DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, June 6, 2005: Endeavor Information Systems, the leading provider of library management software, is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger E. Bottum as Vice President of Marketing effective today. In his new position, Bottum will provide leadership and strategic direction for the product management, marketing communications and event planning groups at Endeavor.
“We are very pleased to have someone with Roger's skill and experience join us at Endeavor. We are certain that he will make an immediate and significant contribution toward our continued success” said Roland Dietz, President and CEO at Endeavor.
Mr. Bottum most recently held executive roles at Arrowsight Inc, including president and chief marketing officer. His primary role was working with key customers and channel partners to develop a series of software services that improved compliance between retailers and manufacturers.
From 1999 to 2001, he served as chief operating officer and chief marketing officer at Opexchange, an e-commerce software service for the office products industry. Earlier, he was vice president of marketing at ShowCase Corporation, a business intelligence software company, where he helped launch a successful initial public offering.
Previously, Mr. Bottum has also held top marketing and product management roles at System Software Associates, Inc., an enterprise resource planning software company, and at Accenture where he was an associate partner, directing marketing and business development for a software group that grew from $3 million to $90 million in revenues.
“I am very excited about being a part of the Endeavor team,” said Bottum. “Endeavor has a long history of serving the needs of today's libraries with the advanced technology they need. In my new position at Endeavor, I am looking forward to not only helping that tradition to continue, but working to meet and exceed the needs of libraries in the future.”
Roger is a graduate of Colorado College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, produces advanced library management systems for research and public librarians seeking to integrate ever-increasing electronic resources within their collections. Since 1994, Endeavor has pioneered library management systems by offering enhanced functionality coupled with intuitive interfaces that increase usability and efficiency. Its heritage of technological innovation and service to libraries as well as its significant financial strength as a wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier combine to make Endeavor Information Systems an industry leader. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information about Endeavor Meridian, Voyager, ENCompass or LinkFinderPlus.