Leadership Team

Management Team

Bob Romeo
Bob Romeo
CEO

Bob joined Anaqua in August of 2015. Prior to Anaqua, Bob served as CEO of LexisNexis, Research & Litigation Solutions (RLS) and spent 20 years in various senior executive positions with Thomson Reuters as both CFO and SVP of Operations. Bob brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the information, software and services industry. Bob's expertise is in investing for growth, bringing software & services businesses through customer-led transformations to become industry leaders in client satisfaction.

Justin Crotty
Justin Crotty
COO

Justin joined Anaqua in 2016 from Oliver Wyman where he was a partner advising private equity and corporate clients on growth and M&A initiatives involving software, information and services businesses. Prior to his leadership roles in strategy consulting, Justin worked in private equity, investment banking and corporate development and has experience working in the US, Europe and Asia.

Erik Reeves
Erik Reeves
CTO

Prior to joining Anaqua, Erik had over a decade of experience in the IP and Innovation field, and he is a recognized thought leader on Patent Search & Patent Landscaping, IP Ecosystem Modeling and Big Data Strategy. As the Co-Founder and creator of AcclaimIP and FreePatentsOnline.com, Erik has provided innovative tools that set a new bar for usability and speed in the IP industry.

Vincent Brault
Vincent Brault
SVP, Product & Innovation, Marketing

Vincent has over 20 years of experience in the IP management software and services market. Prior to joining Anaqua in 2009, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Vice President of Business Development at CPA Global. While at CPA, he led the software development and client implementation services for nearly a decade.

Jonathan Newcombe
Jonathan Newcombe
SVP, Global Sales

Jonathan has over 18 years of experience in the IP industry, working with corporate and IP law firm departments. Prior to Anaqua, Jonathan’s career started in IT Enterprise project management for Fujitsu, then the software localization market and sales leadership roles at CPA Global.

Aileen Buchanan
Aileen Buchanan
VP, Client Success

Aileen is a qualified U.S. Patent Agent with a background in genetics and molecular biology. Prior to joining Anaqua, Aileen ran a large patent department, held leadership positions at CPA Global and ran a consulting operation with a focus in IP processes optimization, off/near shore consultancy, IP software implementations and patent analytics and landscaping.

Josh Rosello
Josh Rosello
VP, Professional Services

Josh has over 15 years of experience in the IP software industry, specializing in Software Design and Development, Software Implementation and Consulting, Business Development and Account Management. Before joining Anaqua, he served as the Memotech Product Development Manager of CPA Global.

Christine Jennings
Christine Jennings
President of ANAQUA Services

Christine was previously the Managing Director of IP Preferential Limited, an IP consultancy that she founded in 2013 with a focus on delivering change management and procurement projects to IP owners and IP law firms. Previously she spent 15 years in senior positions at CPA Global, where she began managing the trademark teams and ultimately took on the role of General Manager for the patent business.

Christine Jennings
Karen Taylor
General Manager Asia Pacific

Karen joins Anaqua with over 15 years of experience in the online information and data industry across Europe and Asia. She previously served as an Executive Director with LexisNexis Asia and as a Director with Thomson Reuters.

Scott Shaunessy
Scott Shaunessy
CEO, ideaPoint

Scott has over 20 years of experience as an executive in both Business-to-Business and Consumer-facing businesses and is an expert in best practices for Business Development and Licensing, Venture Investing, Acquisition and R&D Collaboration processes in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Biotech, Nutrition, Healthcare and Consumer Products industries. Before his management career, Scott spent eight years as a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League and American Hockey League.

Board of Directors

François de Mitry
François de Mitry

François de Mitry joined Astorg in 2012 and is a member of the Investment team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including MEGADYNE, LINXENS, SGG, FLOWBIRD and AUDIOTONIX. Prior to this, François was with Intermediate Capital Group PLC from 1997. He was appointed Managing Director in 2005, then became progressively responsible for ICG's investment activities in Mezzanine and Equity worldwide. Previously, he was an Associate Director at the LBO division of Société Générale in London. He began his carrier at the M&A division of HSBC in London. François graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and Université de Dauphine Paris IX.

Michael Beetz
Michael Beetz

Michael Beetz joined Astorg in 2016 and is a member of the Investment team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including AUDIOTONIX and ANAQUA. Prior to this, Michael was an Associate Principal at Palamon Capital Partners. Before that, he was a Senior Associate at Coller Capital. Michael started his career in the Investment Banking Department of UBS based in London. Michael holds an MA (Hons) from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Daniel Müller
Daniel Müller

Daniel joined Astorg in 2018 and is a member of the Investment Team. Prior to this, he spent 3 years at Roland Berger in London with a focus on strategy, due diligence and portfolio value creation for corporate and private equity clients. Daniel is a graduate of Goethe University Frankfurt and the London School of Economics.

Bob Romeo
Bob Romeo

Bob joined Anaqua in August of 2015. Prior to Anaqua, Bob served as CEO of LexisNexis, Research & Litigation Solutions (RLS) and spent 20 years in various senior executive positions with Thomson Reuters as both CFO and SVP of Operations. Bob brings over 25 years of leadership experience in the information, software and services industry. Bob's expertise is in investing for growth, bringing software & services businesses through customer-led transformations to become industry leaders in client satisfaction.

Justin Crotty
Justin Crotty

Justin joined Anaqua in 2016 from Oliver Wyman where he was a partner advising private equity and corporate clients on growth and M&A initiatives involving software, information and services businesses. Prior to his leadership roles in strategy consulting, Justin worked in private equity, investment banking and corporate development and has experience working in the US, Europe and Asia.