Bob Romeo is the Chief Executive Officer of Anaqua, one of the world’s leading providers of IP management and analytics software and services. Bob joined Anaqua in 2015 as CEO to lead Anaqua's growth strategies. 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 is the Chief Financial Officer for Anaqua. Justin leads the finance & accounting team and also oversees the legal, IT and sales operations functions. In addition to operational responsibilities, Justin focuses on M&A and strategic growth initiatives. 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.
As CTO, Erik Reeves leads Anaqua's technology strategy and long-term plan for integrated IP software and services platform. He oversees the development of the Anaqua, IdeaPoint, and AcclaimIP innovation platforms and their integration, including infusing data intelligence through all software solutions and services. 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..
SVP, Product & InnovationVincent Brault
Vincent Brault serves as Senior Vice President of Product and Innovation at Anaqua. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the product and Innovation strategy. 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.
Vice President, Global SalesJonathan Newcombe
Jonathan Newcombe is the Vice President of Global Sales at Anaqua and the General Manager of European business. Jonathan joined Anaqua in 2010 as the Director of Sales for Europe and after growing our presence in the EU also developed our footprint in Japan. 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.
Senior Director, Client SuccessAileen Buchanan
Aileen Buchanan has been with Anaqua since 2011 and is the Global Director of Client Success. Aileen has over 20 years of experience consulting with IP attorney firms and corporations and her Client Success team manages all existing client relationships. 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.
Senior Director, Professional ServicesJosh Rosello
Josh Rosello is the Senior Director of Professional Services at Anaqua. In this role, Josh is responsible for the delivery of the ANAQUA Intellectual Asset Management platform which includes project management, business consulting and technical consulting services with Project Teams in Europe, North America, and Asia. 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.
President of ANAQUA ServicesChristine Jennings
Christine Jennings is the President of Anaqua Services where she supports more than 450,000 patents and 250,000 trademarks worldwide. Christine brings to her role nearly 25 years of experience in the IP industry. She 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.
General Manager Asia PacificKaren Taylor
Karen Taylor is the General Manager of Asia Pacific of Anaqua. In this role, she leads all business development across Asia Pacific and strengthens Anaqua’s growing portfolio of client accounts. Based in Hong Kong, Karen will manage personnel across the region and drive sales and marketing activities and strategic partnerships in 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.
CEO - IdeaPointScott Shaunessy
Scott Shaunessy is the CEO of IdeaPoint, an Anaqua company delivering innovation management solutions for the global enterprise. 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.
General CounselAlexandra Letts
Alexandra (Lexi) Letts is the General Counsel of Anaqua. In this role, she provides legal expertise and business acumen to drive growth, protect Intellectual Property, minimize risk and assure compliance. Alexandra advises the executive team on enterprise-driven legal issues, including mergers and acquisitions, international entity formation, securities, contracts, intellectual property, data privacy, export compliance, and employment law. Prior to joining Anaqua, Alexandra was the sole legal counsel of Microfluidics International Corporation and led the company through its acquisition by IDEX Corporation, a highly innovative multi-billion dollar corporation.
VP and GM, LecorpioSunny McRae
As VP and GM of Lecorpio, Sunny McRae oversees the day-to-day operations of the Lecorpio organization. Prior to Lecorpio’s merger with Anaqua, Sunny served as CTO after joining the company in 2013 to oversee Engineering and Hosting Operations. Sunny is a founder of two successful venture capital funded companies and brings more than 30 years of experience in delivering commercially successful mission critical software solutions. Most recently, he served as Managing Director and Senior VP at JPMorgan Chase Treasury Services. He co-founded Xign in 2000 (acquired by Chase), serving as its VP of Engineering/CTO. Before Xign, Sunny co-founded Edify (public in 1997) where he was Head of Engineering.