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September 10, 2019

(Follett) Follett Corporation today announced an expanded leadership role for Amandeep Kochar, who succeeded David Cully as head of Baker & Taylor, the company’s public library business unit. Cully retired August 30

September 4, 2019

(Follett) Follett Corporation announced the appointment of Britten Follett to lead Follett School Solutions, the company’s PreK-12 business. A fifth-generation family member, Follett has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Follett School Solutions. Follett most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Classroom Initiatives for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.

August 28, 2019

(Follett) Follett Corporation announced two executive leadership appointments tied to the company’s strategic expansion of technology and services that improve student outcomes in schools, colleges and communities across North America. Follett Higher Education President Clay Wahl has been appointed COO of Follett Corporation, and Roe J. McFarlane has been named Wahl’s successor as President of Follett Higher Education. Wahl and McFarlane will report to Pat Connolly, Follett Corporation President and CEO.

August 22, 2019

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Pep Carrera as President of its Books business unit. Mr. Carrera leads the team focused on providing innovative, flexible models and integrated technologies that make the acquisition and management of books cost-effective and efficient.

July 30, 2019

(Koios) Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, has officially expanded its business into Canada. It made its debut in Toronto at Collision, “the fastest-growing tech conference in North America”. To serve the Canadian marketplace, Koios has welcomed Beatrice Pitocco as National Sales Manager. Pitocco’s experience in sales with libraries and digital marketing stretches back to 2004, when she served as the Eastern Canada Sales Executive for EBSCO. Later, she was a Sales Manager for Canada for Innovative Interfaces, Inc., working her way up to National Sales Manager during her 3-year tenure at III.

July 24, 2019

(Preservica) Preservica, the market leader in SaaS-based active digital preservation, welcomes enterprise information management veteran John Shackleton to its board to spearhead the company’s next phase of global expansion. Shackleton will play a hands-on role in guiding the Preservica board and management team as it further scales the business through product innovation and key partnerships.

June 3, 2019

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group announced Steve Marshall as its new Chief Information Officer. As CIO, Marshall will oversee all IT operations as well as lead Ingram’s overall strategies as a technology services company.

May 10, 2019

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works ( is pleased to announce that Chad Cluff has been appointed as Vice President of Sales and Customer Care. Chad will be directing a dedicated team of account representatives. The sales team works with clients to develop customized solutions for cataloging, metadata, digitization, microfilm, record upgrades, authority control, data conversion, reclassification, and on-site services.

May 8, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced the hiring of Patricia Carroll as Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR). Carroll brings extensive experience in HR to EBSCO and will be responsible for HR strategy on a global level.

May 7, 2019

(Institute of Museum and Library Services) The Institute of Museum and Library Services has appointed Cynthia Landrum as the agency's new Deputy Director of the Office of Library Services. Landrum, a leader in the field with two decades of experience in public libraries, comes to IMLS from Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, where she served as CEO-Director.

May 6, 2019

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a leading provider of library software, today announced its board of directors has appointed Shaheen Javadizadeh as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Jim Tallman is appointed to the role of executive chairman. Javadizadeh has been with Innovative for three years and previously served as the executive vice president of global sales and marketing.

April 9, 2019

(ProQuest) ProQuest, a leader in educational technology, has named Marian Roberge as its new Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. Ms. Roberge will oversee organizational development, talent acquisition, total rewards, talent management and development, and employee experience for the company, whose employees are based in nearly 40 countries around the world.

April 1, 2019

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works ( is pleased to announce that Moy McIntosh has been appointed as Southeast account representative working with clients to develop solutions related to Backstage’s extensive line of services: cataloging and metadata, digitization, microfilm, record upgrades, authority control, data conversion, reclassification, and on-site services

March 20, 2019

(Onit) Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and operational business process automation, today announced that it appointed Chris Fields as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Co-founder Eric Smith previously held this role and will now transition to the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Security Officer. This new addition adds another industry veteran from the legal technology space to the company’s executive management team.

March 16, 2019

(Turnitin) Turnitin announced two executive appointments to strengthen Turnitin's leadership team as it widens its product offering and expands globally. Marc Daubach, formerly corporate vice president and general manager of Europe for Ex Libris Group, is joining Turnitin as corporate vice president of international. Ron Park, an experienced Silicon Valley technology executive, will serve as chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering and operations.

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