There are also international offices located in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Taipei,
and Noida, India. See http://www.iii.com/about/contact for a full list.
OFFICERS: Kim Massana, CEO; Bryan Uruhart, CFO; Jay Shankar, Senior Vice President of R&D and Support; Chris Le Blanc, Senior Vice President of Global Sales; Gene Shimshock, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing; Satyadeep “CP” Prasanna, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development; Hilary Newman, Vice President, Library Engagement; and Bill Shickling, Vice President of Public Library Products.
Association memberships: Library Champion (ALA Advocacy – Highest level corporate sponsorship).
Key products and services: Sierra Library Services Platform, Encore Discovery Solution, Millennium ILS, Polaris ILS, Content Pro digital collections management, INN-Reach consortial resource sharing tool, ArticleReach consortial resource sharing tool, SkyRiver cataloging utility, eMARC Express for eBook cataloging.
Core markets/clientele: Over 50 Countries. All types of libraries and consortia and all library sizes served.
Number of employees: 450
History and brief description of your company/publishing program: Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Founded in 1978, Innovative offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Innovative’s flagship library services platform, Sierra, is the most rapidly adopted product in library automation history. The company’s versatile and market-leading solutions also include the Polaris and Millennium Integrated Library Systems, the Encore discovery solution, the Decision Center collection management tool, the SkyRiver cataloging service, and INN-Reach resource sharing. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in over 50 countries and has offices around the world.
For a more complete company history see http://www.iii.com/about/story..
Additional Items of interest to ATG readers: We have significant content partners that allow integration with the Encore Discovery Solution: EBSCO Discovery Service; 3M Cloud Library; OverDrive; ChiliFresh for Encore. In addition, the Inventory Express capability in Sierra allows users to access multiple vendors, including Amazon.com, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, BWI, Coutts Information Services, Midwest Tape, and Ingram Book Group in real time — this makes ordering and comparing pricing simpler.
Kim Massana has a blog called CEO INN-Sights at http://www.iii.com/community/blogs/.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.