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New CEO for Highwire

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HighWire Press, the technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies, has announced the appointment of Dan Filby as chief executive officer.

Filby arrives at HighWire with more than 20 years of experience leading global software and technology enabled services organisations, most recently as president of First Advantage's corporate tax, transportation management, and employee verification businesses. He has also held key management positions at Oracle, Workshare, and GE Capital.

'HighWire is the custodian of incredibly important content, a trusted partnership with our publishers that we take very seriously,' said Filby. 'My focus will be to further increase the value we deliver to our customers in our core market by emphasising operational excellence, encouraging pragmatic innovation, and fostering a culture where customer experience is the number one priority.'

'We are extremely pleased to have someone of Dan's caliber leading the charge at HighWire,' said Ben Bisconti, senior advisor at Accel-KKR and board member of HighWire Press. 'With his proven track record of growing technology companies, his expertise driving product innovation, and his disciplined approach to operations, he is the right person to take HighWire to the next level.'