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Seasoned technology leader brings strategic focus to product and business strategy

ProQuest, an information company central to global research, appointed Matthew Brine as Vice President and General Manager of Serials Solutions. In this role, Brine will provide the vision, strategy and global leadership to deliver discovery and management solutions to libraries. With more than 20 years of experience leading technology companies through growth initiatives, Brine balances business rigor with focus on quality and customer service.

"Matt is an expert at driving product development with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction combined with a disciplined approach to business strategy," said Kevin Sayar, ProQuest, senior vice president and general manager, ProQuest Workflow Solutions. "His strengths in building collaborative environments, deploying new technologies, and leading global organizations support our mission of meeting and exceeding customer expectations."

"I'm thrilled to be joining a market leader with a long history of industry-firsts and technology achievements," said Brine. "The development of Intota and continued innovation of Summon demonstrate a commitment to delivering best-in-class solutions that address the challenges facing academic libraries today."

Most recently, Brine served as Vice President & General Manager for the EasyLink and Fax and Document Distribution business unit at OpenText, a $1.2 billon enterprise information software company. In this role he was responsible for all facets of the business, including business unit and product strategy, and go-to-market planning. His achievements include successfully launching new products and significantly enhancing existing ones, improving customer satisfaction, and exceeding revenue goals multiple years in a row. Brine’s progressive career includes leadership positions overseeing sales, marketing and business development, with public and privately-held companies such as Eli Lilly, a global pharmaceutical company, and HBS International, a healthcare information management company. In 2000, Brine joined Captaris, as Vice President, International, overseeing all international sales, marketing and field operations, until 2008, when the company was acquired by OpenText.

Brine holds a Master of Management (MBA) from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

About ProQuest (
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge — from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks®, and Pivot services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

25 June 2013

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