PROVO, UTAH (July 13, 2011) – SirsiDynix, the world's leading provider of library technology solutions, this week welcomes Mike Zackrison as the company's new vice president of product management. Zackrision brings a strong background in product management and marketing leadership to his new role.
"Mike's experience working with a broad scope of software platforms and services across the academic sector will prove valuable in his work with SirsiDynix academic, special and public libraries alike," said SirsiDynix Chief Executive Officer Matt Hawkins. "We've been very impressed with Mike, and we're confident that he will be a great asset as we work to deliver high-quality, innovative software solutions to meet the needs of our valued library customers."
Having spent more than a decade working on major academic software systems – learning management systems (LMS), student information systems (SIS), enterprise portal and content management systems – Zackrison understands the needs and collaborative nature of the knowledge enterprise. Prior to joining SirsiDynix, Zackrison worked on behalf of University of Southern California as lead product manager for the Kuali Student software project. Prior to that, he served as vice president of marketing and strategy at rSmart, leading marketing and product management for the education-developed open source application company.
Zackrison also was vice president of product management for Unicon, Inc., where he established key partnerships with Oracle Corp. and Zimbra to expand service offerings to the academic market. Finally, while working for SunGard Higher Education, he was a member of the original Campus Pipeline product team that conceptualized and launched the SCT Luminis product line, the leading enterprise portal solution in higher education. In addition, Zackrison has experience in product management, strategic planning and marketing at technology companies such as Ingenix (a division of United HealthGroup), TenFold, and U.S. Robotics Corp. (acquired by 3Com). He received his MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and bachelor degrees in finance and German from the University of Utah.
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow's libraries, today. www.sirsidynix.com