Autodesk’s acquisition of Discreet Logic in 1999 established its leading role as a software provider to the media and entertainment industry. It also brought in exceptional talent, including Diana Colella, whose two-decade rise at Autodesk has now reached a new peak.
Colella has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment (M&E) vertical solutions group, which oversees collections of tools used in both film and television production and videogame development. In her new role, Colella is 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.
Colella is based out of Montreal, Quebec. Prior to Autodesk, 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.