Peopleware: Content Industry Staffing News for the Week of Oct. 7

Oct 07, 2010

Next Issue Media added four new members to its executive management team. Keith Barraclough has been named CTO and executive vice president of products, while Richard Quach has been named senior vice president of engineering and operations. David Irvine was named vice president of software architecture, and finally Alex Limberis was appointed to serve as vice president of business development. All four executives have over 20 years of experience in technology and digital services.

Digital content producer Aptara appointed Sriram Panchanathan to run its digital solutions division. Panchanathan most recently ran Kindle eBook Content Operations for digital retail giant Amazon.

OverDrive appointed Johanna Brinton as the company's director of business development for Europe. Brinton has more than 10 years of experience working with digital media and will manage the company's expanded EU publisher services and e-commerce businesses.

Twitter announced that Dick Costolo, formerly the company's COO, would be replacing company founder Jack Dorsey as the company's chief executive. Dorsey indicated that he would remain with the company but would be focusing entirely on product strategy.

Analyst and analytics firm Outsell Inc. announced that Stephen C. Goodall is joining the company as executive vice president. Goodall has 30 years of experience as an executive with J.D. Power and Associates, and will also serve on Outsell's board of directors as a minority investor in the company.

Ektron named Sean Lannan as its new chief financial officer, in which capacity he will participate in financial strategic planning for the company's growth. Lannan was mostly recently employed as CFO of BBN Technologies, where he served since 2007.

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) elected a new president for 2011. Brent Mai, the university librarian and director of the Center for Volga German Studies at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, will take over as president of the organization, in response to a vote by its members.