Pioneering Software for Creative Industries
Our products help tackle complex visualization challenges to meet the demands of your customers and projects. With over 20 years of industry know-how and a focus on speed, quality and user-experience, we save you time so you can spend it bringing incredible ideas to life.
We have been developing creative software for the Digital Design, Media and Entertainment industries for over 20 years. Our products are used to create breathtaking visual effects sequences on a wide range of feature films, video-on-demand, television and commercials.
Our clients and partners include major feature film studios and post-production houses such as Pixar, ILM, MPC, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, DNEG, and Framestore as well as automotive, footwear, apparel and technology companies such as Mercedes, New Balance, Adidas and Google.
We partner with these companies to solve complex visualization challenges to turn incredible ideas into reality. This is why our software has been integral in the making of every VFX Oscar-winning film, award-winning TV shows and commercials for more than a decade.
Founded in 1996, Foundry is headquartered in London, with over 300 employees and a presence in the US, China, Japan, Australia and Europe.
We advance the art and technology of visual experience. Bringing unreal and real worlds together. So the impossible is made possible.
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In 2019, the London Stock Exchange named Foundry one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.” We regularly feature in The Sunday Times’ Tech Track as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.
Meet our executives
Jody MaddenChief Executive Officer
Jody Madden was appointed CEO in July 2019 to lead Foundry's next stage of growth. Since joining Foundry as Chief Operating Officer in 2013, Jody has been responsible for the overall customer strategy and product line ensuring our customers’ needs remain at the heart of the business. Prior to joining Foundry, Jody spent more than a decade in technology management and studio leadership roles at Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm, and Digital Domain. Jody graduated from Stanford University.
Simon RobinsonCo-Founder and Chief Scientist
With a BA Hons in Engineering and Computing from Cambridge University, Foundry co-founder Simon Robinson began his career at IBM Research in New York. He subsequently worked in technology development at companies including Digital Pictures, Rushes, Framestore and MPC, before starting up Foundry in 1996. He continues to play a key role in the direction and development of the company.
Christy AnzelmoChief Product Officer
Christy Anzelmo joined Foundry in 2015. As Chief Product Officer she is responsible for leading strategic vision and delivery of Foundry’s product portfolio. Christy has a strong background in product design and business management with 15 years of product leadership experience across fashion, electronics, and software products. She holds a BS from Cornell University and MBA from the University of Colorado.
Jess BarlowChief People Officer
Jess Barlow is Foundry's Chief People Officer and is responsible for leading the People, Talent & Development and Facilities teams. Having joined the business in 2016, Jess has been pivotal in driving Foundry's People First culture. She has nearly a decade of generalist HR experience across the Advertising and Technology industries, is CIPD qualified and holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Southampton.
Alex FouldsChief Revenue Officer
Alex is Foundry’s Chief Revenue Officer and is responsible for Foundry's overall growth strategy and ensuring the customer experience stays at the heart of everything we do. Alex joined Foundry in March 2016 from private equity fund HgCapital, and has 15 years of experience in software strategy, sales and marketing, working across Europe, Asia and North America.
James FranceChief Financial Officer
James is Foundry's Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the financial and commercial management of the business. James joined Foundry in July 2017 having previously been an Assistant Director in the M&A advisory practice at Deloitte. He is a graduate from the University of Warwick and a qualified chartered accountant (ICAEW).