Expert in Publishing, Media, Software, Technology, Information and Education
His skills and experience include:
• Business and corporate strategy development and implementation
• Operations management and business transformation
• Traditional and digital publishing and operations
• Print-to-digital transformation and adoption of new business models
• Software development and software services
Expert holds an MBA (Finance) from Georgetown University and a BA from Boston University. He has served on several boards and advisory groups, including the Association of American Publishers, Book Industry Study Group and the International ISBN organization. Additionally, he has public and private company board experience.
Led product development, editorial and production teams for large scale print and digital information publisher. Managed international staff of 50. Established product management methodology including standard approaches to product life-cycle, market analysis, conceptual design, functional design, development, and launch/go-to-market practices. Migrated 40+ titles to the web and launched more than 20 entirely new web data and analytics products.
Led professional services teams (40+ staff) in software development, application integration and support and led project teams (2-10 team members) in systems evaluation, business process reengineering and corporate and business strategy. Certified project management trainer for proprietary methodology training at PWC.
Directly managed product road maps for multiple new market entry products including database/information products, software platforms and trade books and educational content. Extensive work with cross-functional teams including sales, editorial and product development and external customers to help define and enhance products in agile development environments.
Foundational experience as financial planning and analysis executive charged with establishing budgets, strategic plans and operational reviews. Reviewed major product investment proposals, conducted acquisition due diligence and other similar operational finance projects.
Led corporate development team to carve out $40 million operating unit from Reed Elsevier and divest business. Subsequently, elevated to President and managed business from a base of $35 million to $55 million in four years. Built entire executive team, defined print-to-web migration strategy, acquired five businesses and effectively managed several sunsetting legacy products. Mentored executive team and implemented bonus and incentive program to support strategic goals of the business. Raised profit from break-even to over 18% of revenue.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Year: 1988||Degree: MBA||Subject: Finance||Institution: Georgetown University|
|Years: 2016 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Founder/Managing Partner||Department: Executive||Responsibilities: Strategy consulting for digital and content-centric companies established in 2006. Select clients and projects:
AARP – Market assessment, financial modeling and market definition for new membership service offering
Membership association – Business process reengineering to support new education and assessment program
Private equity client – Due diligence review, staffing and operational efficiency planning for prospective deals
|Years: 2013 to 2015||Employer: Ingenta plc||Title: CEO||Department: Executive||Responsibilities: UK publicly traded technology provider of content management and application software for publishers and content owners
Chief Executive Officer, Board Member and Investor
Completed $15 million corporate refinancing (July 2015), avoiding restructure
Reorganized and “right-sized” all operations including executive team; hired key staff including CTO
Operational responsibility for 175 staff members operating globally and annual revenues of $22 million
Relaunched digital (online) content management software division with addition of 50 new publishers
Collaborated with customers including academic & scholarly publishers, libraries and other content-rich organizations
|Years: 2011 to 2012||Employer: SharedBook, Inc||Title: CRO||Department: Executive||Responsibilities: Custom textbook and content-management platform for educational publishers and content providers
Chief Revenue Officer & Head of Business Development
Completed more than 150 content-licensing agreements with major publishers within 18-month period
Launched new AcademicPub custom publishing platform
Organized and managed entirely new sales team supporting new product launch
|Years: 2010 to 2011||Employer: WoltersKluwer Health||Title: VP Technology & New Product Development||Department: Executive||Responsibilities: Global $200 million health textbook education provider
Vice President, Technology and New Product Development (Interim)
Imposed rigor and project management structure to ensure delivery and return on investment for several in-process and troubled new product development initiatives
Managed staff supporting over $40 million print production budget and outsourcing vendor relationships
Recruited permanent staff to take over department responsibility and roles
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2013 to 2015||Country / Region: UK||Summary: Ingenta plc is a UK headquartered business where, as CEO, my office was located.|
|Years: 2013 to 2015||Country / Region: UK, Europe, Australia||Summary: CEO of RR Bowker which had offices and staff in these locations in addition to the US.|
|Years: 2013 to 2015||Country / Region: China||Summary: CEO of Ingenta Joint Venture in China (Beijing)|