Equipe executiva da Kobo

Michael Tamblyn - presidente e diretor executivo

Michael Tamblyn

President & CEO

Michael is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Rakuten Kobo. Driving growth, profitability and international expansion in a fiercely competitive market, he combines a passion for reading with a deep focus on the hardware and software experiences that can make a customer’s reading life better. A passionate and engaging presenter and commentator, Michael speaks internationally on digital media, publishing and mobile technology and has been featured in the New Yorker, Wired, Canadian Business, National Post, Globe and Mail and the New York Times. Additionally, he oversees Rakuten’s other eReading businesses including OverDrive, the world leader in eBook services for libraries, and Aquafadas, a world leader in interactive publishing.

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Michael has been a part of Rakuten Kobo’s executive team since its inception in 2009, and previously held the role of Chief Content Officer. Prior to joining Kobo, Michael was the founding CEO of the supply chain agency, BookNet Canada and co-founded Canada’s first online bookstore, Bookshelf.ca, purchased by Indigo Books & Music in 1998 to create Indigo.ca, where he served as VP of Online Operations.

Michael tem mestrado em administração de negócios pela Universidade de Western Ontario.

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Trevor Hunter - Diretor executivo de tecnologia

Trevor Hunter

Diretor de tecnologia

Trevor é diretor de tecnologia da Rakuten Kobo e responsável pela tecnologia inovadora responsável por todas as facetas do serviço de eReading de alto nível da empresa. Ele supervisiona a prática de engenharia que proporciona qualidade e inovação sempre em alto nível, mantendo o foco principal nos desejos e necessidades dos clientes, em um ecossistema de leitura digital. Anteriormente, Trevor era arquiteto corporativo na Rakuten Kobo, onde desenvolveu estratégias viáveis ​​para apoiar os objetivos de negócios da empresa, empregando as melhores práticas e assegurando o desenvolvimento e a confiabilidade operacional para arquiteturas em escala de internet.

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Antes de entrar na Rakuten Kobo, Trevor ocupou vários cargos na Infusion, onde aumentou sua experiência como consultor confiável por seu trabalho em diversos setores como varejo, viagens e hotelaria e serviços financeiros.

Trevor é bacharel em ciência da computação pela Universidade de Ulster.

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Alan MacNevin - diretor de marketing e vice-presidente executivo

Alan MacNevin

COO

Alan MacNevin is Rakuten Kobo’s Chief Operating Officer, ensuring the vision of the company is made a reality and executed efficiently, and that the company is operating as effectively as possible to attain continued growth globally. Previously, Alan was Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at Rakuten Kobo, responsible for brand, the customer lifecycle, customer loyalty, and the Big Data and CRM organizations.

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Before taking on the CMO role, Alan was Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for driving revenue and customer acquisition by harnessing innovation and strengthening customer relationships. In this role, he oversaw content sales and customer value optimization, marketing, customer care, and business development. He has unparalleled knowledge about Rakuten Kobo’s customers, and focused on the customer relationship from acquisition to retention.

Prior to joining Kobo, Alan held marketing positions at Chapters Online, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), and Bell Mobility. Most recently, Alan served on the executive team at Sirius Satellite Radio as VP, CRM, where he was also a founding member of the management team for the Canadian organization.

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Marianne Hamilton - CMO

Marianne Hamilton

CMO

Marianne Hamilton is the Chief Marketing Officer of Rakuten Kobo. Responsible for the entire customer journey, from acquisition and retention to ebook, audiobook and eReader sales, she applies an integrated marketing discipline to deliver brand and business growth. Marianne is a dynamic leader and strong collaborator who motivates diverse teams toward improving reading lives, based on our core belief that life is better with books.

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A communications professional with a certificate in media and advertising, Marianne worked agency-side doing public relations, social media and product marketing for several Fortune 500 companies. She also led Canada's marketing organization for Motorola during the advent of Android smartphones. Marianne joined Rakuten Kobo in 2012 to increase the company's marketing and sales impact through its global network of retail partners.

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Pieter Swinkels - vice-presidente executivo de relações editoriais e conteúdo

Pieter Swinkels

CCO

Pieter Swinkels is the Chief Content Officer at Rakuten Kobo, a global leader in digital reading. Pieter is responsible for the growth of Kobo’s worldwide content catalogue and driving business relationships with publishers, agents and authors. In addition, his responsibilities include expanding the Kobo Writing Life self-publishing platform, expanding the Kobo Plus subscriptions service, and continuing to build out the Kobo Originals program of new and exclusive eBooks, audiobooks and podcast content.

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Pieter formerly held the role of Executive Vice President of Publisher Relations and Content.

Prior to joining Rakuten Kobo in 2011, Pieter worked in the international publishing industry, most notably as Publisher at De Bezige Bij in Amsterdam.

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Dave Anderson - vice-presidente executivo de vendas de conteúdo

Dave Anderson

CSO

Dave Anderson is the Chief Strategy Officer at Rakuten Kobo, focusing on strategy and corporate development; big data and analytics; and global supply chain.

Working closely with the CEO and executive team, Dave is responsible for developing, communicating and managing the company’s strategic direction. His team is the insight hub for the company and is responsible for applying machine learning and big data techniques to analyze and interpret customer behaviours, business performance and product trends. Finally, Dave’s team manages all the complexities of a global consumer electronics supply chain.

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Before joining Kobo, Dave was a management consultant with Accenture where he focused on retail operations, global supply chain operations and international market expansion. Prior to Accenture, Dave spent seven years with Indigo Books & Music Inc. working in the areas of supply chain, inventory management and assortment planning.

Dave holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School.

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Pieter Swinkels - vice-presidente executivo de relações editoriais e conteúdo

Philip Cheng

Diretor financeiro

Philip é diretor financeiro na Rakuten Kobo e administra o planejamento estratégico, avaliação de plano financeiro, sistemas de orçamento e previsão, relações com investidores, medição de desempenho, tesouraria, relatórios financeiros, contabilidade, governança, risco e conformidade. Um líder comprovado com visão estratégica, Philip lançou ferramentas de planejamento financeiro e relatórios na organização para ajudar a conduzir o crescimento inicial e as fases de expansão da empresa desde 2011.

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Antes de entrar na Rakuten Kobo, Philip foi diretor de auditoria interna na Indigo Books & Music Inc, onde desenvolveu o programa de conformidade canadense para controles internos de relatórios financeiros. Antes da Indigo, Philip passou cinco anos na KPMG LLP no setor de profissionais da garantia da qualidade, especializando-se nos setores de tecnologia, telecomunicações, entretenimento e varejo e distribuição.

Philip é Auditor público certificado (CPA), tem Mestrado em contabilidade e é Bacharel em Estudos contábeis pela Universidade de Waterloo.

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