Modula4 Inc., a leading provider of Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Hornstein as CEO. Jon brings 18 years experience as both a provider and customer of DAM products and services. Markus Bohunovsky, the outgoing CEO and co-founder, will remain with Modula4 through the end of the year to assist in the transition, and will serve as a consultant to the company thereafter.
“We are extremely excited to be starting this new chapter at our company,” says Michael Gellner, co-founder and CTO of Modula4. “Jon is an accomplished DAM industry veteran who places a high value on technical excellence, client service and providing practical, cost-effective solutions. His experience in sales, marketing and business management will allow Modula4 to reach new levels of growth while maintaining its commitment to client satisfaction.”
Established in 2004, Modula4 is the world’s largest independent reseller and integrator of Canto Cumulus, a market leader in DAM software. With offices in San Francisco and Berlin, Modula4 provides complete DAM solutions for clients in a wide variety of industries including advertising, publishing, manufacturing, reatail, entertainment, education and government.
In addition to reselling Cumulus and providing integration, training, consulting and customization services, Modula4 also publishes its own modules for Cumulus, which extend the functionality of the core software product. These modules are offered for sale by Modula4, Canto and other Modula4 resale partner.
“Modula4 has become synonymous with technical expertise and unparalleled customer support. I’ll be building upon that tradition. says Jon Hornstein. “Virtually every organization needs a Digital Asset Management system but many don’t have them. This offers a tremendous opportunity for Modula4. With our expertise in all aspects of Digital Asset Management, experience across several major industries and reputation for providing excellent customer support, Modula4 is well positioned to gain a larger share of customers who are seeking DAM solutions and to help grow the market.”
Jon most recently served as the Director of NASA Images at the Internet Archive. There, in cooperation with NASA, he lead a group that created the largest repository of NASA media available from a single site. Earlier Jon was General Manager of Erickson Productions, a stock media agency, and Vice President of Strategy of the Digital Media Solutions Group at iXL, a media and e-commerce consultancy. Prior to joining iXL, Jon was the founding Director of Technical Services at Canto.
“Jon is the ideal person to lead Modula4 forward,” says Markus Bohunovsky. “He’s a strategic thinker who never loses sight of the importance of providing value and excellent customer service. I’m confident I’m leaving the company in good hands and look forward to working closely with Jon during this transition period.”