New executives appointed at Highwire

HighWire Press has announced changes to its executive leadership team and the creation of two new executive roles. Abhinav Mittal is now chief technology officer; Maya Sommers is now director, professional services; Colin Caveney takes up a new role as consultancy director; and Tasha Mellins-Cohen becomes director for strategic engagement services.

Abhinav Mittal joined HighWire as vice president of engineering and was responsible for the creation of the integrated technology strategy, the operational excellence of best-in-class site availability and scalability, and many other solutions. He will continue to focus on HighWire's expansion through technical and product innovation.

Maya Sommer has spent two years providing project leadership of major migration and new journal projects, and has previously worked with customers including American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal College of Psychiatrists, The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Diabetes Association, Rockefeller University Press and American Society for Enology and Viticulture.

Following the recent Semantico acquisition, Colin Caveney and Tasha Mellins-Cohen have joined HighWire's executive leadership team. Caveney will lead the strategic business consultancy team, which works with publishers to advise how they can utilise HighWire products and services effectively through employing best practices and assessing analytics. Mellins-Cohen's team of business analysts and user experience (UX) designers will engage with publishers to deliver data analysis and UX design, site audits, including analytics and heuristic reviews and functionality recommendations.

Dan Filby, HighWire CEO, said: 'By making these executive appointments, we are delighted to offer an expanded portfolio of services and expertise to our customers. Our investment in talented individuals and service capability further helps our clients to grow, innovative, and differentiate.'

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