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Michael Cairns, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Cairns is the CEO of Publishing Technology plc, whose products and services include advance, ingentaconnect, pub2web, VISTA, and PCG. Michael has spent 20 years in digital publishing, having consulted with and managed organizations deep in the transition from traditional print-based media to online delivery.

Michael was previously Chief Operating Officer of Publishing Technology’s Online Division, where he was responsible for the management operations of the ingentaconnect and pub2web solutions, including client management, product development & strategy, library services, engineering, production and scouting new markets.

Prior to joining Publishing Technology, Michael was a Managing Partner at Information Media Partners where he consulted for publishers on business strategies and digital transformation, an executive at MyWire.com, VP, Digital Production at Wolters Kluwer Heath Education, and for seven years served as President of R.R. Bowker. Prior to Bowker, he was a media consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers. Michael has served as a board member of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), and Chairman of the International ISBN Executive Committee.


Alan Moug, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of Publishing Technology, Alan is responsible for the financial well being and stability of the organization as well as communicating with the investor community.

Alan was previously Chief Financial Officer for VISTA International with jurisdiction over finance, human resources and administration.  Prior to his move to VISTA, Alan held a number of senior positions within Intershop AG, a global provider of ecommerce software and solutions, including CFO of Intershop Communications Inc. in San Francisco, California.  Alan has also been the Corporate Reporting Manager for ICI plc and the Finance & IT Manager for ICI Explosives Europe.

Alan began his career as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Scotland after graduating from Glasgow University with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree.


David Montgomery, Chief Technology Officer

David is responsible for driving all aspects of the company’s IT strategy, including its vision, innovation and roadmap. In addition to defining the technical architecture and development of the company’s core products, David manages their testing, rollout, and on-going support, working in close collaboration with the company’s customers to ensure that product strategy and development is aligned and with client requirements.

Prior to Publishing Technology, David was Managing Director of Software Operations at Inspired Thinking Group (ITG), a Tech Track 100 company, where he was responsible for overseeing software hosting, application management, software development and customer services. Prior to that, he held various senior positions, including Chief Innovation Officer, at software company Atex, 10 years as Director of Technology at 5 Fifteen and spent 9 years as Director of Technology at Anite plc (previously Autofile).


 Jane Tappuni, EVP, Business Development

As EVP of Business Development at Publishing Technology, Jane heads up new business development across the organization.  With 17 years of experience in the industry, she is responsible for generating sales globally and working between sales and marketing departments to ensure synergy.

Prior to joining Publishing Technology Jane was ICUE’s Managing Director.  ICUE is a successful mobile marketing company which serves the book publishing community.


Randy Petway, EVP, Global Product Strategy

As Chief Operating Officer, Randy leads the advance Division in its strategic development to ensure the continued growth and market leadership for Publishing Technology’s print and digital publishing operations solution.

Prior to the merger between VISTA and Ingenta to form Publishing Technology, Randy held several management level positions at VISTA, with responsibility for professional services and product development. With more than 15 years of industry experience, he has had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s leading trade, academic, and educational publishers.  Randy also spent nearly 10 years working in the financial industry.


Jay Teitelbaum, EVP, Global Client Services

Jay Teitelbaum has been with Publishing Technology, and VISTA before it, since 1987.  As the Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for the Professional Services, Customer Services, and Account Management functions within the VISTA Division.

During his career at VISTA, Jay worked on numerous customer projects and managed the installation of fulfillment, warehouse management, and other related systems at over 25 major North American and international publishers.  Prior to entering into his current role, Jay served as Vice President of Operations, Development Group Director, Project Director, Project Manager, and Senior Software Consultant.

Jay graduated from Rutgers College in 1985, receiving a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Computer Science.  After graduating, he spent several years as a software engineer at RCA’s aerospace division before joining VISTA.

Jay is currently an active member of the American Management Association (AMA), the IEEE Computer Society, and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG).


Gary Bowman, Product Engineering Director, advance Division

As Product Engineering Director, Gary is responsible for the development of advance and has worked on many of our largest and most complex projects to date. Currently overseeing advance implementations with clients like Harper Collins, Egmont, Rosen Publishers and Turpin Distribution, Gary previously managed a number of successful deliveries of the VISTA system at HarperCollins, Cambridge University Press, Hachette (LBS/Bookpoint) and Marston Book Services.

Before joining Publishing Technology, Gary spent 11 years at Butterworth’s, a once legal, scientific, and medical publisher. He was also responsible for the initial development and support of the PubEasy e-commerce service.


Melissanne Scheld, Managing Director, PCG

As Managing Director of PCG, Melissanne leads the PCG team in building strong publisher relationships through our signature services of global sales representation, telemarketing, market research, customer service and strategic consulting. With an academic publishing background spanning two decades, Melissanne has worked through the print-to-digital transition and is experienced in developing sales strategies for a wide-range of scholarly products.

Before joining PCG, Melissanne worked in the New York offices of Cambridge University Press where she managed academic sales, publicity and various marketing functions. Previously she held positions at New York University Press and Columbia University Press and frequently speaks at industry events.