Israel-based Ex Libris Group reports a number of changes in the executive leadership of its United States subsidiary, Ex Libris (USA).
While the company maintains United States offices in Chicago and Boston, the Boston office has been the focus of the company's Information Services Division (ISD). Under the leadership of Oren Beit-Arie, this division has led the development of the company's new products, including SFX, MetaLib, and, most recently, the Verde electronic resource-management system. According to Ex Libris, the organization has made several changes in management to provide a more unified organizational structure and to build on the ISD accomplishments.
- Beit Arie now serves at the chief strategy officer, with responsibility for the strategic development for all of Ex Libris' current products.
- Jennie Walker assumes the VP marketing position for Ex Libris (USA), with responsibility for all Ex Libris products. Walker previously had been responsible only for marketing only ISD products.
- Susan Stearns advances to VP of customer services, with responsibility for managing the activities of United States offices relating to support, implementation, and training for all Ex Libris products. Sterns joined Ex Libris in September 2004 as the director of operations for ISD.