Autodesk has announced a new leader for Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment group.
Autodesk acquired Discreet Logic in 1999 establishing its leading role as a software provider to the media and entertainment industry. Two decades ago, they also hired Diana Colella who has now been promoted to Senior Vice President of Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment (M&E) vertical solutions group. The manager will be leading collections of tools used in both film and television production and videogame development and increasing the visibility and strategic focus of Autodesk's M&E efforts.
Originally, Diana was a finance business partner at Autodesk, then specialized in product management, product design, worldwide support and services, sales, and operations. The team noted that Diana has led several high-profile cross-industry initiatives, including the launch of the One AutoCAD vertical toolset and the Genuine program to increase licensing compliance.
She worked as an auditor at KPMG and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Concordia University and an MBA from McGill/HEC University.