Peopleware: Content Industry Staffing News for the Week of November 7, 2011

Nov 07, 2011

Safari Books Online announced the appointment of Andrew Savikas as CEO, and Steve Kolenda as CFO/COO, following an extensive recruitment effort.

ProQuest LLC, an information company central to global research and creator of technologies, has organized into strategic business units designed to provide clear focus on customer needs. CEO Kurt Sanford, an experienced information services executive, joined the company in July and created the new, agile structure.

Rod Gauvin, SVP and GM heads ProQuest Information Solutions and is responsible for all library markets. Gauvin joined the company in March 2001 and brings more than 30 years of information industry experience in reference, professional, trade, and educational publishing to his role at ProQuest. Tim Wahlberg, SVP and GM of ProQuest Corporate Market Solutions leads the corporate market business, including ProQuest Dialog and also heads up the enterprise-wide strategy and business development function. Mr. Wahlberg joined ProQuest earlier this year from Thomson Reuters, where he held a variety of strategy and operating roles. As Vice President of the Thomson Reuters Corporate Segment, he was responsible for building a rapidly growing business providing information, software and services to legal and compliance departments in corporations.