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A robust, time-tested Digital Asset Management Solution for creative brands

Since 1988, MerlinOne has pioneered the use of digital images in newspaper publishing, recognizing early on the need for database-driven digital asset management systems in a deadline-driven industry. From news to corporate, universities to non-profits, and government agencies, our customers depend on their MerlinOne digital asset management systems every day.

David Tenenbaum founded MerlinOne in 1988, and has been CEO ever since. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and after graduation was an Associated Press photographer for 15 years.

He covered events including Space Shuttle launches and landings, Pope trips, Presidential campaigns and trips, Super Bowls, Olympics and conflicts in Central America, and was runner-up in the Pulitzer competition for Spot News Photography.

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Andrew Forber is MerlinOne’s CTO and has been at the heart of numerous major architecture advances at MerlinOne. He began working with digital imaging and systems for managing digital libraries for Environment Canada and NATO in the 1970s, while studying Physics, Computer Science and Psychology at the University of Waterloo.

Andrew has a BSc from the University of Waterloo, a wife, two sons, and an airplane, in that order.

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Jeff Seidensticker is our COO, joining MerlinOne in 2003 as an engineer, after helping to launch staples.com. He
is involved in all aspects of the daily operation of the organization
and is a driving force behind our strategic vision and mission.

He has a BA in Political Science and Secondary Education, and currently lives in Wayland, Massachusetts with his wife Michelle and son and daughter.

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Shevawn Hardesty
Shevawn Hardesty has served as MerlinOne’s CFO since joining the company in 2007. She has been providing financial management and leadership for technology organizations for over 25 years and has held positions as vice president, controller and financial director at several well-known financial organizations.

Shevawn holds a BSBA degree from Boston University and is a licensed CPA.

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We value long-term relationships

The White House
World Vision
The New York Times
Mount Sinai Hospital

Customer Testimonials

I love the MX client and can’t wait to roll it out across the massive ESPN landscape.

Tim Rasmussen

Habitat for Humanity has used Merlin for about 15 years to meet our needs for storing, managing and distributing photos in our global network.

Bob Longino
Habitat for Humanity

We could never manage or share this volume of branded content and photos today without our Merlin!

Kristen Lainsbury
Providence College

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