Équipe de direction de Kobo

Michael Tamblyn - Président et CEO

Michael Tamblyn

President & CEO

Michael is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Rakuten Kobo. Driving growth, profitability and international expansion in a fiercely competitive market, he combines a passion for reading with a deep focus on the hardware and software experiences that can make a customer’s reading life better. A passionate and engaging presenter and commentator, Michael speaks internationally on digital media, publishing and mobile technology and has been featured in the New Yorker, Wired, Canadian Business, National Post, Globe and Mail and the New York Times. Additionally, he oversees Rakuten’s other eReading businesses including OverDrive, the world leader in eBook services for libraries, and Aquafadas, a world leader in interactive publishing.

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Michael has been a part of Rakuten Kobo’s executive team since its inception in 2009, and previously held the role of Chief Content Officer. Prior to joining Kobo, Michael was the founding CEO of the supply chain agency, BookNet Canada and co-founded Canada’s first online bookstore, Bookshelf.ca, purchased by Indigo Books & Music in 1998 to create Indigo.ca, where he served as VP of Online Operations.

Michael Tamblyn possède un master en gestion d'entreprise, obtenu à l'Université de Western Ontario, au Canada.

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Trevor Hunter - Directeur de la technologie

Trevor Hunter

Directeur de la technologie

Trevor est le directeur de la technologie de Rakuten Kobo. Il est responsable de la technologie innovante qui alimente et fait la réputation de toutes les facettes du service de lecture numérique de Kobo. Il supervise l'ingénierie, primordiale du point de vue de la qualité et de l'innovation, tout en accordant la plus grande attention aux besoins et aux attentes des clients vis-à-vis d'un écosystème de lecture numérique. Avant de rejoindre Rakuten Kobo, Trevor occupait le poste d'architecte d'entreprise chez Rakuten Kobo. Il a notamment élaboré des stratégies concrètes reposant sur les bonnes pratiques, afin de répondre aux objectifs de l'entreprise, tout en s'assurant de l'évolutivité et de la fiabilité opérationnelle des architectures d'entreprise.

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Avant de rejoindre Rakuten Kobo, Trevor a occupé plusieurs postes chez Infusion, où il a acquis une expérience solide en tant que conseiller de confiance grâce à son travail dans différents secteurs d'activité, notamment la distribution, le tourisme et l'hôtellerie ainsi que les services financiers.

Trevor possède une licence (BSc) en sciences informatiques, obtenue à l'Université britannique d'Ulster.

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Alan MacNevin - Directeur du marketing et vice-président exécutif

Alan MacNevin

COO

Alan MacNevin is Rakuten Kobo’s Chief Operating Officer, ensuring the vision of the company is made a reality and executed efficiently, and that the company is operating as effectively as possible to attain continued growth globally. Previously, Alan was Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at Rakuten Kobo, responsible for brand, the customer lifecycle, customer loyalty, and the Big Data and CRM organizations.

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Before taking on the CMO role, Alan was Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for driving revenue and customer acquisition by harnessing innovation and strengthening customer relationships. In this role, he oversaw content sales and customer value optimization, marketing, customer care, and business development. He has unparalleled knowledge about Rakuten Kobo’s customers, and focused on the customer relationship from acquisition to retention.

Prior to joining Kobo, Alan held marketing positions at Chapters Online, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), and Bell Mobility. Most recently, Alan served on the executive team at Sirius Satellite Radio as VP, CRM, where he was also a founding member of the management team for the Canadian organization.

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Marianne Hamilton - CMO

Marianne Hamilton

CMO

Marianne Hamilton is the Chief Marketing Officer of Rakuten Kobo. Responsible for the entire customer journey, from acquisition and retention to ebook, audiobook and eReader sales, she applies an integrated marketing discipline to deliver brand and business growth. Marianne is a dynamic leader and strong collaborator who motivates diverse teams toward improving reading lives, based on our core belief that life is better with books.

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A communications professional with a certificate in media and advertising, Marianne worked agency-side doing public relations, social media and product marketing for several Fortune 500 companies. She also led Canada's marketing organization for Motorola during the advent of Android smartphones. Marianne joined Rakuten Kobo in 2012 to increase the company's marketing and sales impact through its global network of retail partners.

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Pieter Swinkels - Vice-président exécutif, Relations avec les maisons d'édition et contenu

Pieter Swinkels

CCO

Pieter Swinkels is the Chief Content Officer at Rakuten Kobo, a global leader in digital reading. Pieter is responsible for the growth of Kobo’s worldwide content catalogue and driving business relationships with publishers, agents and authors. In addition, his responsibilities include expanding the Kobo Writing Life self-publishing platform, expanding the Kobo Plus subscriptions service, and continuing to build out the Kobo Originals program of new and exclusive eBooks, audiobooks and podcast content.

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Pieter formerly held the role of Executive Vice President of Publisher Relations and Content.

Prior to joining Rakuten Kobo in 2011, Pieter worked in the international publishing industry, most notably as Publisher at De Bezige Bij in Amsterdam.

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Dave Anderson - Vice-président exécutif, Ventes des contenus

Dave Anderson

CSO

Dave Anderson is the Chief Strategy Officer at Rakuten Kobo, focusing on strategy and corporate development; big data and analytics; and global supply chain.

Working closely with the CEO and executive team, Dave is responsible for developing, communicating and managing the company’s strategic direction. His team is the insight hub for the company and is responsible for applying machine learning and big data techniques to analyze and interpret customer behaviours, business performance and product trends. Finally, Dave’s team manages all the complexities of a global consumer electronics supply chain.

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Before joining Kobo, Dave was a management consultant with Accenture where he focused on retail operations, global supply chain operations and international market expansion. Prior to Accenture, Dave spent seven years with Indigo Books & Music Inc. working in the areas of supply chain, inventory management and assortment planning.

Dave holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School.

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Pieter Swinkels - Vice-président exécutif, Relations avec les maisons d'édition et contenu

Philip Cheng

Directeur financier

Philip est le directeur financier chez Rakuten Kobo. Il est responsable de la planification stratégique, de l'évaluation de l'analyse commerciale, du budget et des prévisions, des relations avec les investisseurs, de la mesure des performances, de la trésorerie, des rapports financiers, de la comptabilité, de la gouvernance et de la gestion des risques et de la conformité. En tant que leader reconnu avec une vision stratégique, Philip a mis au point les systèmes utilisés au sein de l'entreprise pour la planification et les rapports financiers, et a ainsi contribué à la croissance et à l'expansion de l'organisation depuis 2011.

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Avant de rejoindre Rakuten Kobo, Philip était directeur de l'audit interne chez Indigo Books & Music Inc., où il a élaboré le programme de conformité canadien pour les contrôles internes des rapports financiers. Précédemment, Philip a également passé cinq années chez KPMG LLP dans le service d'assurance des entreprises et était spécialisé dans les secteurs de la technologie, des télécommunications, du divertissement, de la vente au détail et de la distribution.

Philip est titulaire d'un master en comptabilité et d'une licence en études comptables de l'université de Waterloo. Il détient également le titre d'expert-comptable.

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