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Meet the Team

Georgios Papadopoulos

CEO & Founder

Gordon Tibbitts

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development

Jonathan Hevenstone

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Marty Picco

Senior Vice President, Product

Hisham Shahtout

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Management

Sumiran (Parul) Agarwal

Vice President of Project Management

Sumiran, who joined Atypon in 2017, is an expert in process design and productivity improvement, with over 14 years’ experience across the financial services, digital healthcare, eCommerce, automotive, and publishing technology industries. At Atypon, she brings together her experience in organizational design, change management, and technology and compliance strategies to enhance the effectiveness of Literatum implementations. Previously, she held positions at InfoStretch, TCS, and CPrime. Sumiran holds a bachelor of engineering degree in computer science.

Michael Goodman

Director of Information Security & Privacy

Michael implements next-generation cybersecurity controls to protect Atypon’s customer content and data and end-users’ privacy. His career spans every aspect of information security, from software development, systems engineering, and incident response to vulnerability assessment, forensics, and threat intelligence. He has led enterprise cybersecurity efforts for the US departments of Homeland Security, Defense, and Justice, as well as for major corporations, including Verizon and ING.

Himanshu Jhamb

Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Leveraging his vast experience in managing technology project teams across multiple industries, Himanshu ensures smooth service provision to some of Atypon’s largest clients. He joined Atypon in 2008 as a senior project manager after working in project management at Macrovision and holding various technical and engineering positions at eMeta, CapGemini/Ernst & Young, Verizon, and Tata. In his current role as the voice of Atypon’s customers, Himanshu ensures smooth service provision to some of the company’s largest clients. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree in computer science from the University of Mumbai and is the coauthor of a book on project management#Project Management Tweet.

Eleni Lialiamou

Vice President, Product Management, Literatum

Eleni develops Atypon’s strategies for content monetization, commerce, business models, identity management, and access control. She has championed an optimized product development process that incorporates Agile and behavior-driven development principles. She holds ten patents and has developed commercially successful products for the mobile, online gaming, and publishing industries. She is the coauthor of a book about service management and has been a contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Eleni holds a master’s degree in telecommunications and computer science from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from the University of Piraeu.

Nikos Markantonatos

Director of Engineering, Greece Operations Head

Nikos has been with Atypon since its very early days and has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth. With more than 20 years’ experience in SGML/XML technologies, Nikos oversees Atypon’s Content Migration team. He has served on the NISO JATS DTD Standardization Committee, the Book Interchange Tag Suite (BITS) Committee, and the NISO Standards Tag Suite (STS) Committee. He is also a member of the JATS4R (JATS for Reuse) initiative. Nikos holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki, and as Fulbright scholar earned an MS and a PhD in computer science from New York University.

Michael Markey

Vice President of Executive Account Management

With more than 20 years’ experience in project management, software development, and engineering, Mike joined Atypon in 2010 to oversee the company’s Project Management Office. Mike later assumed the role of chief client advocate, working closely with customers to understand their business goals and ensure their technology needs are being met. Previously, Mike was the director of professional services with Macrovision, whose eMeta division was acquired by Atypon in 2008. He has held various software engineering positions at Standard & Poor’s as well as at Lockheed Martin and other military contractors. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Penn State University.

Nash Pal

Director of Client Management

Nash joined Atypon in 2006 as a strategic marketing manager, with program management responsibilities for Atypon’s largest projects. He now handles project and client relationship management for European clients and also heads up Atypon’s UK office. Before working in scholarly publishing, Nash was employed as a software engineer, product manager, QA manager, and software management team leader. He worked with some of the world’s largest publishers, including Oxford and Cambridge University presses and Blackwell, where he was the product manager for the company’s online journals platform. He also helped launch Blackwell’s Online Bookshop. Nash holds a degree in computer engineering from the University of Manchester.

Dino Paravandis

Vice President of User Experience

Dino, a digital innovation and design strategist with 15 years’ experience advising organizations on the value of design-led innovation, has created hundreds of integrated, multi-channel campaigns. Before coming to Atypon, he led Rocketgraph, a startup focusing on data visualization of cloud services for visual storytelling. Dino was also responsible for creative and client initiatives at Cambo, a digital agency where he developed award-winning work for Kellogg’s, Starwood, Domino’s, and L’Oréal. He was also client services director at Upstream Systems and a usability specialist at GTE Laboratories (now Verizon). Dino has a BS in computer science and an MS in human-computer interaction from DePaul University

Rob Posadas

Vice President of Solution Architecture

Rob has been with Atypon since 2015, working with the MIT Press, the American Meteorological Society, and SAGE Publications. Prior to joining Atypon, Rob was CTO of AutorepairConnect and director of engineering at Findlaw—both web platform companies. He also led the Java 3D team at Sun Microsystems for eight years. Rob holds a BS in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Megan Prosser

Director of Marketing

Megan has worked in marketing management in both the corporate and not-for-profit worlds, building marketing teams and strategies for high-tech startups, publishing, and arts organizations. Prior to joining Atypon in 2015 as the company’s first marketing director, Megan was the vice president of marketing at Aptara, a publishing services company, where the marketing department she built and corporate rebranding she led contributed to the company’s growth and sale. Megan holds a BA from the University of Mary Washington and an MBA from George Washington University.

Subject Matter Experts

Dorothy Hoskins

Solution Architect & Content Specialist

Since joining Atypon in 2013, Dorothy has worked with the content conversion team and front-end developers to troubleshoot the display of XML-based content. She provides specifications and recommendations for migrating unusual content formats, such as official revisions to reference works, interactive question/answer content, and complex conference proceedings. Dorothy is the author of XML and InDesign (O’Reilly Media, 2013), a book that draws on her background in graphic design and print publishing. Prior to Atypon, Dorothy worked with XML/XSLT for Eastman Kodak and Jouve NA. She holds a BFA from Jacksonville University and an MFA from Syracuse University.

Jennifer Klein

Product Manager
Content discoverability

Jennifer, who joined Atypon in 2009, serves as product manager for Literatum features related to external search engine optimization (SEO) and CHORUS. She works with representatives from Google Scholar to optimize discoverability of Atypon-hosted scholarly content for both Google web search and Google Scholar. She is an active member of Crossref’s Distributed Usage Logging working group and the CHORUS Technical Working Group. Before Atypon, Jennifer worked at Morgan & Claypool Publishers, MIT, Rockefeller University, the CWI in Amsterdam, and various startups. She holds a bachelor of music from Oberlin.

Nikos Nanas

Product Manager
Artificial intelligence and personalized discovery

Nikos studied civil engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, then pursued his interest in artificial intelligence, earning an MS in intelligent systems from the University of Sussex and a PhD from Britain’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi). In 2006, he became a researcher at the Institute for Research and Technology of Thessaly and also taught artificial intelligence, web technologies, and digital entrepreneurship at the University of Thessaly. His research has focused on the application of biologically inspired computing to the problem of personalizing information. In 2011, he founded Noowit, whose software created intelligent newspapers and magazines that adapt to the interests of individual readers. Atypon acquired Noowit in 2017, when Nikos joined the staff.

Christos Nikolakakos

Product Manager
eBooks

Christos, who oversees the development of the Atypon eReader, has over 15 years of international experience in Greece, France, the UK, and China working on key enterprise and consumer products and has led product development teams in the education, defense, telecommunications, and entertainment markets. He is a data-driven product manager, with a focus on continuous innovation and experience in establishing and executing mobile-first product strategies. Christos began his career as a software engineer, earning his bachelor’s degree from the National Technical University of Athens. He also holds an MsC in digital signal processing applications in communication systems from Lancaster University.

Alberto Pepe

Product Director
Data science

Alberto oversees the development of Atypon’s open science tools and initiatives. Until 2017, he was CEO and founder of Authorea, a collaborative authoring tool for researchers. Alberto holds degrees in astrophysics and information and computer science from Harvard University, UCLA, and University College London. His dissertation, on scientific collaboration networks, received an award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology. At the Information Technology Department of CERN, in Geneva, Alberto worked on data repository software and promoted open access among particle physicists.

Matias Piipari

Product Director
Collaborative research and authoring tools

Matias has a decade of experience building software that facilitates scholarly research. The creator of the Manuscripts authoring tool, he joined Atypon in 2017. Before that, he was the CTO of Papersapp.com, the creator of Papers, a reference manager for academic authors. Matias co-founded a mobile software development company while a student at the University of Cambridge, from which he holds a PhD in computational biology. He also worked as a programmer in a UCL-based research group while a student at Imperial College London, where he received a BS in biochemistry. He has published widely in the fields of machine learning and bioinformatics.

Hong Zhou

Senior Product Manager
Artificial Intelligence R&D

Since 2017, Hong has worked on Atypon’s next-generation information discovery technologies. Previously, he was the CTO of Digital Fineprint, a startup that leveraged machine learning algorithms for the insurance industry. Prior to that he was a senior software engineer and development manager at Schlumberger and spent a year designing race-car games at Eutechnyx. He holds an MS in electronic and electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Sheffield, a PhD in 3D modeling with artificial intelligence algorithms from Aberystwyth University, an MBA in digital marketing and strategy from Oxford, and a certification in machine learning from Stanford. He has published widely on computer science.

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