Daly City, CA (May 30, 2007)--Digidesign recently appointed Michelle Rudiman to the position of marketing communications director. In this role, Rudiman will be responsible for the development and execution of Digidesign's strategic marketing communications programs and will oversee the company's internal marketing groups including the internal Creative Department, Press and Artist Relations, Media Production, Events Marketing, Segment Marketing and Co-Marketing Programs.
Rudiman most recently served as director of worldwide marketing at Autodesk, where she managed the subscriptions and services business and supported the revenue growth for that division from $68 million to $550 million annually. Prior to that, she served as director of corporate communications and director of marketing programs for technology companies such as Bentley Systems, Arc Second, and Engenia Software.
"Michelle brings a fresh perspective to Digidesign along with a proven track record for successfully leading marketing teams across a wide range of integrated marketing functions," said Digidesign vice president of sales and marketing Paul Foeckler. "In her most recent position at Autodesk, she demonstrated an impressive ability to grow and direct many integrated facets of the business. The combination of Michelle's results-driven mentality and process-oriented approach to marketing is the perfect complement to the tremendous creativity and passion of our team."
"The marketing team here is comprised of many talented individuals who are truly dedicated to their work and possess a real love for music," stated Rudiman. "I'm excited to join such a committed team and am looking forward to contributing to Digidesign's ongoing success."
Reporting directly to Foeckler, Rudiman will work in conjunction with Digidesign's executive management team to establish strategic marketing plans and objectives and with the internal marketing groups to execute those programs. Ms. Rudiman will also maintain successful alignment of marketing programs across other functional areas within the company such as sales and product marketing.
Rudiman will be based at Digidesign's worldwide headquarters in Daly City, California. For more information, visit Digidesign's website at www.digidesign.com.