Jake Zarnegar was named Silverchair's Chief Business Development Officer in 2013.
Jake leads the mission of Silverchair’s sales and marketing teams to ensure that all STM publishers are fully versed in Silverchair's platforms and services and how publishers can work with Silverchair to successfully execute their online publishing strategy.
After joining Silverchair as an intern in 1996 while still in college, Jake gained hands-on experience with structured content workflows, software development, and semantic enrichment technologies. In recent years he has served in a variety of senior leadership roles at Silverchair including Chief Technology Officer and President.
During his tenure as CTO (2005 - 2009), Jake led the creation of a family of technologies at Silverchair including the application of semantic metadata to clinical content, ontology management tools, an online authoring platform for medical authors and editors, and an e-learning CMS/LMS platform. These technologies now form the backbone of Silverchair’s major publishing platforms—SCM, Cortex, Tagmaster, and Totem.
As President (2009 - 2013), Jake oversaw a major upgrade of the SCM platform, SCM6, and led a significant company expansion. SCM6 now serves as the online publishing platform for a growing list of the most accomplished organizations and publications in science, technology, and medicine.
Jake is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.