Management Team

David Montgomery, Chief Executive Officer

In September, 2015, David assumed the role of the company's CEO. He was previously Chief Technology Officer, where he was responsible for driving all aspects of the company's IT strategy, including its vision, innovation and roadmap. In addition to defining the technical architecture and development of the company’s core products, David continues to manage their testing, rollout, and on-going support, working in close collaboration with the company’s customers to ensure that product strategy and development is aligned and with client requirements.

Prior to Ingenta, David was Managing Director of Software Operations at Inspired Thinking Group (ITG), a Tech Track 100 company, where he was responsible for overseeing software hosting, application management, software development and customer services. Prior to that, he held various senior positions, including Chief Innovation Officer, at software company Atex, 10 years as Director of Technology at 5 Fifteen and spent 9 years as Director of Technology at Anite plc (previously Autofile).


Jon Sheffield, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

As Chief Financial Officer of Ingenta, effective from 1st January 2017, Jon is responsible for the financial well-being and stability of the organisation, as well as communicating with the investor community. Jon will attend plc Board Meetings as Company Secretary.
Prior to his appointment as Interim CFO, as Group Financial Controller, Jon managed the Ingenta Finance function, including all aspects of compliance, forecasting and reporting. An ACA qualified accountant, Jon spent the early part of his career in practice, latterly at PWC, managing audits and compliance over a broad range of companies and market sectors. Prior to joining Ingenta, he held similar finance roles in the IT and Retail industry. Jon qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001 before joining Ingenta in January 2010.


G. Scott Winner, Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Scott Winner builds and drives the organization to deliver successfully across all areas of Professional Services, Research and Development, Customer Service and Service Delivery. Scott is responsible for overseeing and evolving how Ingenta creates and delivers new products, for deploying its innovations to customers and managing the overall operational execution, all with a strong metrics and analytics driven approach.

Prior to his role as COO, Scott was EVP, Global Projects for Ingenta, but has previously held roles managing product line P&L, driving product development efforts and building successful organizations to deliver. He has worked across several different industries, including educational publishing, manufacturing and financial services, and has held roles at Pearson Education, Amplify Learning, McGraw-Hill and the Fireman’s Fund insurance company.


Kathryn Layland, EVP Business Development

Prior to joining Ingenta, Kathryn held several senior positions with media software and technology companies in Europe and the United States. These included Executive Vice President Sales and Operations, responsible for launch of North American market. Other roles have included Global Head of Sales, Head of Marketing Communications, Programme Management and International Product Development with solution providers Lineup Systems, Atex, and CCI Europe. With a strong emphasis on the commercial aspects of the publishing industry, Kathryn has helped influence the development and delivery of many of the world’s market leading advertising, planning and inventory management solutions.


Jay Teitelbaum, Managing Director, Vista

Jay Teitelbaum has been with Ingenta, and VISTA before it, since 1987. As Managing Director for the Vista division, he is responsible for the post implementation support and services for all Vista products; solutions that have been powering the fulfilment requirements of many large and smaller publishers for four decades.

During his career at VISTA, Jay worked on numerous customer projects and managed the installation of fulfillment, warehouse management, and other related systems at over 25 major North American and international publishers. Prior to entering into his current role, Jay served as Vice President of Operations, Development Group Director, Project Director, Project Manager, and Senior Software Consultant.

Jay graduated from Rutgers College in 1985, receiving a Bachelor's degree with Honors in Computer Science. After graduating, he spent several years as a software engineer at RCA's aerospace division before joining VISTA.

Jay is currently an active member of the American Management Association (AMA), the IEEE Computer Society, and the Book Industry Study Group (BISG).


Melissanne Scheld, Managing Director, PCG

As Managing Director of PCG, Melissanne leads the PCG team in building strong publisher relationships through our signature services of global sales representation, telemarketing, market research, customer service and strategic consulting. With an academic publishing background spanning two decades, Melissanne has worked through the print-to-digital transition and is experienced in developing sales strategies for a wide-range of scholarly products.

Before joining PCG, Melissanne worked in the New York offices of Cambridge University Press where she managed academic sales, publicity and various marketing functions. Previously she held positions at New York University Press and Columbia University Press and frequently speaks at industry events.


Paul McKinley, Director, Ingenta Advertising Products

As Director of Ingenta Advertising, Paul is responsible for the development and continual progression of Ingenta’s advertising product range, which currently serves some of the world’s largest consumer and business to business publishers.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, Paul has hands-on product development experience from his previous roles at Autofile and later Anite Systems, and more recently at 5 Fifteen, where he oversaw several large multi-national installations of its advertising software, before he assumed the role of General Manager with operational and strategic responsibilities.

Paul holds Certified IT Professional membership of the British Computer Society and has Chartered Engineering status with the Engineering Council.


Gary Bowman, Director, Commercial Products

As Director of Commercial Products, Gary is responsible for the delivery of our enterprise software products across the organization and has worked on many of our largest and most complex projects to date. Gary has managed many of our most successful software deliveries for clients such as Egmont, Rosen Publishers, Sterling Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Hachette (LBS/Bookpoint) and Marston Book Services. Before joining Ingenta, Gary spent 11 years at Butterworth’s, a once legal, scientific, and medical publisher. He was also responsible for the initial development and support of the PubEasy e-commerce service.


Julia Charnock, Head of Marketing and Communication

Julia Charnock joined Ingenta as Head of Marketing and Communications in September 2016. At Ingenta Julia leads all marketing and communications activities across the group, devising and delivering marketing and communications strategy.
Prior to Ingenta, Julia was Managing Director of MTMS Ltd, where she spearheaded delivery of marketing services to a dynamic client base of technology B2B start-ups, multi-vertical SMEs, and multinational organisations in UK, Europe, and Asia. She developed the award-winning Mobile Connect® brand for the GSMA, co-authored four white papers on NFC technology, and created the world’s first smart poster for Innovision R&T. Her early career was spent training air traffic controllers for NATS and IATA; and writing product specifications and production process specifications for the rubber to metal bonded component industry.
Julia is a Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.


Paul Roglic, Service Delivery Director

As Service Delivery Director, Paul is responsible for all infrastructure, security and platform delivery services spanning Ingenta’s entire product range and its internal requirements. Understanding and introducing technology changes to the business, its hosting platform and customers is a key part of the department’s remit in addition to maintaining strict SLAs for the hosted platforms. The Service Delivery team supports hundreds of servers in multiple locations across the globe and in the cloud.
Over the course of his 20+ years in IT Paul has previously worked in both banking and travel.


Byron Russell, Head of Ingenta Connect

As Head of ingentaconnect, Byron provides overall leadership and management of the commercial activities for our publisher-facing CMS product, ingentaconnect, spanning 280+ publisher clients and over 25,000 registered libraries. As a senior manager within the Group Sales and Marketing Division, Byron is responsible for the business development of the ingentaconnect service and for managing its Account Management and Client Support teams in the US and UK. Byron has an extensive background in publishing management, primarily in the education space, and was actively engaged in the business development of Macmillan’s class-leading English Campus and Discover China programmes and CUP’s English360 LMS prior to joining Ingenta.


Ken Burch, Technology Director

As Technology Director, Ken is involved in researching, selecting and implementing technologies that will benefit the company's full range of applications and is currently involved in enhancements to our Enterprise suite of products. With the organisation since 1982, Ken was integral to driving the development of Vista Client and was responsible changing the language to support running the applications on the Oracle RDBMS. Prior to this Ken was Product Manager for the Vista Books applications and also Project Managed Vista implementations at some of our largest publishers. Prior joining Ingenta, he worked at Pan Books during the implementation of a new APT11 system.


Jacki Hall, Group HR Manager

As Group HR Manger, Jacki develops, advises on and implements policies relating to the effective use of personnel within Ingenta and is trustee of Ingenta’s pension scheme. In addition to managing the company’s training and development programmes, Jacki is also responsible for ensuring that Ingenta staff are equipped to perform and achieve in both the company’s business aims and aspirations as well as in the individual’s ambitions too. Jacki early career was spent in roles at publishing, advertising and software companies and, after a number of years as HR Manager at VISTA, Jacki was appointed Group HR Manager of Ingenta when VISTA merged with Ingenta in 2007.


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