Management changes at Semantico

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Semantico has announced changes to its senior management team: Richard Padley, co-founder of the company moves to the role of chairman and chief executive officer while Rob Virkar-Yates has taken over the day-to-day running of the business as chief operating officer.

In his new role Padley will establish an innovation centre within Semantico, aiming to innovate and deliver new products and services to the scholarly community. Virkar-Yates will aim to continue driving growth in consultancy, product, and service delivery .

Padley said: 'After many successful years of running the day-to-day business I am happy to hand over the reins to Rob and the team he is building across consultancy, sales, delivery and aftercare. As chairman and CEO I’ll be focusing on innovating the new strategies and products we need to take Semantico into the next phase of its growth; I’ll also be more fully contributing to the direction of the scholarly community as a whole as we – vendors, publishers and scholars – work together to drive the dissemination of academic content across the globe.'

Virkar-Yates added: 'I am excited to lead the day-to-day operations of this fantastic business as we continue to develop and expand our service offering. I have a world-class team working with me and I have no doubt that we will significantly increase our market share in the UK, US and Europe in the coming years.'