Impelsys, a provider of electronic content delivery products, has named Robert F. Kidd 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, a 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, the company said.
"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.