Publishing Technology has appointed David Montgomery to the newly created position of chief technology officer as it “bolsters its senior management team”.
The company, which provides software and services to publishers, is also planning to recruit a new global projects director, and has recently promoted Randy Petway to the position of e.v.p, global product strategy, and Jay Teitelbaum to the post of e.v.p., global client services.
Montgomery joins the company from Inspired Thinking Group, a technology company where he was m.d. of software operations. As c.t.o. Montgomery will “drive all aspects of the company’s IT strategy, including its vision, innovation and roadmap”.He will also manage the testing, roll-out and ongoing support of Publishing Technology’s core products.
Michael Cairns, c.e.o. of Publishing Technology, said: “Following my appointment as c.e.o. this year, we’ve been looking closely at ways to strengthen our senior management team in order to support our ambitious business strategy. David is the first high profile appointment we’ve made as a part of this expansion plan and we are delighted to welcome him aboard.
“David’s proven track record in delivering successful software projects and his vast knowledge of this space will be invaluable when it comes to moving our company forwards. We also feel the new roles for Randy Petway and Jay Teitelbaum within the executive team really play to their individual strengths and we look forward to welcoming a new e.v.p., global projects management, to complete our team.”
Montgomery said: “This is an exciting time to join Publishing Technology. The company has a diverse team of staff with an impressive level of skill and expertise and together have produced a modern, highly functional suite of publishing applications. Moving forward, I look forward to working closely with them to help ensure the products realise the success they deserve. My goal is to continually drive and deliver high quality, relevant software at pace, whilst pushing the boundaries of innovation. The digital world is highly fluid and I believe that Publishing Technology is perfectly poised to lead the way in its market.”
Publishing Technology’s profit and revenue was hit in the second quarter of 2014, with group revenues down 10.3% to £7.61m and gross profit down 25.1% to £2.18m for the six months to 30th June 2014.
In March c.e.o. George Lossius stepped down, with Cairns carrying out a strategic review of the company when he took over.