To protect and grow revenues we believe that vendors and publishers have to innovate with new and transformative products and services as the scholarly publishing ecosystem continues its digital evolution. We are therefore pleased to announce the following changes to our senior management team as part of our growth and strategic plan: Richard Padley, co-founder of Semantico moves up into the role of Chairman and CEO; Rob Virkar-Yates has taken full control over the day-to-day running of the business as COO.
In this new role Richard will leverage his wealth of experience to establish an innovation centre within Semantico – this wholly future focused business unit will drive the technical and strategic development of Semantico to enable the business to innovate and deliver new market leading products and services to the scholarly community. Richard will also continue to grow our market leadership through increased strategic engagement with and contributions to the scholarly community at large.
Rob will continue to drive growth in consultancy, product, and service delivery to ensure that Semantico advances its position as a leading vendor within the marketplace.
Richard said: “After many successful years of running the day-to-day business I am happy to hand over the reins to Rob and the team he is building across consultancy, sales, delivery and aftercare. As Chairman and CEO I’ll be focusing on innovating the new strategies and products we need to take Semantico into the next phase of its growth; I’ll also be more fully contributing to the direction of the scholarly community as a whole as we – vendors, publishers and scholars – work together to drive the dissemination of academic content across the globe.”
Rob said: “I am excited to lead the day-to-day operations of this fantastic business as we continue to develop and expand our service offering. I have a world-class team working with me and I have no doubt that we will significantly increase our market share in the UK, US and Europe in the coming years.”