NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Impelsys, a global leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions, today announced that Robert F. Kidd has been named executive vice president of sales, based in the company’s New York headquarters and reporting directly to Sameer Shariff, the founder and CEO of the company.
Kidd will be responsible for sales and business development, supporting Impelsys’ business in the U.S., the largest market in the world for eBook publishing and sales. Impelsys is coming off a very successful 2012 and has aggressive growth strategies in place for 2013.
Impelsys is the developer of iPublishCentral, the award-winning digital publishing software platform. iPublishCentral is the eBooks technology infrastructure used by some of the largest science, technology, medical publishers, academic publishers and professional associations in the world.
“Bob’s experience with electronic content licensing, eBook production and the delivery of content via online platforms makes him the ideal person to head up our business development efforts in the U.S.,” said Shariff. “We’re focused on partnering with publishers by leveraging our eBook technologies in order to shape the right solution for their go-to-market strategies and find new business models. Bob has the depth of experience to know what works and will be a valuable member of our executive team.”
Kidd has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Most recently, he was a vice president at Innodata Isogen Inc., where he led the Professional Publishing Practice. Previously, he was vice president of global content services and international sales for Cadmus Communications Corp., was an executive officer of KnowledgeWorks, and senior director of publishing at Ovid Technologies, Inc. (now part of Wolters Kluwer Health).
Among Kidd’s many contributions to the industry is his creation of the organization that built the highly acclaimed BioOne database -- an electronic aggregation of 70 full-text, biology journals – in the 1990s. Kidd holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge.
Impelsys, a leader in providing electronic content delivery solutions to the global publishing market, helps its clients compete, evolve and grow in an increasingly complex marketplace. Impelsys-powered products such as iPublishCentral™ help publishers increase their revenues by delivering content online quickly and cost effectively. Impelsys’ passion for client success has helped it build long-term partnerships with its customers becoming critical in the client’s electronic delivery strategy. Leading clients include McGraw-Hill, MIT Press, Elsevier Science, F&W Media, Wolters Kluwer, Thieme Publishers, Benchmark Education, Marshall Cavendish, Houghton Mifflin, American Academy of Pediatrics, Sesame Street, Lerner Education and Hong Kong University Press. Headquartered in New York, Impelsys operates across North America, Europe, Middle East and India. For more information, please visit www.impelsys.com or www.ipublishcentral.com.