Rich Belanger, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Books, leads the business unit focused on providing flexible models and integrated technologies that make the acquisition and management of books cost-effective and efficient.
Mr. Belanger joined ProQuest in 2012 as the company’s Chief Information Officer, leading a variety of platform and technology upgrades. Before joining ProQuest, Mr. Belanger was vice president and general manager, technology, for J.D. Power and Associates where he developed the company's technology strategy and managed execution of all client-facing and internal systems, including cloud infrastructure, web content delivery, client analytics, business intelligence, data management, CRM and finance.
Prior to J.D. Power, Mr. Belanger was CTO for Target Software, a leading provider of custom fundraising software systems for large non-profit organizations, and Forrester Research, a global research and advisory firm. At Target Software, he transformed the company's core product from an on-premises system to a hosted, on-demand model that led to significant growth in the business. At Forrester, he created a flexible platform using a robust web content management system and a redesigned open source infrastructure. Earlier in his career, he held senior management positions with Mainspring Communications and Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Belanger holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Middlebury College.