(Charlottesville, VA) April 24, 2020 – Silverchair is pleased to announce the appointment of Will Schweitzer as Chief Product Officer, effective May 1, 2020, as part of a major development of its product function.
As Chief Product Officer, Schweitzer oversees the strategic development of the Silverchair Platform, as well as directing product marketing and communications. Responsible for the Silverchair Platform development plan; Silverchair’s Publisher Working Groups; ‘Platform Strategies,’ the industry meeting for senior technology and publishing leaders; and the Silverchair Universe, the widening network of integrations and collaborations with partners, Schweitzer’s remit is to serve and anticipate the platform needs of independent and society publishers.
Schweitzer’s appointment, and that of Hannah Heckner (Product Strategist, who joined earlier this year), puts ‘Product’ at the heart of Silverchair’s strategy to support the independent publishing sector in research and scholarly publishing.
Schweitzer joined Silverchair in February 2019 in the role of SVP of Product Management. An experienced scholarly publisher himself, Schweitzer came to Silverchair after nearly 20 years with academic, scholarly, and professional publishing organizations including AAAS/Science Magazine, SAGE, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, and the American Psychological Association.
“Will has a marvelous combination of personal and professional qualities and knowledge that make him an ideal leader of Silverchair’s product function” said Tim Barton, Silverchair President. “Silverchair’s growth allows us to increase investment in our product, and Will has already made a significant difference to what we do at Silverchair, and how we do it, engaging with clients to understand their needs and strategies, devising a product vision and plan to help them to negotiate the evolving market, and setting Silverchair apart. It is a pleasure to announce his promotion.”
“I joined Silverchair to help increase its growth momentum and client focus and to further the Silverchair Platform’s capabilities and services,” said Schweitzer. “I’m as excited as I was on day one to work with our growing community of publishers and our talented technology teams to advance scholarly publishing.”
Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers, providing both advanced technology and a team dedicated to strategy, service, and growth. The Silverchair Platform delivers distinctive sites and unique products to host publishers' high-value content and drive usage for greater reach and impact. We support our clients' missions through close collaboration, self-serve tools, and a flexible, omni-format content solution to empower their product vision.
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Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen
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