Who We Are

Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business.

Leadership

Georgios Papadopoulos
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Georgios Papadopoulos

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Since founding Atypon in 1996, Georgios has been at its helm as it has grown into the largest scholarly publishing technology company in the world. Today, Literatum, the company’s online publishing platform, hosts 40% of all English-language journals.

Prior to founding Atypon, Georgios developed the software that enabled The Journal of Biological Chemistry to become the first scientific journal published on the web. A Fulbright Scholar, he earned a BS in mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and a PhD in computer science from New York University.

Jonathan Hevenstone
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Jonathan Hevenstone

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Jonathan is responsible for setting and executing Atypon’s market and sales strategy as well as managing the sales and business development team. He has over fifteen years of diverse experience in the publishing and publishing services industries, including seven years in a sales and business development leadership role managing relationships with the world’s largest publishers and online retailers.

Gordon Tibbitts
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Gordon Tibbitts

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development

Gordon joined Atypon after serving as CEO of Berkeley Electronic Press. Before that he served as President of Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley-Blackwell) for seven years, transforming the company into the world’s largest society publisher and spearheading the development of its digital publishing platform.

Gordon has also held leadership positions at Aster Publishing and the Thomson Corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oregon.

Hisham Shahtout
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Hisham Shahtout

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Hisham is Atypon’s Senior Vice President of Engineering and is responsible for all software development. Since rejoining Atypon in 2001, Hisham has helped the company to create the world’s leading Software as a Service content delivery platform for publishers, which is now used to deliver more than 14 million journal articles.

Prior to joining Atypon, Hisham developed the first guaranteed message delivery system as Director of Engineering for Slam Dunk Networks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.