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Roger Valade, Chief Technology Officer, leads ProQuest's global technology organization. He is responsible for client-facing systems including the ProQuest Platform, Ebook Central and ProQuest Dialog. Additionally, he is responsible for all back-office and infrastructure across the company.
Before joining ProQuest, Mr. Valade was vice president of media and engagement at Interlochen Center for the Arts, where he led the migration of the educational institution to the cloud and the digitization of its historical campus. Previously, he was the vice president of technology for Entertainment Publications, where he spearheaded an agile transformation initiative across the product development organization and implemented Salesforce.com for a sales team of hundreds. He also served as vice president of Technical Solutions for Xede, a custom-software consultancy. He has held software architecture and development roles at General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, and DTE Energy. He began his career as a writer and editor at library reference publisher Gale Research.
Mr. Valade holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan. His is based in ProQuest’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.