Icons: Tom Berquist, CEO Corel


Tom Berquist serves as CEO of the Corel Corporation. Passionate about photography, he is rarely seen without the latest gadget or his camera in hand. Anyone who has met Berquist knows that his evangelism and contagious enthusiasm for consumer tech comes as second nature. Berquist joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in September 2009.

As Corel’s Chief Financial Officer, Berquist 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 Berquist was Chief Financial Officer at Ingres, a private open source software company based in Redwood City, CA. He 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, Berquist 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.

Berquist holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Source: Corel Corporation