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HighWire Appoints Umesh Singh as Chief Financial Officer



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HighWire Press, Inc. is delighted to announce the appointment of Umesh Singh as Chief Financial Officer. Umesh is a well respected financial executive with over 25 years of experience in software and technology businesses.

"It is a pleasure to introduce Umesh as HighWire's new CFO," said CEO Tom Rump. "His enthusiasm and expertise will be invaluable as we navigate our way as an independent company, becoming even more responsive in providing innovation and developing world class customer relationships."

"I am honored to have the opportunity to work for such a prestigious company," said Umesh. "My background in the sciences brings me full circle as I help HighWire shift to a self-governed powerhouse in the scholarly publishing industry."

Mr. Singh comes to HighWire from Vendavo, where he was Chief Financial Officer (CFO), focused on providing pricing intelligence and optimization for B2B companies. Prior to that, Umesh was CFO at Junction Solutions, and Aprimo, Inc. Umesh was also a Senior VP of Finance at Ariba where he helped the company transform into a Software as a Service company and become a leader in electronic commerce. Umesh started his career with IBM where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in sales, pricing, business and financial planning, and operations. He holds an M.S. degree in Physical Chemistry from University of Bombay (now Mumbai) India, and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University, N.J. He also has a CPA certification.

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Through its innovative open platform, HighWire Press provides technology solutions to influential societies, university presses, and independent publishing organizations which produce high-impact journals, books, and other scholarly materials. Long affiliated with Stanford University, the newly independent HighWire Press, Inc. offers publishers: digital content development and hosting services; a customizable peer-review manuscript submission system; strategic consultation services; and unique community networking opportunities.  |  Twitter: @highwirepress 

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