March 2, 2015. HighWire Press, Inc., the leading technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies with global reach, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Filby as Chief Executive Officer. Dan will lead HighWire through its next phase of growth and will be focused on operational excellence, customer service and thought leadership in the publishing technology industry.
Dan comes to HighWire with more than 20 years of experience leading global software and technology enabled services organizations, most recently as President of First Advantage's Corporate Tax, Transportation Management, and Employee Verification businesses. He has also held key management positions at Oracle, Workshare, and GE Capital.
"HighWire is the custodian of incredibly important content, a trusted partnership with our publishers that we take very seriously," said Dan. "My focus will be to further increase the value we deliver to our customers in our core market by emphasizing operational excellence, encouraging pragmatic innovation, and fostering a culture where customer experience is the number one priority."
"We are extremely pleased to have someone of Dan's caliber leading the charge at HighWire," said Ben Bisconti, Senior Advisor at Accel-KKR, and board member of HighWire Press. "With his proven track record of growing technology companies, his expertise driving product innovation, and his disciplined approach to operations, he is the right person to take HighWire to the next level."
Michael A. Keller, Stanford University Librarian, founder and now board member of HighWire, said, "HighWire's mission since inception has been to deliver leading technology solutions and top-notch service to its customers, who are in terrific hands with Dan at the helm."
Dan earned a Bachelor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and earned a Master Certification in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University.
Dan Filby is based in HighWire's global headquarters in Redwood City, California.
About HighWire Press, Inc.
Originally founded in 1995 by Stanford University, HighWire provides technology solutions to influential societies, university presses, and independent publishing organizations which produce high-impact journals, books, and other scholarly materials. The now independent HighWire Press, Inc. offers publishers digital content development and hosting services, a customizable peer-review manuscript submission system, strategic consultation services, and unique community networking opportunities.