Old Brookville, NY, November 30, 2004 — WebFeat announced today that Mary Marshall has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, effective October 2004. Based in Dayton, Ohio, Marshall will oversee all North American sales operations with a focus on the strategy and implementation for a new sales and marketing organization. The goal is providing continued revenue growth and strong customer relations. Marshall will work closely with partners, distributors and new channels to provide options for the library market.
“I am very excited to join WebFeat whose product has revolutionized cross database searching for libraries,” said Marshall. “My background in the library industry, both in sales and as a librarian, has enabled me to watch the development of WebFeat from a single installation into an organization serving more than 1500 libraries—including Dayton Metro Library, my own public library. WebFeat's superior, patented technology has quickly made it the world leader in federated search solutions and the company has accomplished this with an unmatched reputation for customer satisfaction.”
Todd Miller, President of WebFeat, commented: “We are very fortunate to have Mary join us at WebFeat. Over her distinguished career, Mary has worked with the leading organizations in our industry. She brings a tremendous wealth of experience and talent to WebFeat.”
“I am especially excited to be expanding WebFeat's ‘test drive before you buy' initiatives,” said Marshall. From a sales perspective it makes my job a lot easier to have the ability to allow prospective customers to sample our technology for themselves. And, I can do so with the confidence of knowing that every library that has compared WebFeat with a competing product has ultimately chosen WebFeat to be its metasearch solution.”
Prior to joining WebFeat, Marshall served as the Director of Sales, Electronic Media, for Greenwood Press a division of Greenwood Publishing Group. She also served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for K.G. Saur Verlag and held marketing, product development, and sales positions at LEXIS/NEXIS, OCLC and EBSCO. This followed a distinguished library career in Colorado.
Marshall holds an MLS from the University of Denver and an MBA from the University of Colorado. She earned her BA at Wellesley College and the University of Colorado. She is also an active member of both the American Library Association and the Special Library Association.
WebFeat (US patent #6,807,539) is the developer of the WebFeat Prism, used by over 1,500 leading public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centers—including over half of the top 20 largest U.S. public libraries and one out of every 10 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions.
WebFeat's latest release, WebFeat 3, offers a suite of next-generation metasearch tools, the SMART COUNTER-compliant usage tracker, and MyWebFeat personalized metasearch system. Originally founded in 1992 as an information technology consultancy, WebFeat has earned industry recognition from leading organizations such as the Gartner Group and Library Journal. Learn more about WebFeat at www.webfeat.org.