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227 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
United States

Executive Leadership

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Kent Freeman
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Al Issa
Chief Technology Officer
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Brian Hogue
Chief Product Officer
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Marcio Andrade
Vice President Finance
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William Chesser
Vice President, Customer Success
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Alice Duijser
Managing Director International
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Michael Hale
Vice President of Education, North America
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Sam Herring
Vice President and General Manager, Intrepid
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Rick Johnson
Vice President of Product Strategy
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Jared Pearlman
Vice President, Product and Operations at Verba Software
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Jenny Powers
Vice President, Marketing
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Ryan Petersen
Vice President of General Administration for Verba Software

Company Ownership

VitalSource Technologies was acquired by Fancisco Partners in April 2021

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News Announcements

March 20, 2023. VitalSource acquires Akademos. VitalSource has acquired Akademos. This acquisition unites two organizations with the purpose of driving student success, affordability, and impact through next-generation technology and brings together complementary course materials distribution expertise. This acquisition greatly accelerates and enhances VerbaOne, VitalSource's recently announced Equitable Access program for independent campus stores.

August 20, 2019. Barnes & Noble Education Partners with VitalSource to strengthen BNC FirstDay Inclusive Access Platform,. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12, announced a new agreement with VitalSource, part of Ingram Content Group. Under the agreement, VitalSource's technology will power the BNC FirstDay inclusive access platform, bringing together VitalSource's advanced technology and Barnes & Noble College's unparalleled campus and publisher relationships.

August 1, 2019. Kent Freeman was named the President of VitalSource Technologies. Kent Freeman was named the President of VitalSource Technologies, LLC in August of 2019. Kent previously led VitalSource from 2009 to 2016, guiding the company through its transition to become a leading education technology company.

January 22, 2015. Learning Tech Company Intrepid Learning, Inc. officially launches with new website. SaaS learning technology provider aims to revolutionize corporate learning with its award-winning platform. Intrepid Learning, Inc., a next-generation SaaS learning technology provider, announces its official beginning as a new entity with the launch of a brand new website showcasing its innovative, learner-first, cloud-based flagship products, the Intrepid Learning Hub and Corporate MOOC.

June 1, 2007. VitalSource Technologies among first technology companies to adhere to newly released Digital Publishing Standard OPS 2.0. VitalSource Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of digital book solutions, today announced that it has added OPS 2.0 (*.epub) to its content submission guidelines. OPS 2.0 was collaboratively developed by members of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), the international trade and standards organization for the digital publishing industry, to streamline the delivery of content to the marketplace. OPS 2.0 was officially released by IDPF on May 16.

May 9, 2007. VitalSource releases groundbreaking e-Book software creating new online learning networks. VitalSource Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of digital book solutions, released the most advanced digital book software in the industry with new, interactive features including the ability for users to collaborate by sharing notes and highlights.

May 2, 2006. VitalSource launches P2 for digital publishing. VitalSource Technologies, a leading enabler of digital textbooks and other curricular materials, today announces the launch of VitalSource P2. P2 is a secure online resource that simplifies the process of creating, managing and distributing digital assets.

November 2, 2005. VitalSource and Thomson West meet growing demand for digital law study guides. Students download music, check their grades and pay their bills with a few key strokes. Now, law students have the option to use digital study guides too. VitalSource Technologies Inc. and Thomson West, the premier provider of integrated information solutions to the legal profession and business within The Thomson Corporation announced they are offering the Concise Hornbook Series study guides in VitalBook digital format at select college bookstores and online at the VitalSource Store.

March 28, 2005. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry goes digital with VitalSource Curriculum. VitalSource Technologies announced that Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry has adopted the VitalSource Curriculum for the incoming fall 2005 class. In lieu of traditional textbooks, LSU dental students will purchase digital textbooks provided through VitalSource as part of the school's mandatory student adoption program. The books will be loaded on students' laptop computers.

January 27, 2005. VitalSource adds Britannica information to digital library. VitalSource Technologies, Inc. is expanding its reference library by adding two reference works from the editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica. VitalSource customers will be able to choose between the Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia when they order IBM ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops preloaded with the VitalSource Library beginning in spring 2005.

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Corporate Chronology

Apr 15, 2021 Francisco Partners acquires VitalSource Technologies from Ingram Content Group
Ingram Content Group signed a definitive agreement to sell VitalSource Technologies LLC to Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses.

Aug 2019 Kent Freeman named the President of VitalSource Technologies
Kent Freeman named as President of VitalSource Technologies, LLC in August of 2019. Kent previously led VitalSource from 2009 to 2016, guiding the company through its transition to become a leading education technology company.

Sep 04, 2018 Vital Source acquires Acrobatiq
VitalSource Technologies has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. The acquisition will dramatically expand access to cutting-edge and personalized digital course experiences designed to improve student outcomes.

Dec 01, 2017 VitalSource acquires Intrepid Learning
VitalSource acquired the assets of Seattle-based corporate learning-technology leader, Intrepid Learning. Intrepid Learning's and VitalSource's corporate and professional business platforms will launch under the brand Intrepid by VitalSource. Intrepid will help customers solve their most critical business challenges with two complementary learning technology offerings, Intrepid Learn and Intrepid Discover.

Apr 03, 2017 VitalSource acquires Verba Software
VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Content Group's global leader in digital education content delivery, has acquired Verba Software, Inc., a San Francisco-based company dedicated to using technology to support campus stores and help students save money on course materials.

Jan 2015 Xerox acquires Intrepid Learning outsourcing and professional services business
Xerox expands its learning portfolio with the acquisition of Intrepid Learning Solutions' learning services to ensure companies' employees are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge to improve their business performance.

Mar 03, 2014 Ingram Content Group's VitalSource Technologies acquires CourseSmart
Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's global leader in building, enhancing and delivering e-learning content, announced that it has acquired the assets of CourseSmart, a leading provider of digital textbooks in the higher education market.

2013 Acrobatiq founded with funding from Carnegie Mellon University

Jun 30, 2011 VitalSource Technologies acquires VPG Integrated Media
Ingram Content Group Inc. announced that Vital Source has grown its e-textbook offering with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media, a leading developer of award-winning enhanced e-textbook applications, interactive learning objects and e-whiteboard content, and state-of-the-art video, audio, and animation production services for educational publishers.

2008 Verba Software founded by Jared Pearlman, Ryan Petersen, and Michael Ragalie
Verba offers web-based tools for faculty to select course materials, bookstores to acquire low-cost learning materials and for students to easily compare prices and gain on-time access.

2007 CourseSmart founded
CourseSmart founded by five academic publishers: Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, Macmillan Higher Education, McGraw-Hill Education and Pearson

Jun 17, 2006 Ingram acquires Vital Source
Ingram Industries completed the acquisition of Vital Source Technologies, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina, a leading and trusted provider of digital content delivery solutions in education and professional learning environments.

Jan 2001 Vital Source names Frank A. Daniels, III as Chief Executive Officer

Jan 2001 Frank Daniels III and family purchase majority ownership of VitalSource Technologies

1999 Intrepid Learning founded by Brad Johnson, Mike Flanagan, Sam Herring

Jun 1994 VitalSource Technologies founded by Dr. Todd Watkins
VitalSource Technologies was founded as a technology transfer from the University of Texas.

1988 VPG Integrated Media founded by Alfred Browne, Jr.