has served as Sr. Director of eCommerce for WinZip as well as Director of eCommerce for Corel.
Prior to joining Corel, Rob has held various strategic marketing positions at companies including Buystream, N-able Technologies and Nexinnovations. He holds a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Ottawa and a Diploma in Architecture from Algonquin College.