Peter Shelley joins Kudos as head of business development

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Kudos has announced the appointment of Peter Shelley as its head of business development.

Shelley has previously worked in international sales roles at Bowker and ProQuest, and board-level executive roles at Emerald Group Publishing.

At Kudos, Shelley will take responsibility for the company’s continued growth from its current base of publisher, society, institutional and corporate clients.

Charlie Rapple, sales and marketing director and co-founder of Kudos, said: ‘Creating a market for a service such as Kudos takes a particular skill set, from relationship building to technological literacy, as well as expertise in the regional characteristics of a global market. Peter’s experience of launching new services and building up an international sales presence is a great fit for Kudos at this exciting moment in our development.’

‘The Kudos team has a fantastic profile in the scholarly information community, and an exciting vision for helping drive the performance of research,’ added Shelley. ‘I’m thrilled to be joining them at the cutting edge of research communications.’