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Friday, November 4 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Turnarounds, Pivots, and Repositioning

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Sometimes an organization runs smoothly. Its services are in demand, its expense structure is the right size for its revenues, and the years ahead hold promise. But for many organizations, perhaps all if we think about them over a long history, business can unexpectedly run into a wall, requiring a change in the way all the activity is conducted. This is the time for a turnaround, a rapid alteration in the way services are conducted, an alteration that may come with some pain if cutbacks are in order. Often an organization must change direction swiftly--pivot--repositioning itself for the market realities it must work with. Our panel addresses three such instances, two in the not-for-profit sector and one commercial organization. The leaders of these organizations will share with us the problems they faced and how they had to emerge as turnaround artists.

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Mark Cummings

Editor and Publisher, CHOICE
Mark Cummings is editor and publisher at Choice, the publishing unit at the Association of College and Research Libraries. Mark has worked in publishing for over thirty years, beginning his career as a reference editor at Macmillan and serving in a variety of editorial and publishing roles at Scribner's, Oxford University Press, Grolier Publishing Co., and elsewhere. Since the 1990s he has focused principally on creating and marketing digital... Read More →
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Pinar Erzin

Founder and President, Accucoms International BV
Pinar Erzin, Founder and President of Accucoms International BV, is an entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in scholarly publishing. Pinar is Turkish and lived in The Netherlands for over 20 years where she founded Accucoms, a global company serving publishers reach and manage global markets. Pinar’s global team consists of 65 energetic colleagues from over 30 countries, each speaking several languages and representing different... Read More →
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Joseph J. Esposito

President, Processed Media
I am a management consultant working in the area of publishing, especially scholarly publishing, and digital media. I work with for-profit and not-for-profit companies. Most of my clients are CEOs or Boards of Directors, whom I advise on strategy. My aim is to help organizations make decisions. Good decisions cost more.
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Dennis Lloyd

Director, University of Wisconsin Press
Dennis Lloyd is Director of the University of Wisconsin Press. A native of North Carolina, he attended graduate school in Illinois before beginning his publishing career. Over the last 23 years he has worked mostly in sales and marketing, but also acquisitions, at the university presses of Illinois, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Alabama, and Florida. He has been active in developing new digital initiatives, including an OER textbook program, and in... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403