Corel is a company that designs, develops, and delivers productivity, graphics, and digital media software. Its products include Painter, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, PaintShop Pro, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite, WinDVD, VideoStudio, WordPerfect Office, and WinZip.

Employee Rating

4.1
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyKKR
HQOttawa, CA
Founded1985
Websitecorel.com
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
Corel was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Ottawa, CA
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Key People/Management at Corel

Christa S. Quarles

Christa S. Quarles

Chief Executive Officer and Board Director
Brad Jewett

Brad Jewett

Chief Financial Officer
Connie Chen

Connie Chen

Chief Legal Officer
Michelle Chiantera

Michelle Chiantera

Chief Marketing Officer
Andrea Johnston

Andrea Johnston

Chief Revenue Officer
Scott Day

Scott Day

Chief People Officer
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Corel Office Locations

Corel has offices in Ottawa, Austin, München and London
Ottawa, CA (HQ)
1600 Carling Avenue
München, DE
Landsberger Str. 302
London, GB
20 Farringdon Street, Farringdon
Austin, TX, US
9225 Bee Caves Rd a 300
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Corel Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1985

Total Funding

$1 b

Investors

In total, Corel had raised $1 b. Corel is a subsidiary of KKR

Corel Operating Metrics

Apr, 2021

Product Lines

4

Products

36

Trademarks (US)

49

Trademark Applications (US)

2

Corel Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Ad RemoverMay 04, 2021
ParallelsNovember 28, 2018
Gravit DesignerJune 22, 2018
ClearSlideDecember 12, 2017
MindjetAugust 09, 2016
InterVideoAugust 28, 2006
WordPerfectFebruary 01, 1996$115 m

Corel Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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Corel Online and Social Media Presence

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Corel Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    72/100

  • CEO Rating

    C

    67/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    69/100

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Corel News and Updates

KKR-backed Corel buys remote access tech platform Awingu

KKR acquired Corel in 2019 for a reported $1 billion.

Corel adds zero trust tech  to its strength with Awingu acquisition

Corel announced today that it has acquired Awingu. The acquisition brings zero trust security at the browser level to customers who need to access the cloud, legacy and workspace-based apps and resources.

Corel Acquires Awingu to Accelerate Its Secure Remote Workspace Offering

Awingu to join Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), giving customers the ability to work securely from anywhere, on any device or operating system Awingu to join Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), giving customers the ability to work securely from anywhere, on any device or operating s…

Corel Drives Transformation with New Executive Team: Scott Day, Former PayPal, OpenTable & Airbnb Exec, Joins as Chief People Officer

Led by CEO, Christa Quarles and setting the stage for the company’s next phase of growth, Corel has attracted a roster of impressive talent to its executive team over the last 12 months Led by CEO, Christa Quarles and setting the stage for the company’s next phase of growth, Corel has attracted a ro…

Introducing the latest version of Roxio's disc burning, multimedia powerhouse

Introducing the latest version of Roxio's disc burning, multimedia powerhouse for #Mac, designed for #M1 & Big Sur! Boost #productivity & get creative with new customized DVD menu creation, easy file conversion & an improved audio disc burning workflow.

WinZip Builds to Deliver a Collection of Powerful Productivity Apps for Windows

The WinZip 26 product family introduces new purpose-specific apps that add to WinZip’s legendary file compression, file sharing and encryption to power productivity in multi-cloud environments, delivering a powerful productivity boost for Windows users. WinZip® 26 Pro and WinZip® Enterprise not only…
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Corel Blogs

Global survey: Workplace collaboration isn’t working

Effective collaboration fuels engagement and productivity. It streamlines cross-functional initiatives. It reduces human error and duplication. It makes enterprises more focused and efficient.  There’s just one problem: right now, the global workplace is facing a collaboration crisis.  More than fou…

The top creative and technical minds could work anywhere. Here’s why so many of them are choosing Corel.

We’re pushing the boundaries of tech. In our comfy pants. The tech world has been hit particularly hard by the Great Resignation. We’re more than a little bit proud to say that in the midst of that crisis, we keep growing and bringing new talent to the team. And it’s not by accident, either. We… The…

Uplifting communities through art with Corel’s #DrawUsTogether campaign

Art heals. Art uplifts and unites. Art draws us together.  That’s the inspiration behind #DrawUsTogether, our innovative new global initiative.   The goal: flood social media with follow-worthy creations that spread joy and give people a sense of unity, no matter where they are, who they are, or wha…

Why are we resisting what works? The new way of thinking about HR.

I’m a Chief People Officer at a growing company. When it comes to helping people be engaged, productive, and do what they do best, the business world seems stuck. They’re throwing tons of money and resources at trying to keep things on track, instead of embracing what would actually work. I’m done r…

Corel Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Corel founded?

    Corel was founded in 1985.

  • Who are Corel key executives?

    Corel's key executives are Christa S. Quarles, Brad Jewett and Connie Chen.

  • How many employees does Corel have?

    Corel has 942 employees.

  • Who are Corel competitors?

    Competitors of Corel include Altium, Adobe and Canva.

  • Where is Corel headquarters?

    Corel headquarters is located at 1600 Carling Avenue, Ottawa.

  • Where are Corel offices?

    Corel has offices in Ottawa, Austin, München and London.

  • How many offices does Corel have?

    Corel has 4 offices.