BOSTON, MA, April 10, 2017 – Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property (IP) management and analytics software and services, today announced that Karen Taylor has been appointed as the new General Manager of Asia Pacific.
Karen joins Anaqua with over 15 years of experience in the online information and data industry across Europe and Asia, having worked in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Japan. Based in Hong Kong, Karen will manage all business development across Asia Pacific and strengthen Anaqua’s growing portfolio of client accounts. In this capacity, Karen will lead personnel across the region and drive sales and marketing activities and strategic partnerships in Asia Pacific.
“The Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest growing IP markets and, as we continue to scale our business, it makes sense for us to have a strong executive presence overseeing that region,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “I am confident that Karen’s deep business development expertise and breadth of knowledge will be an invaluable asset to us as we continue on our rapid growth trajectory.”
Karen previously served as an Executive Director with LexisNexis Asia and as a Director with Thomson Reuters, where she specialized in strategic business development, mergers and acquisitions, organic investment into high growth markets, and digital content and product development. In addition, Karen has a broad range of operational experience including profit and loss management and sales and marketing leadership. She is currently Chair of Justice Centre Hong Kong in a volunteer capacity.
“I am thrilled to join Anaqua’s executive team and eager to contribute to their aggressive growth strategy,” Karen said. “Anaqua is a clear global leader in the field of IP Management and it is a privilege to join such a respected company that prides itself on constant innovation and excellent service to clients.”
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Its software platform combines insight from big data analytics with critical tools, best practice workflows and services into one efficient, intelligent environment that helps IP practices work more efficiently and make better decisions faster. Many of the best-known brands and most innovative products were conceptualized, evaluated, protected and monetized through the ANAQUA platform. Founded in 2004 by IP leaders from The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, Kimberly-Clark and British American Tobacco, Anaqua is a privately held company headquartered in Boston (U.S.) and has locations across Europe and Asia. For additional information, please visit https://www.anaqua.com.