DES PLAINES, IL, July 31, 2002: Endeavor Information Systems announced today Marianne Parkhill has joined the company as Director of Product Management. Parkhill brings over 10 years of product management experience to Endeavor, including time in the library industry at Ameritech-NOTIS. At Endeavor, Parkhill guides the growth and enhancements of the Voyager integrated library information management system; the ENCompass Solutions for managing, searching and linking diverse digital collections; and the LinkFinderPlus comprehensive linking system.
Parkhill joins Endeavor from Walker Interactive Systems, Inc., a Chicago-based financial e-business software developer, where she was Director of Product Management overseeing the entire e-business product suite. At Walker she performed in roles from product analyst to senior management. Parkhill contributes experience in designing product releases geared specifically to customer needs and requests and an extensive background in product strategy and positioning.
Parkhill was a product manager at Ameritech-NOTIS in the Library Systems and Electronic Commerce division. She was instrumental in bringing several new products to market and overseeing the technical aspects of product development.
"Endeavor is an exciting company poised to capture the leadership role in the next phase of library automation by seamlessly managing both traditional and digital collections without the confines of walls or even networks," said Parkhill. "I am looking forward to being part of the team to help drive and deliver these initiatives."
"Marianne's enthusiasm and experience are vital to Endeavor's product management group. Placing a strong leader in this role only emphasizes Endeavor's commitment to product enhancement and development," said Verne Coppi, Endeavor Vice President of Development. "We look forward to Marianne continuing our reputation of leading the industry by providing the highest quality systems now and into the future."
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 1,000 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance Voyager integrated library system, 34 libraries have selected ENCompass and 44 have selected LinkFinderPlus. Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information about Voyager, ENCompass, or LinkFinderPlus