MONTREAL — Long-time Autodesk employee Diana Colella has been promoted to senior vice president of the company’s media & entertainment (M&E) vertical solutions group, which oversees collections of tools used in both film and television production and videogame development. Colella’s history with the company dates back to 1999, when Autodesk acquired Discreet Logic. In her new role, she will be responsible for increasing the visibility and strategic focus of Autodesk's M&E efforts, and ultimately, leading growth in the industry.
Colella began her career at Autodesk as a finance business partner but rapidly deepened her organizational experience through a broad range of roles, including in product management, product design, worldwide support and services, sales and operations. In addition to her deep knowledge of the M&E industry, she 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.