August 12, 2013 -- Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced today that Doug Kaplan has been named VP Global Alliances and Partnerships. Kaplan is a proven growth agent of media technology companies with extensive experience both in the US and Asian markets.
Major media companies have tapped Kaplan to lead and grow business in Asia such as LexisNexis, where he served as CEO of the Asia Pacific region, defining and launching more than 20 major products and services across 13 markets. He also served as President of the Asia Pacific region at RealNetworks, and has held senior-executive positions at NetGravity and Nikkei BP.
Kaplan has also been a Founder of multiple media technology companies, leading all aspects of the business including product definition and delivery. The companies include Denalii and Ringier Studios, which was his most recent venture before coming to Innovative.
"Doug has been a star performer in the Asian marketplace and the Silicon Valley, demonstrating a true command of B2B technology products and services," says Christopher Le Blanc, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Innovative. "His many successes as a technology innovator and corporate leader will translate into an expanding roster of Innovative library partners within our global marketplace."
A graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Economics, Kaplan is fluent in Japanese and has been an instructor at Fukui College in Japan.
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Innovative creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and the freedom to implement solutions that best meet their specific needs. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore discovery application, Electronic Resource Management, the SkyRiver cataloging service, and INN-Reach resource sharing. An established company with a vision for the future, Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries. Innovative's commitment to service is reflected by its 24/7/365 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.